[hpc-announce] CFP : Workshop on Approximate Computing Across the System Stack in conjunction with ASPLOS 2015

Vijayalakshmi Srinivasan viji at us.ibm.com
Mon Jan 26 09:49:17 CST 2015

Apologies if you receive multiple copies of this CFP:

 Second Workshop on Approximate Computing Across the System Stack (WACAS) 

Co-located with ASPLOS 2015 — March 15, 2015 — Istanbul, Turkey
Traditional computing imposes an “exactness” that is becoming both energy 
expensive and unnecessary, especially so in the era of big data. The 
relaxation of accuracy, and more importantly the relaxation of the 
requirement of deterministic execution provide an opportunity to explore 
new energy-efficient execution models to process this vast data.  
Recently, the approximate computing paradigm has continued to gain 
importance as a vehicle to reason about changes across the stack from 
algorithms to devices to produce results that are acceptable albeit 
different from exact computation.
Making approximate computing successful requires cooperation among all 
layers of the stack, from algorithms to programming languages to OSes to 
architecture to circuits, as well as system components like storage and 
networks. This workshop aims to bring together an interdisciplinary group 
of researchers to present and discuss thoughts and ideas on how to 
effectively exploit approximate computing. 
 Topics include but are not limited to the following:
Position papers on approximate computing:  trends, potential, pitfalls 
Cross-layer approximate computing solutions 
Hardware/Software support for approximate computing
Tools for writing, debugging, and reasoning about approximate programs
Characterization of workloads suitable to approximation
Methodology/Models to estimate cost/benefits of approximate computing 

Paper Submission:
Peer-reviewed papers will not be published in a proceedings, so submitting 
to WACAS will not preclude future publication opportunities.
Prospective authors of research papers should aim for 6 pages including 
Submissions may optionally be blind: authors can choose whether to include 
their names. 
Submission website: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=wacas2015

Important Dates
Paper submission: February 2, 2015
Author notification: February 16, 2015
Camera-ready submission: Mach 2, 2015
Workshop: Sunday, March 15, 2015

Organizing Committee:
Vijayalakshmi Srinivasan, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
Rajeev Balasubramonian, University of Utah
Hadi Esmaeilzadeh, Georgia Tech
Kailash Gopalakrishnan,  IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
Natalie Enright Jerger, University of Toronto
Rakesh Kumar, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Avinash Lingamneni, Cadence
Asit Mishra, Intel
Daniel Prener, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
Anand Raghunathan, Purdue University
Lakshminarayanan Renganarayana, Symantec
Yavuz Yetim, Google

For more information, please visit: https://sites.google.com/site/2wacas/

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