Early registration of ISCA-13 has been extended to May 29, 2013.
Many-core embedded systems (MES) are moving towards the integration of hundreds cores on a single chip and hold the promise of increasing performance through parallelism.
As the number of cores integrated into a chip increases, the on-chip communication becomes power and performance bottleneck in future MES. Network-on-Chip (NoC) architecture
has been proposed as the most viable solution to meet the performance and design productivity requirements of the complex on-chip communication infrastructure. NoC provides
an infrastructure for better modularity, scalability, fault-tolerance, and higher bandwidth compared to traditional infrastructures. On the other hand, developing applications
using the full power of NoC-based MES requires software developers to transition from writing serial programs to writing parallel programs. On top of that, for managing many-core
resources, contemporary Operating Systems (OS) have been designed to run on a small number of reliable cores and are not able to scale up to hundreds of cores. Therefore, designing
scalable and faultless OSs will be a tremendous challenge in future MES.
The goal of this workshop is to bring together the researchers from academia and the experts from industry to present and discuss innovative ideas and solutions in the design, modeling, prototyping, programming, and implementation of MES. Topics of
interest include, but are not limited to:
- NoCs (routing, arbitration, switch architecture, etc.)
- Mapping of applications (static, dynamic, etc.)
- OS (centralized, distributed, scheduling, allocation, memory management, etc.)
- Reliability issues
- Physical design
- 3D stacked technology
- Synthesis, verification, debug & test
- Performance and power issues
- Reconfigurability aspects
- FPGA implementation
- Programming model and scalable software
- Compiler technologies
- Many-core as accelerators
- Heterogeneity challenges
- Low power and power management
Submissions from EU projects in progress as well as seminal work in the field are also encouraged. Submissions should not exceed 8 pages, including tables and figures, and must
be formatted in accordance to the ACM two column style. Submission of a paper should be regarded as an undertaking that, should the paper be accepted, at least one of the authors
will register for the conference and present the work.
The proceeding will be published in the ACM Digital Library and
Selected papers will be considered to appear in a special issue of the Elsevier's Microprocessors and Microsystems Journal (MICPRO).