[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] CfP: 2015 NASA/ESA Conference on Adaptive Hardware and Systems (AHS-2015)

Carlo Pinciroli cpinciro at ulb.ac.be
Tue Oct 28 14:07:46 PDT 2014

                           CALL FOR PAPERS
2015 NASA/ESA Conference on Adaptive Hardware and Systems (AHS-2015)
                          June 15-18, 2015
             Polytechnique Montreal, Montreal, QC, Canada


Regular Papers:
- Paper submission deadline:                        January 23, 2015
- Author notification:                                 April 1, 2015
- Camera ready manuscript deadline:                      May 1, 2015

- Proposals for tutorials:                          January 30, 2015
- Notification:                                    February 20, 2015

Special Sessions:
- Proposals for special sessions:                   January 16, 2015
- Notification:                                     January 23, 2015

The 2015 NASA/ESA Conference on Adaptive Hardware and Systems
(AHS-2015) will be held June 15 - 18, 2015, at Polytechnique Montreal,
in Montreal, QC, Canada.


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.

For further details on topics, please visit the conference website at



National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), USA
European Space Agency (ESA), The Netherlands
Polytechnique Montreal, Canada


Giovanni Beltrame - Polytechnique Montreal                 (General)
David Merodio-Codinachs - ESA                     (General co-chair)
Umeshkumar D. Patel - NASA                        (General co-chair)

Brett H. Meyer - McGill University               (Technical Program)
Tughrul Arslan - University of Edinburgh        (Technical co-chair)
Didier Keymeulen - NASA JPL                     (Technical co-chair)
Mike Newell - Athens Consulting                 (Technical co-chair)
Rainer Wansch - Fraunhofer Institute            (Technical co-chair)

David Saussie - Polytechnique Montreal          (Local Arrangements)
Guy Bois - Polytechnique Montreal                          (Finance)
Jacopo Panerati - Polytechnique Montreal           (Web/Proceedings)
Carlo Pinciroli - Université Libre de Bruxelles          (Tutorials)
Christian Pilato - Columbia University                   (Publicity)

Contact Email: ahs2015 at polymtl.ca


Carlo Pinciroli, Ph.D.
IRIDIA - Université Libre de Bruxelles

Mail: cpinciro [at] ulb [dot] ac [dot] be
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