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ARCS 2019 - 32nd International Conference on Architecture of Computing Systems
ARCS 2019



The workshop program for all workshops can be found here.


15th 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.

(PDF) Call for Papers


4th 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.

(PDF) Call for Papers


GI/ITG Intelligent Systems Workshop: 7th Edition in the Series on Autonomously Learning and Optimising Systems

Complexity in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is still increasing, driven by the growing number of devices with vast amounts of computational resources. As a result, the administration of present and future systems becomes an impossibility for central human operators. To tackle this development, modern systems are increasingly equipped with techniques and algorithms that allow them to act »intelligently«. Such Intelligent Systems (IS) strongly leverage the recent advances in Artificial Intelligence (AI) in general and of Machine Learning (ML) in particular. With this workshop, we provide a forum for presenting and discussing novel concepts, techniques and algorithms for IS as well as for related aspects such as quantification approaches to peak into the black box often involved.
An IS is characterized by its autonomous learning behaviour, which includes mechanisms to relieve the human from non-trivial tasks such as hyperparameter optimisation, algorithm selection and continual monitoring in the pursuit of recognising changes, anomalies, etc. The degree of system autonomy shall be increased as far as possible by still complying with the necessary safety boundaries apparent in nearly any real-world application. As a result, the vision of initiatives such as Organic Computing and Autonomic Computing manifests itself: traditional design-time decisions are moved to run time and, thus, the systems themselves take over control.
In this workshop, we solicit research and position papers that encompass the application of novel and established ML techniques. Thereby, we explicitly emphasize the aspect of interpretability and explainability of the involved algorithms to provide a basis for system transparency already at the core of its mechanisms. Besides this self-explanation property of the targeted systems, another ingredient to reach a specific level of intelligence is self-awareness and the resulting, ongoing pursuit for self-optimisation. This particular tension between system learning, optimisation and evolution, as well as the need for system explainability, validation and exploration boundaries constitutes the main motivation and unique characteristic of this workshop.

Workshop Website  |  (PDF) Call for Papers


3rd 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.

Workshop Website


LNCS Vol 11479

The proceedings of ARCS 2019 are published in the Springer Lecture Notes on Computer Science (LNCS) series, Vol 11479.


Prof. Dr. Martin Schoeberl

Technical University of Denmark
Department of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science
Richard Petersens Plads
Building 322, room 128
2800 Lyngby, Denmark

Phone: +45 45253743


Join the ARCS 2019 Conference TodayApr. 08, 2019
The registration for conference and associated workshops is now open. Early registration rates apply until April 23, 2019.

Welcome to Copenhagen, Visitors of ARCS 2019Apr. 04, 2019
For traveling to DTU some short information can be found here.

Take a Look at the Conference ProgramMar. 19, 2019
A preliminary program is now available.

First Conference Workshops are AnnouncedNov. 07, 2018
The first workshop within the ARCS 2019 conference is announced. We are looking forward to FORMUS3IC, VERFE, SAOS, and CompSpace.

Call for PapersSept. 06, 2018
Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished research papers. More information can be found here. Paper submission deadline: December 10, 2018.