Held in conjunction with the International Conference on Hardware/Software Codesign and System Synthesis, (CODES+ISSS), September 7, 2004, Stockholm, Sweden
Abstract due: July 1, 2004 Submission due: July 8, 2004 Acceptance notification: August 1, 2004 Final version due: August 15, 2004
The dramatic embedded processor volumes and the 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, fixedsilicon 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 customizations * OS and Middleware support for application-specific processors
General Chair: Faraydon Karim, ST Micro Technical Program Chair: Peter Petrov, UC San Diego Publicity Chair: Scott Mahlke, U Michigan E-Media Chair: Ismet Bayraktaroglu, SUN Publication Chair: Paolo Ienne, EPFL Special Issue: Alex Veidenbaum, UC Irvine Special Sessions: Fadi Kurdahi, UC Irvine
Technical Program Committee: Tarek Abdelrahman, U Toronto Pradip Bose, IBM Kiyoung Choi, Seoul National U Pai Chou, UC Irvine Ed Deprettere, Leiden U Nikil Dutt, UC Irvine Carl Ebeling, U Washington Eric Flamand, ST Micro Krisztian Flautner, ARM Daniel Gajski, UC Irvine Joerg Henkel, U Karlsruhe Vojin Oklobdzija, UC Davis Sri Parameswaran, U New South Wales JoAnn M. Paul, CMU Majid Sarrafzadeh, UCLA Cristina Silvano, Politecnico di Milano Paco Tirado, U Complutense de Madrid Stamatis Vassiliadis, Delft U Hiroto Yasuura, Kyushu U