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Eighth ACM/IEEE International Conference on
Formal Methods and Models for Codesign

Grenoble, France
July 26-28, 2010

Memocode 2010 was great!
Thanks a lot to all the sponsors, reviewers, panelists, speakers, and attendees.

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General Chair

Klaus Schneider (Kaiserslautern)

Finance Chair

James Hoe (CMU)

Program Chairs

Barbara Jobstmann (CNRS)
Luca Carloni (Columbia)

Publication Chair

Jens Brandt (Kaiserslautern)

Design Contest

Joel Emer (Intel)
Forrest Brewer (UCSB)

Local Chairs

Saddek Bensalem (UJF/CEA)
Christian Fabre (CEA)

Tutorial Chair

Alain Girault (INRIA)

Program Committee

David Atienza (EPFL)
Twan Basten (Eindhoven)
Tevfik Bultan (UCSB)
Robert de Simone (INRIA)
Rainer Doemer (UCI)
Rolf Drechsler (Bremen)
Stephen Edwards (Columbia)
Franco Fummi (Verona)
Thierry Gautier (INRIA)
Ganesh Gopalakrishnan (Utah)
Josef Haid (Infineon)
Franjo Ivancic (NEC)
Christoph Kirsch (Salzburg)
Daniel Kroening (Oxford)
Yassine Lakhnech (UJF)
Luciano Lavagno (Torino)
Elizabeth Leonard (NRL)
Rishiyur Nikhil (Bluespec, Inc.)
John O'Leary (Intel)
Roberto Passerone (Trento)
Diego Puschini (CEA)
Jan Reineke (UC Berkeley)
Patrick Schaumont (VirginiaTech)
Klaus Schneider (Kaiserslautern)
Sanjit Seshia (UC Berkeley)
Natasha Sharygina (Lugano)
Satnam Singh (Microsoft)
Michael Theobald (DE Shaw)
Lothar Thiele (ETHZ)
Fei Xie (Portland State)

Steering Committee

Arvind (MIT)
Masahiro Fujita (University Tokyo)
Rajesh Gupta (UC San Diego)
Connie Heitmeyer (NRL)
James Hoe (CMU)
Sandeep Shukla (Virginia Tech)
Jean-Pierre Talpin (INRIA)


The eighth MEMOCODE conference will attract researchers and practitioners who create methods, tools, and architectures for the design of hardware/software systems. These systems face increasing design complexity including tighter constraints on timing, power, costs, and reliability. MEMOCODE seeks submissions that present novel formal methods and design techniques addressing these issues to create, refine, and verify hardware/software systems. We also invite application-oriented papers, and especially encourage submissions that highlight the design perspective of formal methods and models, including success stories and demonstrations of hardware/software codesign. Furthermore, we invite poster presentations describing ongoing work with promising preliminary results.

Topics of interest for regular submissions include but are not limited to
  • system- and transaction-level modeling and verification, abstraction and refinement between different modeling levels, formal, semi-formal, and specification-driven verification,
  • design and verification methods for composition of concurrent systems: multi-core platform architectures, systems-on-chip, networks-on-chip,
  • formal methods and tools for hardware and software verification including theorem proving, decision procedures,
  • non-traditional and domain-specific design languages for hardware and software, novel models of computation, and new design paradigms that unify hardware and software design,
  • system-level estimation of performance and power in heterogeneous hardware/software architectures,
  • applications and demonstrators of formal design methodologies and case studies of innovative system-level design flows, and
  • modeling and reuse of intellectual property at system-level.


Abstract submission deadline:
Paper submission deadline:
Notification of acceptance:
Poster submission deadline:
Notification for Posters:
Final Version for Papers:

February 26, 2010
March 12, 2010
April 30, 2010
May 14, 2010
May 28, 2010
May 28, 2010


Conference proceedings will be published by the IEEE Computer Society.


Submissions of research and experience papers will only be accepted through the conference website. Papers must not exceed 10 pages and must be formatted following IEEE Computer Society guidelines. Submissions must be written in English, describe original work, and not substantially overlap papers that have been published or are being submitted to a journal or another conference with published proceedings. Poster submissions should consist of an abstract of at most 250 words. The abstract will be distributed to the conference attendants but will not be published. Note that the poster deadline is different from the paper deadline.




MEMOCODE will again have a design contest. The contest will start March 1, 2010. The deadline for submission is 31 March 2010 and the notification of the results is on May 14, 2010. The conference will sponsor at least two prize categories, each with a significant cash award. We awarded a $1000 prize in each of the two categories in 2009. Each team that submits a complete and working entry will be invited to submit for review a 2-page abstract for the formal conference proceedings; winning teams will be invited to contribute a 4-page short paper. Each team submitting a completed and working entry will also receive a commemorative plaque with their name and results. Please refer to the website for more information and updates.




Memocode 2010 is also supported by ArtistDesign NoE and University Joseph Fourier Grenoble.