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The 2009 International Conference on
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Considering the evolution of embedded system technology and use, we can envisage the imminent availability of multiple, highly integrated and networked devices blended into human and machine environments. Such communication and computing resources may offer new opportunities for implementing ambient intelligence, or the adaptation of environment services to human and machine needs.
New services could be expected to assist people during professional activities and leisure time. They could, for instance, be related to identification (face recognition, language analysis and translation, gesture and motion classification), automatic delivery of relevant information (database, statistics, information filtering, classification, data-mining, intelligent display), home automation, multimedia control, automatic translations, and so on.
These new capabilities are based on the following distributed framework:
This emerging application domain requires powerful computing capabilities and short response times, but it must also be designed according to the constraints of embedded systems, including resource limitations and energy efficiency.
The use of reconfigurable architectures in this context provides the opportunity to design self-adaptive systems-on-chip that combine GPP facilities with parallel, specialized and configurable processing elements which can implement the data-processing, analysis and decision algorithms. In other words, reconfigurable architectures present adaptation capabilities that fit ambient intelligence requirements.
The objective of this special session is to cover different research directions combining centralized or distributed decision mechanisms coupled with reconfigurable architectures as a first step towards ambient intelligence based on reconfigurable architectures.
Thus, as part of FPT'09, we solicit original research papers related to on-chip configuration decision-making with special interest in the following topics:
Papers should be submitted to the Special Session on Self-Adaptive Reconfigurable Architectures for Ambient Intelligence using the FPT'09 submission system. Submissions close on 22 June 2009.
Further enquiries should be directed to the Special Session Chair: