[hpc-announce] Call for Papers: SAMOS XXI

Andy Pimentel a.d.pimentel at uva.nl
Tue Feb 9 10:28:39 CST 2021

                   CALL FOR PAPERS

 21st International Conference on embedded computer Systems:  
          Architectures, MOdeling and Simulation

                   S A M O S    X X I

            Pythagorion, Samos Island, Greece (*)

                    July 4 - 8, 2021
(*) The organizing committee is closely monitoring the situation 
with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Health and safety are a 
primary concern to us and no unnecessary risks will be imposed 
on authors.

SAMOS is a unique conference. It deals with embedded systems 
(sort of) but that is not what makes it different. It brings 
together every year researchers from both academia and 
industry on the quiet and inspiring coast of the Mediterranean 
island of Samos, which in itself is different. 
But more importantly, it really fosters collaboration rather 
than competition. Formal and intensive technical sessions are 
only held in the mornings. A lively panel or distinguished 
keynote speaker ends the formal part of the day, and leads 
nicely into the afternoons and evenings -- reserved for 
informal discussions, good food, and the inviting Aegean Sea. 
The conference papers will be published by Springer's Lecture 
Notes in Computer Science - LNCS and will be included in the 
DBLP Database. Authors are invited to submit technical papers 
in accordance to the author's instructions describing original 


- Submission deadline: March 5, 2021
- Notification of acceptance: April 30, 2021
- Camera-ready submission deadline: May 21, 2021


The SAMOS conference seeks paper contributions in two main areas:

1) Applications, Systems, Architectures, and Processors:

This topic area focuses on advances in systems efficiency in 
various domains. We seek original contributions describing 
new architectural and micro architectural techniques aiming 
to improve performance (e.g. processing throughput or real-time 
latency), energy and power efficiency, reliability and 
dependability of embedded systems. We solicit novel architectures 
and computing methodologies and solutions for accelerating 
applications in various embedded domains such as next generation 
life sciences and medicine, next generation automotive and avionics, 
next generation (machine) learning systems for surveillance and 
recognition, immersive virtual reality. 

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
- Novel Architectures for Accelerators in High Performance Embedded 
- Application-specific and Domain-specific Embedded Heterogeneous 
  Multicore Systems;
- Embedded Reconfigurable Processors;
- Software tools, Compilation techniques and optimizations, and 
  Code generation for Reconfigurable Architectures;
- Architecture synthesis from Functional Languages Descriptions;
- Virtualization and Energy-aware Secure, Reliable, and High 
  Availability Multi-core Architectures;
- Embedded Parallel Systems and Multiprocessor Systems-On-Chip;
- Application level Resource Management of Multi-core Architectures;
- Memory Systems and Management for big data;
- In-/near-memory processing;
- Approximate Computing;
- Network-on-Chip, Software Defined Network-on-Chips.

2) Modeling, Design, and Design Space Exploration:

This topic area focuses on all design processes for embedded systems 
ranging from system-level specification, design languages, modeling 
and simulation, performance, power, reliability and thermal estimation 
and analysis, hardware/software and system synthesis, design and design 
space exploration methodologies down to hardware and software synthesis 
and compilation strategies. 

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
- Hardware/Software and Algorithm/Architecture Co-design;
- Design Space Exploration Strategies, Algorithms and CAD Tools;
- Specification Languages and Models;
- System-Level Design, Simulation, and Verification;
- Hardware, Software and System Synthesis Techniques and CAD Tools;
- MP-SoC and Platform Based Design Methodologies;
- MP-SoC Programming, Compilers, Simulation and Mapping Technologies;
- Profiling, Measurement and Analysis Techniques and CAD Tools;
- (Design for) System Adaptivity;
- Testing and Debugging.


Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit an extended 
version of their work to contribute to a special issue of the Journal of 
Parallel Programming (IJPP). 

Andy D. Pimentel
Professor of Computer Science
Parallel Computing Systems group 
University of Amsterdam

Science Park 904, 1098 XH  Amsterdam
The Netherlands
Tel. +31 (0)20 5257578
Email: A.D.Pimentel at uva.nl

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