NSF Exploiting Parallelism and Scalability (XPS) (influenced by 21st Century Computer Architecture whitepaper)

Submitted by Mark D. Hill
February 20, 2013

Submitted by Mark D. Hill

NSF Exploiting Parallelism and Scalability (XPS) program
strongly influenced by “21st Century Computer Architecture”
and other recent reports.

Call for Papers: International Symposium on Networks-on-Chip (NOCS) 2013

Submitted by Carole Wu
April 21 to April 24, 2013

Submitted by Carole Wu
Seventh ACM/IEEE International Symposium on Networks-on-Chip

April 21-24, 2013
Tempe, Arizona

The International Symposium on Networks-on-Chip (NOCS) is the premier event
dedicated to interdisciplinary research on on-chip and chip-scale communication
technology, architecture, design methods, applications and systems. NOCS brings
together scientists and engineers working on NoC innovations and applications
from inter-related research communities, including computer architecture,
networking, circuits and systems, embedded systems, and design automation.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

NoC architecture and implementation
– Network architecture (topology, routing, arbitration)
– NoC Quality of Service
– Timing, synchronous/asynchronous communication
– NoC reliability issues
– Network interface issues
– NoC design methodologies and tools
– Signaling & circuit design for NoC links
– Physical design of interconnect & NoC

NoC analysis and verification
– Power, energy & thermal issues (at the NoC, un-core and/or system-level)
– Benchmarking & experience with real NoC-based hardware
– Modeling, simulation, and synthesis of NoCs
– Verification, debug & test of NoCs
– Metrics and benchmarks for NoCs

NoC application
– Mapping of applications onto NoCs
– NoC case studies, application-specific NoC design
– NoCs for FPGAs, structured ASICs, CMPs and MPSoCs
– NoC designs for heterogeneous systems, fused CPU-GPU architectures, etc
– Network design for 2.5D & 3D stacked logic and memory

NoC at the un-core and system-level
– Design of memory subsystem (un-core) including memory controllers, caches,
cache coherence protocols & NoCs
– NoC support for memory and cache access
– OS support for NoCs
– Programming models including shared memory, message passing and novel
programming models
– Multi/many-core workload characterization & evaluation
– Optical, RF, & emerging technologies for on-chip/inpackage interconnects
– Issues related to large-scale systems (datacenters, supercomputers) with
NoC-based systems as building blocks

Electronic paper submission requires a full paper, up to 8 double-column IEEE
format pages, including figures and references. The program committee in a
double-blind review process will evaluate papers based on scientific merit,
innovation, relevance, and presentation. Submitted papers must describe original
work that has not been published before or is under review by another conference
at the same time. Each submission will be checked for any significant similarity
to previously published works or for simultaneous submission to other archival
venues, and such papers will be rejected. Furthermore, NOCS will notify the
technical chair of the venue where the duplicate was submitted. Please see the
paper submission instructions for details.

Proposals for tutorials, special sessions, and panels are also invited. Please
see the detailed submission instructions for paper, tutorial, special sessions,
and panel proposals at the submission page. A special section related to the
theme of the conference will be organized in one of the IEEE journals.

Important Dates
Abstract registration deadline Nov 19, 2012
Full paper submission deadline Nov 26, 2012
Proposals for tutorials, special sessions and panels Jan 11, 2013
Notification of acceptance Feb 1, 2013
Final version due Mar 1, 2013

Organizing Committee
General Co-Chairs:
Karam S. Chatha, Arizona State University, USA
Chita R. Das, Penn State University, USA
Finance Chair:
Sudeep Pasricha, Colorado State, USA
Registration Chair:
Mohammed Al Faruque, University of California-Riverside, USA
Publicity Chair:
Carole Jean Wu, Arizona State University, USA
Program Co-Chairs:
John Bainbridge, Sonics Inc., USA
Natalie Enright Jerger, University of Toronto, CA
Publications Chair:
Paul Gratz, Texas A&M, USA
Tutorials/Demo Chair
Zhonghai Lu, KTH, Sweden
Industrial Chair
Umit Ogras, Intel, USA

