The workshop will focus on issues related to the design, analysis, and testing of on-chip networks. The topics of specific interest for the workshop include, but are not limited to:

NoC Architecture and Implementation

  • Topologies, routing, and flow control

  • Managing QoS

  • Reliability issues

  • Security issues

  • Design methodologies and tools

NoC Analysis, Optimization, and Verification

  • Power, energy, and thermal issues

  • Benchmarking and experience with NoC-based systems

  • Modeling, simulation, and synthesis

  • Verification, debug, and test of NoCs and NoC-based systems

  • Metrics and benchmarks

NoC Applications

    • Mapping of applications onto NoCs

    • Real and industrial NoC case studies

    • NoCs for FPGAs, structured ASICs, CMPs, and MPSoCs

    • NoC designs for heterogeneous systems

NoC at System-level

  • Design of memory subsystem

  • NoC support for memory and cache access

  • OS support for NoCs

  • Programming models including shared memory, message passing, and novel programming models

  • Large-scale systems (datacenters and supercomputers) with NoC-based systems as building blocks

Emerging NoC Technologies

  • Wireless, Optical, and RF

  • NoCs for 3D and 2.5D packages

  • Approximate computing for NoCs and NoC-based systems

  • Chip-to-Chip Interconnects

Machine learning (ML) and NoC-based systems

  • Novel Interconnects for ML systems/accelerators

  • Memory access for NoC-based ML systems

  • NoC-based ML algorithm design

Besides regular papers, papers describing work in progress or incomplete but sound new innovative ideas related to the workshop theme are also encouraged.


Please, remember to register for the MICRO-54 Symposium to attend the Workshop.

Attend the Workshop from the Whova webpage for NoCArc 2021.


Abstract submission deadline:
August 20, 2021
August 27, 2021 (extended)

September 3, 2021 (extended)

Paper submission deadline:
August 27, 2021
September 3, 2021 (extended)

Acceptance notification:
September 17, 2021
October 4, 2021

Camera-ready version due:
September 24, 2021
October 11, 2021

NoCArc workshop:
October 22, 2021


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The accepted conference papers will be invited for an extended journal version, to be published in:

ACM Journal of Emerging Topics in Computing

Special Issue on Network-on-Chip Architectures of the Future