PLDI 2024
Mon 24 - Fri 28 June 2024 Copenhagen, Denmark

Welcome to the 25th ACM SIGPLAN/SIGBED International Conference on Languages, Compilers, and Tools for Embedded Systems (LCTES 2024)!

LCTES 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.

LCTES’24 is co-located with PLDI and FCRC 2024, sharing the venue and activities with ten top computer science conferences.

Call for Papers

Programming languages, compilers, and tools are important interfaces between embedded systems and emerging applications in the real world. Embedded systems are aggressively adapted for deep neural network applications, large language models, autonomous vehicles, robots, healthcare applications, etc. However, these emerging applications impose challenges that conflict with conventional design requirements and increase the complexity of embedded system designs. Furthermore, they exploit new hardware paradigms to scale up multicores (including GPUs and FPGAs) and distributed systems built from many cores. Therefore, programming languages, compilers, and tools are becoming more important to address these issues, such as productivity, validation, verification, maintainability, safety, and reliability for meeting both performance goals and resource constraints.

The 25th ACM SIGPLAN/SIGBED International Conference on Languages, Compilers, Tools and Theory of Embedded Systems (LCTES 2024) solicits papers presenting original work on programming languages, compilers, tools, theory, and architectures that help in overcoming these challenges. Research papers on innovative techniques are welcome, as well as experience papers on insights obtained by experimenting with real-world systems and applications. Papers can be submitted to

Important Dates

  • Abstract submission - February 16, 2024
  • Paper submission - February 23, 2024
  • Paper notification - April 1, 2024
  • Camera-ready paper submission - April 15, 2024
  • Conference - June 25, 2024

Paper Categories

  • Full paper: 10 pages presenting original work.
  • Poster and work-in-progress paper: 4 pages papers presenting original ideas that are likely to trigger interesting discussions.
  • Accepted papers in both categories will appear in the proceedings published by ACM. In addition, this year’s LCTES will have Distinguished Paper awards selected from this year’s accepted paper to recognise the outstanding work among all papers.

Original contributions are solicited on the topics of interest including, but not limited to:

Programming language challenges

  • Domain-specific languages
  • Features to exploit multicore, reconfigurable, and other emerging architectures
  • Features for distributed, adaptive, and real-time control embedded systems
  • Capabilities for specification, composition, and construction of embedded systems
  • Language features and techniques to enhance reliability, verifiability, and security
  • Virtual machines, concurrency, inter-processor synchronization, and memory management
  • Compiler challenges

Interaction between embedded architectures, operating systems, and compilers

  • Interpreters, binary translation, just-in-time compilation, and split compilation
  • Support for enhanced programmer productivity
  • Support for enhanced debugging, profiling, and exception/interrupt handling
  • Optimization for low power/energy, code/data size, and real-time performance
  • Parameterized and structural compiler design space exploration and auto-tuning
  • Tools for analysis, specification, design, and implementation, including:
  • Hardware, system software, application software, and their interfaces
  • Distributed real-time control, media players, and reconfigurable architectures
  • System integration and testing
  • Performance estimation, monitoring, and tuning
  • Run-time system support for embedded systems
  • Design space exploration tools
  • Support for system security and system-level reliability
  • Approaches for cross-layer system optimization
  • Theory and foundations of embedded systems

Predictability of resource behavior: energy, space, time

  • Validation and verification, in particular of concurrent and distributed systems
  • Formal foundations of model-based design as the basis for code generation, analysis, and verification
  • Mathematical foundations for embedded systems
  • Models of computations for embedded applications
  • Novel embedded architectures

Design and implementation of novel architectures

  • Workload analysis and performance evaluation
  • Architecture support for new language features, virtualization, compiler techniques, debugging tools
  • Architectural features to improve power/energy, code/data size, and predictability
  • Mobile systems and IoT

Operating systems for mobile and IoT devices

  • Compiler and software tools for mobile and IoT systems
  • Energy management for mobile and IoT devices
  • Memory and IO techniques for mobile and IoT devices

Large language models (LLMs) and programming languages/compilers

  • Impact of LLMs on embedded system design and architectures
  • LLM-based debugging tools for embedded software
  • Adapting LLMs for resource-constraint environment
  • LLM for embedded systems and compilers
  • LLM for program analysis, testing and verification.
  • Program analysis, testing and verification for LLM