Call for Papers


As the fastest growing industry, embedded systems have great societal and environmental impacts. Embedded software and systems, ranging from smart appliances to unmanned trains/vehicles, have been crucial in our daily life. Therefore, the design and implementation of safe and efficient embedded software and systems are of utmost importance. IEEE ICESS is an international forum for researchers and developers from academia, industry and government to present and discuss the science, engineering, technology and emerging ideas and trends of embedded software and systems.

The ICESS-2017 conference is the 14th IEEE International Conference on Embedded Software and Systems. It provides an international forum for presenting and discussing emerging ideas and trends in embedded software and systems from both the research community as well as the industry. ICESS-2017 is sponsored by IEEE, IEEE Computer Society, and IEEE Technical Committee on Scalable Computing (TCSC).

The ICESS-2017 conference is the next event in a series of highly successful international conferences on embedded software and systems (ESS), held as ICESS 2016 (Sichuan, China, August 2016), ICESS 2015 (New York, USA, August 2015), ICESS 2014 (Paris, France, August 2014), ICESS 2013 (Sydney, Australia, December 2013), ICESS 2012 (Liverpool, England, UK, June 2012), ICESS 2011 (Changsha, China, November 2011), ICESS 2010 (Bradford, UK, July 2010), ICESS 2009 (Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China, May 2009), etc.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:


Systems, Models and Algorithms Track

  • Embedded System Architecture
  • Embedded Software Architectures
  • Embedded OS, Scheduling and Runtime Support
  • Embedded Storage and I/O Systems
  • Real-Time Embedded Systems
  • Distributed and Networked Embedded Systems
  • Fault Tolerant and Trusted Embedded Systems
  • Mixed-Criticality Embedded Systems
  • Heterogeneous SoC and Multicore Embedded Systems
  • Power and Thermal Aware Computing
  • Pervasive/Ubiquitous Computing
  • Reconfigurable Embedded Computing

Design Methodology and Tools Track

  • Design Technologies of Embedded Systems
  • Formal Methods for Embedded Systems
  • Middleware for Embedded Systems
  • IDE and Software Tools
  • Hardware/Software Co-Design
  • Component-Based Embedded Software Design
  • Model-based Design for Embedded Software
  • Domain/Application-Specific Design Techniques
  • Testing Techniques for Embedded Software/Systems
  • Verification and Validation for Embedded Systems
  • Compilation and Debug Techniques and Tools
  • Performance Evaluation Techniques and Tools

Emerging Embedded Applications and Interdisciplinary Topics Track

  • Intelligent Embedded Systems
  • Internet-of-Things (IoT)
  • Wearable Devices
  • Smart City
  • Robotics and Control Systems
  • Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN)
  • Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS)
  • Robotics and Control Systems
  • Embedded Automotive, Medical and Avionics Systems
  • Embedded Database & Multimedia Systems
  • QoS Support for Embedded Systems
  • Embedded Network Protocol and Security
  • Emergency and Disaster Management
  • Consumer Electronics
  • Mobile Cloud Computing
  • Industrial Practices and Case Studies

Submission Guidelines

Successful submissions should contain significant novel ideas and technical results, which have not been published or concurrently submitted to any other venue.

Submitted manuscripts should be written in English conforming to the IEEE conference proceedings format (8.5" x 11", Two-Column, template available here. All paper submissions must represent original and unpublished work. Papers must be submitted electronically in PDF format through EasyChair.

Each submission should be limited to 10 pages (IEEE format, two-column format). Accepted regular papers will have 8 complimentary pages with registration (or up to 10 pages with over-length charge). Accepted short papers can have 4 complimentary pages with registration (or up to 6 pages with over-length charge).

The accepted papers from this conference will be published by IEEE Computer Society in IEEE proceedings (indexed by EI Compendex). Distinguished papers, after further revisions, will be considered for possible publication in several SCI & EI indexed special issues of prestigious international journals. By submitting a paper to the conference, authors assure that if the paper is accepted, at least one author will attend the conference and present the paper.

Important Dates

Submission deadline: 15 March 2017 30 April 2017 (Submissions Closed)
Authors notification:  15 May 2017 1st June 2017
Camera-ready due: 1 June 2017 15th June 2017 (Firm Deadline)
Registration: 1 June 2017 15th June 2017 (Firm Deadline)


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Organization Committee

General Co-Chairs

  • Daniel Mosse, University of Pittsburgh, USA
  • Sudeep Pasricha, Colorado State University, USA

Program Co-Chairs

  • Tam Chantem, Virginia Tech, USA
  • Nan Guan, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China
  • Duo Liu, Chongqing University, China

Track Chairs

  • Song Han, University of Connecticut, USA
  • Abusayeed Saifullah, Wayne State University, USA
  • Yi Wang, Shenzhen University, China

Steering Co-Chairs

  • Zhaohui Wu,  Zhejiang University, China
  • Laurence T. Yang, St. Francis Xavier University, Canada

Steering Committee

  • Yann-Hang Lee, Arizona State University, USA
  • Xiangke Liao, National University of Defence Technology, China
  • Edwin Sha, Chongqing University, China
  • Xingshe Zhou, Northwestern Polytechnical University, China
  • Sandeep K Shukla, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India
  • Dakai Zhu, University of Texas at San Antonio, USA
  • Zili Shao, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China


Workshop and Tutorial Co-Chairs

  • Haibo Zhang, University of Otago, New Zealand
  • Nenggan, Zheng,  Zhejiang University, China

Publicity Co-Chairs

  • Chunsheng Zhu, University of British Columbia, Canada
  • Qingchen Zhang, St Francis Xavier University, Canada
  • Wenbin Jiang, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China

Publication Chair

  • Gengfa Feng - University of Technology Sydney, Australia

Finance Chair

  • Wenjing Jia - University of Technology Sydney, Australia

Web Chair

  • Ashish Nanda - University of Technology Sydney, Australia