ACM SIGBED Cross-SIG Forum Series #1

SIGBED x SIGDA Workshop on Emerging Techniques in System Design and Design Automation for Embedded Systems

Workshop Webpage

Please visit the SIGBED x SIGDA Workshop website for more details.

Mission and Purpose

For a long time, embedded systems have been recognized as a key discipline including new computer and systems science foundations, new design technology and new hardware and software frameworks. Today, as 5G starts to penetrate our daily life, embedded systems become a key driving force more important than ever: 1) It is the interface connecting the physical world with cyber space and hence serves as a critical entry point cultivating new AIoT technology, application and data; 2) It is typically designed with reduced system complexity (compared with PC and server) for customized application scenario and is therefore easier towards chiplization with electronic design automation tool for high energy-efficiency; 3) Along with the paradigm shift from consumer Internet to industrial Internet, embedded system is extending its traditional application domain (e.g., aerospace, automotive, robotics) to a broader sense including transportation, logistics, manufacturing, health domains. In a nutshell, embedded systems are exhibiting ever-increasing potential in promoting interdisciplinary research, even just starting from different Special Interest Groups (SIGs) in the computing area. The ACM SIGBED Cross-SIG Forum Series #1 – SIGBED x SIGDA workshop is the kickoff attemptation to bring together the experts and expertise from both academia and industry to present the latest results in the intersection of embedded system and design automation. The focus of the workshop is to promote the research idea exchange between these two communities and generate new research direction benefiting both SIGBED and SIGDA.

Advisory Committee

Xue Liu
McGill University, Canada

Jie Liu
SIGBED China Chair
Harbin Institute of Technology Shenzhen, China

Yiran Chen
Duke University, USA

Sharon Hu
Past SIGDA Chair
University of Notre Dame, USA

Qingfeng (Karen) Zhuge
Advisory Committee
East China Normal University, China

Program Chair

Chenren Xu
Peking University, China

Prof. Chenren Xu ( is a Boya Young Fellow Associate Professor (with early tenure) in the School of Computer Science at Peking University (PKU) where he directs Software-hardware Orchestrated ARchitecture (SOAR) Lab. His research interests span wireless, networking and system, with a current focus on backscatter communication for low power IoT connectivity, future mobile Internet for high mobility data networking, and collaborative edge intelligence system for mobile and IoT computing. He earned his Ph.D. from WINLAB, Rutgers University, and worked as postdoctoral fellow in Carnegie Mellon University and visiting scholars in AT&T Shannon Labs and Microsoft Research. He is the General Secretary of ACM SIGBED China, Executive Committee of ACM SIGMOBILE and ACM SIGBED, Associate Editor of ACM IMWUT and Communications of the CCF. He published papers and has been serving as organization committee and/or TPC in top venues including ACM SIGCOMM, MobiCom, SenSys, UbiComp, and IEEE INFOCOM. He is a recipient of NSFC Excellent Young Scientists Fund (2020), Alibaba DAMO Academy Young Fellow (2018), ACM SIGCOMM China Rising Star (2020), CCF-Intel Young Faculty (2017) and CIE Outstanding Scientific and Technological Worker (2021) awards. His work has been featured in MIT Technology Review.

Mingsong Chen
East China Normal University, China

Mingsong Chen ( is a full Professor in the Software Engineering Institute at the East China Normal University (ECNU). Currently he serves as the director of the MoE (Ministry of Education of China) Engineering Research Center of Hardware/Software Co-design Technology and Application, and the vice director of Technical Committee of Embedded Systems, China Computer Federation (CCF). His research interests include design automation and verification of cyber physical systems, EDA, cloud/embedded/parallel computing, computer architecture, and IoT. He received his B.S. and M. Eng. from Nanjing University in 2003 and 2006 respectively, and Ph.D. from the University of Florida, in 2010 – all in Computer Science. He is a distinguished member of CCF, a senior member of IEEE, and a member of ACM.


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