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COMPLEX @ DATE'2013 conference

COMPLEX @ DATE'2013 conference
18-22 March, 2013 - Grenoble, France


The COMPLEX project is looking forward to present its final results to the European and international EDA community at the Design, Automation & Test in Europe (DATE'2013) conference.  A wide variety of activities of different project members at and around the DATE conference take place from 18-22 March, 2013 in Grenoble, France. Details about the overall conference programme, the exhibition, and the co-located tutorials and workshops can be found on the conference website.

COMPLEX Tutorial - Advanced Techniques for Power-Aware System-Level Prototyping

On Monday, March 18th, the highlights of the COMPLEX project results will be presented in a full-day tutorial. The presented results have been developed in a series of collaborative European research projects and have been integrated into a holistic reference design flow during the COMPLEX project, to be completed in March 2013. During the last phase of this project a wide set of methods and tools have been applied successfully in different domains in mobile computing: Healthcare, Space, Security, and mobile communication.  In a full-day tutorial, the COMPLEX reference framework, including industrial experience reports and the integration of latest findings into commercial tools, will be presented in a consistent way.

Project Booth at DATE Exhibition (Booth: EP4)

The DATE Exhibition is an excellent opportunity to meet and discuss the latest innovations in the EDA community alongside with the research-oriented conference itself.  The COMPLEX project will be present at the exhibition with a dedicated booth to give an overview of the achievements of the project close to its completion.  Visit us at our booth to get in touch with the latest news on the design space exploration of complex systems, based on early estimation of power and timing combined to fast, augmented virtual platforms!

The main COMPLEX objectives have been:

  • Highly efficient and productive design methodology and holistic framework for design space exploration of embedded HW/SW systems.
  • Combination and augmentation of well established ESL synthesis & analysis tools into a seamless design flow enabling performance & power aware virtual prototyping of the HW/SW system.
  • Interfacing next-generation model-driven SW design approach and industry standard model-based design environments.
  • Multi-objective co-exploration for assessing design quality and optimizing the system platform with respect to performance, power, and reliability metrics.
  • Fast simulation and assessment of the platform at ESL with up to bus-cycle accuracy at the earliest instant in the design cycle.
  • Optimization benefits from run-time mode adaptation techniques, such as dynamic power management or application adaptation to varying workloads.

Magillem Design Services will provide demos on the IP-XACT tool suite dedicated to virtual platform management. It will be presented how high level descriptions in MARTE (or other UML profiles dedicated to systems like SYSML, AUTOSAR, etc.) are managed and assembled using IP-XACT (IEEE 1685 standard), which serves for SystemC netlist generation.

If you're especially interested in a specific topic listed above, please let us know by sending a mail to complex-intern(at)offis.de.  We'd happily try to make a special appointment for a dedicated discussion at the COMPLEX Booth.

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A Meta-Model Assisted Coprocessor Synthesis Framework for Compiler/Architecture Parameters Customization

Sotirios Xydis, Gianluca Palermo, Vittorio Zaccaria and Cristina Silvano, Politecnico di Milano, IT

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Friday Workshops

Several contributions have been prepared to different Friday workshops, traditionally co-located with DATE.

Designing for Embedded Parallel Computing Platforms: Architectures, Design Tools, and Applications (DEPCP'2013)


  • Energy-aware run-time management in video surveillance systems
    Chantal Ykman-Couvreur, Laurant San and Gianluca Palermo

  • Design Space Exploration and Analysis Of Compiler Transformation in VLIW Processors
    Amir Hossein Ashouri, Vittorio Zaccaria, Sotiris Xydis, Gianluca Palermo and Cristina Silvano


    Philipp A. Hartmann (OFFIS)

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Last Updated ( Tuesday, 05 March 2013 17:42 )  


Successful final review meeting
On Thursday, May 25th, the final COMPLEX review meeting has been held in Brussels.


Final public deliverables uploaded

All public COMPLEX deliverables are now available in the Deliverables section.


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