International Journal of Embedded Systems

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Editor in Chief: Prof. Kuan-Ching Li
ISSN online: 1741-1076
ISSN print: 1741-1068
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Embedded systems are increasingly becoming a key technological component of all kinds of complex technical systems, ranging from vehicles, telephones, audio-video equipment, aircraft, toys, security systems, medical diagnostics, to weapons, pacemakers, climate control systems, manufacturing systems, intelligent power systems etc. IJES addresses the state of the art of all aspects of embedded computing systems with emphasis on algorithms, systems, models, compilers, architectures, tools, design methodologies, test and applications.


 Topics covered include

  • Embedded systems architecture
  • Embedded software and hardware
  • Application-specific processors/devices
  • Embedded cybersecurity and cryptography
  • Real-time systems
  • Hardware/software co-design
  • Blockchain
  • Origami engineering
  • Testing techniques
  • Industrial practices, benchmark suites
  • Internet of Things (IoT) technologies and applications
  • Emerging technologies/applications/principles
  • Embedded machine learning, deep learning and artificial Intelligence


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Embedded System Architecture:

  • Heterogeneous multiprocessors, reconfigurable platforms, memory management support, communication, protocols, network-on-chip, real-time systems, and embedded microcontrollers, etc.

Embedded Software:

  • Compilers, assemblers and cross-assemblers, programming, memory management, object-oriented aspects, virtual machines, scheduling, concurrent software for SoCs, distributed/resource aware OS, OS and middleware support, etc.

Embedded Hardware:

  • System-on-a-chip, DSPs, hardware specification, synthesis, modelling, simulation and analysis at all levels for low power, power-aware, testable, reliable, verifiable systems, performance modelling, validation, security issues, real-time behaviour, and safety critical systems, etc.

Application-specific Processors and Devices:

  • Network processors, real-time processor, media and signal processors, application-specific hardware accelerators, reconfigurable processors, low power embedded processors, bio/fluidic processors, bluetooth, handheld devices, flash memory chips, etc.

Real-time Systems:

  • All real-time related aspects such as software, parallel and distributed real-time systems, real-time kernels, real-time OS, task scheduling, multitasking design, etc.

Hardware/Software Co-design:

  • Methodologies, test and debug strategies, real-time systems, interaction between architecture and software design, specification and modelling, design representation, synthesis, partitioning, estimation, design space exploration beyond traditional hardware/software boundary, theory and algorithms, etc.

Testing Techniques:

  • All aspects of testing, including design-for-test, test synthesis, built-in self-test, and embedded test, for embedded and system-on-a-chip systems.

Industrial Practices and Benchmark Suites:

  • System design, processor design, software, tools, case studies, trends, emerging technologies, experience maintaining benchmark suites, representation, interchange format, copyrights, maintenance, reference implementations, and metrics, etc.

Embedded System Education:

  • Courses, textbooks, teaching tools and methods.

Emerging New Topics:

  • New challenges for next generation embedded computing systems, arising from new technologies (e.g., nanotechnology), new applications (e.g., pervasive or ubiquitous computing, embedded internet tools), new principle (e.g., embedded engineering), etc.



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The objective of IJES is to provide a vehicle for academics, industrial professionals, educators and policy makers working in the field to contribute and disseminate innovative and important new work on embedded systems.


Scientists, engineers, researchers, graduate students, educators, managers and industrial professionals.


IJES is a refereed international journal providing an international forum to report, discuss and exchange experimental or theoretical results, novel designs, work-in-progress, experience, case studies, and trend-setting ideas. Papers should be of a quality that represents the latest advances in embedded systems in time-to-market, cost, code size, weight, testability, power, real-time behaviour, and stimulating future trends.



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    Editor in Chief

  • Li, Kuan-Ching, Providence University, Taiwan

Executive Editor

  • Zhou, Qingguo, Lanzhou University, China

Associate Editors

  • Ben Abdallah, Abderazek, University of Aizu, Japan
  • Giorgi, Roberto, Università degli Studi di Siena, Italy
  • Li, Jin, Guangzhou University, China
  • Liang, Wei, Xiamen University of Technology, China
  • Liu, Chen, Clarkson University, USA
  • Marino, Mario Donato, Leeds Beckett University, UK
  • Shen, Jian, Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology, China
  • Thampi, Sabu M., Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management - Kerala (IIITM-K), India
  • Vaidyanathan, R. (Vaidy), Louisiana State University, USA

Advisory Board

  • Bertino, Elisa, Purdue University, USA
  • Cao, Jiannong, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong SAR, China
  • Chapman, Barbara, Stony Brook University, USA
  • Gao, Guang R., University of Delaware, USA
  • Gaudiot, Jean-Luc, University of California – Irvine, USA
  • Guo, Minyi, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
  • Hwang, Kai, University of Southern California, USA
  • King, Chung-Ta, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
  • Lee, Jenq-Kuen, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
  • Li, Keqin, State University of New York at New Paltz, USA
  • Li, Keqiu, Tianjin University, China
  • Prasanna, Viktor K., University of Southern California, USA
  • Serikawa, Seiichi, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan
  • Wang, Cho-Li, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
  • Xu, Zhiwei, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
  • Xue, Jingling, University of New South Wales, Australia
  • Yang, Laurence T., St Francis Xavier University, Canada
  • Zheng, Si-Qing, University of Texas at Dallas, USA
  • Zima, Hans, California Institute of Technology, USA

Editorial Board Members

  • Arabnia, Hamid R., University of Georgia, USA
  • Bertogna, Marko, University of Modena, Italy
  • Brito, Alisson, Universidade Federal da Paraíba, Brazil
  • Castiglione, Arcangelo, University of Salerno, Italy
  • Chen, Jian-Jia, Technische Universität Dortmund, Germany
  • Chen, Wen Zhi, Zhejiang University, China
  • Cheng, Albert M.K., University of Houston, USA
  • Cohen, Albert, INRIA, France
  • Colace, Francesco, University of Salerno, Italy
  • Dobre, Ciprian, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania
  • Ficco, Massimo, University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, Italy
  • Guo, Bing, Sichuan University, China
  • Hsiung, Pao-Ann, National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan
  • Htike, Kyaw Kyaw, UCSI University, Malaysia
  • Huang, Kuo-Chang, National Taichung University, Taiwan
  • Jararweh, Yaser, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan
  • John, Lizy Kurian, University of Texas at Austin, USA
  • Li, Haohan, Google Inc., USA
  • Lin, Man, St. Francis Xavier University, Canada
  • Lo Bello, Lucia, University of Catania, Italy
  • Manimaran, Govindarasu, Iowa State University, USA
  • Marques, Eduardo, University of São Paulo, Brazil
  • Morón, Célio Estevan, Universidade Federal de São Carlos - UFSCar, Brazil
  • Moscato, Vincenzo, National Interuniversity Consortium for Informatics (Consorzio CINI), Italy
  • Mosse, Daniel, University of Pittsburgh, USA
  • Ota, Kaoru, Muroran Institute of Technology, Japan
  • Pereira, Monica, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
  • Pop, Paul, The Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Denmark
  • Rui, Zhou, Lanzhou University, China
  • Sato, Liria Matsumoto, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Srimani, Pradip K., Clemson University, USA
  • Susilo, Willy, University of Wollongong, Australia
  • Tumeo, Antonino, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA
  • Wang, Guojun, Guangzhou University, China
  • Wang, Chien-Min, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
  • Xie, Yi, Xiamen University, China


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