[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
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
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
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
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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