Special Session on On-Chip Parallel and Network-Based Systems (OCPNBS)

On-chip parallel and network-based system design to achieve functionality with low energy-speed product requires larger device count SoC design, multi block function design methodology, architectures and energy evaluation schemes. Such systems, which are emerging as the architecture of choice for future high performance processors, require high performance interconnects which are necessary to satisfy the data supply needs of all cores. This session is dedicated to research on on-chip communication technology, architecture, design methods and applications, bringing together scientists and engineers working on on-chip innovations from related research communities, including parallel computer architecture, networking, and embedded systems. Original papers describing new and previously unpublished results are solicited on all aspects of on-chip parallel and networked system technology. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • On-chip network architecture (topology, routing, arbitration, ...)
  • Network design for 3D stacked logic and memory
  • Processor allocation and scheduling in CMPs
  • Mapping of applications onto NoCs
  • NoC reliability issues
  • OS and compiler support for NoCs
  • Performance and power issues in NoCs
  • Metrics, benchmarks, and trace analysis for NoCs
  • Multi/many-core workload characterization and evaluation
  • Modeling and simulation of on-chip parallel and networked systems
  • Synthesis, verification, debug and test of SoCs
  • NoC support for memory and cache access
  • SoC and NoC design methodologies and tools
  • Network support for SoC quality of service
  • On-chip systems for FPGAs and structured ASICs
  • NoC support for CMP/MPSoCs
  • Floorplan-aware NoC architecture optimization
  • Application-specific NoC design
  • Networked SoC case studies
  • On-chip parallel programming models and tools
  • Reconfigurable SoCs and NoCs
  • Memory system design and optimizations for SoCs
  • Early reports on system prototypes details
  • SIMD parallel VLSI computing
  • I/O interconnects and support for SoCs
  • and other related topics

Important dates

Paper submission: 1st Sep 2013
Acceptance notification: 7th Oct 2013 21st Oct 2013
Camera ready due: 31st Oct 2013 21st Nov 2013
Conference: 12th - 14th Feb 2014


  • H. Sarbazi-Azad
  • N. Bagherzadeh
  • M. Daneshtalab

Programme Committee:

  • A. Baniasadi, University of Victoria (CANADA)
  • F. Bagci, University of Augsburg (GERMANY)
  • M. Bakhouya, Aalto university (FINLAND)
  • J. Bourgeois, University of France-Comte (FRANCE)
  • D. Goehringer, Karlsruhe University (GERMANY)
  • G. Jervan, Tallinn University of Technology (ESTONIA)
  • F. Khunjush, Shiraz University (IRAN)
  • S. Kumar, Jönköping University (SWEDEN)
  • S. Latifi, UNLV (USA)
  • J. Lilius, Abo Akademi University (FINLAND)
  • S. Loucif, ALHOSN University (UAE)
  • F. Mehdipour, Kyushu University (JAPAN)
  • M. Modarressi, Tehran University (IRAN)
  • S. Mohammadi, Tehran University (IRAN)
  • M.H. Neishaburi, McGill University (CANADA)
  • M. Palesi, University of Kore (ITALY)
  • K. Paul, IIT Delhi (INDIA)
  • V. Rana, Politecnico di Milano (ITALY)
  • M. Sanchez, Universidad Complutense (SPAIN)
  • A. Shahrabi, Glasgow Caledonian University (UK)
  • I. Sourdis, Chalmers University (SWEDEN)
  • N. Tabrizi, Kettering University (USA)
  • T. Xu, University of Turku (FINLAND)
  • Z. Yu, Fudan University (CHINA)
  • H.R. Zarandi, Amirkabir University of Technology (IRAN)

Submission guidelines

Prospective authors should submit a full paper not exceeding 8 pages in the IEEE Conference proceedings format (IEEEtran, double-column, 10pt). Double-bind review: the first page of the paper should contain only the title and abstract; in the reference list, references to the authors' own work should appear as "omitted for blind review" entries. Manuscript submission


Proceedings will be published by the Conference Publishing Services (CPS) in the same volume of the main track. Authors of accepted papers are expected to register and present their papers at the Conference. Conference proceedings will be submitted for indexing, among others, to DBLP, Scopus ScienceDirect, and ISI Web of Knowledge.

Selected high-quality papers from the session will be considered to appear in Integration, the VLSI Journal.


H. Sarbazi-Azad
N. Bagherzadeh
M. Daneshtalab

Department of Computer Engineering
Sharif University of Technology
Tehran, IRAN
e-mail: azad at ipm.ir
           azad at sharif.edu

Department of EECS
University of California, Irvine
e-mail: nader at uci.edu

Department of Information Technology
University of Turku
e-mail: masdan at utu.fi