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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

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High Level Design Tools

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Defence, Military and Space Applications

Mobile Computing Systems

Hardware Support for Internet and Security

Application in Automotive Industry, Autotainment

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HPC in Finance and Banking

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Application Developer News - ADN

The Journal for
Developers of Heterogeneous Computing Systems

ERSA 2014 - Call for PAPERS

EXTENDED Deadline: April 19, 2014

ERSA 2014 website

You are invited to submit your paper and/or proposal of dedicated sessions, tutorials, workshops, demos, and panel discussion sessions for consideration

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News from World

Driverless Car Sharing Concept Focuses on Digital Comfort

A prototype of a vehicle,Link & Go 2.0, provides a glimpse of future urban individual mobility. Link & Go 2.0. The vehicle has no steering wheel; instead, it offers all conceivable digital whistles and bells. Link & Go 2.0 is actually more a taxi than a means of individual mobility as we know it.

The car can be ordered via smartphone (across its Facebook site) and then drives automatically to the customer to pick him up. Having transported the passenger to his destination, experience-based algorithms make the vehicle to head for places where the statistic likelihood to pick up another passenger is the highest.Abs

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Lockheed Martin Puts Military Tech to Use Scouting the Ideal Wind Farm

The old knock on alternative energy is “the sun isn’t always shining and the wind isn't always blowing.” But if wind farms could only deliver on their expectations, they could provide a vital supporting role that slowly expands as grid storage grows. But according to Lockheed Martin Corp. (LMT) wind farms recently installed in the U.S. have been missing their promised average capacities by seven to nine percent -- a catastrophic shortfall from a cost perspective.

The company -- best known for its work for the U.S. Air Force building jet fighters and other high tech weapons of war -- is interesting in diversifying into the commercial sector and has issued press releases describing WindProspector.

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GPUs Take Monte Carlo Options Pricing Real-Time

In finance, an option or derivative is a contract that gives a firm the right, under certain conditions, to buy or sell an underlying asset or instrument. Financial firms use options to reduce the risks associated with investing.... Accurately calculating risk and pricing is a critical part of this strategy, and GPU co-processors have increasingly been commandeered for this computationally intensive task.

There are a number of computational algorithms common to the financial world. In finance pricing, Monte Carlo simulation is the dominant technique for American-style options, which may be exercised at any time before the expiration date. The Monte Carlo method provides the decision maker with a range of possible outcomes and the probabilities they will occur for any choice of action.

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Multicore basics: AMP and SMP

With multicore embedded systems becoming so common, this article outlines some of the basics, reviewing the possible hardware architectures. Broadly, there are two options: Asymmetric Multi-Processing and Symmetric Multi-Processing. These are defined and the circumstances under which each may be selected are outlined, along with the implications to the embedded software engineer.

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Big Data Drives The Smart Car

Lane-departure warnings, blind spot detection, auto-braking, and self-parking: These are a few examples of emerging safety features designed to make driving safer. Sorry, humans, but the message here is clear: The best way to make makes roads safer is to supplement, and eventually bypass, the weakest link in every vehicle’s crash-avoidance system -- the easily-distracted, irrational, and sometimes dangerous human driver.

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ADN Journal, Issue 2

Regular Technical Papers

  • Embedded Processor Selection Using FPGA-based Profiling
    Fadi Obeidat* and Robert H. Klenke**
    * Intel Corporation, Austin, TX, USA
    ** Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia, USA


    In embedded systems, modeling the performance of off-the-shelf processors is very important to enable the designer to estimate the capability of each candidate processor against the target application. Considering the large number of available embedded processors, the need has increased for building an infrastructure by which it is possible to estimate the performance of a given application on a certain processor with a minimum of time and resources. This paper presents the use a Xilinx MicroBlaze softcore processor ...

    Fadi Obeidat, Embedded Processor Selection...

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ERSA 2014

The International Conference on
Engineering of Reconfigurable Systems and Algorithms

July 21 - 24, 2014, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

You are invited to submit your paper and/or proposal of dedicated sessions, tutorials, workshops, demos, and panel discussion sessions for consideration

ERSA’14 consists of two parts:

  • ERSA Academic Section
  • ERSA Industrial Section

The scope of ERSA covers broad area, from simple applications on programmable logic to complex, intelligent, high-performance, embedded systems implemented as multicore systems and heterogeneous parallel processing systems. All these complex systems involve reconfigurability on software and/or hardware level.

