February 28, 2011 - Special Issue on Application Specific Processors (ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems)
Special Issue on Application Specific Processors
ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems
The conflicting demands of high performance, low energy consumption, and short time-to-market on embedded processors have forced a re-evaluation of the design process. Domain-specific embedded processors, such as network, automotive, and others, present interesting architectural refinements. Reprogrammable and reconfigurable embedded processors provide an alternative approach, capable of delivering a single, fixed-silicon device that can amortize manufacturing costs for low-to-medium volume market segments. This special issue explores (micro-) architectural design approaches, trade-offs and compiler technologies, for both domain-specific and customizable embedded processors.
Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
- Domain-specific processors (Network, multimedia, etc.)
- Application-specific processors and hardware accelerators
- Micro-architectural customization techniques
- (Re-) configurable architectures (coarse-grained, FPGA, etc.)
- Application-specific customizations for low-power
- Applications and/or industrial experiences
- Compiler technology targeting customizable processors
- Tools, techniques, and algorithms for architectural exploration
- Methodologies and tools for hardware/software codesign
- Application specific MPSoC and design automation for NoCs
- Hardware/software for GPUs and other graphics/gaming platforms
- OS and middleware support for application specific processors
Authors who presented their work at SASP 2009 and SASP 2010, the Symposium on Application Specific Processors (http://www.sasp-conference.org/) are invited to submit extended versions of their papers. It is required that all special issue submissions have at least 30% new content compared to the original symposium paper. Please identify clearly the additional material in your submitted manuscript. Submissions of relevant original work not presented at SASP are also welcome.
All manuscripts are subject to standard rigorous review process of ACM TECS. Prospective authors should submit their manuscripts electronically via the Manuscript Central website (http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/tecs). Authors
should clearly identify their papers as submissions for the “Special issue on Application Specific Processors” on their manuscript and in the “Author’s Cover Letter”-field of the web submission form. The papers should adhere to standard ACM TECS formatting requirements. The page count limit is 25, additional pages will not be allowed.
Submission Dealdine Feb 28, 2011
Review results: approx. May 31 2011
Final copy deadline: approx. Jul 31, 2011
Publication: approx. late 2011
Please notice that the scheduled review dates are approximate dates and subject to change. We will kindly inform you about the review results as soon as a decision was made. Questions regarding the disclosure of the review results should be adressed to the Guest Editor(s).
Tulika Mitra, National University of Singapore
Peter Petrov, University of Maryland
Georgi N. Gaydadjiev, Technical University of Delft