CFP: Workshop on Application Specific Processors (WASP 2005, New York, Sep 05)

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               CALL FOR PAPERS
     4th Workshop on Application Specific Processors (WASP 2005)

       Held in conjunction with the International Conference on
     Hardware/Software Codesign and System Synthesis (CODES+ISSS)

     September 18, 2005, New York Metropolitan Area, USA

        WASP 2005 website:



  Abstract due:             July 11, 2005
  Submission due:           July 18, 2005, midnight PST
  Acceptance notification:  August 15, 2005
  Final version due:        August 30, 2005


Dramatic embedded processor volumes and associated market segments
force a reevaluation of the best way to satisfy the possibly
conflicting demands placed on processor designs. Domain-specific
embedded processors, such as network, automotive, cellular and others,
present interesting architectural refinements, albeit at the cost of
splintering the embedded processor market. Reprogrammable and/or
reconfigurable embedded processors provide an alternative approach,
capable of delivering single, fixed-silicon architectures, thus
amortizing design and manufacturing costs across large volumes, yet
necessitating an answer to the challenge of effective customization of
embedded processors.

The workshop papers explore (micro)architectural design approaches and
trade-offs and compiler technologies, for both domain-specific and
customizable embedded processors. The workshop aims at generating a
forum wherein the various approaches to address the twin challenges of
cost amortization over large volumes while delivering optimal cost,
performance, and power characteristics for a wide segment of embedded
processor market niches will be explored and compared. WASP explores
emerging trends and novel concepts in application-specific
processors. Major topics include, but are not limited to:

  * Domain-specific processors (Network, multimedia, etc.)
  * Application-specific hardware accelerators
  * Microarchitectural customization techniques
  * (Re)configurable processor architectures
  * Dynamically reconfigurable processors (Microarchitectural,
    Coarse-grained, FPGA, etc.)
  * Application-specific processors in System-on-a-chip (SOC)
  * Application-specific customizations for low-power
  * Compiler techniques for processor customization
  * OS and Middleware support for application-specific processors

The Program Committee invites authors to submit papers up to 8 pages
in length, describing original, unpublished recent work. Clearly
describe the nature of the work, explain its significance, highlight
novel features, and describe its current status.  Electronic
submission through the workshop website is required.

The submission of a paper proposal will be considered evidence that
upon acceptance the author(s) will present their paper at the
workshop. Final versions of accepted papers will be included in the
Workshop of Application Specific Processors Digest.



  General Chair: Peter Petrov, U Maryland
  Program Chair: Alex Orailoglu, UC San Diego
  Special Sessions Chair: Faraydon Karim, STM
  Publicity Chair: Paolo Ienne, EPFL
  E-Media Chair: Ismet Bayraktaroglu, Sun
  Publication Chair: Suleyman Sair, NCSU
  Special Issue Chair: Scott Mahlke, U Michigan



  Pai Chou, UC Irvine
  Apostolos Dollas, Tech U of Crete
  Nikil Dutt, UC Irvine
  Krisztian Flautner, ARM
  Daniel Gajski, UC Irvine
  Haldun Hadimioglu, Polytechnic U
  Joerg Henkel, U Karlsruhe
  Bruce Jacob, U Maryland
  Hans Jacobson, IBM
  Mahmut Kandemir, Penn State U
  Fadi Kurdahi, UC Irvine
  Peter Marwedel, U Dortmund
  Dror Maydon, Tensilica
  Vojin Oklobdzija, UC Davis
  Sri Parameswaran, U New South Wales
  JoAnn M. Paul, CMU
  Michael Schulte, U Wisconsin-Madison
  Yankin Tanurhan, Actel
  Stamatis Vassiliadis, Delft U
  Nakamura Yukihiro, Kyoto U


Paolo Ienne
WASP 2005 Publicity Chair


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