Key Dates

Submissions Deadline

January 29, 2016
January 15, 2016

Author Notification

March 11, 2016

Camera-Ready Papers Due

March 25, 2016


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General Co-Chairs

Gianluca Palermo
Politecnico di Milano, IT
John Feo

Program Co-Chairs

Antonino Tumeo
Hubertus Franke
New York University /IBM Research, US

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Computing Frontiers 2016 will feature four Workshops and Special Sessions that focus. Submission of papers to the workshops is handled separately from the main conference. Please refer to the websites of the workshops for more details.

LP-EMS16 - 2nd Workshop on design of Low Power EMbedded Systems

Aim and Scope:
Modern cyber-physical and highly networked systems may impose challenging and conflicting requirements. Implementing real-time high-performance systems and minimizing, contemporarily, their power consumption is not straightforward. It implies to devise advanced modelling strategies as well as efficient design automation techniques that have the capacity to optimize complex parallel applications over heterogeneous many-cores platforms. Complexity on algorithmic side and heterogeneity on hardware side are colliding system constraints, which can be tackled by adopting hw/sw co-design solutions and flexible design frameworks.

With respect to this context, we expect contributions in different fields of digital signal processing such as: telecommunication, multimedia, medical imaging, computing graphics, biomedical applications… and many others! Papers may include, but are not limited to, the following topics:

  • High-level synthesis and hw/sw co-design techniques for low-power digital signal/image processing;
  • Design of self-energy aware systems;
  • Design space exploration techniques, with special emphasis on power/energy estimations and power minimization methodologies;
  • Parallel/high throughput processing techniques for low-power digital signal/image processing;
  • Algorithm-level optimization, low-complexity algorithm for low-power digital signal/image processing;
  • MPEG Green Metadata;
  • Dynamic voltage and frequency scaling, hw and sw dynamic power management.

Workshop Organizers:

    Francesca Palumbo, Università degli Studi di Sassari, PolComIng,
    Maxime Pelcat, INSA de Rennes, IETR,
    Daniel Menard, INSA de Rennes, IETR,
Workshop website:
Abstract due: February 6, 2016 February 19, 2016
Submission due (hard deadline): February 26, 2016
Notification of acceptance/rejection: March 11, 2016
Submission of camera-ready papers and registration: March 25, 2016

Big Data Analytics

Managing and processing large volumes of data, or "Big Data" and gaining meaningful insights is a significant challenge facing the distributed computing community; as a consequence, many business are demanding large scale streaming data analytics. This has significant impact in a wide range of domains including health care, bio-medical research, Internet search, finance and business informatics, and scientific computing. Despite considerable advancements on high performance, large storage, and high computation power, there are challenges in identifying, clustering, classifying, and interpreting of a large spectrum of information. The purpose of this workshop is to provide a fertile ground for collaboration between research institutions and industries and in analytics, machine learning, and high performance computing.

Topics of interest are:

  • High performance data analytics
  • Machine and deep learning
  • Data search and representation
  • Architecture and system design
  • Cloud-based big data solutions
  • Software infrastructures

Workshop Organizers: Roberta Piscitelli,
Workshop Website:
Paper Submission Deadline: February 10, 2016 February 25, 2016

Malicious Software and Hardware in Internet of Things

Aim and Scope:
Cyber-physical and smart embedded systems, already highly networked, will be even more connected in the near future to form the Internet of Things, handling large amounts of private and safety critical data. The pervasive diffusion of these devices will create several threats to privacy and could open new possibilities for attackers, since the security of even larger portions of the Internet of Things could be harmed by compromising a reduced number of components. The possibility of securely updating devices should be guaranteed and it should be possible to verify and assert the root of trust of components. With respect to this context we expect contributions in different areas of security in Internet of Things. Topics of the workshop include but are not limited to:

  • Malicious firmware design and detection
  • Malware in Internet of Things applications
  • Hardware root of trust
  • Privacy issues of smart-home systems and complex systems
  • Hardware Trojans and their effects on systems
  • Hardware authentication and IP protection
  • Secure communication and key-management
  • Implementation attacks and countermeasures
  • Emerging threats and attack vectors in the Internet of Things
  • Supply chain security

Workshop Organizers:

    Georg T. Becker, Ruhr-University Bochum, DE,
    Francesco Regazzoni, ALaRI - USI, CH,
Workshop Website:
Paper Submission Deadline: February 10, 2016

Special Session On Funded Projects

This year CF will also feature a special session on funded projects at the "frontier" of computing. The special session will include talks from well known principle investigators of collaborative projects all over the world (Europe, America, Asia) dealing with themes such as quantum and post quantum cryptography, high performance computing, data analytics, machine learning, emerging and revolutionary architectures, internet of things, wearables, and biological sensors.