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Call for Papers - 2016 TRON Symposium (TRONSHOW)

Call for Papers - 2016 TRON Symposium (TRONSHOW)

2016 TRON Symposium (TRONSHOW)

Technical Co-sponsorship
IEEE Consumer Electronics Society

Organized and Sponsored by

  • TRON Forum
    (Note: "T-Engine Forum" which has organized TRON Symposiums over the years has changed its name to "TRON Forum" effective as of
    1st April, 2015, last year.)
  • Institute of Infrastructure Application of Ubiquitous Computing (IAUC), Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies, Graduate School, the University of Tokyo

When 14th-15th December, 2016
Where Tokyo Midtown Hall, Akasaka, Minato, Tokyo, Japan

Important Dates:
Paper Registration (soft deadline) July 26, 2016 (Please finish this before the paper submission)
Paper Submission Deadline Sept. 7, 2016
Notification of Acceptance Oct. 7, 2016
Final Version Due Nov. 9, 2016
Please check the following URL often. There are extensions sometimes:

Call For Papers
TRON Forum is pleased to announce 2016 TRON Symposium, the 32nd TRON Project Symposium to be held on 14th-15th of December 2016 in Tokyo, Japan. The Symposium, with technical co-sponsorship of IEEE Consumer Electronics Society, will feature presentation sessions of papers, poster sessions, panel discussions, tutorial sessions and an accompanying exhibition, TRONSHOW (14th-16th December) Exhibition runs a day longer.
Prospective authors in the embedded systems industry and the emerging field of the IoT are encouraged to submit full papers or extended abstract for presentation. Accepted and presented papers to the FULL track will be submitted to IEEE for inclusion in IEEE XploreⓇ online publication database. (Note: Papers submitted to SHORT paper track will NOT be submitted to IEEE Xplore.)

Topics of the papers:

Broadly speaking, there are two categories. One is embedded systems and the other is the IoT (or Ubiquitous Computing) application and services. The boundary of these categories have become blurred thanks to the real-world services applications of the IoT that use RFID tags, small sensor nodes to build Ubiquitous Sensor Network, and the like.
The full list of topics is found in later section of this text, and at the symposium website. 
General Symposium web page:
CFP in particular:

Submission of Papers

Only original papers that have not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere will be considered. Papers presented at the Symposium should be full papers or extended abstract, in English of maximum 9 pages including figures and pictures, using the supplied template. The minimum length is 2 pages for an extended abstract from busy practitioners.
For details of writing guide, please see the author's guideline posted at the Symposium website.

Abstract: We now use EDAS for abstract submission.

Step 1:
Please register your paper (title, author, etc.) to 2016 TRON Symposium (TRONSHOW) at EDAS.

Step 2:
Please input the abstract as plain text into the web submission form in step 1 during registering your paper.
Please finish the above step BEFORE the final submission of the final draft.

Final Submission

The authors are requested to upload the draft of final paper in the manner described above. If you have never used EDAS for submission before, please try uploading one week in advance so that any difficulties encountered will be resolved by the deadline. You can replace the submission until the deadline.
The authors then should submit the final manuscript by 7th September to EDAS in Portable Document Format (PDF). Notice of acceptance for presentation will be sent by 7th October. For papers that are accepted for presentation, the final version is to be submitted to IEEE PDF eXpress by 9th November. An author must be at the symposium for the presentation of the paper during 2016 TRON Symposium (TRONSHOW).

(Detailed) Topics of Interest

Topics of the symposium include the following, but not limited to:
Embedded Systems:
Home electronic appliances
Smart Houses, Smart Buildings, and Smart Cities
Intelligent Mobility (automotive, construction machinery)
Power-aware computing and energy harvesting
Smart-grid application
Intra-system and inter-systems electromagnetic compatibility
Human Machine Interface for embedded systems
Security of embedded devices
Functional safety, fault tolerance
Real-time OS development and application
Embedded systems software and optimization
Hardware/Software co-design of embedded systems
Embedded systems design automation
The use and development of RTOS and the middleware
Comparative study of RTOSs including TRON RTOS Family
Theory and practice of embedded systems education/training
The IoT
USN (Ubiquitous Sensor Network)
M2M communications
Cyber Physical Systems (CPS)
Computer-Augmented Environment
IoT architectures
IoT infrastructures
IoT applications and IoT services
IoT architectures and application frameworks (uID architecture, SmartM3, etc.)
Implementation of servers for uID Architecture (1.0, 2.0), ucode, etc.
RFID tags, ucode tags, etc.
Location-based Information Systems
Theory and practice of building real-world IoT application systems
Cloud computing
Open Data, Big Data processing for the IoT
IoT security
Aggregate Computing
Assistive technology (such as Enableware)
Impact of technology on society
Security and privacy
Standardization efforts, regulatory aspects and governance of the IoT

Program Committee

Dr. Ken Sakamura
Professor of the University of Tokyo
Chair of TRON Forum
Vice Chairs:
Prof. Dr. Tatu Koljonen,
Director, Strategic Networks and Operations,
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Dr. Tomohiro Hase,
Professor, Ryukoku University, Japan,
Vice President, IEEE Consumer Electronics Society

Please check the program committee members at

About TRON Project and TRON Symposium:

The annual TRON Symposium has been held for the last 31 years to disseminate the result of TRON project and foster communication of interested parties.
TRON Symposium is the place to discuss the applications and services of the IoT in the future such as the home electronic appliances, homes, buildings and cities of the future, and to discuss the nuts and bolts of embedded systems such as RTOS kernel, the implementation issues such as interaction of the IoT paradigm and Cloud. We welcome discussions of the impact of technology on society.
TRON Project was established in 1984. It aims to build the open architecture of advanced embedded systems. It has developed very popular TRON real-time OS (RTOS) family: ITRON specification, and T-Kernel, for example. TRON Project's original goal included the vision of "Computer Everywhere" (which is basically the same as ubiquitous computing or the IoT (the Internet of Things). (See for the detailed background on TRON Project.)

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