4th International Workshop on

Software and Compilers for Embedded Systems


The Middle Rhine Valley as seen from the Loreley Rock

Date and venue

The 4th International Workshop on Software and Compilers for Embedded Systems (SCOPES) will take place from September 1 to 3, 1999, at Schloss Rheinfels, St. Goar, Germany. St. Goar is located in the scenic Middle Rhine Valley in central Germany.

Workshop scope

SCOPES '99 is the follow-up event of three previous "International Workshops on Code Generation for Embedded Processors". While main emphasis is still on code generation, the workshop scope has been extended to also cover general issues in embedded software design. Topics of highest interest include:

- code generation for embedded processors
- specification and validation techniques for embedded software
- run-time support and real-time operating systems
- software synthesis
- software to processor binding for multiprocessor systems

Rules for attendance

Attendance is by invitation only. All attendees of the previous workshops will be invited automatically. Any previous attendee may propose additional persons to be invited. Such a proposal should include a statement about activities of the proposed person within the scope of the workshop.

All attendees are expected to contribute to the workshop (exceptions can be made upon special request). In the case of several attendees from the same group, only one presentation is required.

Invited persons should electronically send an extended abstract of two pages (postscript or ASCII format) to the General Chair by May 1, 1999, indicating the list of co-authors who would also like to attend. Notification about acceptance will be mailed by June 15, 1999.

Attendance is limited to about 70 participants. Registrations will be processed on a first-come first-served basis.


Authors may submit presentation slides or full papers which will be included in the workshop handouts. There will be no formal proceedings.

Depending on the rating of contributions by the program committee, authors may be invited to submit a full paper for a special issue of ACM Transactions on Design Automation of Electronic Systems (TODAES).

Selected contributions from the 1998 workshop held in Witten (Germany) have been published as a special issue of Kluwer's Design Automation for Embedded Systems journal.


The Middle Rhine Valley, located in central Germany between the cities of Koblenz and Mainz, is named after the river Rhine, and it is famous for its large variety of good wines. The valley is covered with several castles that date back to the Middle Ages. The workshop will be held in the "Villa Rheinfels" building. Villa Rheinfels is a part of the Schloss Rheinfels castle built on a hill above the town of St. Goar in 1245. The castle now serves as a hotel, while Villa Rheinfels offers modern conference facilities.

Schloss Rheinfels is located opposite to the famous Loreley Rock and offers an impressive view of the Middle Rhine Valley and the river Rhine. St. Goar is easily accessible by car or train from Frankfurt and Dusseldorf airports. Detailed travel information is provided below.

Workshop fee and accommodation

The workshop fee will be DM 400,- DM. This amount covers conference facilities, meals and coffee breaks during the workshop period, handouts, internet access and social events (boat trip on the river Rhine, including buffet dinner and wine tasting, and a guided tour through the castle). The workshop fee has to be paid on-site to the Schloss Rheinfels Hotel at check-in time.

The hotel offers a total of 57 double rooms at the following rates:

135,- DM per room/night (single occupancy, < 3 nights stay)
120,- DM per room/night (single occupancy, >= 3 nights stay)
195,- DM per room/night (double occupancy)

This includes a breakfast buffet and access to recreation facilities. In case that all rooms get fully booked, please contact the organizers so that an alternative accomodation can be arranged nearby.

PLEASE MAKE YOUR OWN ARRANGEMENTS WITH THE HOTEL, WHILE MENTIONING THE SCOPES '99 WORKSHOP. Online reservation is possible (see below). Reservations have to be made before June 30, 1999. The coordinates are:

Schloss-Hotel & Villa Rheinfels
Attn. Mrs. Stockter - SCOPES '99
Schlossberg 47
56329 St.Goar
phone: +49 6741 802-0
fax: +49 6741 802-802


Please fill out the registration form and return it via email no later than June 30, 1999 (attendance is limited). The workshop fee has to be paid on-site to the Schloss Rheinfels Hotel. Please also make your room reservation at the hotel by June 30.

Important dates

Abstracts due: May 1, 1999
Authors notification: June 15, 1999
Registration by: June 30, 1999
Hotel reservation by: June 30, 1999
Submission of handouts material: August 1, 1999
Workshop date: September 1-3, 1999

Mailing list

The SCOPES mailing list facilitates the flow of information between people interested in the workshop area. If you would like to be included please follow this link.


General Chair:

Peter Marwedel
University of Dortmund
Dept. of Computer Science 12
44221 Dortmund, Germany
phone: +49 231 755 6112, fax: +49 231 755 6116
email: marwedel@ls12.cs.uni-dortmund.de


Rainer Leupers, University of Dortmund
Steven Bashford, University of Dortmund

Program Committee:

Srinivas Devadas, MIT
Masaharu Imai, Osaka University
Rainer Leupers, University of Dortmund
Sharad Malik, Princeton University
Jef van Meerbergen, Philips
Alex Nicolau, UC Irvine
Hiroto Yasuura, Kyushu University
Bernhard Wess, TU Vienna
Reinhard Wilhelm, University of Saarbruecken


Rainer Leupers
University of Dortmund
Dept. of Computer Science 12
D-44221 Dortmund, Germany
phone: +49 231 755 6151, fax: +49 231 755 6116
email: leupers@ls12.cs.uni-dortmund.de

Further information

Schloss-Hotel & Villa Rheinfels

Castle History

Information about the Middle Rhine Valley