1999 IEEE International Workshop on
Global Computer Systems serving Measurements -
Measurements serving Global Computer Systems
Ramada Hotel, Venice, Italy - 20 May 1999
IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society (pending)
Technical Committee on Emerging Technologies TC-6
Technical Committee on Signals and Systems in Measurement TC-7
Measurement technology, in general, provides tools and methods to collect
and process information produced by interactions of systems of our real-life
environment. Global computer systems are interacting engineering products
providing various complex and very often mission-critical services. All
these systems consist of cooperating computing devices having interfaces
to the real world, i.e., they are "embedded" into an application environment.
Measurement technology is inherent in embedded systems: the actual
states or the changes of the surrounding environment are to be detected
and evaluated regularly, and as a result some modifications or interactions
might be performed. The typical measurement actions, however, are accomplished
on the objects of the hosting environment and not on the embedded computing
components. For several engineering reasons the global characterization
of recent computer based systems should incorporate measurement information
about the embedded components, as well. Recent advances of this field intensively
stimulate the reconsideration and adaptation of possible methods for solving
the measurement problems in computer based systems.
EmTech'99 is directed to discuss the most recent developments and the
on-going research related to measurements supported by computer based systems,
as well as to measurements in computer based systems. The single-track
workshop will follow the positive experience gained in previous editions
(ETIM96, held in Como, Italy, in June 1996; ETVSIM97, held in Niagara Falls,
Canada, in May 1997; ETIMVIS'98, held in St.Paul, MN, USA, in May 1998).
All contributions will be briefly introduced by the presenting author
leaving all details to the paper published in the proceedings. A very long
plenary discussion will follow not only about the specific approaches and
results presented by the authors, but also about the underlying methodologies,
the experimental and theoretical approaches, the afforded problems, the
unsolved questions, the critical aspects, the lessons learnt from the practice,
the specific and general interests of the attendees, and the extensions
and the applicability to other cases envisioned by the attendees.
Papers are solicited on all information engineering aspects related
to computer based measurement systems. Attention will be focused on, but
not limited to: distributed measurement systems based on global computer
networks; embedded systems; agent technology and measurement systems; distributed
diagnostic systems: architecture and design methodology; tool integration
for better performance; performance modeling; performance measurements.
Prospective authors should submit an extended abstract (about 3 pages)
or a draft of the paper, including the summary of the accomplishments,
the significance of the contribution, and a list of references. Submission
should include the author(s) name(s) and affiliation(s); the contact author
should be identified by providing his/her mail address, telephone and fax
numbers, and email address.
Please submit abstracts or draft papers electronically,
by courier or fax, to Prof. Gabor Peceli, by December 30, 1998.
Electronic submission is strongly encouraged: non-encapsulated postscript
files can be sent by ftp or email. For email submission (firstname.lastname@example.org),
the postscript file may be sent as an attachment, possibly MIME encoded.
For ftp submission, please name the postscript file with the last name
of the contact author, connect to ftp.mit.bme.hu as anonymous user providing
your email address as password, switch to the directory /incoming/emtech99,
transfer the postscript file, and notify Prof. Peceli by email. Alternatively,
if you are using a Web browser for the file transfer, you can connect to
the URL ftp://ftp.mit.bme.hu/incoming/emtech99/.
For long files (> 600 kBytes),
ftp submission should be preferred and file should be compressed before
being transferred; compression can be performed by using compress, pkzip,
or winzip: transferring the compressed files must be performed by using
ftp in binary mode.
Please do not send Word or Latex files.
Submission implies willingness to register at the workshop and present
Dates and Deadlines:
Abstracts or draft papers are due by December 30, 1998.
Authors will be notified about acceptance or rejection by January 31, 1999.
The final version of the paper is due by March 1, 1999.
Dr.Stephen F. Adam
Adam Microwave Consulting, Inc.
1413 Brookmill Road
Los Altos, California, USA
Technical Program Chair
Prof. Gábor Péceli
Department of Measurement and Information Systems
Technical University of Budapest
Muegyetem rkp. 9.
H-1521 Budapest, Hungary