[hpc-announce] CFP - Sixth ACM/IEEE International Workshop on Network on Chip Architectures (NoCArc-13)
masdan at utu.fi
Tue Sep 3 11:43:07 CDT 2013
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submission deadline extension: Sept. 17th, 2013
Sixth ACM International Workshop on
Network on Chip Architectures
To be held in conjunction with the
46th Annual IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Microarchitecture
December 7 (or 8), 2013
<<Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit the extended version of their papers to a Special Issue on Network-on-Chip Architectures in Computers & Electrical Engineering, Elsevier<http://www.journals.elsevier.com/computers-and-electrical-engineering/call-for-papers/special-issue-on-network-on-chip-architectures/>>>
Modern Systems-on-Chip (SoCs) today contains hundreds of Intellectual Properties (IPs)/cores, including, programmable processors, co-processors, accelerators, application-specific IPs, peripherals, memories, reconfigurable logic, and even analog blocks. We are now entered in the so called many-core era. The International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors foresees that the number of Processing Elements (PEs) that will be integrated into a SoC will be in the order of thousand within the 2020. As the number of communicating elements increases, there is a need for an efficient, scalable and reliable communication infrastructure. As technology geometries shrink to the deep submicron regime, however, the communication delay and power consumption of global interconnections become the major bottleneck. The Network-on-Chip (NoC) design paradigm, based on a modular packet-switched mechanism, can address many of the on chip communication issues such as performance limitations of long interconnects, and integration of large number of PEs on a chip.
The goal of the workshop is to provide a forum for researchers to present and discuss innovative ideas and solutions related to design and implementation of many-core systems-on-chip. This workshop will focus on issues related to design, analysis and testing of on-chip networks.
Areas of Interest
The workshop will focus on issues related to design, analysis and testing of on-chip networks. We also look for new type of NoC-based computing paradigms inspired by biological systems to solve hard computational problems such as learning, recognition, and complex decision making.
The topics of specific interest for the workshop include, but are not limited to:
* Topologies selection and synthesis for NoCs and MPSoCs
* Routing algorithms and router micro-architectures
* QoS in on-chip communication
* Mapping of cores to NoC slots
* Power and energy issues
* Fault tolerance and reliability issues
* Memory architectures for NoC
* Dynamic on-chip network reconfiguration
* Modeling and evaluation of on-chip networks
* On-chip interconnection network simulators and emulators
* Analytical analysis methods for NoC performance and other properties
* Verification, debug and test of NoC
* 3D NoC architectures
* Emerging technologies and new design paradigms
* Industrial case studies of SoC designs using the NoC paradigm
* NoC-based Brain-like computing device
* NoC-based platform for DNA sequencing
* HPC application and computer servers
Besides regular papers, papers describing work in progress or incomplete but sound new innovative ideas related to the workshop theme are also encouraged.
Both research and application-oriented papers are welcome. All papers should be submitted electronically by EasyChair. Submissions must be limited to 6 pages. Please, visit the workshop webpage (http://nocarc.unikore.it/) for additional information about the submission process.
Proceeding and Special Issue:
The accepted papers will be published in the ACM Digital Library.
Selected papers will be considered to appear in a special issue of the Elsevier's Computers & Electrical Engineering<http://www.journals.elsevier.com/computers-and-electrical-engineering/call-for-papers/special-issue-on-network-on-chip-architectures/> (IF=0.97).
* Submission deadline September 17, 2013
* Author notification October 7, 2013
* Camera-ready version due October 18, 2013
* NoCArc Workshop December 7 (or 8), 2013
* Maurizio Palesi<http://www.unikore.it/mpalesi/>, Kore University, Italy
* Terrence Mak<http://www.cse.cuhk.edu.hk/~stmak/>, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
* Masoud Daneshtalab<http://users.utu.fi/masdan/>, University of Turku, Finland
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