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 system architecture
  • Embedded software
  • Embedded hardware
  • Application-specific processors/devices
  • Real-time systems
  • Hardware/software co-design
  • Testing techniques
  • Industrial practices, benchmark suites
  • Education
  • Emerging technologies/applications/principles


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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
    • Li, Jin, Guangzhou University, China
    • Liu, Chen, Clarkson University, USA
    • Marino, Mario Donato, Leeds Beckett University, UK
    • Peng, Shao-Liang, National University of Defense Technology, China
    • Vaidyanathan, R. (Vaidy), Louisiana State University, USA

    Advisory Board

    • Chapman, Barbara, University of Houston, USA
    • Gaudiot, Jean-Luc, University of California – Irvine, USA
    • Guo, Minyi, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
    • King, Chung-Ta, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
    • Lee, Jenq-Kuen, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
    • 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
    • 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
    • Cao, Jiannong, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong SAR, China
    • 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
    • Dobre, Ciprian, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania
    • Giorgi, Roberto, Università degli Studi di Siena, Italy
    • Guo, Bing, Sichuan University, China
    • Hsiung, Pao-Ann, National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan
    • Huang, Kuo-Chang, National Taichung University, Taiwan
    • John, Lizy Kurian, University of Texas at Austin, USA
    • Li, Haohan, Google Inc., USA
    • Li, Zhongqi, Qualcomm, 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
    • Mosse, Daniel, University of Pittsburgh, USA
    • Ota, Kaoru, Muroran Insitute of Technology, Japan
    • Pop, Paul, The Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Denmark
    • Rui, Zhou, Lanzhou University, China
    • Sato, Liria Matsumoto, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
    • Tumeo, Antonino, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA
    • Wang, Chien-Min, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
    • Wang, Guojun, Central South University, China
    • Wu, Wei, Deakin University, Australia
    • Xue, Jingling, University of New South Wales, Australia
    • Zheng, Lingxiang, Xiamen University, China


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    Due to server migration, some of our services will unavoidably affected from 28 to 29 May 2016. Our online submissions and peer review system [OSPEERS] will not be available for some of that time and newly published issues will not be available until migration is complete. All other services will be unaffected. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact