Workshop on Cognitive Architectures

Final Submission Deadline
February 15, 2016

Submitted by Karthik Swaminathan

The 2nd Workshop on Cognitive Architectures (CogArch 2016)
co-located with ASPLOS 2016
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
April 2, 2016
Submission deadline: Feb 15, 2016
Notification: Feb 29, 2016
Camera ready deadline: Mar 30, 2016
Recent advances in Cognitive Computing Systems (as evidenced by innovations
like Watson from IBM and self-driving cars from Google), coupled with
neurally-inspired hardware designs (such as the IBM True North chip), have
spawned new research and development activity in machine learning,
neuromorphic and other brain-inspired computing models, and architectures for
efficient support of complex tasks in computer vision, speech recognition and
artificial intelligence. The proliferation of mobile computing platforms, IoT
and cloud support features thereof have opened up exciting new opportunities
for real-time, mobile (distributed or swarm-driven) cognition. This half-day
workshop solicits formative ideas and new product offerings in this general

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
– Algorithms in support of cognitive reasoning: recognition, intelligent
search, diagnosis, inference and informed decision-making.
– Swarm intelligence and distributed architectural support; brain-inspired and
neural computing architectures.
– Accelerators and micro-architectural support for cognitive computing.
– Cloud-backed autonomics and mobile cognition: architectural and OS support
– Resilient design of distributed (swarm) mobile cognitive architectures.
– Energy efficiency, battery life extension and endurance in mobile, cognitive
– Case studies and real-life demonstrations/prototypes in specific application
domains: e.g. Smart homes, connected cars and UAV-driven commercial services,
as well as applications of interest to defense and homeland security.

The workshop shall consist of short presentations by authors of selected
submissions. In addition, it will include invited keynotes by eminent
researchers from industry and academia as well as interactive panel
discussions to kindle further interest in these research topics. Submitted
papers will be reviewed by a workshop program committee, in addition to
the organizers. Submissions are limited to 6 pages, including references,
with same formatting guidelines as main conference.

Karthik Swaminathan, Augusto Vega, Alper Buyuktosunoglu, Pradip Bose –
IBM T.J Watson Research Center
Vijaykrishnan Narayanan – Pennsylvania State University