UK Electronics Forum 2010


The two principal forums for UK PhD presentations, the UK Asynchronous Forum and the UK Embedded Forum, have been combined into one larger event, with a widening of the scope. The event will now cover pretty much all aspects of electronics and computer science. The aim is to bring together those involved in all aspects of electronics research, to provide means for quick publication of work in progress, and acquire valuable feedback from referees and others. As a PhD student, you may have explained your work to like-minded peers - but for a communications engineer to explain their work to a computer scientist, for example, represents a different set of challenges.


Benefits of attendance include:


Workshop proceedings will be printed for distribution at the venue. Papers must be original work, and not under consideration elsewhere.

Submission and deadlines

All papers are refereed by the programme committee. There is a size limit of 10 pages per submission. Presentation format is 20 minutes, plus 5 minutes for questions and discussions. Authors are required to submit a pdf file electronically; please e-mail to, no later than April 16th 2010. Authors will be informed of the program committee's final decision by April 23rd. The final version of the paper is due on May 28th. As a result of the review process, authors may be asked to present a poster instead of giving a presentation.

Location and accommodation

The workshop is held at the University of Newcastle, Buttery, Merz Court. This google map shows Merz Court at the north-western corner of the University Campus; please locate the stairs at the south-eastern side of the building (opposite the Old Library Building) and go up to the 4th floor. The Haymarket Metro station is next to the south-eastern corner of the campus. Merz Court is a 20-minute walk from the Central Station. Please also have a look at the University web site.

Bed and Breakfast will be provided at Castle Leazes Halls of Residence. Here is another google map to show its location. (On this map, Merz Court is adjacent to "of" where it says "University of Newcastle upon Tyne"). Rooms are available from 2pm onwards, by which time the workshop has already started; attendees are requested to come straight to the workshop first. Car entry to Castle Leazes is via Hunters Road and Fountain Row (signposted). The shortest walking route from the railway station is via the Leazes Park entry on the intersection of Wellington Street and Barrack Road, just past Newcastle United's football stadium.

The forum dinner will be held at Red Mezze restaurant on Leazes Park Road, adjacent to the University Campus.

Program Committee


The general structure of the forum is shown below.

   Morning       Afternoon       Evening   
30th June, 2010 (Wednesday) travel talks dinner
1st July, 2010 (Thursday) talks travel

Day 1 Wednesday, 30rd June 2010
13.00 Registration
14.00 A Methodology for Deadlock Detectors Minimization in Interconnection Network R. Al-Dujaily, T. Mak, F. Xia, A. Yakovlev, Newcastle University
14.30 Dynamic generation of parallel computations J. Hanlon, S. Hollis, University of Bristol
15.00 Debugging remote embedded systems: The impact of system software architecture N. Ahmad, M. Pont, University of Leicester, TTE Systems Ltd
15.30 Tea break
16.00 Automated and Robust Channel Identification Algorithm and Architecture to Solve Permutation Problem of ICA for Artifacts Removal from ECG in Remote Health Monitoring Environment A. Acharyya, S. Mondal, K. Maharatna, B. M. Al-Hashimi, University of Southampton
16.30 Energy-aware system for efficient powering and controlling of the computational load R. Ramezani, A. Bystrov, A. Yakovlev, Newcastle University
17.00 UML and MDD Design Approach for High Speed Digital Systems with USB3.0 as Case Study W. Cheung, S. Sudhakaran, G. Howells, K. McDonald-Maier, University of Essex, University of Kent
17.30 Poster presentations by all authors, plus: ARPAD Revolutionises the Personal Access of Data Z. Derzsi, Newcastle University
19.30 Forum Dinner
Day 2 Thursday, 1st July 2010
09.00 “Code balancing” as a philosophy for change: Helping developers to migrate from event-triggered to time-triggered architectures F. Lakhani, A. Das, M. Pont, University of Leicester, TTE Systems Ltd
09.30 Improving the Throughput of Asynchronous On-chip Networks with SDM W. Song, D. Edwards, University of Manchester
10.00 VLSI Architecture for Fetal ECG Extraction for Personalized Healthcare Application within Resource Constrained Environment A. Acharyya, H. Tudugalle, K. Maharatna, B. M. Al-Hashimi, S. Gunn, University of Southampton
10.30 Coffee
11.00 Transport Oriented Reconfigurable Logic Arrays: A General Purpose Architecture B. Brewer, University of Manchester
11.30 Automated Generation of Control Logic for Processor Architectures M. Rykunov, A. Mokhov, A. Yakovlev, A. Koelmans, Newcastle University
12.00 High-Performance Lossless Compression for Hyperspectral Satellite Imagery N. Mat Noor, T. Vladimirova, M. Sweeting, University of Surrey
12.30 Close and lunch


Local organisers:   Albert Koelmans  (, Alex Yakovlev  (


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