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ICE Receives Best Paper Award at SoC Symposium 2011

The authors from the ICE Institute of RWTH Aachen University (Weihua Sheng, Stefan Schürmans, Maximilian Odendahl, Rainer Leupers and Gerd Ascheid) received the best paper award of the International Symposium on System-on-Chip (SoC), held in Tampere, Finland, October 31st to November 2nd 2011. The paper entitled "Automatic Calibration of Streaming Applications for Software Mapping Exploration" was recognized for its contributions in the area of fast and accurate virtual prototyping for multi-core software development. Nowadays, software engineers face a huge challenge to map the parallelized applications to multi-core platforms efficiently. The paper introduces a tool-flow to create fast multi-core virtual prototypes supporting fully functional execution of software with good timing accuracy. Supported by the UMIC Research Centre of RWTH Aachen University, the work presented has been developed in the context of MAPS (MPSoC Application Programming Studio), which is a long-term R&D investment by ICE to enable programming of real-life complex MPSoC platforms.