Call for Ptolemy Miniconference Poster and Presentation Abstracts

Ptolemy Miniconference
February, 16, 2011
Berkeley, CA

Call for Abstracts

Please submit proposals for posters and presentations to ptconf11 at ptolemy dot eecs dot berkeley dot edu
by November 29, 2010.

The Ninth Biennial Ptolemy Miniconference will be held on Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at the University of California, Berkeley.

(Note that the following day (Thursday, February 17, 2011) is the Berkeley EECS Annual Research Symposium (BEARS) which is a department-wide open house. We will host a poster session on that day.)

The Ptolemy project ( studies modeling, simulation, and design of concurrent, real-time, embedded systems. The focus is on assembly of concurrent components.

The Ptolemy Miniconference is an opportunity for research collaborators and Ptolemy users and extenders from industry, academia, and government to get together, present their work to the Ptolemy community, and hear about related research and results. It is typically held every two years.

In addition, the miniconference will act as an annual meeting for the Center for Hybrid and Embedded Software Systems (CHESS,

At Miniconferences in the past we have had presentations and posters from organizations worldwide, plus members of the Ptolemy project describing current research at Berkeley.

This year, we are focusing on Cyber-Physical Systems.

Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) are integrations of computation and physical processes. Embedded computers and networks monitor and control the physical processes, with feedback loops where physical processes affect computations and vice versa. The economic and societal potential of such systems is vastly greater than what has been realized, and major investments are being made worldwide to develop the technology. The technology builds on the older (but still very young) discipline of embedded systems, computers and software embedded in devices whose principle mission is not computation, such as cars, toys, medical devices, and scientific instruments. CPS integrates the dynamics of the physical processes with those of the software and networking, providing abstractions and modeling, design, and analysis techniques for the integrated whole.

Topics of interest for this year include:
  • Applications of Ptolemy II
  • Model-based design techniques
  • Concurrency models
  • Applications of concurrency to multicore and distributed computing
  • Code generation for embedded systems
  • Model engineering methods
  • Models of computation
  • Workflow infrastructure
  • Model transformation
  • Model verification
  • Semantics of models
  • Performance evaluations
  • Comparisons of model-based design tools
  • Integration of multiple design tools
  • Static analysis of models
  • Provenance tracking techniques
  • Data visualization and data management
  • Visual syntaxes for models

If you have suggestions for posters and presentations, please send an abstract to ptconf11 at ptolemy dot eecs dot berkeley dot edu by November 29, 2010

Our plan is to have 20 minute presentations and a poster session. We will also have 3 minute poster presentations. These are informal rapid fire summaries of the posters.

Please register for the conference. Registration will close on February 11. In the past, the conference has sold out, so we recommend registering early.

Registration and presentation/poster instructions may be found at:

Please direct questions to ptconf11 at ptolemy eecs berkeley edu