The 9th IEEE International Conference on Embedded Software and Systems (ICESS) 2012
Embedded software and systems are closely related to our daily life, which reside from smart appliances to unmanned trains. As the fastest growing industry, embedded systems will have great societal and environmental impacts. Therefore, the design and implementation of safe and efficient embedded software and systems have utmost importance. The 9th IEEE International Conference on Embedded Software and Systems (ICESS-2012) will be held during June 25-27, 2012, in Liverpool, UK, a fantastic and popular tourist city destination in the UK. Several areas of the city centre were granted World Heritage Site status by UNESCO in 2004. Referred to as the Liverpool Maritime Mercantile City, the site comprises six separate locations in the city including the Pier Head, Albert Dock and William Brown Street and includes many of the city's most famous landmarks. The conference follows the success of IEEE ICESS-2011 in Changsha, China, and IEEE ICESS-2010 in Bradford, UK. The goal of IEEE ICESS-2012 is to provide a forum for scientists, engineers and researchers to discuss and exchange novel ideas, results, experiences and work-in-progress on all aspects of embedded software and systems.