Call For Papers

DesignCon 2011
Santa Clara Convention Center
January 31 – February 3, 2011
Santa Clara, CA
This call for abstracts is closed.

ESC Silicon Valley
McEnery Convention Center
May 2-5, 2011
San Jose, California
CFA Now Closed. Deadline was Friday, November 5th, 2010.

ESC Brazil 2011
Novotel Sao Paulo Center Norte
May 24-25, 2011
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Call for abstracts submission deadline: February 18, 2011

ESC Chicago
Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
June 6-8, 2011
Rosemont, IL
Call for abstracts date to be published soon.

ESC India
NIMHANS Convention Center
July 20-22, 2011
Bangalore, India
Call for abstracts date to be published soon.

ESC Boston
Hynes Convention Center
September 26-29, 2011
Boston, Massachusetts
Call for abstracts date to be published soon..

ARM Technology Conference 2011
Santa Clara Convention Center
October 25-27, 2011
Santa Clara, CA
Call for abstracts date to be published soon.

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Tips to Increase your Chances of Being Selected
The Embedded Systems Conferences have a strong reputation for offering very high quality technical programs. We receive many more qualified submissions than can be selected. When submitting an abstract please keep the following tips in mind.

We are looking for...

  • Technically challenging presentations that will provide a better understanding of processes and technologies
  • Topics that will appeal to a broad range of attendees
  • Practical information that can be immediately put to use back in the work place
  • Advanced material for returning attendees
  • Topics that stress processes and methodologies rather than products
  • How-to classes to ease the development process
  • Speakers with a desire to teach and share their technical expertise
  • Working systems developers with several years of practical development experience
  • Engineering managers who are willing to share their experiences about managing embedded projects
  • Speakers with strong organizational and speaking skills and good presentation materials

We are NOT looking for...

  • Presentations that suggest "let me tell you about my company products"
  • Topics of interest only to hobbyists or academics
  • Marketing managers
  • Presentations that focus on the features and benefits of your company's latest products
  • Speakers with no embedded development experience and no public speaking skills

A Note to Vendors

  • The technical programs at the Embedded Systems Conferences are educational tools offering how-to information to embedded systems developers and engineers. The classes offered are designed to provide knowledge of processes and techniques.
  • If your company's engineers are willing to share their technical expertise, and can do it in a presentation that focuses on a methodology or process and does not mention company's products, we welcome your submission.
  • We do not accept companies into the program; we accept speakers. If your speaker is accepted and needs to cancel, show management will decide whether to accept a replacement speaker or to put a new class in the program.

Before You Submit....

  • Make sure that you have all of the necessary information about the class and also about the speaker before you begin to fill out the submission form.
  • Check to make sure all fields are complete on your submission form. Each section is important. Incomplete submissions will not be considered.
  • When writing your abstract include one clear, concise thesis statement demonstrating the focus of the class.
  • Your biography is an important part of the submission; make sure to include your qualifications and current information.
  • Submissions that do not include a speaker name and/or speaker biography will not be reviewed.

Papers & Presentation Slides
All selected speakers MUST submit an 8-15 page technical paper and electronic presentation slides for the conference proceedings. Complete guidelines will be sent to accepted speakers.

Additional sponsored speaking opportunities are available for exhibitors. These include:

  • Brief presentations
  • Sponsored sessions/seminars
  • Industry addresses

Please contact Sean Raman, Director, Exhibit and Sponsorship sales at [email protected] for information on how to exhibit at ESC Silicon Valley.