Call For Papers and Referees

Software Technology Track of the 31st Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-31)
The Big Island of Hawaii - JANUARY 6-9, 1998 (14 minitracks)

Authors are invited to submit papers describing the new advances in emerging software technology. We welcome papers that may be theoretical, conceptual, tutorial, or descriptive in nature. The Software Technology Track consists of fourteen (14) minitracks that cover a selection of emerging and strategically important areas in software.

Conference Chairman

Software Technology Track Chairman

1997 Deadlines

Instructions for Authors

Submit a 300-word abstract to one of the minitrack coordinators according to their areas of responsibility (listed below) by March 17, 1997. Feedback on the appropriateness of the abstract will be sent to you by April 15, 1997. Submit eight (8) copies of the full manuscript by June 2, 1997. Manuscripts should have an abstract and be 22-25 typewritten, double-spaced pages in length. Papers must not have been previously presented or published, nor currently submitted for journal publication. Each manuscript will be subjected to a rigorous refereeing process involving at least five reviewers. Individuals interested in refereeing papers should contact the minitrack coordinators directly.


Tutorials will be offered on Tuesday, January 6, 1998. Interested speakers should submit full-day or half-day proposals to the chairman by March 17, 1997.

Track Advisory Committee

Topics of the Minitrack 4

Innovative hardware platforms and more and more blurring hardware/software boundaries stimulate advances in new directions of software technology. Configware is becoming a novel paradigm - as a layer between hardware and software.

Hardware has become soft. Dynamically reconfigurable hardware (configware) is evolving from tinkertoy approach to structural programming paradigm, introducing a new class of instruction level parallelism (ILP). Novel architectures drive the need for new compilation techniques. Compiler and language designers must cooperate with hardware architects to exploit combinations of instruction level parallelism and concurrency by optimizing multi paradigm compilers for a novel class of inhomogenous high performance systems including new and emerging add-on technology platforms.

Configware Track Coordinator

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