SAMOS is a unique conference. It deals with embedded systems (sort of) but that is not what makes it different. It brings together every year researchers from both academia and industry on the quiet and inspiring northern mountainside of the Mediterranean island of Samos, which in itself is different. But more importantly, it really fosters collaboration rather than competition. Formal and intensive technical sessions are only held in the mornings. A lively panel or distinguished keynote speaker ends the formal part of the day, and leads nicely into the afternoons and evenings — reserved for informal discussions, good food, and the inviting Aegean Sea.
The SAMOS conference seeks paper contributions in two main areas:
The Applications, Systems, Architectures, and Processors
This topic area focuses on advances in systems efficiency in various domains. We seek original contributions describing new architectural and micro architectural techniques aiming to improve performance (e.g. processing throughput or real-time latency), energy and power efficiency, reliability and dependability of embedded systems. We solicit novel architectures and computing methodologies and solutions for accelerating applications in various embedded domains such as next generation life sciences and medicine, next generation automotive and avionics, next generation (machine) learning systems for surveillance and recognition, immersive virtual reality. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
The Modeling, Design, and Design Space Exploration
This topic area focuses on all design processes for embedded systems ranging from system-level specification, design languages, modeling and simulation, performance, power, reliability and thermal estimation and analysis, hardware/software and system synthesis, design and design space exploration methodologies down to hardware and software synthesis and compilation strategies. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):