CFP: "Special Issue on Self-Adaptive Networked Embedded Systems" in Design Automation for Embedded Systems (Springer Journal)


Submission deadline: Sep 1st, 2013
Self-adaptive computing with its concept originating from artificial intelligence and software engineering, is now broadly explored in software, hardware and system design and widely applied in diverse application areas. A self-adaptive system monitors its own status, and adjusts its own behaviors to approach desirable improvement. This special issue focuses on the self-adaptive paradigm on networked embedded systems (NES), a scalable embedded computing infrastructure for different applications. In particular, self-monitoring and self-reconfiguration can be applied to improve performance, minimize power/energy consumption, tolerate faults, or support other potential features. The realization of self-adaptive features on NES requires the expertise of designing run-time reconfiguration techniques on resource-constrained computing and communication platforms, e.g. sensor networks, multi-core or many-core systems, soft or hard real-time systems, Internet-of-Things (IoT), Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS), etc. The design space exploration and automation process are challenged by the means to enable, facilitate and extend the emerging adaptive features.


Novel works (not under review or submission to any other venues) on all design aspect of self-adaptive networked embedded systems- methodologies, design space exploration, system architectures, design automation, applications and case studies, including but not limited to the following topics: 
  • Software, hardware and software/hardware co-design
  • Self-adaptation for performance, energy-efficiency and dependability
  • Tradeoff between energy, performance and dependability
  • Self-* properties: self-configuration, self-optimization, self-healing and self-protection
  • Self-adaptive computing on sensor networks, system-on-chip, network-on-chip, multimedia sensor networks, or other forms of parallel and distributed embedded systems
  • Resource management, adaptive mapping and scheduling
  • General-purpose computing, real-time systems, resource-constrained systems and safety-critical systems
  • Heterogeneous and reconfigurable systems, SDR (software-defined radio)
  • Programming model, specification and formal verification
  • Case studies and industrial examples in multimedia, healthcare, transportation, agriculture and other application areas
  • Prospective systems ( Internet-of-Things, Cyber-Physical Systems, Web-of-Things, etc.)
  • Retrospectives and outlooks
Guest Editors
Juha Plosila, University of Turku, Finland
Lionel Seinturier, University of Lille, France
Axel Jantsch, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Submission: Sep 1st, 2013
Notification: Nov 1st, 2013
Camera Ready: Dec 15th, 2013
Prospective authors should submit their manuscripts using the Editorial Manager system of Springer at: and selecting as article-type the option "S.I. : Self-Adaptive Networked Embedded Systems".
For any queries, please contact Prof. Juha Plosila (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).