NOCS 2016

Final Submission Deadline
February 5, 2016

Submitted by Maurizio

10th International Symposium on Networks-on-Chip (NOCS 2016)
Nara, Japan
Aug 31 – Sep 2, 2016
Abstract registration deadline: February 5th, 2016
Full paper submission deadline: February 12th, 2016
Notification of acceptance : April 8th, 2016
Final version due: May 18th, 2016

The International Symposium on Networks-on-Chip (NOCS) is the premier event
dedicated to interdisciplinary research on on-chip, chip-scale, and multi-chip
package scale communication technology, architecture, design methods,
applications and systems. NOCS brings together scientists and engineers
working on NoC innovations and applications from inter-related research
communities, including computer architecture, networking, circuits and
systems, packaging, embedded systems, and design automation. Topics
of interest include, but are not limited to:

– NoC Architecture and Implementation:
1. Network architecture (topology, routing, arbitration)
2. NoC Quality of Service
3. Timing, synchronous/asynchronous communication
4. NoC reliability issues
5. Network interface issues
6. NoC design methodologies and tools
7. Signaling & circuit design for NoC links

– NoC Analysis and Verification:
1. Power, energy & thermal issues (at the NoC, un-core and/or system-level)
2. Benchmarking & experience with NoC-based hardware
3. Modeling, simulation, and synthesis of NoCs
4. Verification, debug & test of NoCs
5. Metrics and benchmarks for NoCs

– Novel NoC Technologies:
1. New physical interconnect technologies, e.g., carbon nanotubes, wireless
NoCs, through-silicon, etc.
2. NoCs for 3D and 2.5D packages
3. Package-specific NoC design
4. Optical, RF, & emerging technologies for on-chip/in-package interconnects

– NoC Application:
1. Mapping of applications onto NoCs
2. NoC case studies, application-specific NoC design
3. NoCs for FPGAs, structured ASICs, CMPs and MPSoCs
4. NoC designs for heterogeneous systems, fused CPU-GPU architectures, etc
5. Scalable modeling of NoCs

– NoC at the Un-Core and System-level:
1. Design of memory subsystem (un-core) including memory controllers,
caches, cache coherence protocols & NoCs
2. NoC support for memory and cache access
3. OS support for NoCs
4. Programming models including shared memory, message passing and
novel programming models
5. Issues related to large-scale systems (datacenters, supercomputers)
with NoC-based systems as building blocks

– On-Chip Communication Optimization:
1. Communication efficient algorithms
2. Multi/many-core communication workload characterization & evaluation
3. Energy efficient NoCs and energy minimization

Electronic paper submission requires a full paper, up to 8 double-column IEEE
format pages, including figures and references. The program committee in a
double-blind review process will evaluate papers based on scientific merit,
innovation, relevance, and presentation.

Submitted papers must describe original work that has not been published
before or is under review by another conference or journal at the same time.
Each submission will be checked for any significant similarity to previously
published works or for simultaneous submission to other archival venues, and
such papers will be rejected. Proposals for special sessions, tutorials, and
demos are invited. Paper submissions and demo proposals by industry
researchers or engineers to share their experiences and perspectives are also

Please see the detailed submission instructions for paper submissions, special
session, tutorial, and demo proposals at the conference web site.

General Co-Chairs:
– Hideharu Amano (Keio University, Japan)
– Partha Pratim Pande (Washington State University, USA)

Technical Program Co-Chairs:
– Hiroki Matsutani (Keio University, Japan)
– Sriram Vangal (Intel, USA)

Publicity Co-Chairs:
– John Kim (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Korea)
– Turbo Majumder (Intel, USA)
– Maurizio Palesi (Kore University, Italy)

Publication Chair:
– Umit Ogras (Arizona State University, USA)

Special Sessions Co-Chairs:
– Michihiro Koibuchi (National Institute of Informatics, Japan)
– Sudeep Pasricha (Colorado State University, USA)

Tutorial Chair:
– Paul Bogdan (University of Southern California, USA)

Finance Chair:
– Ikki Fujiwara (National Institute of Informatics, Japan)

Registration Chair:
– Takashi Nakada (University of Tokyo, Japan)

Local Arrangements Chair:
– Shinya Takamaeda (Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan)