General Information

The IEEE/ACM/IFIP International Conference on Hardware/Software Codesign and System Synthesis (CODES+ISSS 2004) is the premier event in design of embedded systems hardware, software and tools.

We are proud to continue the tradition of upholding high quality in an open forum for promoting active discussion on innovative topics. The program actively seeks industry participation. High-quality original papers will be accepted for oral presentation followed by interactive poster sessions. Proceedings are published by ACM SIGDA, and selected papers from the conference proceedings will be targeted for journal publication in a special issue.

Areas of Interest

  1. High-level, architectural and system-level synthesis
    Specification and modeling, design representation, synthesis, partitioning, estimation, design space exploration, codesign for reliable systems.
  2. Hardware/software codesign
    Codesign methodologies, test and debug strategies, interaction between architecture and software design, design space exploration beyond traditional hw/sw boundary, theory and algorithms.
  3. Specification languages
    System level models and semantics, timing, power, formal properties, heterogeneous systems and components.
  4. Embedded systems software
    Compilers, memory management, virtual machines, scheduling, concurrent software for SoCs, distributed/resource aware OS, OS and middleware support for application specific processors.
  5. Embedded systems architecture
    Heterogeneous multiprocessors, reconfigurable platforms, memory management support, communication, protocols, network-on-chip.
  6. Application-specific processor architectures and synthesis
    Network processors, media processors, app-specific HW accelerators, reconfigurable processors, low power embedded processors, bio/fluidic processors.
  7. Synthesis, modeling, and analysis
    Low power, power-aware, testable, reliable, verifiable systems, performance modeling, validation and cosimulation, security issues.
  8. Industrial practices and benchmark suites
    System design, processor design, software, tools, case studies, trends, emerging technologies, experience maintaining benchmark suites, representation, interchange format, tools, copyrights, maintenance, reference implementations, and metrics.
  9. New topics
    New challenges for next generation semi-custom heterogeneous computing systems, arising from new technologies (e.g., nanotechnology) or new applications (e.g., ubiquitous computing). Studies of how technology and applications interact to motivate new solutions and design approaches, e.g., on-chip heterogeneous multiprocessing and user-friendly HCI leading to new programmerís views in system-level design and resulting in new benchmarks, models, architectures, design tools and methodologies.
  10. Design track: new solutions for the design of embedded systems (New for 2004!)
    This track will be devoted to contributions that highlight design experiences of great interest to the community, by demonstrating the application of new theoretical approaches as well as state-of-the-art methodologies and tools to real-life problems.