Contact Information
Karam Chatha, kchatha@asu.edu
John Bainbridge, jbainbridge@ieee.org
Chita Das, das@cse.psu.edu
Natalie Enright Jerger, enright@eecg.toronto.edu

Call for Papers: 4th Workshop on Determinism and Correctness in Parallel Programming

Submitted by Joseph Devietti
March 17, 2013

Submitted by Joseph Devietti
WODET 2013
Fourth Workshop on Determinism and Correctness in Parallel Programming

Houston, Texas, 17 March 2013
Co-located with ASPLOS 2013

Call for Papers


Submission deadline: Monday, 17 December 2012
Notification: Tuesday, 29 January 2013
Final version due: Friday, 1 March 2013


There is a growing consensus that parallel programming can benefit from safety
properties such as determinism and race freedom, but the debate over which
properties to provide, and how to provide them, is far from settled. Many open
questions remain: What are the performance and programmability trade-offs for
providing a particular safety property? Which properties strike the right
balance between eliminating or identifying bugs and restricting the programmer?
How can we support code that needs to violate safety properties for performance
or expressivity reasons? How can each layer of the system stack contribute to
these goals? These questions are increasingly urgent as more and more computing
goes parallel, from cell phones to data centers.

The Workshop on Determinism and Correctness in Parallel Programming (WoDet) is
an across-the-stack forum to discuss the role of a wide range of correctness
properties in parallel and concurrent programming. While determinism is an
important theme, the scope of the workshop includes other correctness properties
for parallel programs and systems. The workshop will be a full day event with
invited talks and technical sessions for short peer-reviewed papers discussing
ideas, positions, or preliminary research results.


In addition to answers to the questions above, topics of interest include:
* Language support for disciplined parallel programming
* Architecture, operating system, runtime system and compiler support for
parallel program correctness
* Concurrency debugging techniques
* New properties of parallel programs
* Limit studies and empirical studies of the cost of safety properties
* Studies of the applicability of correctness properties in parallel programs
and algorithms
* Concurrency bug avoidance techniques
* Real-world experience with safe parallel programming models, systems, or tools


Authors are invited to submit original and unpublished work that exposes a new
problem, advocates a specific solution, or reports on actual experience. Papers
should be submitted using the standard two-column ACM SIG proceedings or SIG
alternate template, and are limited to 6 pages (including figures, tables and

Final papers will be made available to participants electronically at the
meeting, but to facilitate resubmission to more formal venues, no archival
proceedings will be published, and papers will not be sent to the ACM Digital
Library. Authors will be given the option of having their final paper accessible
from the workshop website.


Robert Bocchino, Carnegie Mellon University
Joseph Devietti, University of Pennsylvania


Vikram Adve, UIUC
Lars Birkedal, IT University of Copenhagen
Robert Bocchino, Carnegie Mellon University
Sebastian Burckhardt, MSR
Luis Ceze, University of Washington
Joseph Devietti, University of Pennsylvania
Steven Freund, Williams College
Ranjit Jhala, UCSD
Satish Narayanasamy, University of Michigan
Kunle Olokutun, Stanford University
Josep Torellas, UIUC
Edwin Westbrook, Rice University

Call for Papers: 3rd International Conference on Pervasive and Embedded Computing and Communication Systems

Submitted by Carla Mota
February 19 to February 21, 2013

Submitted by Carla Mota
PECCS 2013

Important Deadlines:

Position Paper Submission: November 2, 2012
Authors Notification (position papers): December 6, 2012
Final Position Paper Submission and Registration: December 20, 2012

Sponsored by


In Cooperation with:


INSTICC is Member of:

