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Android Competition in EMBEDDED SYSTEMS WEEK 2011

  General Information

Android platforms have become very popular for embedded systems development. Embedded Systems Week 2011 ( features a competition based on Android platforms. The topics of the competition will be related to the following levels in Android:

  • Libraries,

  • Application framework, and

  • Android runtime.

Please note that Android applications without any modification or development in Android platform will not be considered and will not be selected to participate in the final round competition. The competition will consist of two phases. In the first phase, each team is requested to submit a proposal (up to 6 pages) to describe the basic ideas, system design, system architecture, and project management. Based on the proposal, (8 or more) teams will be selected to participate in the final competition in Taipei on Oct. 12, along with ESWEEK. Each team in the final round has to give a 20-minute presentation (including Q&A) in the morning and provide demonstration in public to ESWEEK attendees in an afternoon session. Selected teams will be awarded with prizes and be invited to submit the contribution to a special issue of ESTIMedia'11 in ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems (TECS).

  Competition Results
  • First place: Reconfigurable Vertical Profiling Methodology for Android Systems
    Tzu-Hsiang Su,  Hsiang-Jen Tsai,  Keng-Hao Yang,  Yi-Ting Zhao,  Tien-Fu Chen
    National Chiao Tung University and National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan
  • Second place: Modification of Android Platform for Seamless Convergence of Smart Phones and External Input/Output Devices
    Oh-Chul Kwon,  Ju-Sung Kim,  Chang-Gun Lee
    Seoul National University
  • Third place: Personalized Optimization for Android Smartphones
    Wook Song,  Yesung Kim,  Hakbong Kim,  Jehun Lim, Sang-Woo Jun,  Jihong Kim
    Seoul National University
  • Fourth place: Performance Profiling for Emulated Android Systems
    Shih-Hao Hung,  Chia-Heng Tu,  Chun-Han Chen,  Jen-Hao Chen,  Hui-Hsin Hsu
    National Taiwan University


  • DEMO Program for Android Applications: In addition to the competition program, we also feature a demo program for Android Applications. There are 3 teams to demonstrate next to the coffee-break spots. The demo will start on Tuesday and last for 2 days.
  • Poster Board will support posters up to 2m tall and 1m wide.  Orientation (aspect ratio) is likely to matter. Each Team will have a Table of size 120x45cm
  • The program schedule has been changed to be aligned with ESWeek schedule
  • Competition Program is now available
  • Final Report Submission Instructions are now available
  • Information for final competition is also available


  Information/Announcements for the Final Competition
  • Please turn in a final report by 23:59 Sep. 29 (GMT-11)  (firm deadline)
  • Each team will have a time slot for 20 minutes (15 min presentation + 5 min Q&A) to present the design concepts and results (from 10:30 to 12:30 and from 14:00 to 16:00). We would like to strongly encourage students or postdocs to present the topic. The demo session is organized as a unified session so that not only the referees but also the ESWEEK participants can come to visit for the demos. The scoring will be based on the final report, the oral presentation, and the demos.
  • To be entitled to participate in the final phase, one of the team members has to register the ESWEEK conference. As a student or postdoc participant of the Android Competition in this year’s ESWeek conference program, you are entitled a discounted registration package. The details have been sent to the contact person for each team.
  • The details about the demo session will be available soon.
  Eligibility and Restrictions
  • The competition is open only to universities and research institutes in any country.
  • The platform must be based on Android 2.2 (or higher) and be in English.
  • The work must be original. The participants are the sole and exclusive owner and rights holder of the work and all included content, that no third parties will make any challenges or claims as to ownership or fraud, and that they have the right to submit the work and grant all required licenses.
  • Each team can have at most 6 students (including Ph.D. students and postdocs) and at most 2 professors.
  • A professor can supervise at most 2 teams.
  • Please list the occupations of each member.
  • Jian-Jia Chen (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany)
  • Jenq-Kuen Lee (National Tsing-Hua University, Taiwan)
  • Gabriela Nicolescu (Polytechnique Montreal, Canada)
  • Naehyuck Chang (Seoul National University, Korea)
  • Joerg Henkel (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany)
  • July 15th, Extended to July 24th: Deadline of proposal in English (up to 6 pages)
  • August 5th, August 15th: Notification (Selected teams will be notified for participating in the final round)
  • Final report submission deadline:  23:59 Sep. 29 (GMT-11)  (firm deadline)
  • October 10th: Demonstration and preparation session with the reception of ESWEEK in the evening. canceled
  • October 12nd: Competition in Taipei along with ESWEEK. The result will be announced on the same day.
  • Google
  • Marvell Technology Group
  • Ministry of Education, Taiwan
  • Bor-Sung Liang, MediaTek, Taiwan
  • Charlie Hong-Men Su, Andes Technology, Taiwan
  • Yu-Chi Chuang, Marvell, Taiwan
  • Tianzhou Chen, Zhejiang University, China
  • Sung-Soo Lim, Kookmin University, Korea
  • Novelty: 30%
  • Completeness: 20%
  • Applicability: 20%
  • Presentation and Demonstration: 30%

We offer the following awards:

  • 1st Place: 50,000 NTD
  • 2nd Place: 30,000 NTD
  • 3rd Place: 15,000 NTD


  Submission Instructions
The competition is open to universities and research institutes in any country. Please clearly identify the authors and affiliations in the proposal. Each team can have at most 6 students (including Ph.D. students and postdocs) and at most 2 professors.  Please list the occupation of each member. Please upload a separated COVER PAGE for the information for your team.

Submissions should be no more than 6 pages, excluding the cover page, in two-column, single-space, 10pt IEEE conference format (For LaTeX style file and for Word template Submissions that deviate significantly from these requirements risk being rejected without judging. All figures, appendices, and references must fit within this limit.

In the submission site, you will be requested to finalize your submission by uploading the proposal and the cover page.

Proposals will be handled electronically through START. Format: Adobe PDF (pdf).

Click Here To Submit Your Proposal

Final Report Submission:

Each team for the final competition should  submit a final report with at most 8 pages, excluding the cover page, in two-column, single-space, 10pt IEEE conference format (For LaTeX style file and for Word template


  Program on Oct. 12
  • 10:00 - 12:00 presentation+Q/A (6 teams)
  • 12:00 - 13:00 lunch
  • 13:00 - 15:00 presentation+Q/A  (6 teams)
  • 15:00 - 17:30 demo (Please note that it will require some time to restructure the room before we officially start)
  • 18:30 - 18:45 award announcement
  Q & A
In case you have any question, please contact Prof. Jian-Jia Chen (j.chen[at]kit[dot]edu), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany.