NASA/ESA Conference on Adaptive Hardware and Systems (AHS-2010)

NASA/ESA Conference on Adaptive Hardware and Systems (AHS-2010) NASA/ESA Conference on Adaptive Hardware and Systems (AHS-2010)
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    Diane Reid
    University of Edinburgh, UK
    phone: +44 (131) 650 5645
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The NASA/ESA Conference on Adaptive Hardware and Systems (AHS-2010) will be co-located with the 47th Design Automation Conference (DAC 2010) and held June 15 - 18, 2010, Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, California, USA.

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 including 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 with AHS 2007 conference held in Edinburgh, UK, AHS 2008 conference held in Noordwijk, The Netherlands, and AHS 2009 conference held in San Francisco, USA.

Adaptation reflects the capability of a system to maintain or improve its performance in the context of internal or external changes, such as uncertainties and variations during fabrication, faults and degradations, modifications in the operational environment, incidental or intentional interference, different users and preferences, modifications of standards and requirements, trade-offs between performance and resources.

We welcome original contributions in the areas of hardware and software adaptation at different system levels, including novel tools and algorithms for adaptive system design (e.g. adaptation-aware compilers), novel applications of adaptive hardware and systems (e.g. intelligent agent machines), and novel enabling hardware technologies for such systems (e.g. instrumentation platforms, novel reconfigurable and multi-core architectures). We particularly welcome novel contributions in the areas of adaptive data transmission for telecommunications (e.g. adapting to power limitations, changing environment, and interferences), novel data compression techniques (e.g. new image compression techniques for space applications), and novel software/hardware architectures for unmanned autonomous vehicles (e.g. adapting to extreme environments and mission unknowns).


In view of the above, the topics to be covered in this conference include, but are not limited to:

  • Built-in tuneable structures and automated tuning
  • Automatic/self-calibration
  • Built-in self-test and self-repair
  • Design and test of integrated system in nano scale
  • On-chip learning and adaptation
  • Adaptive circuits and configurable IP cores
  • Reconfigurable and morphable hardware
  • Reconfigurable hardware for space applications
  • Embryonic hardware, morphogenesis
  • Evolvable hardware
  • Design for adaptive systems
  • Adaptive embedded system
  • Adaptive control circuits and adaptive flight hardware
  • Search and optimization algorithms for adaptive hardware
  • Hardware implementations of optimization engines
  • Learning and evolutionary algorithms for adaptive hardware
  • Algorithms for exploring design space of adaptive hardware
  • Adaptive computing and run-time reconfiguration
  • Adaptation with hardware in the loop
  • Adaptive optics
  • Adaptive antennas
  • Adaptive sensing
  • Adaptive MEM/NEMS devices
  • Adaptive interfaces
  • Hardware for adaptive signal processing
  • Adaptive medical and prosthetic devices
  • Adaptive wired and wireless networks
  • Adaptive hardware/software for autonomous systems
  • Adaptive flight hardware
  • Space applications
  • Communications applications
  • MEMS/NEMS energy scavenging devices
  • Emerging technologies-Nanoelectronics
  • Reconfigurable computing incl. multi core architectures
  • Adaptive wireless for space
  • Secure data and information systems
  • Adaptive image and data compression
  • Instrumentation platforms