WFMC- Workflow Management Coalition


Belur V. Dasarathy, Information Fusion, United States
Mateo Valero, Universidad Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain
Alan Burns, University of York, United Kingdom
John Stankovic, University of Virginia, United States


Joaquim Filipe, Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal / INSTICC, Portugal


César Benavente-Peces, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain

Conference Areas



Security and Privacy
Ambient Intelligence
Ubiquitous Computing Systems and Services
Human-Computer Interaction
Context-Aware Applications
Pervasive Health
Distributed Intelligent Agents
Mobile Computing
Ubiquitous Multimedia
Location Systems and Technology
Pervasive Embedded Networks


Time-frequency Analysis
Signal Processing in Communications
Detection and Estimation
Image and Multidimensional Signal Processing
Multimedia Communication Systems
Remote Sensing and Signal Processing
Adaptive Systems
Wavelet Signal Processing
Digital Filter Design and Implementation
Software Simulation
Microcontroller Applications


Software Architectures
Pervasive Embedded Devices
Networking and Connectivity
Micro and Nanotechnology
Real Time Systems
VLSI Design and Implementation
Low-Power Electronics
Embedded Robotics
Instrumentation and Measurement
Sensors and Sensor Networks
RFID Applications

Program Committee


Call for Participation: IISWC 2012

Submitted by Mark Gahagan
November 4 to November 6, 2012

Submitted by Mark Gahagan
IEEE International Symposium on Workload Characterization (IISWC 2012)
November 4th-6th 2012 – San Diego, CA

We would like to invite to attend and participate in the 2012 IEEE
International Symposium on Workload Characterization (IISWC 2012).
IISWC is the premier international conference dedicated to the
understanding and characterization of workloads that run on all types
of computing systems. Whether they are PDAs/smartphones at the low
end or supercomputers at the high end, the design of future computing
machines can be significantly improved if we understand the
characteristics of the workloads that are expected to run on
them. IISWC 2012 will focus on characterizing and understanding these
modern computer applications.

Conference early registration deadline — October 1, 2012

Conference hotel registration deadline — October 1, 2012

Program Highlights:
Best Paper Session:
– Workload Characterization on a Production Hadoop Cluster:
A Case Study on Taobao, Zujie Ren et al. (Hangzhou
Dianzi University, Taobao, and Wayne State University)

– ECHO: Recreating Network Traffic Maps for Datacenters
of Tens of Thousands of Servers, Christina Delimitrou
et al. (Stanford University and Microsoft Research)

– Wireless Body Area Networks: Where Does the Energy Go?,
Sangwon Lee and Murali Annavaram (USC)

– BenchNN: On the Broad Potential Application Scope of
Hardware Neural Network Accelerators, Tianshi Chen et
al. (ICT – China, CEA – France, Univ of Wisconsin –
Madison, USTC – China, and INRIA – France)

Invited “Hot Workloads” Session:
– Analyzing the Facebook Workload, Sanjeev Kumar (Facebook)

– Multidimensional Dynamic Behavior in Mobile Computing,
Mehrdad Reshadi (Qualcomm)

– Virtualization for HPC, Joshua Simons (VMware)

– Clinical Decision Support: The Challenge of Big Data
and Big Computation, David Holmes III (Mayo Clinic)

Full Conference Program

Call for Papers: Special Issue on Cloud Computing in Science & Engineering

Submitted by Ivan Rodero
November 4, 2012

Submitted by Ivan Rodero

Call for Papers

IEEE Computing in Science & Engineering

Special Issue on Cloud Computing in Science & Engineering

Submissions due: November 04, 2012

Estimated Publication date: July/August, 2013

Cloud computing has emerged as a dominant paradigm that has been widely
adopted by enterprises. Clouds provide on-demand access to computing
utilities, an abstraction of unlimited computing resources, and support for
on-demand scale up, scale down and scale out. Clouds are also rapidly
joining more traditional computing platforms as viable platforms for
scientific exploration and discovery, and education. As a result,
understanding application formulations and usage modes that are meaningful
in such a hybrid infrastructure, what are the fundamental conceptual and
technological challenges, and how applications can effectively utilize it,
is critical.

