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CogArch 2018 : 3rd Workshop on Cognitive Architectures


When Mar 24, 2018 - Mar 24, 2018
Where Williamsburg, VA
Submission Deadline Feb 5, 2018
Notification Due Feb 19, 2018
Final Version Due Mar 12, 2018
Categories    computer architecture   cognitive computing   machine learning   neuromorphic systems

Call For Papers

Call for Papers
Recent advances in Cognitive Computing Systems (as evidenced by innovations like Watson from IBM and AlphaGo from Google DeepMind), coupled with brain-inspired hardware designs (such as the IBM True North chip and Tensor Processing Units (TPU) from Google), as well as recent offerings from Intel and Microsoft, have spawned new research and development activity in machine learning, neuromorphic and other brain-inspired computing models, and architectures for efficient support of complex tasks in computer vision, speech recognition and artificial intelligence. The proliferation of mobile computing platforms, Internet-of-Things and cloud support features thereof have opened up exciting new opportunities for real-time, mobile (distributed or swarm-driven) cognition. The Workshop on Cognitive Architectures, held in conjunction with ASPLOS 2018, solicits formative ideas and new product offerings in this general space.
Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
• Algorithms in support of cognitive reasoning: recognition, intelligent search, diagnosis, inference and informed decision-making.
• Swarm intelligence and distributed architectural support; brain-inspired and neural computing architectures.
• Prototype demonstrations of state-of-the-art cognitive computing systems.
• Accelerators and micro-architectural support for cognitive computing.
• Approaches to reduce training time and enable faster model delivery.
• Cloud-backed autonomics and mobile cognition: architectural and OS support thereof.
• Resilient design of distributed (swarm) mobile cognitive architectures.
• Energy efficiency, battery life extension and endurance in mobile, cognitive architectures.
• Case studies and real-life demonstrations/prototypes in specific application domains: e.g. Smart homes, connected cars and UAV-driven commercial services, as well as applications of interest to defense and homeland security.

Submission guidelines: 6 pages, including references, with same formatting guidelines as the ASPLOS 2018 main conference.

Call for prototype demonstrations

This edition of CogArch will feature a session where researchers can showcase innovative prototype demonstrations or proof-of-concept designs in the cognitive architecture space. Examples of such demonstrations may include (but not be restricted to):
• Custom ASIC or FPGA-based demonstrations of machine learning, cognitive or neuromorphic architectures
• Innovative implementations of state-of-the-art cognitive algorithms/applications, and the underlying software-hardware co-design techniques
• Demonstration of end-to-end cognitive systems comprising of edge devices backed by a cloud computing infrastructure
• Novel designs showcasing the adoption of emerging technologies for the design of cognitive systems
• Tools or frameworks to aid analysis, simulation and design of cognitive systems

Submissions for the demonstration session may be made in the form of a 1 page abstract highlighting key features and innovations of the prototype demonstration. Proposals accepted for demonstration during the workshop can be accompanied by a poster/short presentation.

Important dates
Paper submission deadline: Feb 5th, 2018
Demo proposal submission deadline: Feb 12th, 2018
Notification of acceptance: February 19th, 2018
Final paper submission: March 12th, 2018
Workshop date: March 24th, 2018

Karthik Swaminathan, Augusto Vega, Nandhini Chandramoorthy, Alper Buyuktosunoglu, Pradip Bose
Email: {kvswamin, ajvega, Nandhini.Chandramoorthy, alperb, pbose}
Affiliation: IBM T. J. Watson Research Center


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