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Special sessions are very small and specialized events to be held during the conference as a set of oral and poster presentations that are highly specialized in some particular theme or consisting of the works of some particular international project. The goal of special sessions (minimum 4 papers; maximum 9) is to provide a focused discussion on innovative topics. All accepted papers will be published in a special section of the conference proceedings book, under an ISBN reference, and on digital support. All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library. SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef and every paper is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier). The proceedings are submitted for indexation by Conference Proceedings Citation Index, The Institution of Engineering and Technology, The DBLP Computer Science Bibliography, Engineering Index (EI) and SCOPUS.


AMC 2015Special Session on Advances in MIMO Communication
Chair(s): César Benavente-Peces and Andreas Ahrens

ESAE 2015Special Session on Energy Management and Scheduling for Autonomous Embedded Systems
Chair(s): Maryline Chetto and Hussein El Ghor

Special Session on Advances in MIMO Communication  - AMC 2015


César Benavente-Peces
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
Andreas Ahrens
Hochschule Wismar, University of Technology, Business and Design

The need for new wireless as well as optical communications systems to cope with the demand of new services which call for higher performance, larger throughputs, wider bandwidths and low bit-error-rate, requires the development of new technologies and techniques. Multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) communication systems have attracted a large research activity because the possibility to increase the channel performance without increasing the transmit power and the bandwidth. Several issues concerning the deployment of MIMO systems are open and require the contribution of the research community. Hence, further research efforts must be involved in the development of wireless as well as optical MIMO systems in order to contribute to the development of future communication systems.

Special Session on Energy Management and Scheduling for Autonomous Embedded Systems - ESAE 2015


Maryline Chetto
University of Nantes
Hussein El Ghor
Lebanese University

Today, real-time systems are embedded in a wide range of devices: consumer electronics, cars, wearable devices, sensor nodes, etc. Research is very active for designing very low power platforms because the amount of energy that must be available on board still limits the lifespan of embedded systems and prevent their miniaturization. Alternative energy sources present in our environment could be exploited to achieve perpetual functioning without replacing or recharging batteries: this is energy harvesting. Building battery-operated or energy harvesting real-time systems faces many challenges due to timing constraints and energy limitations. In particular, we have to introduce energy-aware scheduling strategies that not only could improve real-time performance but also make a better utilization of energy.