Submitted by Niti Madan
Workshop on Approximate Computing Across the System Stack (WACAS) 2014
Co-located with ASPLOS 2014 – March 2, 2014 Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
With transistor scaling becoming less effective at improving
computer system performance and energy efficiency, we urgently
need options that provide a path forward for the IT industry.
Trading off accuracy for better performance and energy efficiency
is an attractive option for many important and resource-hungry
applications, including image and video processing, computer
vision, machine learning, simulations, big data analytics,
embedded systems, etc. For that reason, approximate computing
is quickly becoming a hot-topic with active research in computer
architecture, programming languages, operating systems and
user-facing areas such as ubiquitous computing and HCI.
Making approximate computing successful requires cooperation
among all layers of the stack, from algorithms to programming
languages to OSes to architecture to circuits, as well as system
components like storage and networks.
This workshop aims to bring together an interdisciplinary group
of researchers to present and discuss thoughts and ideas on how
to effectively exploit approximate computing.
The organizers are aiming for a mix of invited talks, debate,
panels and peer-reviewed papers.
Peer-reviewed papers will not be published in a proceedings, so
submitting to WACAS will not preclude future publication opportunities.
Topics include but are not limited to the following:
Hardware support for approximate computing
Programming languages and compiler support for approximate computing
Tools for writing, debugging, and testing approximate programs
Modeling and understanding approximate computing opportunities and systems
Applications amenable to approximation
Reflections on past work on approximate computing
Position papers on approximate computing, potential, how it would fail,
what we need to succeed, etc.
Prospective authors of research papers should aim for 6 pages including
references. Position papers and short notes should aim for 2 pages.
Paper submission: January 17, 2014
Author notification: February 10, 2014
Camera-ready submission: February 20, 2014
Workshop: Sunday, March 2, 2014
Luis Ceze, University of Washington
Hadi Esmaeilzadeh, Georgia Tech
Dan Grossman, University of Washington
Rakesh Kumar, UIUC
Mark Oskin, University of Washington
Ben Ransford, University of Washington
Adrian Sampson, University of Washington
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