[hpc-announce] [CFP] NoCArc 2016 - 9th International Workshop on Network on Chip Architectures

Maurizio Palesi maurizio.palesi at unikore.it
Fri Jun 24 02:50:46 CDT 2016

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NoCArc 2016


9th International Workshop on Network on Chip Architectures

October 15 or 16, 2016 - Taipei, Taiwan
(To be held in conjunction with IEEE/ACM MICRO-49)

G E N E R A L  I N F O R M A T I O N

Current multicore architectures formed by tens of processing cores
will be soon replaced by the next generation of manycore architectures
with hundreds of cores. In fact, the International Technology Roadmap
for Semiconductors foresees that the number of Processing Elements
(PEs) that will be integrated into a System-on-Chip (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 NoCArc workshop is to provide a forum for researchers to
present and discuss innovative ideas and solutions related to design
and implementation of multi-core systems on chip. The workshop will
focus on issues related to design, analysis and testing of on-chip

A R E A S  O F  I N T E R E S T

The workshop will focus on issues related to design, analysis and
testing of on-chip networks. The topics of specific interest for the
workshop include, but are not limited to:

NoC Architecture and Implementation
 * Topologies, routing, flow control
 * Managing QoS
 * Timing, synchronous/asynchronous communication
 * Reliability issues
 * Design methodologies and tools
 * Signaling & circuit design for NoC links
 * NoC Analysis and Verification

Power, energy and thermal issues
 * Benchmarking and experience with NoC-based systems
 * Modeling, simulation, and synthesis
 * Verification, debug and test
 * Metrics and benchmarks
 * NoC Application

Mapping of applications onto NoCs
 * NoC case studies, application-specific NoC design
 * NoCs for FPGAs, structured ASICs, CMPs and MPSoCs
 * NoC designs for heterogeneous systems
 * On-Chip Communication Optimization

Communication efficient algorithms
 * Multi/many-core communication workload characterization and
 * Energy efficient NoCs and energy minimization
 * NoC at System-level

Design of memory subsystem
 * NoC support for memory and cache access
 * OS support for NoCs
 * Programming models including shared memory, message passing and
   novel programming models
 * Issues related to large-scale systems (datacenters, supercomputers)
   with NoC-based systems as building blocks

Emerging NoC Technologies
 * Wireless, Optical, and RF
 * NoCs for 3D and 2.5D packages

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. Papers must be in PDF
format and should include title, authors and affiliation, e-mail
address of the contact author. Additional information at

I M P O R T A N T  D A T E S

* Abstract submission deadline: July 25, 2016
* Paper submission deadline: August 1, 2016
* Acceptance notification: September 1, 2016
* Camera-ready version due: September 8, 2016


 * Maurizio Palesi, Univ. of Enna, KORE, Italy
 * Masoud Daneshtalab, Univ. of Turku, Finland and KTH, Sweden
 * Xiaohang Wang, South China University of Technology, China

 * Masoumeh Ebrahimi, Univ. of Turku, Finland
 * Davide Patti, Univ. of Catania, Italy
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