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AHS 2015 Conference

Scope and topics

The purpose of the conference is to bring together leading researchers from the adaptive hardware and systems community to exchange experiences and share new ideas in the field. The conference expands the topics addressed by the precursor series of NASA/DoD Conference on Evolvable Hardware, held between 1999 and 2005, with a broader scope. This includes a variety of hardware and system adaptation methods and targeting more industry participation. The NASA/ESA series started with the AHS-2006 conference held in Istanbul, Turkey, and continued annually since at a variety of international venues.

Adaptation reflects the capability of a system to maintain or improve its performance in the context of internal or external changes, such as uncertainty and variation during fabrication, faults and degradation in the field, changes in the operational environment, incidental or intentional interference, different users and preferences, modifications of standards and requirements, or trade-offs between performance requirements and available resources.

We welcome original contributions in the areas of hardware and software adaptation at different system levels, including, but not limited to:

1) Adaptive hardware, e.g.,

  • Adaptive and reconfigurable computer systems
  • Adaptive telecommunications

2) Adaptive algorithms, e.g.,

  • Data and image compression for adaptive systems
  • Learning and evolutionary algorithms for adaptive hardware

3) Design methodology for adaptive systems, e.g.,

  • Computer-aided design tools and algorithms for adaptive systems
  • Performance, cost, power, and reliability strategies

4) Adaptive applications, e.g.,

  • Software/hardware architectures for unmanned autonomous vehicles
  • Space applications
  • Robotics

While the focus of this conference is on communications and space applications, we welcome original contributions in other application areas such as consumer, medical, defence and security, as the techniques employed in these areas can be disseminated across the board. We also welcome papers describing significant applications of adaptive hardware and systems to industrial case studies and demonstrating their capabilities and effectiveness.

Call for Papers (PDF)


Tutorial Proposals

On the first day, half-day technical tutorials on selected topics will be given by leading experts in their respective fields. The proposal should motivate the topic and its relevance for both academia and industry, describe the target audience (who? how many? match with typical AHS audience?), the reason for a tutorial (why a tutorial, why now), tutorial objectives, and a clear planning hereto (tutorial outline and speakers, what will be done to attract the audience).

Proposals should be submitted before January 30, 2015.

Submissions of all tutorials need to be made on-line via the following URL: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ahs2015

Please select "Tutorial" as the type of submission.

The tutorial organizer(s) will be notified of acceptance or rejection of proposals by February 20, 2015. In case of acceptance, final information about the tutorial structure (confirmed speakers, final abstract, final agenda) must be provided by May 1, 2015. Tutorial hand-out material (consisting of all slides and perhaps also background reading material) needs to be uploaded as a single PDF file via the EasyChair website before May 1, 2015.

Speakers of accepted tutorials will receive one free conference registration per tutorial.

For more information, please contact:
Carlo Pinciroli (Tutorials Chair)

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