The workshop on Self-Awareness in Reconfigurable Computing Systems (SRCS) will be held on the 1. September 2012 in conjunction with the 2012 International Conference on Field Programmable Logic and Applications (FPL) in Oslo, Norway.
The current landscape of computing sees a continuing trend towards increasingly complex, heterogeneous and distributed systems. This does not only raise the question of how to efficiently develop applications for such systems, but also how to cope with dynamic changes in the application requirements or the system itself. Self-awareness is an emerging field of research in computing that considers systems and applications that gather and maintain information about their current state and environment, reason about their behaviour, and adapt themselves if necessary.
Reconfigurable hardware, such FPGAs, is a technology that is becoming increasingly relevant to embedded and high-performance applications. Being able to adapt the functionality through dynamic reconfiguration is an inherent benefit of reconfigurable devices. Over the past decade, significant progress has been made in tools and methods for approaches that require the exchange of a number of functional units in a pre-defined scenario. However, it is still an open question how we can harness the benefits of reconfigurable technology for systems that automatically adapt to changing requirements or environments. Recent research has investigated several so-called self-* properties such as self-modifying, self-optimising or self-healing as a means to improve flexibility, performance or reliability of applications targeting reconfigurable hardware. Self-awareness extends this line of research and includes aspects such as reasoning, learning and intelligence to a run-time adaptive system.
Key features of a self-aware, reconfigurable system could be:
We invite contributions that relate to self-awareness and reconfigurability. The list of topics includes but is not necessarily limited to:
Self-awareness is an emerging field of research in computer science and the objective of this workshop is to bring together researchers who are active in this field, present their current work, and share their concepts and visions of self-aware systems. The workshop program will consist of talks and poster presentations and will also provide sufficient time for group discussions between attendees. The workshop invites contributions in form of oral presentations, poster presentations and demonstrators. More information on the submission format is available here.
The SRCS Workshop is sponsored by Awareness, a FET coordination action funded by the European Commission under FP7.