Call for Papers:


Abstract or Paper Registration Deadline
July 25, 2017
Final Submission Deadline
August 1, 2017

10th International Workshop on Network on Chip Architectures (NoCArc 2017)
in conjunction with MICRO 2017
Boston, USA
October 14-15, 2017

– Abstract submission deadline: July 25, 2017
– Paper submission deadline: August 1, 2017
– Acceptance notification: September 1, 2017
– Camera-ready version due: September 8, 2017

Current multicore architectures formed by tens of processing cores will be soon replaced by the next generation of manycore architectures with hundreds of cores. In fact, the International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors foresees that the number of Processing Elements (PEs) that will be integrated into a System-on-Chip (SoC) will be in the order of thousand within the 2020. As the number of communicating elements increases, there is a need for an efficient, scalable and reliable communication infrastructure. As technology geometries shrink to the deep submicron regime, however, the communication delay and power consumption of global interconnections become the major bottleneck. The Network-on-Chip (NoC) design paradigm, based on a modular packet-switched mechanism, can address many of the on-chip communication issues such as performance limitations of long interconnects, and integration of large number of PEs on a chip.

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 workshop will focus on issues related to design, analysis and testing of on-chip networks. The topics of specific 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 evaluation
– 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:

General Chair:
Davide Patti, Univ. of Catania, Italy

PC Co-Chairs:
Masoumeh Ebrahimi, Univ. of Turku, Finland
Thomas Hollstein, Tallinn University of Technology

Steering Committee:
Maurizio Palesi, Univ. of Catania, Italy
Masoud Daneshtalab, Univ. of Turku, Finland and KTH, Sweden
Xiaohang Wang, South China University of Technology, China