MOCHA Design Symposium 2007
January 3 - 6, 2007
Computer and communication applications are shifting from tethered systems to mobile systems. There will be at least two big consumer markets: mobile handheld appliances (consumer appliances like wireless communication systems, cellular and video phones, MP3 players, global positioning systems, digital cameras, personal digital advisors etc.), and vehicular mobile systems (electronics in automotive industry, in addition to traditional consumer appliances, wireless Internet access points, vehicular ad hoc networks; car engine and break control systems).
These new applications present new challenges for designers: mobile devices must be multifunctional, provide high computational performance and be very energy efficient. The traditional microprocessors and digital signal processors can’t meet these requirements because of the low computational efficiency: relatively low performance and high power consumption. Also, the computationally efficient designs based on application specific integrated circuits (ASICs) can't meet these requirements either, because of their inflexibility for multifunctional use. Thus, the new applications demand a new hardware technology.
Also, in mobile, wireless computing and communication environments the security problems gain extremely high importance as wireless technology is more vulnerable for attacks. Many secure computing and communication problems can be efficiently solved in hardware level, even more effectively than on software level. Again, new requirements demand new technology.
The recent advances in wireless computing systems and research for suitable architectural solutions have emphasized the ideas behind configurable or adaptive computing platform—adaptive hardware architecture—which aims at implementing algorithms in a computational space consisting of a huge number of elementary computing cells. This computational space can be configured, or adapted, for solving a given problem. The adaptive computing approach integrates the flexibility of programming conventional computers, with the efficiency of dedicated hardware devices on ASICs. Adaptive computing platform has intensively considered as a new prospective architecture for mobile systems.
One important issue, which arises in this context, is the design method. One reason for the great success of microprocessor based designs in embedded systems during the last thirty years has been the fact that, in this case, the problem solving is programming. Solutions that based on hardware design and require logic design skills are expensive and long-term projects. The configurable computing approach intends to turn the hardware design into programming using standard programming languages as C/C++, which reduces the design time and reduces dramatically the design cost. Also, there are ten times more programmers than hardware designers in the world.
The mobile computing together with reconfigurable computing has becoming an innovative trend in hardware designs and is an important area of active scientific research.
The list of topics includes but is not limited by the following:
O Reconfigurable computing architectures
O Compiling high-level languages for reconfigurable platform
O Adaptive libraries for configurable computing
O Run-time configuration and process management
O Energy efficient adaptive architectures
O Communication system algorithms and protocols
O Image and signal processing algorithms
and video compression
O Security architectures and algorithms in mobile systems
topics related to wireless communication systems
Submission of Papers:
MOCHA Design consists of 1) invited papers and position papers, and 2) regular research papers, both from academy and industry.
All interested authors must contact the MOCHA Symposium Chairman, Toomas P. Plaks, as soon as possible, but no later than May 31, 2005.
Those MOCHA Symposium papers targeted for publication must be submitted to the peer review system in accordance with the conference schedule, and will be reviewed by at least three reviewers. Papers accepted by this process will be included in the symposium section of the HICSS proceedings.
After conference, the best papers will be published in a special issue of International Journal.
Authors contact MOCHA
Symposium Chair for guidance and indication of appropriate content
June 15, 2006 Authors submit full research papers to the Peer Review System
15, 2006 Authors
receive decisions regarding paper acceptances from the Peer Review System.
September 15, 2006 Deadline for Authors to submit the final
version of their accepted papers for publication. At least one author of each paper must register by this date
to attend the conference to present the paper.
For the more information; visit the HICSS web site at: http://www.hicss.hawaii.edu
Instructions for Paper Submission:
• MOCHA Research Papers must contain original material not previously published, or currently submitted elsewhere.
• Submit your full paper according to the detailed formatting and submission instructions found on the HICSS website.
You have to submit to MOCHA Design minitrack under the Software Track.
Note: All papers will be submitted in double column publication format and limited to 10 pages including diagrams and references.
MOCHA Design Chairman
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To join, send email to Toomas P Plaks: firstname.lastname@example.org
HICSS’39 CONFERENCE ADMINISTRATION
Ralph Sprague, Conference Chair
Sandra Laney, Conference Administrator
Eileen Robichaud Dennis, Track Administrator
For the latest information; visit the HICSS web site at: http://www.hicss.hawaii.edu