General Information

The IEEE/ACM/IFIP International Conference on Hardware - Software Codesign and System Synthesis is the premier event in design of embedded systems hardware, software and tools. The conference proudly continues the tradition of being a high-quality forum for active discussion on current and innovative topics. The program will bring together the latest in academic and industrial research and development. High-quality original papers will be accepted for oral presentation followed by interactive poster sessions. Selected papers from the conference proceedings will be targeted for journal publication.

Areas of Interest

The Conference invites papers on all aspects of the design and architecture of embedded computing systems, from application specific to heterogeneous systems, from custom to FPGA implementations, from handheld to high-performance systems. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  1. High-level, architectural and system-level synthesis
    Specification and modeling, design representation, synthesis, partitioning, estimation, design space exploration, low-power design.
  2. Hardware-software codesign
    Codesign methodologies, test and debug strategies, interaction between architecture and software design, design space exploration beyond traditional hw/sw boundaries, theory and algorithms.
  3. Specification languages and models
    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, and networks-on-chip.
  6. Embedded systems software
    Compilers, memory management, virtual machines, scheduling, programming models for SoCs and NoCs, power-aware OS, real-time support and middleware.
  7. Analysis and verification
    System analysis, validation and cosimulation at different levels of abstraction. Performance and power modeling and verification.
  8. Application-specific architectures and synthesis
    Application-specific processor architectures and synthesis. Network processors, media processors, application specific hardware accelerators, reconfigurable processors, application specific synthesis and verification techniques.
  9. Industrial practices and benchmark suites
    System design, software tools, case studies, trends, emerging technologies, benchmark suites, representation, interchange format, tool and design infrastructure.
  10. Design applications
    Design experiences of high interest to the community. Applications of new practical and theoretical approaches, state-of-the-art methodologies and tools to real-life problems in various application areas such as, cell phones, network processors, sensor networks, automotive, multimedia and medical systems.
  11. New topics
    New challenges for next generation embedded computing systems, arising from increased heterogeneity, new technologies (e.g., nanotechnology) or new applications (e.g., ubiquitous computing).