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ARCS 2018 - 31st International Conference on Architecture of Computing Systems
ARCS 2018

Invited Talks

Conference Speakers

Steve Furber, University of Manchester

SpiNNaker - biologically-inspired massively-parallel computation

Steve Furber is the ICL Professor of Computer Engineering in the School of Computer Science at the University of Manchester. He received his B.A. degree in Mathematics in 1974 and his Ph.D. in Aerodynamics in 1980 from the University of Cambridge, England. From 1981 to 1990 he worked in the hardware development group within the R&D department at Acorn Computers Ltd, and was a principal designer of the BBC Microcomputer and the ARM 32-bit RISC microprocessor, both of which earned Acorn Computers a Queen's Award for Technology. Upon moving to the University of Manchester in 1990 he established the Amulet research group which has interests in asynchronous logic design and power-efficient computing, and which merged with the Parallel Architectures and Languages group in 2000 to form the Advanced Processor Technologies group. From 2003 to 2008 the APT group was supported by an EPSRC Portfolio Partnership Award.
Steve served as Head of the Department of Computer Science in the Victoria University of Manchester from 2001 up to the merger with UMIST in 2004.
Steve is a Fellow of the Royal Society, the Royal Academy of Engineering, the British Computer Society, the Institution of Engineering and Technology and the IEEE, a member of Academia Europaea and a Chartered Engineer. In 2003 he was awarded a Royal Academy of Engineering Silver Medal for »an outstanding and demonstrated personal contribution to British engineering, which has led to market exploitation«. He held a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award from 2004 to 2009. In 2007 he was awarded the IET Faraday Medal, »...the most prestigious of the IET Achievement Medals.« Steve was awarded a CBE in the 2008 New Year Honours list »for services to computer science«. He was a 2010 Millenium Technology Prize Laureate. In 2012 he was made a Fellow of the Computer History Museum, Mountain View, CA, USA. He has Honorary DScs from the University of Edinburgh (2010), Anglia Ruskin University (2012) and Queen's University, Belfast (2015). He was a recipient of a 2013 IEEE Computer Society Computer Pioneer Award. He received, with Sophie Wilson, the 2013 Economist Innovation Award for Computing and Telecommunications for co-creating the ARM. In January 2014 he was included in the Science Council list of 100 leading UK practising scientists. He was made a Distinguished Fellow of the BCS in 2014, and also received the 2014 BCS Lovelace Medal.
More information on Steve Furber can be found here.

Xabier Iturbe, ARM Ltd.

Harnessing ARM Technologies in Research and Education

Dr. Xabier Iturbe received his MSc degree in Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering from the University of the Basque Country (Spain) in 2007 and his PhD in Electronics Engineering from the University of Edinburgh in 2013. He spent 8 years working as a researcher and senior FPGA design engineer at IK4-Ikerlan, a technology centre in the Basque Country (Spain). He then became a Marie Curie research fellow in NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (USA) and ARM Research (UK), working in fault-tolerance aspects of ARM Cortex-R CPUs, and especially exploring new technologies for enabling these CPUs for space use. During this time he was also affiliated with the California Institute of Technology (USA) as a postdoctoral researcher. He is currently the ARM University Program EMEA manager.


LNCS Vol 10172

The proceedings of ARCS 2018 are published in the Springer Lecture Notes on Computer Science (LNCS) series, Vol 10793.


Prof. Dr. Mladen Berekovic

Technical University of Braunschweig
Chair for Chip Design for Embedded Computing
Mühlenpfordtstraße 23
38106 Braunschweig, Germany

Tel.: +49 531 391 2376
Fax: +49 531 391 2375


Take a Look at the Conference ProgramFeb. 19, 2018
A preliminary program is now available online as well as some information about the social events.

Welcome to Braunschweig, Visitors of ARCS 2018Feb. 16, 2018
For travelling to Braunschweig some information can be found here. For your stay you can find some information about accommodation on the corresponding page. Also, some information about the City of Braunschweig is available. Have a good time.

Join the ARCS 2018 Conference TodayJan. 22, 2018
The registration for conference and associated workshops is now open. Early registration rates apply until March 11, 2018.

Opening of Registration DelayedJan. 18, 2018
Registration will be open in week 04, we are sorry for the delay.

Conference Workshops are AnnouncedDec. 05, 2017
The workshops within the ARCS 2018 conference are announced. We are looking forward to VERFE, SAOS, FORMUS3IC, CompSpace, and PASA.