Special Issue "Embedded Multi-Core Systems"

A special issue of Computers (ISSN 2073-431X).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2016)

Special Issue Editors

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC V8W 2Y2, Canada
Interests: generative AI for medical diagnostics and security; security protocols using physically unclonable functions (PUFs); parallel algorithms
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Dr. Haytham El Miligi
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Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC V8W 2Y2, Canada
Interests: applications of machine learning in cyber security
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Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90007, USA
Interests: drug–drug interaction networks; network science for drug repurposing; complex networks; artificial intelligence; data science
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Multicore technology is becoming one of the best solutions to improve the performance of embedded systems, as it can significantly boost computer speed and efficiency. However, just simply adding more CPU cores never results in a perfect performance scaling. The performance of any parallelized program depends on many factors, such as the amount of dependencies between its subroutines, the ability to manage shared resources while maintaining consistent concurrency across large number of cores, and the system capability of meeting task deadlines for real-time applications. Other factors, such as preserving legacy codes and tool shortcomings, also limit the practical scaling and efficiency of multi-core solutions. There are many research questions that still need to be answered at different levels of abstractions. As an attempt to close this gap, the journal Computers is seeking original submissions for a Special Issue on “Embedded Multi-Core Systems”.

Authors are invited to submit original contributions on the following topics:

-          Multicore system design issues
-          EDA tools for Multicore design
-          Performance models and Evaluation of MultiCore embedded systems
-          Real-Time Multicore eystems design issues
-          Porting RTOS to Multicore hardware platforms
-          Power-aware embedded Multicore system design
-          Analytical and computational modeling of embedded Multicore systems
-          Applications and case studies for Multicore systems
-          Programming issues of Multicore embedded systems
-          Dependency analysis of Multicore implementations.
-          Migration of CPU-based legacy codes to Multicore implementations
-          Multicore Interconnect design and implementation
-          Novel technologies embedded into the fabric of multicores
-          Memory design issues and optimization
-          Dynamic optimization techniques for multicores
-          Fault-tolerance, dependability and security issues
-          Software and hardware solutions for enabling higher scalabily and performance (bandwidth)
-          Design methodologies and case studies towards data-centers-on-a-chip architectures
-          Multicore Software: Tools and Standards

Prof. Dr. Fayez Gebali
Assist. Prof. Dr. Haytham El Miligi
Assist. Prof. Dr. Paul Bogdan
Guest Editors

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  • embedded multicore systems
  • multicore systems design
  • multicore systems performance
  • multicore interconnect
  • multicore software standards

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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