Workshop on Languages, Compilers, and Tools
for Embedded Systems

Call for Participation

(postscript version of program and registration)

( on-line proceedings LNCS volume 1474, ISBN 3-540-65075-X)

( June 19-20, 1998, Montreal, Canada )

Sponsored by ACM SIGPLAN.

Held in conjunction with the ACM Conference on
Programming Language Design and Implementation (PLDI'98)
( June 17-19, 1998, Montreal, Canada )

Official successor to the ACM SIGPLAN Workshop on
Languages, Compilers, and Tools for Real-Time Systems
1997, 1995, 1994.

Later Workshops on
Languages, Compilers, and Tools for Embedded Systems
1999, 2000, 2001, 2002,


LCTES '98 provides a link between the programming languages and embedded systems engineering communities. Researchers and developers in these areas are addressing many similar problems, but with different backgrounds and approaches. LCTES is intended to expose researchers and developers from either area to relevant work and interesting problems in the other area and provide a forum where they can interact.

Until recently embedded systems development was performed by experienced specialists using a variety of custom kernels, non-standard languages, vendor-specific device interfaces and custom hardware. System integration involved a complicated process of obtaining timing measurements, hand-tuning code, and re-measuring. These ad-hoc techniques do not scale well for modern systems. Also, the majority of system developers is no longer composed of embedded control experts. As a result, a trend is emerging to use off-the-shelf hardware and enhance standard software to meet embedded requirements, ranging from real-time extensions of common programming languages and operating systems to appropriate tools for embedded programmers.

Invited Talks

Using UML for Modeling Complex Real-Time Systems
Bran Selic (ObjecTime, USA)

Evaluating ASIC, DSP, and RISC Architectures for Embedded Applications
Marc Campbell (Northrop Grumman, USA)

Workshop Schedule (tentative), Friday June 19, 1998

12:30-13:15 - Invited Talk: Applying UML to Complex Real-Time Systems Bran Selic (ObjecTime, USA)

13:15-13:30 - Break

13:30-15:30 - Session 1

15:30-16:00 - Break

16:00-18:00 - Session 2

19:00-??:?? - Reception and Dinner

Saturday, June 20, 1998

7:00-8:00 - Breakfast

8:00-8:45 - Invited Talk: Evaluating ASIC, DSP, and RISC Architectures for Embedded Applications Marc Campbell (Northrop Grumman, USA)

8:45-9:00 - Break

9:00-10:30 - Session 3

10:30-11:00 - Break

11:00-13:00 - Session 4

Proceedings and Guidelines for Preparing Camera-Ready Papers

Springer is making the proceedings as LNCS volume 1474 available (by the end of July) on-line free of charge for a limited time (till Sep 30, 1998), the password is on the contents page.

The accepted papers will be published as post-conference proceedings in the Springer LNCS series. Authors must follow the LNCS guidelines for preparing their camera-ready papers. Camera-ready final papers are due on May 15, 1998, and the postscript should be sent by e-mail to


Please follow the following link for the workshop registration, which is administered together with PLDI'98.


Frank Mueller
Humboldt University Berlin
Institut fuer Informatik
Unter den Linden 6
10099 Berlin, Germany
phone: (+49) (30) 20181-276, fax: -280
Azer Bestravros
Boston University
Department of Computer Science
111 Cummington Street
Boston, MA 02215 (USA)
phone: 617-353-9726, fax: -6457

Program Committee

Gul Agha University of Illinois, USA
Azer Bestravros Boston University, USA
John Gough Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Paul Freedman Centre de recherche informatique de Montréal, Canada
Rajiv Gupta University of Pittsburgh, USA
Wolfgang Halang University of Hagen, Germany
Annie Liu Indiana University, USA
Thomas Marlowe Seton Hall University, USA
Frank Mueller Humboldt University Berlin, Germany
Manas Saksena Concordia University, Canada
Andy Wellings University of York, UK
David Whalley Florida State University, USA
Reinhard Wilhelm University of the Saarland, Germany