The contributions focus specifically on domains where embedded systems are required, either oriented to application-specific or to programmable realisations. These are crucial in domains such as audio, telecom, instrumentation, speech, robotics, medical and automotive processing, image and video processing, TV, multimedia, radar and sonar.
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a higher-order parallel programming model (R. Rangaswami). Design by transformation of synchronous descriptions (G. Durrieu, M. Lemaitre). Heuristics for evaluation of array expressions on state of the art massively parallel machines (V. Bouchitté et al.). On factors limiting the generation of efficient compiler-parallelized programs (M.R. Werth, P. Feautrier). From dependence analysis to communication code generation: the look forwards model (C. Reffay, G.-R. Perrin). Mapping complex image processing algorithms onto heterogeneous multi-processors regarding architecture dependent performance parameters (M. Schwiegershausen, M. Schönfeld, P. Pirsch). Optimal communication for a graph based DSP silicon compiler (H.-K. Kim). Resource-constrained software pipelining for high-level synthesis of DSP systems (F. Sánchez, J. Cortadella). A portable testbed for evaluating different approaches to distributed logic simulation (P. Luksch). A simulator for optical parallel computer architectures (N. Langloh et al.). Authors Index.