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ModSim 2018: Workshop on Modeling & simulation of Systems and Applications

Call for Papers

Topic Areas

  • ModSim of Subsystems

    Memory device, storage, and input/output (I/O) manufacturing and design, as well as how these technologies are used by application software, profoundly impact current and future computing systems in terms of their performance, function, reliability, predictability, power dissipation, and cost. Existing technologies are perceived as limited in terms of power, capacity, and bandwidth. Meanwhile, emerging approaches offer the potential to overcome both technology- and design-related limitations to answer the requirements of many different applications. Hence, modeling these subsystems is tremendously important, especially in affording the ability to characterize and quantify data movement behavior in large-scale systems. Submissions should relate to subsystems technology areas and their characterization or provide use cases that describe how ModSim can help overcome significant challenges.
  • ModSim of Resilience

    This thrust area will tackle modeling of resilience for the entire stack—from architecture to system software to applications. Some themes of interest include: fault models for architectural features (post-14-nm CMOS, undervolting, overclocking, etc.), application- and system-level fault modeling and injection, modeling of resilience solutions that address the performance-power-resilience triad holistically, and new approaches to resilience ModSim and associated validation.
  • Methodology for Modeling, Simulation, and Emulation of Performance, Power, and Reliability

    This thrust area will address new methods, tools, and frameworks for modeling, simulation, and emulation, as well as new areas for applying ModSim of performance, power and reliability at all scales of computing. Emphasis will be placed on the novelty of the approach and use of ModSim rather than specific successes of existing methodologies.
  • ModSim of Open-Hardware

    Over the last decade, there has been notable growth in an open-source ecosystem of models (cores, caches, etc.) and design tools (HDL simulators, languages, etc.). At the same time, there also has been a slowing of the advantages of process technology and significant increases in cost of moving to a new technology node. These trends suggest the emergence of an Internet-Protocol-based hardware design flow for high-performance computing nodes based on open-source component models and design tools, which is motivated, in large part, by successes of the open-source software movement. Submissions can address all aspects of the open-source hardware design ecosystem from ModSim challenges, IP component availability, design tools, interfaces, and methodologies.

Submission Guidelines

In the interest of providing concise, useful abstracts to the ModSim 2018 review committee, the following are all points to consider including when drafting an abstract. There is no set word limit but please limit your submission to one page. The abstract should provide an overview that adequately summarizes the topic(s) presented and any proposed impact on ModSim research or techniques.

All abstracts must be submitted no later than June 9, 2018 (deadline extended). You will be notified via e-mail by June 29, 2018 if your abstract was approved by the Program Committee.

Submit Abstract Abstract submission is now closed.

  • Abstract title
  • Primary research area:
    • ModSim of Subsystems
    • ModSim of Resilience
    • Methodology for Modeling, Simulation, and Emulation of Performance, Power, and Reliability
    • ModSim of Open-Hardware
  • What is being modeled? (e.g., performance, reliability, power, other)
  • What is the target application?
  • What modeling techniques are being used?
  • What is novel about the approach versus current state of the art?
  • Are preliminary results available?

Important Dates

Feb 27, 2018 Abstract submission opens
Jun 9, 2018 Abstract submission closes (deadline extended)
Jun 29, 2018 Notification of acceptance

Need Assistance?

Please contact the Workshop Coordinator if you have questions.

Patricia Foy

(631) 344-5037
(631) 344-5751

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