CHANGE, a 2012 DAC workshop
2nd International Workshop on Computing in
Heterogeneous, Autonomous 'N' Goal-oriented Environments
Moscone Center, San Francisco, California, June 3, 2012

Call for Papers (download the pdf flyer )

The objective of the event is to bring together researchers and industry from all over the world for a wide ranging discussion on self-aware adaptive systems. Heterogeneous, adaptable multicore systems is one of the main established trends in modern computing architectures. As silicon resources get increasingly abundant, runtime reconfigurable elements can ever more be combined together with heterogeneous processing elements and many cores on a chip by processor designers. Such architectures provide important improvements in system performance, but also pose new research questions to be answered, e.g., will current processor interconnection mechanisms scale to thousands of cores?
Since the conditions influencing runtime behavior cannot be fully known at design time, how is it possible to obtain a system implementation that aims at obtaining the highest possible performance given the underlying hardware architecture?

Self-aware computer systems are the key technology to succeed in doing this. They will be able to configure, heal, optimize, improve interaction and protect themselves without the need for human intervention, exploiting abilities that allow them to automatically find the best way to accomplish a given goal with the resources at hand. Within this context, imagine a revolutionary computing system that can observe its own execution and optimize its behavior around the external environment, user's and application's needs.

The Self-Aware computing research leverages the new balance of resources to improve performance, utilization, reliability and programmability.

Conference Topics

The Program Committee cordially invites you to participate and submit your contribution to CHANGE2011. The conference topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

Self-aware and adaptive systems

Self-aware Operating Systems
Compilers and languages
Adaptive Computer architecture
Partial and dynamic reconfiguration for
 - self-configuration
 - self-testing
 - self-healing
Adaptive algorithm and distributed self-training algorithms
Adaptive communication infrastructure
Biologically inspired systems

Reconfigurable/Adaptive Architectures

Dynamic, partial, run-time reconfiguration
Low power architectures
Defect and fault tolerance
Reconfigurable embedded systems
Field-programmable analog arrays
Interconnects and NoCs

Surveys, Trends and Education

Roadmap for self-aware computing systems
History and surveys of adaptive systems
Emerging device technologies


  • Submission deadline: Apr 20, 2012 (23:59 GMT)
  • Acceptance notification: May 18, 2012
  • Camera-ready deadline: May 25, 2012

Each accepted paper MUST have at least an author with a paid registration for the manuscript to be included and published in the proceedings; an author is also expected to attend and present the paper at the Conference.