Call for Papers

Conference Scope

The 13th ACSD conference aims at cross-fertilizing both theoretical and applied research on any topic in the conference field, including:

  • design methods, tools and techniques based on models of computation and concurrency (data-flow models, communicating automata, Petri nets, process algebras, graph rewriting, state charts, MSCs, etc.);
  • graph transformations (as an elementary model of concurrency and many applications), logics for concurrency (e.g., modal and temporal logics);
  • verification, testing, synthesis and (performance) analysis;
  • software and hardware memory models, semantics (operational, axiomatic), theorem proving, memory model aware verification;
  • hardware/software co-design, platform-based design, component-based design, energy-aware design, refinement techniques, hardware/software abstractions, co-simulation and verification;
  • synchronous and asynchronous design, asynchronous circuits, globally asynchronous locally synchronous systems, interface design, multi-clock systems, functional and timing verification;
  • concurrency issues in hard real-time systems, embedded systems and Systems on Chip, massively parallel architectures, Networks on Chip, task and communication scheduling, resource, memory and power management, fault-tolerance and Quality of Service issues;
  • concurrency issues in ad-hoc, mobile and wireless networking, wireless sensor networks, communication protocols, cross-layer optimization, resource and power management, fault-tolerance, concurrency-related security and safety-critical issues;
  • systems of systems (e.g., cyber-physical systems, ambient systems): design, verification and deployment;
  • synthesis and control of concurrent systems, (compositional) modeling and design, (modular) synthesis and analysis, distributed simulation and implementation, (distributed) controller synthesis, adaptive systems, supervisory control;
  • concurrent programming, scalability and the Cloud;
  • (industrial) case studies of general interest, gaming applications, consumer electronics and multimedia, automotive systems, (bio-)medical applications, internet and grid computing, etc.;
  • business process modelling, simulation and verification, (distributed) workflow execution, business process (de-)composition, interorganisational and heterogeneous workflow systems, computer-supported collaborative work systems, web services.

Paper Submissions

ACSD seeks papers describing original work which has not been previously published and is not under review for publication elsewhere. All files must be prepared using the latest IEEE Conference Publishing Services (CPS) conference proceedings guidelines for 8.5" x 11" two-column format. The page limit for regular papers is 10 pages.

In addition to regular submissions, described above, there will be a tools section. Tool paper submissions are limited to 6 pages. They will be presented at the conference in an interactive session.

Conference proceedings will be submitted to the IEEE Xplore Digital Library. Authors of accepted papers are expected to present their papers at the conference, and will be required to sign the IEEE copyright release forms. Selected papers will be considered for publication (in extended and revised form) in a special issue of ACM Transactions in Embedded Computing Systems (TECS) journal.

All papers should be submitted via EasyChair.

Important Dates


  • paper submission deadline: 3 February 2013
  • notification of acceptance: 21 March 2013
  • camera-ready submission deadline: 26 April 2013
  • conference: 8-10 July 2013


PhD Track

A special session for PhD students will be organised during the conference. It will provide a platform for PhD students to present new results obtained in the course of their studies and receive feedback on their research.

The scope of the topics will be the same as for the main conference. The session is planned as an informal forum to exchange new thoughts and ideas. Presentations will be selected on the basis of an abstract up to 4 pages (including references).

The accepted papers are expected to be presented during the session and will be published in the local proceedings. The submitted papers do not need to follow any particular format.

The PhD track papers should be submitted via EasyChair.

Important dates for the PhD track


  • paper submission deadline: 22 April 2013
  • notification of acceptance: 16 May 2013
  • camera-ready submission deadline: 6 June 2013
  • session: 8 July 2013 (tentative)


Invited speakers

Mateo Valero, BSC - Microsoft Research Centre, Spain
Jun Sawada, IBM Austin Research Laboratory, USA
Ricardo Baeza-Yates, Yahoo! Research, Spain

Satellite event

There will be a satellite event organised in conjunction with the ACSD 2013 conference: the ART 2013 (Applications of Region Theory) Workshop. It will take place on 9th July. More information about this workshop can be found here.

Programme Committee

Jiri Barnat, Czech Republic
Twan Basten, The Netherlands
Behzad Bordbar, UK
Hanifa Boucheneb, Canada
Jens Brandt, Germany
Benoît Caillaud, France
Javier Campos, Spain
Franck Cassez, Australia
Thomas Chatain, France
Silvia Crafa, Italy
Rocco De Nicola, Italy
Jörg Desel, Germany
Zhenhua Duan, China
Henri Hansen, Finland
Keijo Heljanko, Finland
Holger Hermanns, Germany
Masashi Imai, Japan
Petr Jancar, Czech Republic
Ryszard Janicki, Canada
Mark Josephs, UK
Gabriel Juhas, Slovakia
Victor Khomenko, UK
Fabrice Kordon, France
Barbara König, Germany
Mihai Lazarescu, Italy (co-chair)
Johan Lilius, Finland
Robert Lorenz, Germany
Gerald Lüttgen, Germany
Roland Meyer, Germany
Łukasz Mikulski, Poland
Andrey Mokhov, UK
Mohammadreza Mousavi, The Netherlands
Wojciech Penczek, Poland
Marta Pietkiewicz-Koutny, UK (co-chair)
Franck Pommereau, France
Dumitru Potop Butucaru, France
Jean-Francois Raskin, Belgium
Partha Roop, New Zealand
Christian Stahl, The Netherlands
Nikola Trcka, The Netherlands
Antti Valmari, Finland
Walter Vogler, Germany
Karsten Wolf, Germany
Tomohiro Yoneda, Japan

Posted by ACSD April 16th, 2013