SAMOS XIII SPECIAL SESSIONS -- SUBMISSION DEADLINE: APRIL 12, 2013

Within SAMOS XIII, two special sessions will be organized on the following topics:

 

SPECIAL SESSION 1:
Fault-Tolerant Techniques for Computer Systems, Architectures and Processors


Session Chair:

Dr. Ioannis Sourdis
Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

As semiconductor technology scales, chips are becoming ever less reliable; prominent reasons for this phenomenon are the sheer number of transistors on a given silicon area and their shrinking device features. As a consequence, reliability is an increasing concern not only for safety-critical systems, but also for many other application domains in Embedded systems. However, traditional solutions for fault tolerance, e.g. provided through various redundancy schemes, have disproportionally increasing power and performance costs. This, in turn, limits substantially systems’ efficiency, especially due to the fact that performance scaling and power are becoming significant design challenges, too. In the face of such changes in the technological landscape, this special session seeks original contributions for fault-tolerant computer systems, architectures and processors, which address the above challenges. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

  • fault-tolerant architectures and micro-architectures;
  • fault-tolerant application-specific and domain-specific systems and Systems-on-Chip;
  • fault-tolerant Reconfigurable systems;
  • fault-tolerant memory management;
  • fault-tolerant Network-on-Chip interconnects;
  • fault-tolerant runtime system management.

To submit a paper to the SPECIAL SESSION 1, select "Special session on "Fault-Tolerant Techniques for Computer Systems, Architectures and Processors"" from the drop down menu in the Submission Category field during the submission process.
Click HERE for an example. CLICK HERE in order to submit a paper to SAMOS XIII, SPECIAL SESSION 1.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: APRIL 12, 2013


SPECIAL SESSION 2:
Exposed Data Path Architectures: Recent Advances and Applications


Session Chairs:

Dr. Pekka Jaaskelainen
Tampere University of Technology, Finland
Dr. Jani Boutellier
University of Oulu, Finland

The concept of “exposed data path”' is used in conjunction with processor architectures where the programmer can control more details of the data path than in “traditional” processor architectures. For example, transport triggered architectures expose the data transports between the register files and function units for the direct control of the programmer and some commercial GPU architectures such as the AMD r600-family, while otherwise having a general purpose register based instruction-set, allow the programmer to explicitly route previously computed results from a function unit to the next one to implement register bypassing in software. The additional data path visibility extends the programmer freedom, simplifies the control logic, enables customization of the data path interconnection network, and increases the instruction-level parallelism scalability, with the obvious drawbacks of wider instruction words and added compilation complexity.

This special session is for presenting recent novel work related to exposed data path processors. Submission of position papers and state-of-the-art reviews is also encouraged. We welcome contributions including, but not limited to:

  • different exposed data path architecture variants;
  • efficient compilation techniques;
  • customization aspects;
  • instruction encoding/compression techniques;
  • application design cases that beneficially utilize processors with exposed data paths.

To submit a paper to the SPECIAL SESSION 2, select "Special session on "Exposed Data Path Architectures: Recent Advances and Applications"" from the drop down menu in the Submission Category field during the submission process.
Click HERE for an example. CLICK HERE in order to submit a paper to SAMOS XIII, SPECIAL SESSION 2.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: APRIL 12, 2013

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Important Dates for Special Sessions

 

April 12, 2013
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Paper for Special Session Submission Deadline
May 6, 2013
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Notification of Acceptance
May 24, 2013
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Camera-ready Submission Deadline and Author Registration Deadline
July 15-18, 2013
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SAMOS XIII Conference, Greece