Workshop on Low-Power Dependable Computing

Final Submission Deadline
September 15, 2015

Submitted by Abdullah Muzahid

2nd Workshop on Low-Power Dependable Computing (LPDC)
in conjunction with International Green and Sustainable Computing Conference (IGSC)
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Dec 14-16, 2015
Submission Deadline: Sept. 15, 2015

Dependable computing is normally achieved through various redundancy (such
as modular, temporal and/or information) techniques at different levels (for
instance, circuit, architecture, runtime, operating systems and software) in
the systems. With the scaled technology size and miniaturization of computing
systems, faults will become more common and it is imperative for most modern
computing systems to deploy various fault-tolerance techniques. On the other
hand, redundancy based fault-tolerance generally has energy implications, which
warrants careful consideration since energy has been promoted to be the
first-class system resource recently.

This workshop aims at establishing a forum for practitioners and researchers
from both industry and academia who work on different aspects of fault
tolerance and system energy efficiency to exchange ideas on how to achieve
low-power dependable computing. To cover a broad range of research related to
energy efficiency and dependable computing, the workshop will consider various
levels (from circuits to software), components (from memory to computation) and
systems (from battery-powered embedded systems to large scale reliable

The topics of interest include (but are not limited to) the following:
– Novel energy-efficient redundant circuit design
– Novel energy-efficient fault-tolerance architecture
– Compilation techniques for redundancy and low-power
– Runtime management for energy-efficiency and fault tolerance
– Scheduling algorithms for energy-efficiency and fault tolerance
– Energy-efficiency tradeoffs for different fault-tolerance techniques
– Low-power reliable memory and storage systems
– Low-power and reliable on-chip communications
– Case study on low-power dependable systems

The workshop invites authors to submit papers in the above mentioned areas that
describe original and unpublished work that are not concurrently under review

The papers submitted to this workshop is limited to be six (6) single-spaced,
double-column pages (with IEEE Computer Society Proceedings Manuscripts style:
11-point fonts and 8.5 x 11 inch), which should include everything (e.g.,
abstract, research description, figures, tables, and references).

All submissions will be reviewed by the program committee. Once a submission
is accepted, at least one author needs to register the conference following the
instructions on IGSC webpage (http://igsc.eecs.wsu.edu/), and attends the
conference to present the work. Each accepted workshop paper will require a
full IGSC registration at the IEEE member or at the non-member rate (NOT
student rate).

Accepted papers will be published in the workshop proceedings and included in
the IEEE Xplore Digital Library.

Please submit your papers through the following link with EasyChair:

Submission deadline: Aug. 28, 2015
Notification date: Sep. 30, 2015
Final paper due: Oct. 15, 2015

Workshop Chairs:
Tam Chantem (Utah State University, USA)
Dakai Zhu (University of Texas at San Antonio, USA)

Technical Program Committee:
Jian-Jia Chen (TU Dortmund, Germany)
Steven Drager (Air Force Research Lab, USA)
Petru Eles (Linköping University, Sweden)
Alireza Ejlali (Sharif University of Technology, Iran)
Nathan Fisher (Wayne State University, USA)
Yifeng Guo (NetApp. Inc., USA)
Song Han (University of Connecticut, USA)
Houman Homayoun (George Mason University, USA)
Cong Liu (University of Texas at Dallas, USA)
Muhammad Shafique (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany)
Kaijie Wu (Chongqing University, China)
Xuan Qi (Oracle, USA)
Jun Yi (Amazon, USA)
Zhao Zhang (Iowa State University, USA)
Baoxian Zhao (MicroStrategy Inc, USA)