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




14th GI/ITG Workshop on Dependability and Fault Tolerance

Although the basic reliability of hardware and software components has improved over decades, their increasing number causes severe problems. Moreover, in recent years it can be observed that in an increasing number of devices, e.g. cars, digital components are integrated into environments of other physical components. Here, the complexity and number of interactions with these components creates problems with regard to maintaining a dependable operation of the entire system in case of faults or external disturbances.
While this is not a problem with microprocessors there, shrinking feature sizes, higher complexity, lower voltages, and higher clock frequencies increase the probability of design-, manufacturing-, and operational faults, making fault tolerance techniques in general purpose processors to be of crucial importance in the future. As simple solutions (such as TMR) easily can get too expensive, the ability to trade increased reliability against performance/power overhead will become important, resulting in light-weight fault tolerance techniques implemented in hardware, but controllable from higher software layers.
This workshop aims at presenting contributions and work-in-progress from the research area of dependable and fault tolerant computing in order to bring together scientists working in related fields.

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13th GI/ITG Workshop on Parallel Systems and Algorithms

The PASA workshop series has the goal to build a bridge between theory and practice in the area of parallel systems and algorithms. In this context practical problems which require theoretical investigations as well as the applicability of theoretical approaches and results to practice shall be discussed. An important aspect is communication and exchange of experience between various groups working in the area of parallel computing, e.g. in computer science, electrical engineering, physics or mathematics.

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3rd FORMUS3IC - Workshop

Automotive and avionic industry demands more and more processor performance to satisfy the requests of their consumers. Semiconductor manufactures are forced to move to multi and many-core embedded processors to provide this compute power. However, embedded legacy software and certificate constraints hinder the distribution of safe, reliable, and secure software for many/multi-core systems. On the other side, this development cannot be reversed anymore.
The FORMUS3IC research community is in its core a consortium from academia and industry funded from Bavarian Research Foundation that pursues to find answers for the challenges arising by using multi-/many-core processors in future automotive and avionics tasks. The community intends to expand its orientation more and more to the international community and invites researchers working on challenges for automotive and avionic applications using heterogeneous architectures to join. To face these challenges a holistic approach is addressed containing software requirements specification, e.g. given in adaptive AUTOSAR or EASTADL, safety and security aspects for embedded heterogeneous architectures, sensor fusion applications, performance modelling and parallel design patterns using embedded CPUs, special cores, embedded GPUs and FPGAs to provide both performance and low energy consumption.

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6th GI/ITG International Workshop on Self-Optimisation in Autonomic and Organic Computing Systems

Initiatives such as Autonomic Computing (AC) and Organic Computing (OC), or the more general research field of self-adaptive and self-organising systems (SASO), are based on the insight that we are increasingly surrounded by large collections of autonomous systems, which are equipped with sensors and actuators, aware of their environment, communicating freely, and organising themselves in order to perform the required actions and services in an adequate and robust manner. The resulting presence of networks of intelligent systems in our daily environment opens fascinating application areas but, at the same time, bears the problem of their controllability.
Hence, different design concepts (such as the MAPE cycle and the Observer/Controller framework) have been developed to allow for a self-organised control process at runtime that relieves the designer from specifying all possibly occurring situations and configurations within the design process. Instead, the system itself takes over responsibility to find proper reactions to perceived changes in the environmental conditions. As designers are not able to foresee all possibly occurring situations and circumstances the system will face during its operation time, the self-organisation process of the system has to pursue a steadily self-optimising behaviour. Self-optimising behaviour can be triggered at various levels of the system’s design, ranging from basic control architectures over self-organised coordination/collaboration methods as well as from domain-specific optimisation techniques to the application of machine learning algorithms. Furthermore, related topics such as trust and security in collaborative systems provide necessary concepts to enable self-optimising behaviour in SASO systems. In this workshop, we will discuss current research efforts that endeavour the establishment of self-optimising system behaviour. Thereby, a special focus will be set on observable trends and upcoming challenges, resulting from well-known issues of adjacent domains such as evolutionary optimisation or machine learning.

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2nd Workshop on Computer Architectures in Space

The aerospace market has undergone rapid changes within the last 15 years. Due to technological progress in consumer electronics satellite design has evolved from the purely use of customized hardware solutions towards the utilization of commercial off-the-shelf electronics, potentially leading to higher cost efficiency and an increased system performance. The dawn of the CubeSats and upcoming Mega-Constellations of miniaturized satellites are currently fueling the progress, attracting venture capital in a never seen before ratio. Mega-Constellations of satellites for a diverse range of applications have become reality with the successful funding of OneWeb, with a total investment of $500 Million. 2015 has been the year with the single most venture capital investments in spaceflight.
While using COTS electronics, such missions require an increased level of dependability in all subsystems to enable their use within critical missions and for such with prolonged lifetime requirements. However, miniaturized satellites are plagued by low dependability, and require failure tolerance and reliability-enhancing measures to be implemented. Furthermore, on board computers of such spacecraft need to take into account specific boundary conditions which can differ significantly from those of standard computing systems. These comprise environmental factors like launch loads or radiations robustness but also limitations regarding power consumption, mass or costs.
The workshop will discuss existing and novel approaches for computer architectures in space, targeting an audience from computer architects to space engineers working on miniaturized as well as traditional larger scale satellites. Synergies to existing terrestrial applications as well as computing architectures of constellations and swarms of satellites are a focus of the workshop, being firmly embedded in the main conference. The ARCS conferences series has over 30 years of tradition reporting leading edge research in computer architecture and operating systems.

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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.