LCTES 2015

Languages, Compilers, Tools and Theory for Embedded Systems

18th and 19th June 2015, Portland, Oregon, USA

Recent News

  • The LCTES '15 program is also available in ACM OpenTOC format with Authorizer links.
  • The complete LCTES 2015 program is now available.
  • Early-bird registration for FCRC 2015 ends May 18.
  • FCRC 2015 features keynote talks by Michael Stonebraker, MIT CSAIL, 2014 ACM Turing Award Winner, who will deliver the 2014 ACM Turing Lecture; Andrew Yao, Tsinghua University; Olivier Temam, Google; Don Syme, Microsoft Research; Kathy Yelick, University of California at Berkeley and Balaji Prabhakar, Stanford University.
  • Registration for FCRC 2015 is now open.
  • The deadline to submit articles to LCTES 2015 has now passed.
  • The submission deadline for LCTES 2015 has been extended to Feb. 22 23:59 UTC/GMT -12h Baker Island Time.
  • Accommodation information for FCRC 2015 (that LCTES 2015 is part of) is now available. The deadline to obtain the special rate for this event is May 16 or until rooms are sold out, whichever is earlier.


LCTES provides a link between the programming languages and embedded systems engineering communities. Researchers and developers in these areas are addressing many similar problems, but with different backgrounds and approaches. LCTES is intended to expose researchers and developers from either area to relevant work and interesting problems in the other area and provide a forum where they can interact.

LCTES 2015 will be held on June 18 and 19 as part of the FCRC 2015 (Federated Computing Research Conference 2015) in Portland, Oregon, USA. This will be the sixteenth conference in the LCTES series.

Important Dates

Submission deadlineextended to Feb. 22 (was Feb. 15)
Notifications byApr. 1
Camera-ready deadlineApr. 11

Call for Papers

Embedded system design faces many challenges both with respect to functional requirements and nonfunctional requirements, many of which are conflicting. They are found in areas such as design and developer productivity, verification, validation, maintainability, and meeting performance goals and resource constraints. Novel design-time and run-time approaches are needed to meet the demand of emerging applications and to exploit new hardware paradigms, and in particular to scale up to multicores (including GPUs and FPGAs) and distributed systems built from multicores.

LCTES 2015 solicits papers presenting original work on programming languages, compilers, tools, theory, and architectures that help in overcoming these challenges. Research papers on innovative techniques are welcome, as well as experience papers on insights obtained by experimenting with real-world systems and applications.

Papers are solicited on, but not limited to, the following topics in embedded systems:

  • Programming language challenges, including:
    • Domain-specific languages
    • Features to exploit multicore, reconfigurable, and other emerging architectures
    • Features for distributed, adaptive, and real-time control embedded systems
    • Language capabilities for specification, composition, and construction of embedded systems
    • Language features and techniques to enhance reliability, verifiability, and security
    • Virtual machines, concurrency, inter-processor synchronization, and memory management
  • Compiler challenges, including:
    • Interaction between embedded architectures, operating systems, and compiler
    • Interpreters, binary translation, just-in-time compilation, and split compilation
    • Support for enhanced programmer productivity
    • Support for enhanced debugging, profiling, and exception/interrupt handling
    • Optimization for low power/energy, code and data size, and best-effort and real-time performance
    • Parameterized and structural compiler design space exploration and auto-tuning
  • Tools for analysis, specification, design, and implementation, including:
    • Hardware, system software, application software, and their interfaces
    • Distributed real-time control, media players, and reconfigurable architectures
    • System integration and testing
    • Performance estimation, monitoring, and tuning
    • Run-time system support for embedded systems
    • Design space exploration tools
    • Support for system security and system-level reliability
    • Approaches for cross-layer system optimization
  • Theory and foundations of embedded systems, including:
    • Predictability of resource behaviour: energy, space, time
    • Validation and verification, in particular of concurrent and distributed systems
    • Formal foundations of model-based design as basis for code generation, analysis, and verification
    • Mathematical foundations for embedded systems
    • Models of computations for embedded applications
    • Novel embedded architectures, including:
    • Design and implementation of novel architectures
    • Workload analysis and performance evaluation
    • Architecture support for new language features, virtualization, compiler techniques, debugging tools
  • Empirical studies and their reproduction, and confirmation

Note to Authors

  • A few of the best submissions to LCTES 2015 may be invited for submission, with some revisions, to a special issue of the ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems (TECS).
  • The official publication date is the date the proceedings are made available in the ACM Digital Library. This date may be up to two weeks prior to the first day of your conference.