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COST Action IC1103

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Workshop on Manufacturable and Dependable Multicore Architectures at Nanoscale

November 10-11, 2015, Tallinn, Estonia



Programme (PDF)

The MEDIAN action is an important European initiative to address the challenges in manufacturing yield and field reliability which are important enabling factors for electronic devices pervading our lives, from medical to consumer electronics, from railways to the automotive and avionics scenarios. The workshop in Tallinn will be the final event for the MEDIAN action, compiling all its major results. As such it is the forum for presenting the achievements gained throughout the project or the ones related to its focus. There will be a rich program comprising project presentations, keynotes, invited presentations and an open forum for reviewed presentations. For the latter we encourage prospective authors to submit their work. The topics of interest span all topics addressed within the MEDIAN action, such as:

  • Methodologies/techniques for manufacturing reliable nanoscale devices
  • System level design, on-line testing/fault tolerance
  • Dependability evaluation and validation/debug methodologies
  • Fault tolerance for space applications, transportation systems and medical devices

Of particular interest are submissions presenting results achieved in co-operations within the MEDIAN project, but other results related to the workshop focus are welcome as well.

The workshop will be held on two days:

Day 1: Keynotes, Invited talks, Regular presentations, PhD Forum
Original results of the scientific work performed in MEDIAN community and beyond.

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Day 2. Thematic Day of EU Projects
This day will focus on European-level research collaborations fostered by the MEDIAN networking. The Thematic Day will also include a presentation by the Estonian Research Agency about the funding instruments in Horizon 2020 and a networking forum targeted at new research projects.

Call for Contributions (PDF)

Paper submissions: Submissions are expected in the three categories as listed below, and should follow the double-column IEEE format, A4 page size. The templates (DOC, LaTeX) are available here. The papers should be submitted via the EasyChair conference management system. Accepted papers/abstracts of all submission categories will be published as informal proceedings at the MEDIAN web page.

Submit Paper

  • Regular papers (4-6 pages): This submission category is intended for original scientific work that you have sufficiently well explored and that you want to share with other experts from the same community. The program committee will specifically evaluate the novelty and relevance of the presented contribution as well as its connection to the topics of MEDIAN. Accepted papers will be published as informal proceedings at the MEDIAN web page. Authors of accepted papers are expected to present their work at the event (oral or poster presentation).
    Chair: Andreas Steininger
  • PhD Forum (1-2 page extended abstracts): This is the place for young researchers to present their work and preliminary results in the scope of MEDIAN topics. Submissions for the PhD forum must be describing the PhD work with preliminary results or the research plan and innovative ideas inspired from the MEDIAN action. The forum is a great opportunity for such PhD students to interact with the workshop participants and to get feedback at an early stage of their ongoing research. Submissions are subject to the normal review process and regular deadlines. Authors of accepted papers are expected to present their work as a poster presentation. The posters are encouraged to be supported by interactive presentations (e.g. with HW- and/or SW-demonstrators).
    Chair: Mario Schölzel
  • Dissemination sessions at the Thematic Day of EU projects (one-page abstract): The MEDIAN networking action has fostered numerous European-level research collaborations. During the Finale, there will be an opportunity of the MEDIAN community members to share their success stories. Cordially, European FP7 and Horizon 2020 projects stemming from the community are invited to disseminate their results at the Thematic Day. The submitted abstract should clearly detail the key aims and results of your project as well as its relation to MEDIAN. Criteria for acceptance will be the novelty and relevance of the achieved results as well as its momentum within the MEDIAN actions. Accepted projects are expected to organize oral dissemination sessions (ca 90 min time slot, typically including several shorter presentations on selected aspects). Project overview posters are encouraged.
    Chair: Jaan Raik

Important dates:

  • Submission deadlines (extended!):
    • June 26, 2015 (paper registration, including abstract)
    • July 3, 2015  (full paper submission)
  • Notification of acceptance (extended): September 16, 2015
  • Registration deadline (extended):         October 7, 2015
  • Camera-ready deadline (extended):      October 7, 2015

Other information for authors: Based on to the availability of COST Action IC1103 MEDIAN funding, authors of accepted contributions will be eligible for travel reimbursement. In case of limited budget availability, the selection of beneficiaries will be based on the following criteria, in priority order: 1) Young researchers (Master thesis/PhD students); 2) Balance of allocation among different Working Groups; and 3) First come first serve.

For general information, contact the General Chair. For paper submission information, contact the Program co-Chairs.

General Chair

  • Maksim Jenihhin
    Tallinn UT, EE

Programme co-Chairs

  • Andreas Steininger
    TU Vienna, AT
  • Jaan Raik (EU Projects)
    Tallinn UT, EE
  • Mario Schölzel (PhD Forum)
    IHP, DE

Organizing Chair

  • Thomas Hollstein,
    Tallinn UT, EE

MEDIAN Action Chair

  • Marco Ottavi
    Univ. of Rome, IT

Programme Committee

  • Chris Bleakley
    UC Dublin, IE
  • Cristiana Bolchini
    Politecnico di Milano, IT
  • Luigi Dilillo
  • Oguz Ergin
    TOBB University, TR
  • Adrian Evans
    iROC, FR
  • Dimitris Gizopoulos
    Univ. Athens, GR
  • Said Hamdioui
    TUDelft, NL
  • Viacheslav Izosimov
    Semcon, SE
  • Ben Kaczer
    IMEC, BE
  • Israel Koren
    Univ. of Massachusetts Amherst, US
  • Hans Manhaeve
    Ridgetop, BE
  • Maria Michael
    Univ.of Cyprus, CY
  • Alberto Nannarelli
    TU Denmark, DK
  • Özcan Öztürk
    Bilkent University, TR
  • Zdenek Pliva
    TU Liberec, CZ
  • Mihalis Psarakis
    Univ. Piraeus, GR
  • Daniele Rossi
    Univ. Southampton, UK
  • Ioannis Sourdis
    Chalmers University, SE
  • Viera Stopjakova
  • Mehdi Tahoori
    KIT, DE
  • Osman Unsal
    BSC, ES
  • Pedro Reviriego Vasallo
    Univ. Nebrija, ES
  • Theo Vierhaus
    BTU Cottbus, DE

Organizing Committee

  • Konstantin Shibin
    Tallinn UT, EE
  • Lembit Jürimägi
    Tallinn UT, EE

COST is supported by the EU Framework Programme Horizon 2020