Calls for papers


International Journal of Embedded Systems
International Journal of Embedded Systems


Special Issue on: "Reconfigurable Architectures and Self-Adaptive Autonomic Systems"

Guest Editors:
Wael M. El-Medany, University of Bahrain, Bahrain
R. Vaidyanathan, Louisiana State University, USA
Sabu M. Thampi, Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management - Kerala (IIITM-K), India

New application domains demand ever-increasing adaptability and performance. Today, research is pushing forward, looking for complex heterogeneous, reconfigurable multi-cores architectures. Reconfigurability allows efficient hardware acceleration and virtually unlimited adaptability. Self-adaptive and autonomic computing systems are able to configure, heal, optimise and protect themselves without the need for human intervention.

This special issue aims to collect quality research articles with a solid background in both theoretical and practical aspects of reconfigurable architectures and self-adaptive autonomic systems.

The issue will carry revised and substantially extended versions of selected papers presented at the Third International Conference on Advances in Computing, Communications and Informatics(ICACCI-2014). However, we also strongly encourage researchers unable to participate in the conference to submit articles for this call.

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Coarse-grained reconfigurable architecture
  • Collective adaptive systems/systems-of-systems
  • Compilation techniques for reconfigurable architectures
  • Design space exploration
  • Energy efficiency, dependability and security
  • Engineering self-adaptive systems
  • Evaluations of reconfigurable computing
  • Evolvable hardware and dynamic reconfiguration
  • Handling uncertainty in autonomic systems
  • High-performance reconfigurable computing
  • Interconnected architectures for reconfigurable computing systems
  • Modelling and formal methods for self-adaptation and context-awareness
  • Multiprocessor systems and networks on chip
  • New FPGA architectures and reconfigurable fabric
  • Programming languages and paradigms for reconfigurable computing
  • Reconfigurable architectures for embedded systems
  • Reconfigurable computing education
  • Reconfigurable computing for DSP and communications
  • Reconfigurable computing for security and cryptography
  • Reconfigurable fabric architectures
  • Resilience through reconfiguration
  • Decision making techniques in self-* systems
  • Design and architectural language support for self-* systems
  • Robustness and dependability of self-* systems
  • Self-* requirements
  • Self-adaptive many-core systems, distributed systems
  • Self-adaptive networked embedded systems
  • Self-adaptive software and middleware design
  • Software engineering for self-adaptive systems
  • Techniques and tools for resilient computing
  • Verification and validation of self-* systems
  • Application frameworks for reconfigurable embedded systems

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper has been completely re-written and if appropriate written permissions have been obtained from any copyright holders of the original paper).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process.

All papers must be submitted online. To submit a paper, please read our Submitting articles page.

Important Dates

Paper submission: 28 February, 2015

Decision notification: 15 May, 2015

Revised paper submission: 30 July, 2015

Final paper submission: 30 August, 2015