Call for Tutorial/Demo/Special Sessions: NOCS 13

Submitted by Carole Wu
April 21 to April 24, 2013

Submitted by Carole Wu
Call for Tutorials, Demos and Special Sessions
Seventh ACM/IEEE International Symposium on Networks-on-Chip, April 21-24, 2013
Tempe, Arizona, USA

A. General Information

Researchers from both academia and industry are invited to submit proposals for
Tutorials, Demo and Special Sessions for the NOCS 2013 conference, to be held
April 21-24 in Tempe, Arizona, USA. See below for each specific call. Proposals
must be sent via e-mail (in either pdf or plain ascii text form) to Prof.
Zhonghai Lu, Tutorial/Demo/Special Session Chair ( While
submitting a proposal, please indicate whether the proposal is for a tutorial,
demo or special session.

Important dates:
– Tutorial/ Demonstration/Special Session proposals due: Jan 20th 2013
– Acceptance notification: Feb 10th 2013

In general, tutorial, demo and special session proposals will be evaluated in
terms of their quality and technical/scientific contribution. Sessions
strengthening and/or extending the conference program will be prioritized. The
Demo/Tutorial/Special Session Chair reserves the right to refuse proposals in
case of logistic constraints.

B. Tutorials

The purpose of tutorials is to educate attendees about specific topics or to
provide the background necessary to understand technical advances in relevant
areas. The tutorial should be attractive to a wide audience with interests in
NoC research. Possible topics of interest include, but are not limited to, a
wide variety of NoC related areas from multicore architecture and programming,
to circuit-level design and emerging architectures based on 3D integration,
optical interconnects and on-chip RF/wireless communications, from industrial
case studies, design methodology to performance analysis. There will be two
tutorial sessions, each of half day duration.

The tutorial proposal (length limit: 2 pages in 10-point font) should include:
– Title of the tutorial
– Contact information for the presenter(s) (name, email address, affiliation)
– Keywords
– Short description of the target audience
– A detailed outline of the tutorial
– A short biography of the presenter(s)
– If the tutorial has been offered previously at a conference, the proposers
need to provide the conference information (location, date) and number of

The evaluation of the proposal will include its general interest for NOCS
attendees, the quality of the proposal, and the expertise of the presenters.

Further, the selected tutorials are expected to adhere to the following
– Speakers are required to provide tutorial material to the Chair one month
prior to the conference.
– The NOCS conference will reproduce the tutorial material for the attendees.
– The NOCS conference committee reserves the right to cancel any tutorial if too
few attendees are registered for a given tutorial.

C. Demos

The purpose of the demo session is to exhibit the latest results related to NoC
research and developments. A complete conference session will be devoted to the
demonstrations. The conference chairs encourage CAD tool, circuit and integrated
system demonstrations, and FPGA prototyping of their latest developments in the
domains of NoC architectures and design methodology. The evaluation of the demo
proposal will consider its general interest for NOCS attendees, the quality and
significance of the demonstration. A demonstration table, a poster board, and
electrical plug will be available for each selected demo. A Best Demonstration
Award will be conferred at the end of the session.

The demo proposal should include:
– Title, abstract (50 words) and description of the demonstration (limit:
1 page in 10 point format)
– Contact information for the presenter(s) (name, email address, affiliation)
– Any special demo requirements (Electrical appliance, scope, …)

D. Special Sessions

Special session is devoted to either a traditional core NoC topic, or a topic of
future interest to the audience. The topic should be presented from a viewpoint
that does not overlap with content from traditional research manuscripts.
-A complete submission should list at least three inspiring speakers who can
address the various issues within the topic.
-Special session proposals require an overall title, abstract for the special
session plus a title, short abstract, and name of the speaker (with full
contact information and short biography) for each of the proposed talks.
Note that the organizer/submitter of the special session may also be a
speaker for the session.