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ESC SILICON VALLEY 2015 Call for Speaking Proposals

The Embedded Systems Conference SILICON VALLEY(ESC)

Santa Clara Marriott
Silicon Valley, CA
July 20-22, 2015

Submission Deadline: February 1, 2015 11:59 PM EST

The Technical Program Committee of the Embedded Systems Conference (ESC) invites presenters to submit speaking proposals for ESC SILICON VALLEY, to be held July 20-22, 2015 at the Santa Clara Marriott.

Our goal is to deliver a unique and highly useful educational experience for embedded systems designers and technical professionals involved in designing electronics products and systems.

We encourage proposals from speakers with deep technical and practical expertise in embedded systems hardware, software, and firmware, as well as practitioners who have developed strategies for reducing time, cost, and complexity in the embedded development process.

Topic Areas for Submission

We are accepting proposals for ESC for six tracks that cover, but are not limited to, the following topics:

Embedded Systems Design

– Debugging and Test
– Low Power Design
– Processors & Programmable Devices
– Project Planning and Development
– Strategies for Getting the Most from Smaller, Cheaper Parts
– Systems Architecture
– Trends in Embedded Systems Design

Embedded Software Design

– Debugging and Test
– Device Drivers
– Embedded Android
– Firmware Architecture
– Linux Kernel and Operating Systems
– Rapid Development using Open Source Tools
– Real Time Operating Systems
– Software Architecture, Development, and Design

Hardware: Design, I/O and Interfacing

– Device Drivers
– Energy Harvesting
– Low Power Design
– Signal Converters
– Sensor Hubs
– Sensor Fusion
– Sensors
– User Interface
– Wireless Networking

Connected Devices and the Internet of Things

– Debugging and Test
– Economic Models for IoT
– Platform Independent APIs
– Intelligent Sensors
– IoT Platforms and Services
– Middleware
– Networking and Connectivity
– Security
– Video and Voice

Software: Design, Languages & Quality

– C and C++
– Debugging and Test
– Software Architecture, Development and Design
– Source Control Management
– Web Application Languages for Embedded (JAVA, Python, etc.)
– Writing Reliable Code
– Open Source Software


– Development Boards
– Development Tool Chains
– Rapid Prototyping Techniques
– The Role of Open Source Hardware in Prototyping

Presentation Formats

Technical Session - 45 minutes

A technical session talk is a deep, “how-to” style presentation that reveals new ways of thinking about and applying embedded systems technologies, tips and tricks, and proven strategies and techniques for improving performance, reducing development time, or cutting costs in the embedded development process.

Classic Postmortem - 45 minutes

A classic postmortem talk chronicles in technical detail the design and development of a noteworthy embedded systems application, including a detailed discussion of the trade-offs and choices made (and why) during the design process.


A product teardown presentation investigates what’s under the hood of a product design, discussing in detail the component parts, chip/system functionality, and potentially software choices in the design. Speakers can present one of their own product designs (commercial or hobbyist) or a commercial product on the market.

Proposals that will be given preference in the review process:

  • Talks that reveal new ways of thinking about and applying embedded systems technologies
  • Talks that feature content never seen before and not available online that you have created specifically for the Embedded Systems Conference
  • Real-world examples that involve an embedded project with a novel application of technology or illustrate a solution to a technical challenge in an end product, including a detailed discussion of the trade-offs and choices made (and why) during the design process
  • Talks that include a demo to illustrate key technical principles
  • Talks that engage the audience in a highly creative or interactive way

ESC Speaking Proposal Submission Process

  1. Go to the submissions portal for complete submission guidelines and details and to create your speaking proposal.
  2. Please fill out the form completely and submit no later than February 1, 2015 11:59 PM EST.
  3. All individuals who submit a proposal will be contacted and advised of the status of their submission by February 17, 2015.
  4. If selected to speak, all presenters will be required to submit a presentation two months in advance.

If you have any questions, or would like to discuss your preliminary ideas, please contact Karen Field, ESC Program Chair/Creative Director, at .