[hpc-announce] First workshop on Cognitive Architectures (CogArch 2015) at ASPLOS 2015: Call for lecture proposals

Karthik V Swaminathan kvswamin at us.ibm.com
Wed Jan 28 22:35:07 CST 2015

The First workshop on Cognitive Architectures (CogArch 2015) will be at
ASPLOS 2015, Istanbul, Turkey.

The emerging new interest in cognitive computing points to the need for
defining hardware-software co-optimized architectures in support of this
new paradigm. This workshop proposes to bring together researchers and
practitioners within systems architecture, computer vision, artificial
intelligence and robotics to discuss the latest ideas, applications and
commercialization strategies around the cognitive computing theme. The
primary focus is expected to be on driving towards a better understanding
of key cognitive algorithms of interest and the architectural support
issues thereof. Of particular interest is the special application area of
mobile cognition: the distributed swarm intelligence represented by the
promise of connected cars or a cooperating group of unmanned aerial and
ground vehicles (UAVs and UGVs), distributed agents, robots, etc. The need
for real-time response, coupled by the requirements of high energy
efficiency and system resilience make this a particularly interesting and
challenging arena for multi-disciplinary research innovations.
Topics of interest include (but not limited to):
1. Algorithms in support of cognitive reasoning: recognition, intelligent
search, diagnosis, inference and informed decision-making.
2. Swarm intelligence and distributed architectural support; brain-inspired
and neural computing architectures.
3. Accelerators and microarchitectural support for cognitive computing.
4. Cloud-backed autonomics and mobile cognition: architectural and OS
support thereof.
5. Resilient design of distributed (swarm) mobile cognitive architectures.
6. Energy efficiency, battery life extension and endurance in mobile,
cognitive architectures.
7. Case studies and real-life demonstration prototypes in specific
application domains: e.g. connected cars and UAV-driven commercial
services, defense and homeland security applications.

We invite interested participants to send in a lecture proposal (30 mins
minimum to 60 mins maximum). The submission should include a title and
abstract, along with a bio-sketch of the speaker and the proposed talk
duration. Submitted lecture proposals will be reviewed by a Workshop
Program Committee chaired by the co-organizers. Please e-mail your
submissions to one of the organizers, with the subject: "CogArch 2015:
<Your proposal title>".

Karthik Swaminathan (kvswamin at us.ibm.com), Chung-Ching Lin (
cclin at us.ibm.com), Sharath Pankanti (sharat at us.ibm.com), Pradip Bose (
pbose at us.ibm.com), IBM T.J Watson Research Center
Date and Venue: March 14th, 2015 at Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: Half-day
Deadline for submission: February 9th, 2015
Notification of Acceptance: February 16th, 2015

Karthik Swaminathan
Reliability and Power-aware Micro-architecture Group,
IBM T.J Watson Research Center,
Yorktown Heights, NY
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