Embedded Live Conference 2018 – Call for Papers

The UK’s newest Embedded Conference is now open for abstract submissions

Embedded Live logoFeabhas, the UK’s leading independent provider of embedded software development training, announces that the Embedded Live 2018 call for papers is now open.

Located at the NEC, Embedded Live aims to bring together engineers, managers and experts from across the world of embedded software development, to share their experience and knowledge.  

The two-day conference (25-26 September 2018) covers four distinct half-day sessions, all related to embedded development. Each half-day session will focus on a core theme with talks of a practical pragmatic nature, sharing experience and knowledge. Just one relevant sponsored product talk will be included in each session. 

The four session themes for 2018 are: 

  • Security and Safety
  • Agile for Embedded
  • Real-Time Operating Systems
  • Quality and Reliability

As the conference is aimed at a broad spectrum of embedded software developers, from managers through to development engineers, we are looking for there to be something for everyone in each session.

Therefore, we welcome papers of the following types per half-day session:

  • Business Impact – focussing on the business impact of the technique/process being discussed. The talk should address the costs of adopting the technique under discussion, the return on investment and benefits (e.g. cost, quality, brand, reputation) 
  • User Story – explaining what you did, why you did it, what were the consequences and recommendations moving forward
  • How to - a more focussed technical session on a particular topic that developers can really learn from

Speaking slots will be 45 mins, but this should include time for questions too. Further guidance on the types of suitable topics for each session can be found below.

The conference themes

Security and Safety

High-integrity design, implementation and testing is vital to both safety-critical and secure systems.  Safety is an enduring issue for Embedded Systems and continues to be a vital topic as electronics takes us into new areas such as driverless cars and medical devices. The Internet of Things (IoT) is driving an ever-increasing requirement on the security of embedded systems too.

We are particularly interested in presentations covering any of these topics:

  • Designing for security
  • Costs of security/safety
  • Establishing safety cases for automated systems
  • Demonstrating compliance

Agile for Embedded

There is an increasing uptake of Agile techniques within Embedded Software Development. There are many lessons to be learned, as there is little published about how Agile works with the unique requirements of embedded development.

We are particularly interested in presentations covering any of these topics:

  • Managing agility and hardware development
  • Role of design in Agile environments
  • The road to agility – why you chose to do it and how you got there, lessons learnt, benefits
  • Safety with agility
  • Large scale agile techniques
  • Test Driven development in embedded
  • Where does Agile fall down in Embedded software development?

Real-Time Operating Systems

Real-Time Operating Systems (RTOS) are at the core of many embedded systems.  The correct selection and application of an RTOS is a key architectural decision for any embedded project. Many concepts of concurrent design are poorly understood by the developers of embedded software.  

We are particularly interested in presentations covering any of these topics:

  • Choosing a Real-Time operating system & the architectural implications
  • Designing for concurrency
  • Testing for concurrency
  • RTOS programming fundamentals

Quality and Reliability

Software should always fulfil the needs of its users. Beyond that embedded software developers are tasked with ensuring systems meet many other quality requirements – compliance to standards; providing extensible, flexible and maintainable designs; providing high levels of dependability, reliability and robustness. The management of these issues is vital to a successful project.

We’d like to address both intrinsic quality and compliance quality and we are particularly interested in presentations covering any of these topics:

  • Techniques for robust software development
  • The role of architecture
  • The costs and benefits of quality
  • Compliance to standards
  • Costs of meeting standard
  • Upcoming developments in standards

How to apply

To apply, please email conference@feabhas.com with 

  • your abstract title
  • an indication of which conference session (Security and Safety, Agile for Embedded, Real-Time Operating Systems or Quality and Reliability) this is for and what type of talk (Business Impact, User Story or How to)
  • all authors’ names
  • your prepared abstract of no more than 200 words, which includes the areas your talk will cover, what findings you will discuss and what the key take-aways will be from the talk
  • speaker bio (approx. 35 words)
  • photo of the author(s)

Applications close on Monday 30 April. 

For more information on the conference, please contact +44 (0) 1793 792909 or email conference@feabhas.com