[hpc-announce] Deadline extended: 11th International Workshop on Network on Chip Architectures

Mahdi Nikdast m.nikdast at gmail.com
Thu Jul 26 12:46:38 CDT 2018

CFP: 11th International Workshop on Network on Chip Architectures 2018
to be held with MICRO-51

Extended Abstract submission: August 3, 2018
Paper submission: August 10, 2018
Author notification: September 1, 2018
Camera-ready version due: September 8, 2018
NoCArc Workshop: October 20, 2018
NoCArc 2018 Call For Paper (http://www.nocarc.org)
October 20, 2018 - Fukuoka, Japan
(To be held in conjunction with IEEE/ACM MICRO-51)
G E N E R A L  I N F O R M A T I O N
With an advancement in both computing architectures and process
technology, many-core architectures are going to have hundreds of
cores into a single chip.  It is expected that the integration become
in the order of thousand cores within 2020 as stated by the
International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors, which benefits
some emerging applications such as machine learning engine design. By
increasing the number of processing elements (PEs) in System-on-Chip
(SoC), there is a need for an efficient, scalable and reliable
communication infrastructure. As technology geometries shrink to the
deep submicron regime, 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.
Techniques and architectures are needed for efficiently design and
optimize NoC and evaluate it at the network or system level. NoCs are
also prone to failure where techniques are required to tolerate,
verify and test. In addition, new technologies are emerging as
wireless, optical, and RF and for 2.5D and 3D packages.
The goal of NoCArc 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 networks.

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

Intelligent NoC Systems
  * Mapping of applications onto NoCs
  * NoC case studies, application-specific NoC design
  * NoCs for FPGAs, structured ASICs, CMPs and MPSoCs
  * Machine learning for NoC and NoC-based 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. Submissions must be
limited to 6 pages. Please, visit the workshop webpage
(http://www.nocarc.org) for additional information about the
submission process.

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

* Abstract submission deadline: August 3, 2018
* Paper submission deadline:    August 10, 2018
* Acceptance notification:         September 1, 2018
* Camera-ready version due:    September 8, 2018
* NoCArc workshop:                 October 20, 2018


* Maurizio Palesi, Univ. of Catania, Italy
* Davide Patti, Univ. of Catania, Italy
* Masoud Daneshtalab, Mälardalen University, Sweden
* Xiaohang Wang, South China University of Technology, China


* Masoumeh Ebrahimi, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden


* Kun-Chih (Jimmy) Chen, National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan
* Midia Reshadi, Science and research branch of Islamic Azad University

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