[hpc-announce] [deadline extended] CogArch 2021 CfP: 5th Workshop on Cognitive Architectures (Co-located with HPCA)
David Trilla Rodriguez1
david.trilla at ibm.com
Thu Jan 14 17:10:51 CST 2021
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[DEADLINE EXTENDED] CogArch 2021: 5th Workshop on Cognitive Architectures
(Co-located with HPCA)
Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) techniques have
become the de facto solution to drive human progress and more
specifically, automation. In the last years, the world’s economy is
gravitating towards such industry and the expectation of growth is not
withering away. Additionally, these trends have been further exacerbated
by the novel COVID-19 pandemic, which paralyzed the world’s economy and
made evident the need for even more automation to provide safer and more
reliable services and also to aid in the agile discovery of life-saving
drugs and vaccines. To support those kinds of applications, cognitive
architectures are designed and deployed to materialize advances in the
aforementioned fields. However, although the newest cognitive designs are
improving by the day, the amount of challenges ahead for cognitive systems
is still overwhelming. With existing solutions reaching functional
maturity, design considerations are now pivoting to new aspects like
energy scaling, reliable operation, safety guarantees, or even security
properties. This has led to a very diverse variety of hardware and
software systems, either tailored to their specific applications or
designed for general-purpose usage, which calls for a wider understanding
of how cognitive architecture’s design should be tackled.
In that context, the CogArch workshop aims at bringing together the
necessary know-how to design cognitive architectures from a holistic point
of view, tackling all their design considerations from the algorithms to
platforms in all the different fields that cognitive architectures will
soon occupy, from autonomous cars to critical tasks in avionics or space
or even personalized medicine.
The CogArch workshop already had four successful editions, bringing
together experts and knowledge on the most novel design ideas for
cognitive systems. This workshop capitalizes on synergizing industrial and
academic effort in order to provide a better understanding of cognitive
systems and key concepts of their design.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Hardware and software design considerations are gravitating towards AI
applications, as those have been proven extremely useful in a wide variety
of fields, from edge computing in autonomous cars to cloud-based computing
for personalized medicine. The recent years have brought about a boom in
start-ups and novel platforms that constantly offer improvements in
performance and accuracy for the aforementioned applications. As this kind
of cognitive architectures evolve, system designers have to incorporate
many different considerations, and this has led to a very diverse field in
terms of available solutions.
The CogArch workshop solicits formative ideas and new product offerings in
this general space that cover all the design aspects of cognitive systems,
from algorithms improving cognition to design methodologies that improve
non-functional considerations like energy efficiency, security, agile
design, programmability, or reliability.
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.
Agile design for cognitive systems.
Prototype demonstrations of state-of-the-art cognitive 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
Resilient design of distributed (swarm) mobile AI architectures.
Reliability and safety considerations, and security against adversarial
attacks in mobile AI architectures.
Techniques for improving energy efficiency, battery life extension, and
endurance in mobile AI architectures.
Case studies and real-life demonstrations/prototypes in specific
application domains: e.g. smart homes, connected cars, and UAV-driven
commercial services, architectures in support of AI for healthcare
applications, such as medical imaging, drug discovery and smart
diagnostics, as well as applications of interest to defense and homeland
CALL FOR PROTOTYPE DEMONSTRATIONS
CogArch will feature a session where researchers can showcase innovative
prototype demonstrations or proof-of-concept designs in the cognitive
architecture space. Examples of such demonstrations may include (but are
not limited to):
Custom ASIC or FPGA-based demonstrations of machine learning, cognitive or
Innovative implementations of state-of-the-art cognitive
algorithms/applications, and the underlying software-hardware co-design
Demonstration of end-to-end cognitive systems comprising of edge devices
backed by a cloud computing infrastructure.
Novel designs showcasing the adoption of emerging technologies for the
design of cognitive systems.
Tools or frameworks to aid analysis, simulation, and design of cognitive
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 the main conference) indicating the type of
submission: regular presentation or prototype demonstration. Submissions
should be submitted to the this link by January 22nd, 2021. [DEADLINE
If you have questions regarding submission, please contact us:
info at cogarchworkshop.org
Roberto Gioiosa, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
David Trilla, IBM Research
Augusto Vega, IBM Research
Karthik Swaminathan, IBM Research
Alper Buyuktosunoglu, IBM Research
Pradip Bose, IBM Research
Paper submission deadline: January 22nd, 2021 [DEADLINE EXTENDED]
Notification of acceptance: February 5th, 2021
Workshop date: February 28th, 2021 (Co-located with HPCA)
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