7th IFIP Conference on Distributed and Parallel Embedded Systems
September 20-23, Brisbane, Australia
hosted as part of the IFIP World Computer Congress WCC 2010


Conference Theme

Embedded Systems build the key technological components of all kinds of complex technical systems, ranging from telecommunications devices to automobiles, aircraft and even complete production lines. Traditionally, such embedded control systems have been implemented in a monolithic, centralized manner, but distributed solutions have steadily been gaining popularity. In a distributed setup, the control task is carried out by a number of controllers distributed over the entire system and interconnected as a network by communication components such as field buses. The individual nodes of such a network usually consist of a processor (microcontroller) together with some sensors and actuators. More demanding local control applications require more powerful controllers based on parallel architectures such as multiprocessor systems-on-chips (MPSoCs) or mulicore systems. Distribution and parallelism in embedded system design increase the engineering challenges and demand new development methods and tools. Also, the increasing relevance of intelligent applications like autonomous systems or systems with self-x properties calls for new design methods and tools. Due to the growing complexity of these kinds of embedded systems, their development requires new, consistent and integrated design methodologies and tools, covering the path from specification to implementation and test.

DIPES will be an ideal opportunity to present exchange and discuss the state of the art, novel ideas, actual research results, and future trends in the field of distributed embedded systems. Contributors and participants from both industry and academia are encouraged to take active part in this conference.


include but are not limited to following aspects of distributed embedded systems:

1. Specification and modelling
2. Design methodology
3. Design support for intelligent features
4. Self-X properties
5. Simulation and verification
6. Hardware/Software co-desing
7. Software synthesis
8. Scheduling, partitioning and allocation
9. Real-time operating systems
10. Communication networks and middleware
11. Specific architectures and design support (e.g. multicore, networked embedded systems)
12. Design space exploration
13. Power-efficient design
14. Dependability and fault tolerance
15. Case studies

Important dates

January 31st, 2010: Submissions due
April 20th, 2010: Notification of acceptance
May 2nd, 2010: Final papers due

Paper Submission

You may submit full papers up to 12 pages or extended abstracts (3 - 5 pages) describing original work on the topics above or related ones via the DIPES conference URL http://www.c-lab.de/dipes. Extended abstracts should provide a summary of the main results and some details to allow the program committee to assess their merits and significance, including references and comparisons. The contribution must be unpublished and not submitted for publication elsewhere, including journals and the proceedings of other symposia or workshops. One author of each accepted paper has to present it at the conference. The proceedings will be published by Springer Science and Business Media, the official IFIP publisher. The final paper may be up to 12 pages. Further formatting guidelines can be found at the publisher’s website http://springer.com/series/6102 or at the DIPES website.

Conference Chairs

General Chair: Marilyn Wolf, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
PC Chair: Bernd Kleinjohann, University of Paderborn/C-LAB, Germany
Organizing Chair: Lisa Kleinjohann, University of Paderborn/C-LAB, Germany