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The International Symposium on Networks-on-Chip (NOCS) is the premier event dedicated to interdisciplinary research on on-chip, package-scale, chip-to-chip, and datacenter rack-scale communication technology, architecture, design methods, applications and systems. NOCS brings together scientists and engineers working on network-on-chip (NoC) innovations and applications from inter-related research communities, including discrete optimization and algorithms, computer architecture, networking, circuits and systems, packaging, embedded systems, and design automation. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

NoC Architecture and Implementation
  • Network architecture (topology, routing, arbitration)
  • Timing, synchronous/asynchronous communication
  • NoC reliability issues and solutions
  • Security issues and solutions in NoC architectures
  • Power/thermal issues at NoC un-core and system-level
  • Network interface issues and solutions
  • Signaling and circuit design for NoC links and routers
NoC for High-Performance Computing (HPC) Systems
  • NoC design for Deep Learning
  • Mapping of emerging applications and systems onto NoC
  • NoC case studies, application-specific NoC design
  • NoC for FPGA, structured ASIC, CMP and MPSoC
  • NoC designs for heterogeneous systems
  • NoC for CPU-GPU and data-center-on-a-chip (DCoC)
  • Scalable modeling of NoC
  • Machine learning for NoC and NoC-based Systems
Communication Analysis, Optimization, and Verification
  • NoC performance analysis and Quality of Service
  • Modeling, simulation, and synthesis of NoC
  • Verification, debug and test of NoC
  • NoC design and simulation methodologies and tools
  • Benchmarks, experiences on NoC-based hardware
  • Communication-efficient algorithms
  • Communication workload characterization & evaluation
NoC at the Un-Core and System-level
  • Design of memory subsystem (un-core) including memory controllers, caches, cache coherence protocols in NoC
  • NoC for new memory/storage technologies
  • NoC support for processing-in-memory
  • OS support for NoC
  • Programming models for NoCs
  • Interactions between large-scale systems (datacenter, edge and fog computing) and NoC-based building blocks
Emerging and Novel NoC Technologies
  • Optical, wireless, CNT, and other emerging technologies
  • NoC for 2.5D and 3D packages
  • Package-specific NoC design
  • Network coding and compression solutions
  • Approximate computing for NoC and NoC-based systems
Inter/Intra-Chip and Rack-Scale Network
  • Unified inter/intra-chip networks
  • Hybrid chip-scale and datacenter rack-scale networks
  • All aspects of inter-chip and rack-scale network design

New in NOCS 2022 ⇒ Journal-Integrated Publication Model: All accepted papers will be published in an IEEE Design & Test Special Issue.


Important dates (Anywhere on Earth)

Abstract registration: April 29, 2022 May 13, 2022 May 20, 2022
Full-paper submission: May 6, 2022 May 20, 2022
First notification and reviews: July 8, 2022
Submission of revised papers: July 29, 2022
Final notification of acceptance: August 19, 2022