International Workshop on Dynamic Reconfigurable Network-on-Chip
CALL FOR PAPERS AND PARTICIPATION
As part of
The International Conference on High Performance Computing & Simulation (HPCS 2014)
July 21 – July 25, 2014
The Savoia Hotel Regency
Extended Paper Submission Deadline: March 27, 2014
Submissions could be for full papers, short papers, poster papers, or posters
SCOPE AND OBJECTIVES
Emerging SoCs (System-on-Chip, such as those for mobile systems, are typically battery-powered systems and have to support a wide range of streaming applications such as video and audio. Network-on-chip has been recently proposed for SoCs applications design to achieve better performance and lower energy consumption when compared to conventional on-chip bus architectures.
Several approaches have been proposed to deal with NoCs and can be classified into two main categories, design-time approaches and run-time approaches. Design-time approaches are generally tailored an application domain or a specific application by providing an application- specific NoC. All parameters, such as the on-chip interconnect architecture (i.e., topology), routing, and switching schemes, are defined at design time. However, NoC should be scalable and adaptive to support various applications by selecting the most suitable parameters based on the requirements of the current application and system conditions.
Recently, there has been a great deal of interest in the development of run-time approaches for reconfigurable NoCs. These approaches provide techniques that allow NoCs to autonomously adapt its structure and their behavior during the course of their operation (i.e., in runtime). For example, the number of VCs (virtual channels) and the buffer size per VC can be dynamically adjusted based on the traffic load and network status.
DRNoC 2014 workshop is intended to serve as a forum and bring together the researchers and engineers in both academia and industry to exchange ideas, share experiences, and report original works about all aspects of dynamic reconfigurable NoCs. It will cover current and new approaches and relevant activities in the design, analysis, and evaluation of techniques for dynamic reconfigurable NoCs.
The DRNoC Workshop topics of interest include (but are not limited to) the following:
Topologies reconfiguration for NoCs
Routing algorithms, switching techniques, and flow control schemes
Mapping and scheduling of tasks into NoCs
Self-reconfiguration and self-optimization of NoCs
Bio-inspired techniques for reconfigurable NoCs
Analytical evaluation methods for designing reconfigurable NoCs
Area, energy, and performance evaluation
Tools for design space exploration of reconfigurable NoCs
Cases studies and FPGA-based implementation of reconfigurable NoCs
INSTRUCTIONS FOR AUTHORS:
You are invited to submit original and unpublished research works on above and other topics related to Dynamic Reconfigurable Network-on-Chip. Submitted papers must not have been published or simultaneously submitted elsewhere. For Regular papers, please submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript, not to exceed 8 double-column IEEE formatted pages, and include up to 6 keywords and an abstract of no more than 400 words. Additional pages will be charged additional fee. Submission should include a cover page with authors' names, affiliation addresses, fax numbers, phone numbers, and all authors email addresses. Please, indicate clearly the corresponding author(s). Short papers (up to 4 pages), poster papers and poster (please refer to http://hpcs2014.cisedu.info/home/posters for posters submission details) will also be accepted. Please specify the type of submission you have. Please include page numbers on all preliminary submissions to make it easier for reviewers to provide helpful comments.
Submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript via the Workshop link at https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=drnoc2014. Submissions will be acknowledged within 48 hours.
Only PDF files will be accepted, uploaded to the workshop link above. Each paper will receive a minimum of three reviews. Papers will be selected based on their originality, relevance, significance, technical clarity, and presentation. Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper, if accepted. At least one of the authors of each accepted paper will have to register and attend the HPCS 2014 conference to present the paper at the workshop.
Accepted papers will be published in the Conference proceedings. Instructions for final manuscript format and requirements will be posted on the HPCS 2014 Conference web site. It is our intent to have the proceedings formally published in hard and soft copies and be available at the time of the conference. The proceedings is projected to be included in the IEEE Digital Library and indexed in all major indexing services accordingly.
If you have any questions about paper submission or the workshop, please contact the workshop organizers.
Extended Paper Submissions: ----------------------------- March 27, 2014
Acceptance Notification: ----------------------------------- April 15, 2014
Camera Ready Papers and Registration Due by: -------- May 12, 2014
Conference Dates: ------------------------------------------ July 21 – 25, 2014
Otakaari 4 , 00076, Aalto, Helsinki, Finland
Phone: +35 84 17 08 56 26
University of Turku, Finland
Phone: +358-23 33 69 41
KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
International Program Committee*:
All submitted papers will be rigorously reviewed by the workshop technical program committee members following similar criteria used in HPCS 2014.
Poona Bahrebar, Gent University, Belgium
Esam El-Araby, Catholic University of America, D.C., USA+
Tarek El-Ghazawi, George Washington University, D.C., USA
Klaus Hofmann, Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany
Letian Huang, University of Electronic Science and Technology, China
Miaoqing Huang, University of Arkansas, Arkansas, USA
Sergio Lopez-Buedo, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain
Pascal Lorenz, University of Haute Alsace, France
Vikram Narayana, George Washington University, D.C., USA
Smail Niar, University of Valenciennes, France
Ronak Salamat, University of California-Irvine, California, USA
Suboh Suboh, University of Central Florida, Florida, USA
Maxime Wack, University of Technology of Belfort-Montbeliard, France
Haoyuan Ying, Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany
Arda Yurdakul, Bogazici University, Turkey
For information or questions about Conference's paper submission, tutorials, posters, workshops, special sessions, exhibits, demos, panels and forums organization, doctoral colloquium, and any other information about the conference location, registration, paper formatting, etc., please consult the Conference’s web site at URL: http://hpcs2014.cisedu.info/ or http://cisedu.us/rp/hpcs14 or contact one of the Conference's organizers.