Call for Papers
15th Annual IEEE International Conference and Workshops on the
Engineering of Computer Based Systems (ECBS)
sponsored by the IEEE Technical Committee on ECBS
March 31st – 4th April, 2008
At the Odyssey, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Hosted by the University of Ulster
“Making Systems More Effective…”
ECBS 2008 will be the 15th formal IEEE sponsored meeting dedicated to formulating and advancing methods, techniques and tools for the engineering of computer-based systems. The conference is devoted to the design, development, deployment, and analysis of complex systems whose behaviour is largely determined or controlled by computers. Such systems are characterized by functional, performance, and reliability requirements that mandate the tight integration of information processing and physical processes.
ECBS has many facets that include system modelling, requirements specification, simulation, architectures, communications, safety, security, reliability, software, hardware, human computer interfacing, system integration, verification and validation, and project management. Effectively, ECBS integrates several disciplines, including software, hardware, and communications, into a complete systems engineering approach.
The conference provides a bridge between industry and academia, blending academic research and industrial developments. Papers are sought which reflect this theme, in fundamental ECBS technologies, or application domains, as listed below.
- Adaptive Computing
- Agile Development
- Autonomic Systems
- Component-Based System Design
- Design Evolution
- Distributed Systems Design
- ECBS Infrastructure (Tools, Environments)
- Education & Training
- Embedded Real-Time Software Systems
- Lifecycle Processes & Process Evolution
- Integration Engineering
- Model-Based System Development
- Modelling and Analysis of Complex Systems
- Open Systems
- Product-Families Models and Architectures
- Reengineering & Reuse
- Reliability, Safety, Dependability, Security Requirements Elicitation and Analysis
- System on a Chip
- System Assessment, Testing and Metrics
- Verification & Validation
Reports of practical solutions, trends and new system characteristics for ECBS, taking an integrated systems approach, may include application domains such as: Aerospace Systems, Command and Control, Continuous and Discrete Manufacturing, Environmental Systems, Instrumentation and Control Applications, Internet Technology and Applications, Intelligent Highway-Vehicle Systems (IHVS), Medical Systems, Telecommunication.
WorkshopsECBS 2008 is hosting three workshops:
- MDB: Model-Based Development for Computer-Based Systems
- EASe: Engineering of Autonomic and Autonomous Systems
- ASP: Agility in the Software Process
The workshops include short presentations and a forum for focused discussions. Traditionally, at ECBS conferences, workshops are strongly connected to the conference sessions to enable continued in-depth discussions.
Posters and abstracts presenting work in progress are invited for a poster session. Accepted abstracts will be published in the proceedings. Graduate students are especially welcome to participate.
The Doctoral Symposium provides a forum for PhD candidates to present work in progress and get feedback from the research community.
The industrial track provides a forum for short papers on results of industrial research and development.
Submission of Papers
Full papers and Doctoral Symposium papers must be 6 to max 10 pages in Computer Society Format, poster abstracts 1 to 2 pages and industrial track papers 2 to 4 pages. For further information see the submission guidelines on the conference web site.
|Submission of titles and abstracts||1 November, 2007|
|Submission of all papers||15 November, 2007|
|Notification of acceptance||15 December 2007|
|Camera-ready material for publication||11 January 2008|
|Registration deadline for authors||11 January 2008|
|Early registration deadline for non-authors||14 March 2008|
Please note: Submissions for ECBS 2008 are now closed.
Submission dates for workshop papers may differ, so please check separate Calls for Papers on the workshop websites.
General Chair: Roy Sterritt
Program Chair: David Bustard
Local Arrangements Chair: Adrian Moore
Doctoral Symposium Chair: Tim O’Neill
MDB Workshop Chairs: Matthias Riebisch and Bernhard Schätz
EASe Workshop Chair: Roy Sterritt
ASP Workshop Chairs: Des Greer and Philip Taylor
ECBS 2007 Conference Chair: Jerzy Rozenblit
Steering Committee: Stephanie White, Byron Purves, Roy Sterritt, Jerzy Rozenblit, Matthias Riebisch, Mike Hinchey, Miroslav Sveda, John Leaney