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CASES is a forum where researchers, developers and practitioners exchange information on emerging technologies and the latest advances in compilers and architectures for high performance embedded systems design and synthesis. CASES uniquely aims to promote synergies across otherwise vertically integrated communities in embedded systems.

CASES seeks original research papers that focus on increasing the efficiency and capabilities of embedded systems via creative approaches that combine compiler, architecture, and synthesis technologies. Such solutions must address the challenges of bringing embedded systems to the market place, including but not limited to new capabilities, faster time-to-market, lower costs, improvements in power consumption, and improvements in real-time behavior.

CASES 2012 is part of Embedded Systems Week, and will be held October 7-12 in Tampere, Finland.

Program Chairs: Vincent Mooney (Georgia Institute of Technology), and Rodric Rabbah (IBM Research).

Areas of Interest

Previously unpublished papers containing significant novel ideas and technical results are solicited.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

  • models of computation and compilers for heterogeneous systems including GPUs and FPGAs
  • heterogeneous system-on-chip
  • on-chip communication architectures
  • extensible, customizable ASIPs
  • run-time and design time reconfigurable processors
  • novel nano-based architectures
  • 3D architectures, integration and synthesis
  • domain specific embedded applications
  • memory management
  • smart caches and compiler controlled memories
  • static and dynamic timing analysis
  • specification and design of embedded systems
  • compilation and/or synthesis for reliability, power, performance
  • modeling & management for reliability, power, performance
  • validation, verification, & debugging of embedded software
  • analysis techniques for embedded system including design space exploration, co-simulation

Submission Information

Submissions must be in ACM proceedings format, 9-point type, and may not exceed 10 pages (all inclusive). Word and LaTeX templates for this format are available here. Submissions must be in PDF, printable on US Letter sized paper. To enable double-blind reviewing, submissions must adhere to two rules:

  1. author names and their affiliations must be omitted; and,
  2. references to related work by the authors should be in the third person (e.g., not "We build on our previous work ..." but rather "We build on the work of ...").

Nothing should be done in the name of anonymity that weakens the submission or makes the job of reviewing the paper more difficult (e.g., important background references should not be omitted or anonymized). Papers must describe unpublished work that is not currently submitted for publication elsewhere as discussed here. Authors of accepted papers will be required to sign an ACM copyright release.

If you have questions about the logistics for the double-blind reviewing process, please contact the program chairs or look at this useful FAQ page authored by Michael Hicks. Submissions not adhering to these guidelines may be summarily rejected at the discretion of the chairs.

Papers must be submitted electronically through the CASES 2012 submission site (not yet online). Please note that, as part of your submission, you will be asked to enter a short abstract of 150 words that will help reviewers decide if they want to review your paper. The abstract in the paper itself may be longer than 150 words.


The program committee will evaluate the technical contribution of each submission as well as its general accessibility to the CASES audience. Papers will be judged on significance, originality, and clarity. The paper must be organized so that it is easily understood by an audience with varied expertise. The paper should clearly identify what has been accomplished, why it is significant, and how it relates to previous work. As in the past, the program committee may elect to accept some papers for poster and/or short paper sessions.

Important Dates

  • Abstract Submission
    March 28, 2012
    April 04, 2012

  • Full Paper Submission
    April 04, 2012
    April 11, 2012
    11:59 PM, Aleutian Islands Time

  • Notification of Acceptance
    July 03, 2012

  • Camera-ready version
    July 31, 2012

  • Conference
    October 7-12, 2012


Organizing Committee

Call for Papers


Accepted Papers


Previous Conferences

  • CASES 2011
  • CASES 2010
  • CASES 2009
  • CASES 2008
  • CASES 2007
  • CASES 2006

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