Panel Discussion


Networks-on-Chip: Past, Present and Future


  Networks-on-chip have emerged as the de-facto communication paradigm for on-chip parallel distributed computing. However, overcoming the critical challenges we faced in scaling up the computational power and addressing the limitations imposed by Moore and Denard laws are not easy. For the last 15 years, we witnessed a tremendous revolution in the mathematical models, algorithms and design methodologies developed for NoC-based multicore platforms. Consequently, instead of integrating a few cores we now aim to interconnect hundreds to thousands of processing elements through an NoC environment. Entering the Internet-of-things revolution calls for for restructuring the knowledge learned, discovering and developing more scalable design methodologies to tackle the new challenges of dealing with big data and embedding intelligence within future smart infrastructure.

  In this anniversary NOCS special session, pioneers, top thinkers and original scientists will review the success stories of NoC design, will discuss the main challenges that lie ahead of us, and provide inspiring visions for how NoC-based multicores can revolutionize all aspects of life from efficient highly accurate healthcare architectures to intelligent energy systems, from smart infrastructure and transportation to smart cities. This unique event is meant to stimulate a burst of creativity from the NOCS community to embark and solve the critical challenges our society faces.


Paul Bogdan (University of Southern California, USA)


  • Luca Carloni (Columbia University, USA)
  • Nanni de Micheli (EPFL, Switzerland)
  • Ahmed Hemani (KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden)
  • Vijaykrishnan Narayanan (Pennsylvania State University, USA)
  • Partha Pande (Washington State University, USA)
  • Sudhakar Yalamanchili (Georgia Tech., USA)