[hpc-announce] Deadline extension - SiPhotonics '14 - 1st International HiPEAC Workshop on Exploiting Silicon Photonics for energy-efficient heterogeneous parallel architectures

Sandro Bartolini bartolini at dii.unisi.it
Thu Oct 24 09:02:38 CDT 2013

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Due to a number of requests, we are *extending the submission deadline 
to November 7th*.

In case you are interested, please, submit a title and abstract by 
October 31st (not mandatory) so that we can start working on the review 

Please, check the updated important dates.

HiPEAC 1st International Workshop on Exploiting Silicon Photonics for
energy-efficient heterogeneous parallel architectures (SiPhotonics'2014)
in Vienna, Austria, 21 January 2014

associated with the 9th HiPEAC conference on High Performance and 
Embedded Architecture and Compilers http://www.hipeac.net/conference/vienna



The main purpose of this workshop is to promote further research 
interests and activities on Silicon Photonics and related topics in the 
perspective of its adoption in future computer systems. In fact Silicon 
Photonics poses in itself crucial challenges and interesting design 
tradeoffs for being deployed in future computer systems effectively, 
also in integration with other technologies. Furthermore, the unique 
features of photonics (e.g. extreme low-latency, end-to-end 
transmission, high bandwidth density) have the potential to constitute a 
discontinuity element able to modify the expected shape of future 
computer systems from the design point of view and also from the 
programmability and/or runtime management perspectives.

Summarizing, silicon photonics can bring innovations and benefits into 
current and foreseeable computing systems directly, due to their 
intrinsic features, but also indirectly enabling the evolution towards 
architectures, runtime and resource management approaches that maximize 
the photonic raw technological  opportunities and lead to more efficient 
overall designs, otherwise impossible.

This workshop aims to increase the synergy from a complete range of 
perspectives, from raw technology issues and solutions up to studies at 
the overall system level of modern multi-/many-core systems, both from 
academic and industrial researchers working in this area. We are 
interested in experimental, systems-related, and work-in-progress papers 
in all aspects of the Silicon Photonics technology at all levels of 


The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

- Integration of positive features of both electronic and photonic 
interconnection technology;
- Low-level technological improvements and implications (e.g. integrated 
lasers, modulation and detection technologies, microring resonators);
- Fabrication issues (e.g. precision) and new tools (e.g. design, place 
and route, ecc) to ease the topological exploration and design in general;
- Emerging challenges and solutions for on-chip interconnections, cache 
coherence protocols, runtime and OS scheduling, and programmability, for 
future homogeneous/heterogeneous energy-aware CMPs;
- Simulation, validation and verification;
- Photonics in the memory hierarchy and I/O of computing systems;
- QoS management and performance analysis;
- Programming languages and compilers for thermal-, energy-, and 
power-aware architectures;
- Solving the requirements of multiple heterogeneous parallel applications;
- Interaction between photonic features and current computer design issues;
- Industrial practices and case studies;


Prospective authors should submit electronically a full paper in English 
in PDF format. Submitted papers must represent original unpublished 
research that is not currently under review for any other conference or 

All manuscripts will be reviewed and will be judged on correctness, 
originality, technical strength, significance, quality of presentation, 
and interest and relevance to the workshop attendees.

They should be formatted according to double-column ACM format pages, 
including figures and references. Please use the following template when 
preparing your manuscript: 
http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates, preferably, 
_not exceeding 6 pages (8 pages absolute maximum)_.
Please, feel free to adopt a blind submission process (not mandatory). 
In case, ensure to remove the author names and affiliation from the 
submitted paper as well as any explicit indication that could 
immediately reveal them (e.g. if needed, refer to your previous works in 
third person).

Submissions can be made through the submission web site at


Informal proceedings will be provided in an USB stick to all 
participants including all material relevant to the conference and the 
related events.

To confirm the publication, at least one author of each accepted paper 
is expected to register for the workshop and present the papers at the 
workshop itself.

After the conference, authors of _selected papers will be invited to 
submit an extended version_ of their contribution for a _special issue 
of the journal "Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience" 
from Wiley_, scheduled to be published for June 2014.


Title+Abstract deadline (*not mandatory*):     October 31, 2013
Extended paper submission deadline:    November 7, 2013
Notification of acceptance:   December 2, 2013
Camera ready papers due: December 13, 2013
Workshop: Jan 21, 2014

(*) Abstract submission is not mandatory but can help us to pre-organize 
the review assignments.


José M. García, University of Murcia, Spain.
Sandro Bartolini, University of Siena, Italy


Keren Bergman, Columbia University
Giovanna Calò, Politecnico di Bari
José M. Cecilia, Catholic University of Murcia
Yawen  Chen, Otago University
Sylvain Collange, INRIA/IRISA
Ricardo Fernández-Pascual, University of Murcia
Paolo Grani, University of Siena
Timothy  Jones,University of Cambridge
Wolfgang Karl, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Kostas    Katrinis, IBM
Sébastien  Le Beux, Lyon Institute of Nanotechnology
Oliver  Mattes, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
GokhanMemik, Northwestern University
Sergei Mingaleev, VPIphotonics
Lasse  Natvig, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Sudeep Pasricha, Colorado State University
Luca Ramini, University of Ferrara
Marco Romagnoli, CNIT
Laurent Schares, IBM TJ Watson
Yvain Thonnart, CEA-Leti


Prof. José M. García
Departamento de Ingeniería y Tecnología de Computadores
University of Murcia, Spain.
email: jmgarcia[at]ditec.um.es
Tel.: +34 868 884819     Fax: +34 868 884151

Ing. Sandro Bartolini, PhD
Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Informazione e Scienze Matematiche
University of Siena, Italy
E-mail: Bartolini[at]dii.unisi.it
Tel: +39 0577 234850    Fax: +39 0577 233609

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