NoCArc 2015

Final Submission Deadline
September 8, 2015

Submitted by Maurizio Palesi

8th International Workshop on Network on Chip Architectures
in conjunction with IEEE/ACM MICRO-48
Waikiki, Hawaii
December 6, 2015
The goal of NoCArc workshop is to provide a forum for researchers to present
and discuss innovative ideas and solutions related to design and implementation
of multi-core systems on chip. The workshop will focus on issues related to
design, analysis and testing of on-chip networks. The topics of interest for the
workshop include, but are not limited to:

NoC Architecture and Implementation
– Topologies, routing, flow control
– Managing QoS
– Timing, synchronous/asynchronous communication
– Reliability issues
– Design methodologies and tools
– Signaling & circuit design for NoC links
– NoC Analysis and Verification

Power, energy and thermal issues
– Benchmarking and experience with NoC-based systems
– Modeling, simulation, and synthesis
– Verification, debug and test
– Metrics and benchmarks
– 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
– On-Chip Communication Optimization

Communication efficient algorithms
– Multi/many-core communication workload characterization and
– Energy efficient NoCs and energy minimization
– NoC at System-level

Design of memory subsystem
– NoC support for memory and cache access
– OS support for NoCs
– Programming models including shared memory, message passing and
novel programming models
– Issues related to large-scale systems (datacenters, supercomputers)
with NoC-based systems as building blocks

Emerging NoC Technologies
– Wireless, Optical, and RF
– NoCs for 3D and 2.5D packages

Besides regular papers, papers describing work in progress or
incomplete but sound new innovative ideas related to the workshop
theme are also encouraged.

Both research and application-oriented papers are welcome. All papers
should be submitted electronically by EasyChair. Papers must be in PDF
format and should include title, authors and affiliation, e-mail
address of the contact author. Additional information at

– Abstract submission deadline: September 1, 2015
– Paper submission deadline: September 8, 2015
– Acceptance notification: October 7, 2015
– Camera-ready version due: October 18, 2015

General chairs:
– Maurizio Palesi, Kore University, Italy
– Masoud Daneshtalab, Univ. of Turku, Finland and KTH, Sweden
– Xiaohang Wang, South China University of Technology, China

TPC chairs:
– Masoumeh Ebrahimi, Univ. of Turku, Finland
– Riccardo Locatelli, STMicroelectronics