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ESC SILICON VALLEY 2016 CALL FOR SPEAKERS


THE EMBEDDED SYSTEMS CONFERENCE (ESC) SILICON VALLEY

San Jose Convention Center, San Jose, CA, December 6-8, 2016

SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO: JUNE 24, 2016, 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 December 6-8, 2016.

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 any proposals that may involve (but are not limited to), the following topics:

EMBEDDED HARDWARE DESIGN & VERIFICATION

  • Architecture, Design, Development, Verification, Debugging & 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 & Verification
  • Device Drivers
  • Energy Harvesting
  • Signal Converters
  • Sensors, Sensor Hubs & Sensor Fusion
  • Human-Machine Interfaces
  • Wireless Networking
  • Development Boards
  • Development Tool Chains
  • Rapid Prototyping Techniques
  • The Role of Open Source Hardware in Prototyping
  • Security

EMBEDDED SOFTWARE DESIGN & VERIFICATION

  • Architecture, Design, Development, Verification, Debugging & Test
  • Device Drivers
  • Embedded Android
  • Firmware Architecture
  • Rapid Development using Open Source Tools
  • Kernels, Operating Systems & Real Time Operating Systems
  • Languages (e.g., C, C++, Python)
  • Source Control Management
  • Writing Reliable Code
  • Open Source Software
  • Security

CONNECTED DEVICES AND THE INTERNET OF THINGS (IoT)

  • Architecture, Design, Development, Verification, Debugging & Test
  • Economic Models for IoT
  • IoT Platforms and Services
  • Platform Independent APIs
  • Intelligent Sensors
  • Firmware, Middleware & Application Software
  • Networking and Connectivity
  • Embedded Speech & Embedded Vision
  • Security

THE ESC ENGINEERING THEATER

This is the venue where you can captivate an audience of your peers with spectacular feats of engineering derring-do, and you can regale them with tales from the trenches describing how you have successfully rolled up your shirtsleeves to overcome the diabolical challenges inherent in bringing good engineering ideas to life. This is also the place to present your one-of-a-kind electronic inventions and any weird and wacky ideas you've dreamed up, coded, wired, soldered, hammered, and/or glued together.

PRESENTATION FORMATS

TECHNICAL SESSION - 45 MINUTES

A technical session 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 chronicles in detail the design and development of a noteworthy embedded systems application, including a detailed discussion of the trade-offs and choices made (and choices that would have been made differently in hindsight) during the design process.

PRODUCT TEARDOWNS - 45 MINUTES

A product teardown 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.

ESC ENGINEERING THEATRE - 45 MINUTES

A largely unscripted format in which you can present your one-of-a-kind electronic inventions and any weird and wacky ideas you've dreamed up, coded, wired, soldered, hammered, and/or glued together.

2-HOUR TUTORIAL

Tutorials are intensive sessions encouraging attendees to explore topics with greater depth and breadth. Tutorials may include development boards and hands-on training.

4- HOUR TUTORIAL

Tutorials are intensive sessions encouraging attendees to explore topics with greater depth and breadth. Tutorials may include development boards and hands-on training.

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 choices that would have been made differently in hindsight) 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

The submission deadline has been extended to June 24, 2016, 11:59 PM EST. Please fill out of the form completely and submit no later than June 24, 2016. All individuals who submit a proposal will be contacted and advised of the status of their submission during the month of July 2016. If selected to speak, all presenters will be required to submit a PowerPoint presentation in PDF form two months in advance to ensure ESC guidelines are met.

If you have any questions, or would like to discuss your preliminary ideas, please contact the ESC Technical Content Director, Max Maxfield at .

IMPORTANT SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS

  • Double-check your email; this is our primary point of contact (general Gmail and Yahoo-type addresses tend to have fewer messages end up in spam folders than do work email address).
  • Your work is automatically saved. You may start your proposal now and complete it any time before the deadline. You may even make edits after you submit it, up until the deadline.
  • Please ensure first letter of your first and last name are capitalized and that your bio reflects your professional achievements accurately.
  • If you are a PR representative, fill in your contact details below (you will add speakers on the next page).