Call for Papers:

NoCArc 2020

Final Submission Deadline
August 14, 2020

NoCArc 2020
13th International Workshop on Network on Chip Architectures
October 18, 2020 – Athens, Greece
To be held in conjunction with the 53rd Annual IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Microarchitecture

Submissions Due: Aug 14, 2020 (Extended)


!!! Due to the evolution of the COVID-19 outbreak, it is not still clear if there will be a virtual event or the conference will be postponed. We are trying to figure this out as soon as possible. Regardless of the final choice, we will do our best to make it a safe and fruitful experience. Please visit NoCArc 2020 webpage ( for updates. !!!

G E N E R A L  I N F O R M A T I O N

It is well recognized that on-chip communication plays a dominant role indetermining the overall performance, reliability, and energy figures in many-core architectures. Today, virtually all large-scale chips are designed on the basis of the Network-on-Chip (NoC). NoCs are now part of a large number of products that we use every day and this is a proof that NoC paradigm is scalable and can be adapted to support various computational paradigm, ranging from multiprocessing to reconfigurable computing and the emerging area of neuromorphic computing. The goal of NoCArc workshop is to provide a forum for researchers to present and discuss innovative ideas and solutions related to the design and implementation of many-core architectures based on the NoC paradigm.

A R E A S   O F   I N T E R E S T

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, and flow control
  * Managing QoS
  * Reliability issues
  * Security issues
  * Design methodologies and tools
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
  * Large-scale systems (datacenters and supercomputers) with NoC-based
    systems as building blocks
NoC Applications
  * Mapping of applications onto NoCs
  * Real and industrial NoC case studies
  * NoCs for FPGAs, structured ASICs, CMPs and MPSoCs
  * NoC designs for heterogeneous systems
NoC Analysis, Optimization, and Verification
  * Power, energy and thermal issues
  * Benchmarking and experience with NoC-based systems
  * Modeling, simulation, and synthesis
  * Verification, debug and test of
  * Metrics and benchmarks
Emerging NoC Technologies
  * Wireless, Optical, and RF
  * NoCs for 3D and 2.5D packages
  * Approximate computing for NoC and NoC-based systems
  * Chip-to-Chip Interconnects
Machine Learning (ML) for NoC-based systems
  * Novel interconnection for machine learning systems
  * Memory access for the NoC-based machine learning system
  * NoC-based machine learning algorithm design
Besides regular papers, papers describing work in progress or incomplete but sound new innovative ideas related to the workshop theme are also encouraged.
Please, visit the workshop webpage ( for information about the submission process.
The accepted conference papers will be invited for an extended journal version, to be published in a special issue in the MDPI Journal of Low Power Electronics and Applications (JLPEA, Impact Factor: 1.18)
I M P O R T A N T   D A T E S
* Abstract submission deadline: Aug 7, 2020 (Extended)
* Paper submission deadline: Aug 14, 2020 (Extended)
* Acceptance notification: September 1, 2020
* Camera-ready version due: September 8, 2020
* NoCArc workshop: October 18, 2020
* Sergi Abadal, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
* Amlan Ganguly, Rochester Institute of Technology, NY, USA
* Salvatore Monteleone, CY Cergy Paris Université, ENSEA, France