UK Electronics Forum 2011


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 Manchester. Full details of the local arrangements can be found on Manchester University's website.


The registration deadline is Friday, 10th June. After this date, accomodation can no longer be guaranteed. Please print the registration form and mail this to the conference secretatriat.

Program Committee


The general structure of the forum is shown below.

   Morning       Afternoon       Evening   
4th July, 2011 (Monday) travel talks dinner
5th July, 2011 (Tuesday) talks travel

Day 1 Monday, 4th July 2011
12.30 Registration
13.30 Using Clos Switches in Area Efficient Asynchronous SDM Routers W. Song, D. Edwards, Manchester University
14.00 Networks-On-Chip Interconnect Loads Impact on Power Delivery Grid N. Dahir, T. Mak, A. Yakovlev, Newcastle University
14.30 A Comparison Of Data-Parallel Programming Systems With Accelerator A. Cole , A. McEwan, S. Singh, University of Leicester, Microsoft Research
15.00 Soft Error Analysis in Circuits Involving C-Elements N. Julai, A. Yakovlev, G. Russell, A. Bystrov, Newcastle University
15.30 Tea break
16.00 On dual-rail control logic for enhanced circuit robustness A. Mokhov, V. Khomenko, D. Sokolov, A. Yakovlev, Newcastle University
16.30 A systems re-engineering case study: Programming robots with occam and Handel-C D. Slipper, A. McEwan, University of Leicester
17.00 Reliability and Performance Enhancement of a Flash-based Storage for High-Integrity Systems I. Mir, A. McEwan, University of Leicester
17.30 Automated Generation of Control logic for Processor Architectures M. Rykunov, A. Mokhov, A. Yakovlev, A. Koelmans, Newcastle University
19.30 Forum Dinner
Day 2 Tuesday, 4th July 2011
08.30 Run-Time Resources Management for 3D Networks-on-Chip based Systems R. Al-Dujaily, T. Mak, F. Xia, A. Yakovlev, Newcastle University
09.00 Calculating Metastability Failure Rates in ADCs G. Tarawneh, T. Mak, A. Yakovlev, Newcastle University
09.30 Predictive Algorithm Based Low Complexity 2D FastICA A. Acharyya, K. Maharatna, B. Al-Hashimi, University of Southampton
10.00 The Reconfigurable Network based on FPGAs in Dynamic Clamp System J. Luo, T. Mak, B. Yu, P. Andras, A. Yakovlev, Newcastle University
10.30 Coffee break
11.00 A Non-contact Method for Sleep Apnoea Detection V. Vasu, S. Sezer, T. Arumugam, Queen's University Belfast
11.30 Applications of UML diagrams in the design and verification of digital systems S. Sudhakaran, W. Cheung, K. McDonald-Maier, G. Howells, University of Essex, University of Kent
12.00 High Speed Hardware Accelerated Regular Expression Processing T. Arumugam, S. Sezer, D. Burns, V. Vasu, Queen's University Belfast
12.30 Predictive Compensation of Packet Losses in Wireless Control Systems: a Preliminary Study U. Abrar, M. Short, N. Israr, Teesside University
13.00 Close


Local organisers:   Viv Woods  (, Jim Garside  (


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