NOCS 2011: Special Section

NOCS 2011 Special Section


Special Section on Networks-on-Chip
IEEE Transactions on Computers 2012

Recent years have witnessed the commercialization of multi-core processor architectures in response to the power consumption challenges posed by semiconductor device scaling. On-chip interconnection networks or Networks-on-Chip (NoC) have emerged as a key technology for enabling the scalable integration of multiple cores on the same processor. NoC is an area of active research with several open problems that transcend the traditional discipline boundaries. The IEEE Transaction on Computers seeks original manuscripts for a Special Section on Networks-on-Chip scheduled to appear in 2012. The topics of interest for the special section include (but are not limited to):

  • NoC architectures for CMP/MPSoCs (topology, routing, arbitration)
  • NoC support for memory and cache access
  • Workload characterization, evaluation metrics and benchmarks for NoCs
  • Novel interconnect links/switches/routers
  • Timing, Signaling, Circuit design (synchronous/asynchronous) for NoCs
  • Physical design of interconnect and NoC
  • Power, energy and thermal issues
  • Quality of Service
  • Network interface issues
  • NoCs for FPGAs and structured ASICs
  • OS support for NoCs and programming models
  • Mapping of applications onto NoCs
  • Design for 3D stacked logic and memory
  • Optical & RF for on-chip/in-package interconnects
  • NoC reliability issues
  • Design methodologies and computer-aided design (modelling, simulation and synthesis) tools
  • Verification, debug & test of NoCs
  • NoC design case studies, application-specific NoC design

Submitted papers must not have been previously published or currently submitted for journal publication elsewhere. Extended versions of previously published conference proceedings are welcome. Authors are responsible for understanding and adhering to IEEE Transactions on Computers submission guidelines (including those related to previously published conference proceedings) which are posted at Please visit the Transaction on Computers Manuscript Central website ( for author instructions and submitting the papers. The titles of all manuscripts intended for the special section publication should be formatted as “NOCS Special Section: Paper title”. You will receive a confirmation email from the Guest Editors for your special section submission.

Important dates:

October 31st, 2011Deadline for submission of papers
January 6th, 2012First decisions to authors
February 6th, 2012 Revisions due (if needed)
March 15, 2012 Notification of final acceptance
April 30th, 2012 Final publication materials due from authors
TBD 2012 Special section publication

Please address all correspondence regarding the special section to the Guest Editors.

Guest Editors
Prof. Ran Ginosar, Technion (ran [at]
Prof. Karam S. Chatha, Arizona State University (kchatha [at]

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