[hpc-announce] CogArch 2020: The Fourth Workshop on Cognitive Architectures - Call for papers/prototype demonstrations

Karthik V Swaminathan kvswamin at us.ibm.com
Tue Nov 26 10:37:57 CST 2019

 CogArch 2020:  The Fourth Workshop on Cognitive Architectures - Call for 
papers/prototype demonstrations
 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 issues.
 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): 
 Algorithms in support of cognitive reasoning: recognition, 
 intelligent search, diagnosis, inference and informed decision-making.
 Swarm intelligence and distributed architectural support; brain-
 inspired and neural computing architectures.
 Prototype demonstrations of state-of-the-art AI computing systems.
 Accelerators and micro-architectural support for artificial intelligence.
 Approaches to reduce training time and enable faster model delivery.
 Cloud-backed autonomics and mobile cognition: architectural and OS 
 support thereof.
 Resilient design of distributed (swarm) mobile AI architectures.
 Reliability and safety considerations, and security against 
 adversarial attacks in mobile AI architectures.
 Energy efficiency, battery life extension and endurance in mobile AI
 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 
 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
 Vijay Janapa Reddi, Harvard University
 Augusto Vega, IBM Research
 Karthik Swaminathan, IBM Research
 Nandhini Chandramoorthy, IBM Research
 Alper Buyuktosunoglu, IBM Research
 Pradip Bose, IBM Research
 Important dates
 Submission deadline: December 6th, 2019
 Notification: January 10th, 2020
 Camera ready deadline: February 7th, 2020
 Workshop: February 23rd, 2020 (Co-located with HPCA 2020)

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