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From: Memocode 2009 <memocode2009@g...>
Subject: MEMOCODE Final CFP

                  FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS

     Seventh ACM-IEEE International Conference on
  Formal Methods and Models for Codesign (MEMOCODE)
        http://csg.csail.mit.edu/Memocode2009/
    13-15 July 2009, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

The seventh MEMOCODE conference will gather researchers and
practitioners who create methods, tools, and architectures for
hardware/software systems.  Modern design faces increased design
complexities in combination with tightening implementation
constraints. This requires new techniques to create, refine, and
verify hardware/software systems. MEMOCODE seeks submissions that
present novel formal methods and design techniques to address this
design problem. We also invite application-oriented papers, and
especially encourage submissions that highlight the design perspective
of formal methods and models, including success stories and
demonstrations of hardware/software codesign.  Furthermore, we invite
poster presentations describing ongoing work with promising
preliminary results.

Confirmed Keynote Speakers include David Harel (Weizmann), Amir Pnueli
(NYU) and Martin Rinard (MIT). The conference includes a tutorial on
implementation attacks by Thomas Popp (TU Graz) and a panel on the
Future of Design Languages led by Stephen Edwards (Columbia).

Topics of interest for regular submissions include, but are not
limited to

1. System-level modeling and verification, abstraction and refinement
   between different modeling levels, formal, semi-formal, and
   specification-driven verification on the system
   level. Transaction-level modeling.

2. Design and verification methods for composition of concurrent
   systems: Multi-core architectures, networks-on-chip.

3. Non-traditional and domain-specific design languages for hardware
   and software, novel models of computation, and new design paradigms
   that unify hardware and software design.

4. System-level estimation of performance and power in heterogeneous
   hardware/software architectures.

5. Applications and demonstrators of formal design methodologies and
   case studies of innovative system-level design flows.

6. Modeling and reuse of intellectual property at system-level.

IMPORTANT DATES
   Submission Website opens         30 January 2009
   Paper submission                 20 February 2009
   Notification of acceptance        8 May 2009
   Poster submission                15 May 2009
   Notification for posters         29 May 2009
   Final Version of Papers          29 May 2009

PROCEEDINGS
 
Conference proceedings will be published by the IEEE Computer Society.
The best papers will be considered for a special section of IEEE
Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and
Systems.

SUBMISSION

Submissions of research and experience papers will only be accepted
through the conference web site. Papers must not exceed 10 pages and
must be formatted following IEEE Computer Society guidelines.
Submissions must be written in English, describe original work, and
not substantially overlap papers that have been published or are being
submitted to a journal or another conference with published
proceedings. Posters submissions should consist of an abstract of at
most 250 words. The abstract will be distributed to the conference
attendants, but will not be published. Note that the poster deadline
is different from the paper deadline.

Submission web site:
http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=memocode2009.

DESIGN CONTEST

MEMOCODE will again have a design contest. The contest will start 1
March 2009. The deadline for submission is 31 March 2009 and the
notification of the results is on 8 May 2009. The conference will
sponsor at least two prize categories, each with a significant cash
award. We awarded a $1000 prize in each of the three categories in
2008. Each team that submits a complete and working entry will be
invited to submit for review a 2-page abstract for the formal
conference proceedings; prize winning teams will be invited to
contribute a 4-page short paper. Please refer to the conference
website for more information and updates.

ORGANIZATION

General Chairs

Rajesh Gupta          University of California at San Diego
James C. Hoe          Carnegie Mellon University

Program Committee Chairs

Roderick Bloem        TU Graz
Patrick Schaumont     Virginia Tech

Design Contest Chairs

Forrest Brewer        University of California at Santa Barbara
James C. Hoe          Carnegie Mellon University

Local Chair

Sally Lee             MIT

Program Committee

Clark Barrett         New York University
Twan Basten           Eindhoven University of Technology
Tevfik Bultan         University of California, Santa Barbara
Luca Carloni          Columbia University
Rainer Doemer         University of California, Irvine
Robert de Simone      INRIA
Rolf Drechsler        University of Bremen
Stephen A. Edwards    Columbia Univeristy
Franco Fummi          University of Verona
David Hwang           George Mason University
Ganesh Gopalakrishnan University of Utah
Barbara Jobstmann     EPFL
Daniel Kroening       Oxford University
Luciano Lavagno       Politecnico di Torino
Elizabeth Leonard     NRL
John O'Leary          Intel
Klaus Schneider       University of Kaiserslautern
Satnam Singh          Microsoft Research
Frank Vahid           University of California, Riverside
Kazutoshi Wakabayashi NEC
Reinhard Wilhelm      Saarland University
Fei Xie               Portland State University