Sep 24 - Sep 27, 2005
San Francisco, CA

Hotel Registration

Advance Program

Sponsored by


IEEE Computer Society

In cooperation with


Conference Schedule
Sat, Sep. 24 10 am - 1 pm IBM Tutorial:
CELL Processor
Sat, Sep. 24 2 pm - 5 pm Software Thread Integration and Related Techniques
Sun, Sep. 25 9 am - 6 pm Main Conference
Mon, Sep. 26 9 am - 6 pm Main Conference
Tue, Sep. 27 9 am - 12:30 pm Main Conference
Tue, Sep. 27 1 pm - 6 pm OCASA Workshop

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 eighth 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.

With generous support from:
IBM Research:   

General Co-chairs
Tom Conte
   North Carolina State University

Paolo Faraboschi
   HP Labs

Program Co-Chairs
Bill Mangione-Smith

Walid Najjar
    UC Riverside

Publicity Chair
Suleyman Sair
    North Carolina State University

Local Arrangements Chair
Jeff Collard
    HP Labs

Finance and Registration Chair
Alex Dean
North Carolina State University

Workshops Chair
Bruce Jacob
University of Maryland

Web Chair
Yogesh Chobe
   Georgia Institute of Technology

Steering Committee
Jack Davidson
   University of Virginia
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 2004
    CASES 2003
    CASES 2002
    CASES 2001
    CASES 2000


Previously unpublished papers containing significant novel ideas and technical results are solicited.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 June 4, 2005. 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 July 15, 2005.

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 submission web site, in PDF format. Submissions should be no more than 6000 words and 22 double spaced pages, with 1 inch margins and 12 pt font. Include a 300 word single spaced abstract in the first page of the paper. 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.



June 4, 2005

Author Notification

July 15, 2005

Final Paper Due


Program Committee
Alain Darte, CNRS, ENS-Lyon Pai Chou, UC Irvine
Tom Conte, NCSU Jack Davidson, University of Virginia
Al Davis, University of Utah Alex Dean, NCSU
Eric Debes, Intel Nikil Dutt, UC Irvine
Petru Eles, U. Linkoping Rolf Ernst, T.U. Braunschweig
Krisztian Flautner, ARM Ltd. Tony Givargis, UC Irvine
Rajiv Gupta, University of Arizona Harry Hsieh, UC Riverside
Sharon Hu, Notre Dame Bruce Jacob, University of Maryland
Margarida Jacome, UT Austin Bart Kienhuis, LIACS Leiden University
Fadi Kurdahi, UC Irvine John Lach, University of Virginia
Luciano Lavagno, Politecnico di Torino Hsien-Hsin Lee, Georgia Tech.
Scott Mahlke, University of Michigan Gokhan Memik, Northwestern
Jaime Moreno, IBM Alex Orailoglu, UCSD
Sanjay Patel, UIUC Laura Pozzi, EPFL Lausanne
Gang Qu, U. Maryland Glenn Reinman, UCLA
Suleyman Sair, NCSU Timothy Sherwood, UC Santa Barbara
Reid Tatge, Texas Instruments Frank Vahid, UC Riverside
Stamatis Vassiliadis, TU Delft Miroslav Velev, Reservoir Labs