The ARM® TechCon™ 2015 Call for Proposals is now closed.
Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara CA
November 10-12, 2015
ARM TechCon 2015 Technical Tracks:
In today’s consumer-driven marketplace, more products use a microcontroller or microprocessor to execute dedicated tasks independently or within a larger system. Examples include digital signage, household appliances, healthcare, HVAC systems, smart metering platforms, touch-screen controllers, and motor control. In the ARMTechCon Embedded track, sessions will focus on how designers can get the most out of their microcontroller and microprocessor driven designs, from prototype and design, to debug, verification, and production.
- HW-SW debug for ARM-based designs
- Advanced debugging on ARM Cortex-R processor-based devices
- Implementing hardware accelerators alongside Cortex-A processor-based solutions
- Power-efficient design
- Combining cores: Heterogeneous multiprocessing
- Linux/Android kernel debugging
- Protecting your embedded system boot process from network threats
2. Networking Infrastructure/Servers
The rise of big data has focused attention very keenly on enterprise networking and servers, including those deployed in cloud infrastructure. In the ARMTechCon Networking Infrastructure/Servers track, sessions will focus on how ARM technology-based systems and subsystems can be optimized-for-purpose with the appropriate balance of computer, storage, and hardware accelerator functionality.
- Carrier-grade networking software
- How to add more intelligence to cloud infrastructure
- High performance computing workload analysis
- Optimizing Ceph and Swift for ARM-based storage server platforms
- Open-source virtual and physical cloud computing on ARM
- Harnessing heterogeneous processing using OpenDataPlane (ODP) technology
- Creating an Open Data Center With 64-bit ARM technology
- GPU computing and ARM
3. Internet of Things (IoT)
Beyond the marketing hype, the IoT is rapidly becoming a broad system of small, single-purpose, low-power devices that must communicate reliably and efficiently. In the ARMTechCon IoT track, sessions will focus on how designers can make the most of their ARM technology-based designs in low power, distributed, and secure IoT systems.
- Big Data starts with little data: Connecting small sensors into back-end service platforms
- Sub-volt IP designs for IoT
- Distributed analytics, communication, security, Big Data & the IoT
- Power-efficient local processing
- ARM processors and battery life
- Building and deploying secure Internet of Things devices
- Energy harvesting techniques to enable battery-less operation
4. Automotive/Embedded Vision
As engineers work on designs for connected cars, they need to enable features such as lane departure detection, and vision systems will be needed for the new embedded systems inside the vehicle. Embedded vision is also critical for robotic and drone developments. The ARM TechCon Automotive/Embedded Vision track explores what designers need to know to develop, fine tune, and ensure reliability/interoperability of these types of ARM-technology-based products.
- Automotive applications of the ARM Cortex-R5 processors
- The ARM connected car
- Implementing an embedded vision system using general purpose GPU (GPGPU) systems
- Robotics designs
- Developing ASIL B / ASIL D compliant components/platforms
As more features are enabled in mobile devices, the need for secure, reliable, and low-power transmissions is becoming greater. In the ARMTechCon Mobile/Connectivity track, sessions will focus on how to securely and reliably deliver better user experiences in low-power, connected devices using ARM technology across consumer, enterprise, and highly secure networks.
- Security & Trust:
- Implementing mobile payment systems
- BYOD: Separating personal and enterprise information
- Virtual Reality: The talk is ending…The systems are coming!
- Improving ultra low-power designs with software
- Implementation of FIDO specification/Protecting against malware attacks
- Performance optimization for an ARM Cortex-A implementations
- Optimizing graphics for the next wave of premium mobile devices
As a subset of IoT and mobile, wearable technology is an expanding area with a range of OS requirements, from the very simple to the complex. In the ARMTechCon Wearable/Sensors track, sessions will focus on how designers can prioritize their design trade-offs, use existing building blocks, and optimize their ARM technology-based wearable design for the target application.
- Sensor control and sensor signal fusion
- Interfacing with sensors
- Developing Bluetooth Smart based peripherals
- Implementation of graphics technology in next-generation wearable devices
7. Tools & Implementation
In the ARMTechCon Tools & Implementation track, sessions will focus on what designers need to do to get their product out the door. Topics could include error correction, measuring performance, accelerating performance, troubleshooting, and verification.
- Exception handling on the ARM architecture
- Troubleshooting: Analysis & debugging tools
- Verification management
- Performance tuning and optimization of an ARM design
- How to measure RTOS performance
- Accelerated OS Boot
How to Submit a Proposal
Each year, every submitted proposal goes through a rigorous review process by our esteemed Technical Program Committee. Due to this process, we cannot allow any late proposals for our Technical Program. If you missed this year’s deadline, we encourage you to sign- up for our newsletters so you can stay informed of upcoming speaking opportunities. Sign-up here.
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