Workshop on Compiler Assisted SoC Assembly
CASA 2013

The Workshop on Compiler-Assisted System-On-Chip Assembly (CASA) is a workshop that brings together top researchers working on compilation and synthesis of systems-on-chip to talks, by invitation only, about their recent research experiences.

CASA is a relatively small workshop, but features excellent presentations from both up and coming and senior researchers. As opposed to regular conference talks, the presentations are not narrow, and proivde a broad base of understanding. They are excellent for young researchers looking for a deeper understanding of the field. The workshop also allows significant time for question and answer sessions, for a much more open and lively discussions.

CASA 2013 is part of Embedded Systems Week (ESWEEK), and will be held October 3rd in Montreal, Quebec. The theme of this year's workshop is: "Cross-layer Resilience."


You can register for the workshop during your registration for ESWEEK. Early registration ends August 28th.


ESWEEK attendees are strongly urged to make hotel reservations at the conference hotel. Please refer to information about the ESWEEK Conference Venue for more details.

Program (Abstracts)

Time Topic Speaker
08:15 – 08:30 Welcome Brett H. Meyer
McGill University
08:30 – 09:30 Keynote: Cross-Layer Reliability Modeling and Mitigation Mehdi Tahoori
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie
09:30 – 10:00 Coffee Break
10:00 – 12:00 Session 1, Three 30 minute talks + 30 minute discussion
Accelerating Design Space Exploration for Reliability with Design Space Pruning Giovanni Beltrame
École Polytechnique
Concurrent Consideration of Transient and Permanent Faults using Success Trees Michael Glaß
Friedrich-Alexander-Universität, Erlangen-Nürnberg
Co-optimizing System Lifetime and Time to First Failure in Embedded Chip Multiprocessors Adam Hartman
Carnegie Mellon University
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch Break
13:00 – 15:00 Session 2, Three 30 minute talks + 30 minute discussion
Thermal Reliability Aware Scheduling and Power Management for Heterogeneous Multi-cores Mihai Pricopi
National University of Singapore
Reliable Computing with Ultra-reduced Instruction Set Co-processors Hiren Patel
University of Waterloo
Compiler-Microarchitecture Cooperation for Resilience Against Soft Errors Aviral Shrivastava
Arizona State University
15:00 – 15:30 Coffee Break
15:30 – 17:30 Session 3, Three 30 minute talks + 30 minute discussion
Energy-efficiency through Faulty Circuits: Opportunities at the Algorithm Level Warren Gross
McGill University
Algorithmic Approaches to Enhancing and Exploiting Application-Level Error Tolerance Joseph Sloan
University of Texas at Dallas
Workload Effects on Execution Fingerprinting for Low-cost Safety-Critical Systems Brett H. Meyer
McGill University
17:30 – 17:45 Closing Brett H. Meyer
McGill University


Workshop Chair: Brett Meyer, McGill University

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