Call for Papers

Special Issue on: "Latest Advances in Embedded Systems Research in Latin America"

Guest Editors:

  • Dr. Maximiliano Antonelli, University of Mar del Plata (UNMDP), Argentina
  • Dr. Maria Liz Crespo, Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Italy
  • Dr. Joel Gak, Department of Engineering, Catholic University of Uruguay, Uruguay
  • Dr. José Lipovetzky, Microelectronics and Detectors Laboratory, Telecommunications Engineering Management, CNEA (National Atomic Energy Commission), Argentina
  • Dr. Rosa Maria Woo Garcia, Universidad Veracruzana, México

Latin America boasts a significant number of talented researchers working in the field of Embedded Systems. Although their valuable findings have been published extensively within their universities and region, they have yet to gain wider recognition abroad. However, this trend is starting to shift with events such as the Argentine Conference on Embedded Systems (CASE), which has formed partnerships with international publications. We believe that the advancements in Embedded Systems made in this region offer exciting contributions to the worldwide scientific community. This Special Issue aims to showcase the latest unpublished work on embedded systems from academia and industry in Latin America. It is targeted towards researchers, professors, students, and engineers who are interested in the latest developments in this field.

The Objectives are:

  • To disseminate scientific and technological developments made in Latin America to a global audience.
  • To promote the advancement of Embedded Systems on a worldwide scale.
  • To facilitate a more seamless exchange of ideas between academia and industry in both Latin America and worldwide.
  • To highlight the latest scientific findings and advancements in the field of Embedded Systems.

    Subject Coverage:

    Suitable topics include, but are not limited, to the following:
  • Embedded software
  • Digital Signal Processing for embedded applications
  • Modeling of Embedded Systems
  • Embedded Systems’ Methods and Tools
  • Implementation and design of Embedded Systems

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper has been completely rewritten, appropriate written permissions have been obtained from any copyright holders of the original paper, and the paper has been extended conceptually by at least 30%.). All papers are refereed through a peer review process. All papers must be limited to 4 pages written in English. Accepted papers will be required to submit a 3-minute Video Preview, introducing and motivating the paper. For more information, please read the IEEE ESL website.

Important Dates

  • Submission deadline: 2 December 2023
  • First notification to authors: 15 December 2023

If you have any queries concerning this special issue, please email the Guest Editors:

Call for Special Issue Proposals

IEEE Embedded Systems Letters (ESL) is inviting proposals for special issues in the broad domain of embedded systems and software, cyber-physical systems, and the Internet of Things. Special issue proposals can focus on any research area that is consistent with the scope of ESL. The idea of the special issue is to provide an opportunity to capture a snapshot of the state-of-the-art on a specific theme, share new perspective, or enable a new research direction.

The prospective guest editor(s) should submit a short written proposal of up to four pages including the following information:

  • Title of the Special Issue
  • The Guest editor(s) name and affiliation
  • The motivation and importance of the theme in the context of ESL
  • The scope of the topics for the special issue
  • Proposed schedule
  • Potential contributors (IEEE rules disallow paper submissions to special issues by authors who have conflict-of-interest with the guest editors)
  • Short bio of the guest editor(s)
  • A draft one-page call for papers for the special issue

Proposals will be competitively selected through a rigorous review process in response to this public Call for Proposals. The selection of the proposals will be made by the Editor-in-Chief in consultation with the editorial board of the journal. Each submitted proposal will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Timeliness, relevance, and coherence of the theme
  • Originality of the theme compared to recent special issues in ESL and other related journals
  • Credential of the prospective Guest Editor(s)

There is no specific deadline for the submission of special issue proposals. Each proposal will be evaluated as and when it is submitted.

Current Call for perspective papers

IEEE Embedded Systems Letters (ESL) is inviting perspective papers in the broad domain of embedded systems and software, cyber-physical systems, and the Internet of Things. A perspective paper could present a grand challenge problem in the field that needs to be addressed, charter a new direction of research, express a contradictory viewpoint, or promote an interdisciplinary research area. The journal hopes that the perspective papers will be of lasting value to the community, and of the highest quality.

The perspective papers will go through the same rigorous peer-review process as the regular papers. However, the prospective authors may choose to first submit (at most) one-page title and abstract to the ESL Deputy Editor-in-Chief Aviral Shrivastava at [email protected] for quick feedback on the suitability of the proposal as a perspective paper. Given a positive assessment, the author may then proceed to expound upon the topic and submit the full perspective paper to

Note that the first step is not mandatory and is only meant to guide the authors. A positive assessment of the abstract does not imply acceptance of the paper. The full perspective paper will be evaluated by an Associate Editor of the journal and selected peer reviewers just like regular papers.

There is no specific deadline for the submission of perspective papers. Each paper will be evaluated as and when it is submitted.



Special Issue Proposals can be submitted to Editor-in-Chief, Preeti Ranjan Panda

Tie-ups with Conferences/workshops

ESL now has tie-ups with the following conferences and workshops for the possible presentation of accepted ESL papers:

  1. Embedded Systems Week -  Papers in the "Late Breaking Results" category accepted at the three major conferences of ESWeek (CASES, CODES+ISSS, and EMSOFT), are now published in IEEE ESL.
  2. SeHAS 2024: Secure Hardware, Architectures, and Software -  Authors of accepted ESL manuscripts in the area of system security may opt to be considered for presentation at SeHAS 2024. Invitation to present is at the discretion of the conference Technical Program Committee.

Authors of manuscripts may opt to be considered for such presentations. The conferences may be topic-specific, so not all accepted papers would be eligible for invitation to a specific conference. Invitation to present is at the discretion of the Technical Program Committee of the respective conference.


ESL Editor-in-Chief

Preeti Ranjan Panda

Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
10 (Asia and Pacific)

Deputy EiC

Aviral Shrivastava

Arizona State University
United States
6 (Western U.S.)