There is a real and growing need for high performance, fault
adaptive, large-scale real-time systems. This workshop seeks to
foster interaction, communication, and cross-fertilization
between representatives of the many diverse fields researching
these systems with representatives from the various application
domains that require them.
The International Workshop on Software Support for Portable
Storage will focus on software issues related to portable
storage. New emerging storage media such as Flash memory require
extensive software support for higher performance, lower power,
and value-added functionalities. The goal of this workshop is to
bring together people from industry and academia who are
interested in all aspects of software support for portable
storage. The workshop will provide a forum to present and
discuss new ideas, new research directions and to review current
trends in this area.
Historically, embedded system development lags behind
workstation-based system development in adopting the latest
technology innovations. Industrial automation system development,
which heavily involves embedded development, lags further behind.
The examples are c++, networked systems, component-based
paradigm, etc. Historically also, this delay is getting shorter
and shorter. Now when a new technology is introduced, we
immediately see its generated enthusiasm in the automation
industry. Wireless technology is such a latest revolution.