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Topics of Interest

Authors are invited to submit manuscripts of original unpublished research. This year a focus is on power-efficiency. The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:


Reliability and Technology Variations
• Modeling and simulation in the presence of variability
• Variation-aware circuit design
• Reliability issues in nanoscale circuits
• Soft errors and radiation hardening
• Methods and Architectures for fault dependability
• Resilient hardware/software architectures
• Design for self adaptive circuits and systems
• Sensors for power, variability, temperature, and aging

Low Power and Thermal-aware Design
• Design techniques for thermal-aware and low power circuits and systems
• Power/thermal-aware synthesis and floorplanning
• Policies for power and thermal optimization
• Power/Thermal Estimation and Optimization
• Power/Thermal-aware architectures
• Hardware-software interaction for power/temperature minimization
• Energy-harvesting
• Low Power Systems: wireless sensor networks, mobile computing

Compilers, operating systems and runtime systems
• Power efficiency through parallelizing compilers or parallel programming
• Concepts for programming novel multi-core architectures
• Real-time system compilers, operating systems and run-time systems

FPGAs and GPU-based accelerators
• Novel accelerator-based architectures and architectural features
• High-Level Abstractions and CAD tools for using accelerators
• Neuro-Inspired Accelerators for Computing
• Customized processor instruction sets
• Compilers optimizing for dynamically reconfigurable processor arrays (DRPAs)
• Case studies and challenges on DRPAs and accelerators

Power-efficient High-performance ICT and Data Centers
• Supercomputing: compilers, operating systems, run time systems
• Hardware-software interaction for low power high-performance
• Modeling and analysis of energy costs for ICT subsystems and infrastructures
• Power analysis for data centers, supercomputers, communication networks
• Cross layer approaches and new paradigms for power efficiency in ICT
• Power-efficient I/O interfaces and NoC design
• Low power high performance in extreme scale supercomputing
• Heterogeneous HPC by new storage technologies
• Case studies: test cases, or design study challenges on data stations or supercomputers

Application-specific power efficiency by algorithmic and analytic efforts
• Banking, financial modeling and financial database acceleration
• Social networks, games, entertainment, ambient intelligence, ubiquitous and wearable computing
• Bioinformatics, bio-inspired, medical, and genetics systems and life sciences
• Physics and astronomy, weather prediction, oil and gas exploration, and more
• Security systems, cryptography, object recognition and tracking, global navigation satellite systems
• Audio/video, imaging, smart cameras, PDAs, smart image sensors, Reconfigurable Video Coding (RVC), etc. Aerospace, avionics, automotive and railway, and many other application areas

Case studies
• ICT, wireless sensor networks, wireless health, green computing, ultra low-power embedded systems, displays
• Examples, studies or challenges presenting innovative solutions for thermal and power efficiency
• Studies and experiences in using Azido
• Studies about power efficiency in extreme scale supercomputing projects
• Studies on energy efficiency by paradigm shift, by heterogeneous solutions or new storage technologies

• Case Studies on power efficiency of data stations

New directions in CS Education
• Roadmap of reconfigurable computing: compiled accelerators, ASICs and ASIPs
• New concepts in teaching, in tutorials, novel curricula and laboratories
• Industry and academic collaborative programs
• Design techniques for thermal and low power circuits and systems at all levels of abstraction