Visible to the public RAPIDO'15

7th Workshop on Rapid Simulation and Performance Evaluation: Methods and Tools - RAPIDO

Held in conjunction with the HiPEAC Conference (

== Goal of the Workshop ==
The focus of the RAPIDO workshop is on methods and tools for rapid simulation and performance evaluation in embedded and high performance system design. Given continuous advances in chip technology, it is to be expected that future-generation processors will integrate numerous units on a single die, including multiple (heterogeneous) processor cores, multiple levels of (shared/private) caches or memories, and dedicated accelerators, which will be glued together through a network on-chip (NoC).
The design space is huge though and several design metrics should be considered as well for selecting the optimal system configuration. Despite several years of research, the early stage design phase still requires to be supported by innovative design methodologies and tools for simulation, exploartion and performance evaluation. RAPIDO seeks for original research papers that face this challenge for embedded and high performance computing systems.

== Topics of interest ==
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
* Rapid simulation techniques targeted at novel architectures: Multi-cores, 3D-architectures, FPGA based heterogeneous Multi-cores/MPSoC, ...
* Variability and power/energy consumption in performance estimation and simulation techniques.
* High-level abstraction modeling, e.g., Transactional Level Modeling (TLM), Analytical Modeling, Trace-Driven Simulation ...
* Design space exploration (DSE) for heterogeneous high-performance and embedded systems.
* Dynamic binary translation for fast simulation and DSE
* Experience reports using existing simulators and tools
* Benchmarking and simulator validation
* Early stage prototype of innovative architectures

== Important dates ==
Submission deadline: Oct 31, 2014
Notification to authors: Nov 20, 2014
Final version of accepted papers: Dec 2, 2014

== Paper submission ==
Electronic paper submission requires a full paper, up to 6 double-column ACM format pages, including figures and references. Up to 2 extra-pages can be requested for free to the organizing commettee (gianluca dot palermo at polimi dot it). Please use the following template when preparing your manuscript:
The paper submission will be conducted using the EasyChair conference manager. Papers should be submitted in PDF format. You will find the submission site at:
!!!Accepted papers will be published in the ACM digital library!!!

== Organizers ==
Gianluca Palermo, Politecnico di Milano
Daniel Gracia Perez, Thales Research and Technology France
Morteza Biglari-Abhari, University of Auckland
Smail Niar, University of Valenciennes
Daniel Chillet, Universite de Rennes 1

== Program Commitee ==
Pierre Boulet, Univ. Lille
Jeronimo Castrillon, Dresden University of Technology
Leandro Fiorin, IBM
Philipp A. Hartmann, OFFIS
Michael Huebner, Ruhr-University of Bochum
Tim Kogel, Synopsys
Frederic Petrot, TIMA Lab - Grenoble Institute of Technology
Mario Porrmann, Bielefeld University
Mazen Saghir, Texas A&M University at Qatar
Antonino Tumeo, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Eugenio Villar, University of Cantabria
Santhosh Kumar Rethinagiri, BSC

Event Details
Amsterdam, NL