SASP 2009 : 7th IEEE Symposium on Application Specific Processors
Conference Series : Symposium on Application Specific Processors
Call For Papers
SASP 2009 Areas of Interest
(more details on the web site)
The market for embedded processors is driven primarily by two factors:
cost and volume. This has forced a reevaluation of the best way to
satisfy users' needs for high performance and low energy consumption
without drastically increasing the complexity of the design process.
Domain-specific embedded processors, in markets such as network
processing, automotive, and others, have splintered a pre-existing
market for general-purpose, low-cost, low-energy processors.
Reprogrammable and reconfigurable embedded processors, in contrast,
offer a single, fixed-silicon device that could amortize manufacturing
costs for low-to-medium volume market segments.
SASP explores (micro)architectural design approaches, trade-offs
and compiler technologies, for both domain-specific and customizable
embedded processors. The symposium is a forum wherein challenges
and solutions will be explored, discussed and compared.
Major topics include, but are not limited to:
- Domain-specific processors (network, multimedia, etc.)
- Application-specific hardware accelerators
- Microarchitectural customization techniques
- (Re)configurable architectures (coarse-grained, FPGA, etc.)
- Application specific processors in system-on-a-chip (SOC)
- Application specific customizations for low-power
- Applications and/or industrial experience
- Compiler technology targeting customizable processors
- Tools, techniques, and algorithms for architectural exploration
- Novel methodologies 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