CASES 2005
will be held in
San Francisco,
more details forthcoming.

Final Program
(slides is now available)

CTCES workshop

MASES workshop

EDCEP workshop

Sponsored by


IEEE Computer Society

In cooperation with


Demand for high performance embedded computing and increases in complexity of embedded software require leveraging diverse architecture, microarchitecture and compiler research. Application-specific solutions are needed in embedded areas, such as digital audio/video, imaging, game consoles, graphics, mobile and web appliances, and automotive systems. There are new challenges for embedded systems, such as time-to-market, cost, code size, weight, power, and real-time behavior.

The CASES conference provides a forum for emerging technology in embedded computing systems, with an emphasis on compilers and architectures for embedded systems. CASES is a common forum for researchers with an interest in embedded systems to reach across vertically integrated communities and to promote synergies. As evident from the past CASES meetings, several emerging applications are critically dependent on these interactions for their sustained growth and evolution.

This year, the seventh in the CASES series, the conference will focus on the complexity of system-level design and its associated challenges and requirements for compilers and architectures.

(Industry) Sponsored by
IBM Research:   
Texas Instruments:         

General Co-chairs
Mary Jane Irwin
   Pennsylvania State University

Wei Zhao
   Texas Instruments

Program Co-Chairs
Luciano Lavagno
    Politecnico di Torino/Cadence Labs

Scott Mahlke
    University of Michigan

Publications Chair
Sung Kyu Lim
    Georgia Institute of Technology

Publicity Chair
Alain Darte
    CNRS, Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon

Finance Chair
Jack Davidson
   University of Virginia

Workshops Chair
Rajeev Barua
    University of Maryland at College Park

Local Chair
Bruce Jacob
   University of Maryland at College Park

Paper Submissions Chair
Kevin Fan
    University of Michigan

China Representative Chair
Jinian Bian
    Tsinghua University

Korea Representative Chair
Taewhan Kim
    Seoul National University

Web Chair
Mongkol Ekpanyapong
   Georgia Institute of Technology

Steering Committee
Guang R. Gao
   University of Delaware
Vinod Kathail
Jaime Moreno
   IBM Research
Trevor Mudge
   University of Michigan
Krishna V. Palem
   Georgia Institute of Technology
Wayne Wolf
   Princeton University

Previous CASES
    CASES 2003
    CASES 2002
    CASES 2001
    CASES 2000

Questions and feedbacks: regarding paper submission fank AT,
regarding website pop AT

Previously unpublished papers containing significant novel ideas and technical results are solicited. Conference topics include, but are not limited to, the following areas.

  • Application-specific and domain-specific embedded systems
  • Compilation techniques that focus on embedded architectures
  • Customizable processors and digital signal processors
  • Design, specification, and synthesis of embedded systems
  • Dynamic compilation and managed runtime environments for embedded systems
  • Embedded uses of instruction-level parallelism, including VLIW, EPIC and superscalar
  • Embedded system integration and testing
  • Heterogeneous multiprocessing on a chip
  • Memory management, smart caches and compiler controlled memories
  • Novel architectures and micro-architectures for embedded systems
  • Low-power architectures, power vs. performance tradeoffs
  • Profiling, measurement, and analysis techniques of embedded applications
  • Reconfigurable embedded computing systems
  • Software design for multiprocessor embedded systems
  • System-on-a-Chip and System-on-a-Programmable-Chip architectures, compilers and tools
  • Validation, verification, and debugging techniques for embedded software
  • VLSI and circuit techniques for embedded system design

THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS Monday May 10, 2004. There is an automatic one-week extension for late papers. There will be no other extensions. Please submit one electronic copy of the paper in PDF format, using our website. Notification of acceptance will occur by June 28, 2004.

Papers submissions should contain significant novel ideas and technical results, and should represent original work not previously published nor currently being considered for publication in other forums.

Submission Instructions

Papers should be submitted electronically through the conference web site, in PDF format. Submissions should be no more than 6000 words and 22 double spaced pages, with 1 inch margins and 11 pt font or larger. The paper must be single-column. Include a 200 word single spaced abstract in the first page of the paper. Please make sure you paper prints satisfactorily on 8.5"x11" paper, this is especially important from countries where A4 paper is standard. Authors may choose whether they would like to expose their identity to the reviewers, in which case authors' affiliations should also be included on the first page. Submissions not adhering to these guidelines may be outright rejected at the discretion of the program chairs. If you have any paper submission problem, please contact our paper submission chair Kevin Fan via Email [email protected].

Invitation Letter

For international travelers who require Visa, a request for invitation letter should be sent to Prof. Scott Mahlke via Email [email protected]. Your request must include the following information: Your first name, last name, title, affiliation, research area, postal address, email address, phone number, and fax number. Also a briefly statement about the relationship with the conference is required. If you have already registered, please provide us your registration information. Note that for the author of a paper in CASES, acceptance letter sent earlier by email can be used as an invitation letter.



May 10, 2004

Author Notification

June 28, 2004

Final Paper Due

July 19, 2004

* = Automatic one-week extension for late papers

Program Committee
Boon Ang, HP Labs David August, Princeton
Felice Balarin, Cadence Berkeley Labs Wander Cesario, INPG
Tom Conte, NCSU Alain Darte, CNRS, ENS-Lyon
Jack Davidson, University of Virginia Alex Dean, NCSU
Nikil Dutt, UC Irvine Petru Eles, U. Linkoping
Rolf Ernst, T.U. Braunschweig                                            Krisztian Flautner, ARM Ltd.
Rajiv Gupta, University of Arizona Soonhoi Ha, Seoul National
Sharon Hu, Notre Dame Bruce Jacob, University of Maryland
Margarida Jacome, UT Austin Bart Kienhuis, LIACS Leiden University
Taewhan Kim, Seoul National University Hsien-Hsin Lee, Georgia Tech.
Patrick Lysaght, Xilinx Bill Mangione-Smith, UCLA
Jaime Moreno, IBM Trevor Mudge, University of Michigan
Walid Najjar, UC Riverside Alex Orailoglu, UCSD
Sanjay Patel, UIUC Miguel Santana, STM
Donatella Sciuto, Politecnico di Milano Timothy Sherwood, UC Santa Barbara
Reid Tatge, Texas Instruments Lothar Thiele, ETH Zurich