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SCAW 2015 : Sensors to Cloud Architectures Workshop


When Feb 8, 2015 - Feb 8, 2015
Where San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA
Submission Deadline Dec 15, 2014
Notification Due Jan 2, 2015
Final Version Due Jan 23, 2015
Categories    computer architecture   sensors   cloud   internet of things

Call For Papers

Sensors to Cloud Architectures Workshop (SCAW-2015)
February 8th 2015, Bay Area, California, USA
Held in conjunction with HPCA-21

Organizing Chairs:
Ramesh Illikkal Intel
Ravi Iyer Intel
Pei Zhang Carnegie Mellon University
Christina Delimitrou Stanford University

The computer industry is witnessing a major inflection point - Internet
of Things - that has implications from end (sensor devices) to end
(cloud architectures). Many technologies contribute to this inflection
point: Computing platforms are getting smaller (e.g., handheld devices,
wearables), richer (e.g., image and language understanding) and broader
(i.e., reaching the masses via Internet of Things). Sensors operating
in constrained environments connected through intelligent gateways and
cloud backend create a very complex environment for the operators, system
integrators, and developers of this emerging technology. Discovering and
managing sensor devices; collecting, cleaning and storing discoverable data;
normalizing, aggregating and analyzing the data for insights and actions;
managing the security and privacy of the data, enforcing the access
privileges and trusted execution environments - all these are required to
make this revolution happen.

The research challenges in IoT platforms are multi-fold: (a) providing
rich functionality and wider power/performance range for sensor devices,
(b) covering a broad range of applications that can be migrated from
cloud to gateways and sensor devices, (c) enabling a scalable and modular
cloud architecture that provides the required real-time and uptime
capabilities, and (d) providing a rich software programming environment
that facilitates developing applications on end-to-end platforms consisting
of elements ranging from sensors to gateways to cloud. The goal of this
workshop is to bring together academic researchers and industry practitioners
to discuss future IoT sensor-to-cloud architectures including sensors,
gateways and cloud architectures.

Below is the proposed list of topics for the workshop. Topics include,
but are not restricted to, the following:

• Sensors, Actuators, Gateway & Controllers Architectures
- Architectures for wearable and IoT devices
- Heterogeneity in cores, frequency, cache, memory
- Power, performance, energy optimizations
- SoCs, CPU/GPU, CPU/GPGPU architectures
- Ultra-Low power core micro-architectures
- Fabrics/Network-on-chip, cache/memory hierarchies
- HW support for heterogeneity, programmability, modularity
- Simulation/Emulation methodologies
- Protocols and abstraction layers (MQTT, CoAP, REST, …)
• Cloud Architecture
- Data Center architectures for IoT; customization/specialization
- Edge/Fog computing - Dynamic cloud-gateway-device offloads
- Design patterns and application programming frameworks
- Service creation and orchestration
- IaaS, PaaS, SaaS and DaaS
- Deployment models - Cloud, Private, Hybrid
• Emerging Workloads and Use Cases
- New wearable and IoT use cases and workloads
- Speech/Image recognition and understanding,
cognitive computing
- Personal assistants, predictive/prescriptive analytics
- Machine learning algorithms & applications,
graph processing, deep neural networks
- Descriptive, predictive and prescriptive analytics
- Workload analysis for power/performance/energy
optimization and acceleration
- Batch, streaming and distributed analytics
- Workload/Algorithm partitioning between
heterogeneous cores and accelerators
- Performance monitoring and simulation
• Novel Accelerator Designs
- Specialized accelerator architectures and designs
- Machine learning, neural network and graph processing accelerators
- Domain-Specific programmable/configurable accelerators
- Accelerator interfaces for programmability
- Development environments for accelerator design

Submission Guidelines: Interested authors are encouraged to submit
extended abstracts (1 - 2 pages) or short papers (6 pages) by email to
the organizing chairs. The deadline for submission is December 15th,
2014. Final (short) papers will be due on Jan 23rd, 2015 and will be
printed in a workshop proceedings made available to the workshop

Important Dates:
Abstract/Paper submission: December 15 2014 23:59 PST
Author Notification: January 02 2015
Final Paper Submission: January 23 2015
Workshop: February 08 2015

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