The goal of this special issue of CiSE is to explore how Clouds platforms
and abstractions, either by themselves or in combination with other
platforms, can be effectively used to support real-world science and
engineering applications. Topics of interest include (but are not limited
to): algorithmic and application formulations, programming models and
systems, runtime systems and middleware, end-to-end application workflows
and experiences with real applications.

Published by the IEEE Computer Society, Computing in Science & Engineering
magazine features the latest computational science and engineering research
in an accessible format, along with departments covering news and analysis,
CSE in education, and emerging technologies.

We strongly encourage submissions that include multimedia, data, and
community content, which will be featured on the IEEE Computer Society
website along with the accepted papers.

Call for Papers: ARCS 2013 — Extended Deadline

Submitted by Josef Hlavac
February 19 to February 22, 2013

Submitted by Josef Hlavac
The deadline for submitting papers to the 26th ARCS 2013 conference
has been exceptionally extended to 14th October 2012.

The organizing team kindly invites you to submit original,
unpublished research papers on any one of the following topics:
– Computer architecture topics such as multi-cores, memory systems,
and parallel computing.
– Adaptive system architectures such as reconfigurable systems in hardware
and software.
– Customization and application specific accelerators in heterogeneous
– Organic and Autonomic Computing including both theoretical and practical
results on self-organization, self-configuration, self-optimization,
self-healing, and self-protection techniques.
– Operating Systems including but not limited to scheduling, memory
management, power management, and RTOS.
– Energy-awareness, green computing.
– System aspects of ubiquitous and pervasive computing such as sensor nodes,
novel input/output devices, novel computing platforms, architecture modeling,
and middleware.
– Embedded systems including but not limited to architecture, communication,
design methodologies, and applications.
– Network Centric and Grid Computing.

Call for Presentations: 4th Non-Volatile Memories Workshop

Submitted by Steven Swanson
March 3 to March 5, 2013

Submitted by Steven Swanson
The 4th Annual Non-Volatile Memories Workshop (NVMW 2013) provides a unique
showcase for outstanding research on solid state, non-volatile memories. It
features a “vertically integrated” program that includes presentations on
devices, data encoding, systems architecture, and applications related to these
exciting new data storage technologies. Last year’s workshop (NVMW 2012)
included 32 speakers from top universities, industrial research labs, and
device manufacturers and attracted nearly 200 attendees. (The website for NVMW
2012 can be found at http://nvmw.ucsd.edu/2012.) NVMW 2013 will build on this

The workshop will be held March 3-5th, 2013 at the University of California,
San Diego.

The organizing committee is soliciting presentations on any topic related to
non-volatile, solid state memories, including:

* Advances in memory devices or memory cell design.
* Characterization of commercial or experimental memory devices.
* Error correction and data encoding schemes for non-volatile memories.
* Advances in non-volatile memory-based storage system design (e.g., SSDs)
* New applications of non-volatile memories.
* Operating system and file system designs for non-volatile memories.
* Non-volatile storage system performance measurements.
* Security and reliability of solid-state storage systems.

The goal is to facilitate the exchange of the latest ideas, insights, and
knowledge that can propel future progress. To that end, presentations may
include new results or work that has already been published during the 18
months prior to the submission deadline. In lieu of printed proceedings, we
will post the slides and extended abstracts of the presentations
online. Presentation of new work at the workshop does not preclude future

Workshop submissions should be in the form of a 2-page presentation
abstract. Submissions will be evaluated on the basis of impact, novelty, and
general interest.

The submission deadline is November 12th 2012, with notification of acceptance
by January 31, 2013.

Further details on abstract submission, technical program, tutorials, travel,
social program, and travel grant will be provided on this website.

Complete information is available at http://nvmw.ucsd.edu.