ERSA explores emerging trends and novel ideas in the area of parallel, reconfigurable, high-performance, heterogeneous computing systems architecture, design methods and applications. ERSA is promoting multidisciplinary research and new visionary approaches including bio-inspired architectures, computational biology, physics etc.

IMPORTANT DATES:

April 14, 2014 : Proposals for Academic Sessions, Workshops, Panels, Tutorials, ...
April 19, 2014 : Proposals for Industrial Sessions, Workshops, Panels, Tutorials, ...
April 19, 2014: Submission of full papers academic papers
April 19, 2014: Submission of Industrial Papers, Panels, Session, Workshop, Tutorials, ...
May 10, 2014: Notification of acceptance
May 24, 2014: Final papers + Copyright + Registration
Jul 21-24, 2014: The ERSA 2014 conference.

Hot topics

  • Heterogeneous Reconfigurable Computing Systems: Architecture and High Level Design Tools
  • Cyber-Security: Hardware Security and Trust in Internet, Financial Services, Telecommunications Networks, Power Grids, Military Systems, ...

The list of topics includes but is not limited to:

  • Design Methods
    • Heterogeneous Systems Architecture: Multicore, CPU plus FPGA,...
    • High Level Design Tools for Heterogeneous Systems: OpenCL, Cuda, ...
    • Models of Embedded Reconfigurable and Heterogeneous Systems, Adaptable and Distributed Embedded Systems, High-Performance Embedded Systems
    • Heterogeneous Run-time Environments and Resource Management
    • And More
  • Application Areas
    • Defence, Military and Space Applications
    • Mobile and Communication Systems
    • Internet Security and Cryptography
    • Big Data, Finance and Banking
    • Scientific Research, Oil and Gas Industry, Automotive Industry
    • Digital Media, Autotainment and Digital Signal Processing
    • Bio-sciences, Medical Systems and Bio-Inspired Architectures
    • High-Performance Systems and Ultra-efficient Exascale Computing
    • High-Performance and Low-power Systems
    • Monte Carlo Methods in Technical and Financial Systems
    • And More

For more, visit: ERSA News and ERSA 2014 CFP
Submission Guidelines

Year-Around Event

The Application Developer Journal is a companion to the international conference on Engineering of Reconfigurable Systems and Algorithms (ERSA) , and will turn the ERSA conference into year-around event. Las Vegas is just the place where researchers and entrepreneurs can meet and talk face-to-face.

Rapid publication of short papers and advertising in Developer Newsletter is open.

  • All advertisements are published immediately on journal website and in the next issue of the newsletter.
  • Publishing technical papers may take up to two weeks.
  • Publishing technical papers and advertisements during the introduction period of this journal is free.

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Logos are usually displayed on the left bar of the website and journal. Banners are usually horizontal graphical blocks (in some cases we accept vertical banners) and displayed at the bottom or middle area of the webpage and journal.

Advertisements are displayed on a separate webpage with its own URL and are supported by LinkedIn button. See for example Velocytech webpage with ERSA/ADN.

Advertising are sold for one month, three months and for whole year.

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On the subject line, you have to specify that this is a submission for Application Developer Journal, and the name of corresponding author:

SUBJECT LINE:
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In the body, please include the title of the paper, names of authors and corresponding author.

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Each submission must include a cover letter as a separate .txt file and containing the following information:

  • the title of paper
  • authors with their affiliations
  • contacting author's name, full postal address, e-mail address, telephone number
  • type of paper: full paper, short paper
  • 3 to 6 topical keywords that would best represent the content of the paper

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All contributions to the ADN journal in a form of text (i.e. not merely Logos), including advertisings and short papers, are displayed on a separate webpage with its own URL and are supported by LinkedIn button. This offers authors and visitors the possibility to post the contribution to LinkedIn groups and to forward to other individuals. In this way, authors and their contributions will be benefited with higher visibility.

Application Developer News - ADN

The Journal for
Developers of Heterogeneous Computing Systems

The Application Developer News - ADN is a Journal for industrial and academic researchers, entrepreneurs, and developers. It offers peer-reviewed, rapid-decision publishing, focusing on commercial application development for heterogeneous, reconfigurable, embedded computing systems. The journal will be published monthly. Read the Editorial Message and more about the Scope.

Developer Newsletter is a weekly update of news for Developers of Heterogeneous Computing Systems. It is published on every Wednesday, distributed freely by email and is available on Application Developer News website .

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ADN will draw on technical communities for peer reviewers to ensure the best possible papers are being published.

If you are interested to be an editor, please contact with the EiC, Toomas P Plaks.

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