[hpc-announce] CogArch 2020: 4th Workshop on Cognitive Architectures - Call for papers/prototype demonstrations
Augusto J Vega
ajvega at us.ibm.com
Mon Nov 18 12:08:03 CST 2019
** CogArch 2020: 4th Workshop on Cognitive Architectures **
The emerging new interest in artificial intelligence (AI) has led to a
paradigm shift in the field of computer architecture. Architectures that
focus on machine learning and neuromorphic computing are increasingly
being adopted into the mainstream. The design of future processors is
increasingly being predicated on metrics based on cognitive applications.
The interplay between the development of state-of-the-art algorithms in
cognitive sciences, computer vision, speech recognition and the design of
the underlying system architectures has resulted in several
cross-disciplinary advances. After highly successful editions of the
Workshop on Cognitive Architectures in the past, in this year’s edition we
expect to consolidate the many recent works in this field and provide
concrete roadmaps as to what subsequent directions the research in this
field should take. This workshop at HPCA 2020, 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. In addition, it also aims to foster an interest in such
emerging fields among industry and academic researchers alike. The primary
focus is expected to be on driving towards a better understanding of key
cognitive algorithms of interest and the allied architectural support
Of particular interest are application areas of mobile cognition, which
may comprise of a distributed swarm of intelligent computing modules. This
paradigm is relevant in the context of unmanned aerial vehicles and
connected cars. Further, the rising investment by industry in designing
IoT (Internet-of-Things) platforms, has resulted in several opportunities
to build architectures that support capabilities such as intelligent data
exchange and interaction with cloud, pattern matching, data analytics and
other cognitive aspects to build truly transformative systems.
CALL FOR PAPERS:
Recent advances in architectures for AI have been instrumental in the
development and deployment of autonomous systems, such as self-driving
vehicles, and unmanned aerial vehicles. The Tesla FSD and Nvidia Xavier
SoC are examples of commercial chips in the autonomous driving space with
dedicated hardware units for processing AI algorithms. Next-generation
processors in this domain are being envisioned as multi-agent systems that
support swarm-based decision-making, as well as intelligent data exchange
capabilities amongst each other or with a backing cloud server. The
proliferation of mobile computing platforms, Internet-of-Things and cloud
support features thereof have opened up exciting new opportunities for
such real-time, mobile (distributed or swarm-driven) cognition. The
CogArch workshop solicits formative ideas and new product offerings in
this general space.
Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
o Algorithms in support of cognitive reasoning: recognition, intelligent
inference and informed decision-making.
o Swarm intelligence and distributed architectural support; brain-inspired
and neural computing architectures.
o Prototype demonstrations of state-of-the-art AI computing systems.
o Accelerators and micro-architectural support for artificial
o Approaches to reduce training time and enable faster model delivery.
o Cloud-backed autonomics and mobile cognition: architectural and OS
o Resilient design of distributed (swarm) mobile AI architectures.
o Reliability and safety considerations, and security against adversarial
attacks in mobile AI architectures.
o Energy efficiency, battery life extension and endurance in mobile AI
o Case studies and real-life demonstrations/prototypes in specific
application domains: e.g. smart homes,
connected cars and UAV-driven commercial services, as well as
applications of interest to defense and homeland security.
The workshop shall consist of regular presentations and/or prototype
demonstrations by authors of selected submissions. In addition, it will
include invited keynotes by eminent researchers from industry and academia
as well as interactive panel discussions to kindle further interest in
these research topics. Submissions will be reviewed by a workshop Program
Committee, in addition to the organizers.
Submitted manuscripts must be in English of up to 2 pages (with same
formatting guidelines as main conference) indicating the type of
submission: regular presentation or prototype demonstration. Submissions
should be sent to submissions at cogarch-workshop.org by December 6th, 2019.
Further details can be found at http://cogarch-workshop.org.
If you have questions regarding submission, please contact us:
info at cogarch-workshop.org
o Vijay Janapa Reddi, Harvard University
o Augusto Vega, IBM Research
o Karthik Swaminathan, IBM Research
o Nandhini Chandramoorthy, IBM Research
o Alper Buyuktosunoglu, IBM Research
o Pradip Bose, IBM Research
o Submission deadline: December 6th, 2019
o Notification: January 10th, 2020
o Camera ready deadline: February 7th, 2020
o Workshop date: Sunday, February 23rd, 2020 (co-located with HPCA 2020)
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