The Workshop

INA-OCMC is a network oriented workshop presenting original work in the field of on-chip, multi-chip interconnection network architecture. The workshop aims at bringing together researchers and engineers from industry and academia to share ideas and thoughts about networking of devices in both the off-chip and the on-chip environment, each with its own design constraints. This is the seventh edition of the workshop. In the previous editions the workshop exhibited a competent audience and interesting discussions arose from the different presentations of authors and from the keynote, thus promoting joint research initiatives.

Organizing Committee

General Chairs

Program Chairs

Steering Committee

Publicity Chair

Publication Chair

  • Alberto Ghiribaldi, University of Ferrara, Italy

Special Session Chair


Technical Scope

When interconnecting different end-nodes in on-chip and multi-chip processing architectures, the communication infrastructure plays a dominant role in determining overall system metrics such as performance, reliability and often even area and power. On the other hand, each application domain poses its own design constraints that the interconnect fabric has to cope with, thus leading to well differentiated architecture design principles. Ultimately, careful engineering of the interconnection network is at the core of the successful development of both on-chip and multi-chip processing architectures.

The program of the workshop is organized around two main directions. The first direction includes original papers describing new and previously unpublished results on all aspects of interconnection network architectures. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Networks-on-Chip (NoC)

  • Multi-Chip Interconnection Networks, including Cluster Interconnects

  • "Commodity Switches" as general-purpose building blocks

  • Switching, buffering, and routing architectures

  • Flow control and congestion management in switching fabrics

  • Virtualization

  • Topology exploration

  • Timing, synchronous/asynchronous communication

  • Reliability, availability, fault tolerance

  • Area/power versus functionality/QoS support in NoC architectures

  • NoC physical link design

  • NoC testing and verification

  • Programming models for NoC-centric systems

The second direction will be focused to the design and analysis of reconfigurable Networks-on-Chip. Besides of the already known, hardwired interconnection networks, this special session tries to identify possible new solutions to the area of reconfigurable Networks-on-Chip that can better adapt to system's needs. The main target of this session is to attract highly qualified submissions that fall into the next three broad categories:

  • Specifically designed network components that allow some form of static or runtime programmability to their function, allowing for higher performance under certain occasions or for additional fault tolerance.

  • The mapping and implementation of NoCs to reconfigurable platforms (FPGAs) as soft components and the implications that this mapping generates to the NoC architecture.

  • On-demand network topologies and structures that better fit to the application characteristics and algorithms.

Both regular papers and those submitted to the special session will be handled in a unified manner by the Program Committee accepting only high-quality submissions.


Special Journal Issue

The best papers presented at the INA-OCMC 2013 workshop will be invited to submit an extended version for publication in a special issue related to the theme of the conference, organized in collaboration with the Design Automation for Embedded Systems Journal.
A Call-for-Papers for this special issue will be announced after the conference.


Paper submission - Camera-ready

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Important Dates

  • Submission deadline: October 19th, 2012.

  • Extended submission deadline: October 31st, 2012.

  • Notification of acceptance: November 30th, 2012.

  • Notification of acceptance: Postponed to December 7th, 2012.

  • Camera-ready deadline: December 14th, 2012.

  • INA-OCMC workshop: January 23rd, 2013.


Technical Program Committee

  • Federico Angiolini, iNoCS, Switzerland

  • Nikos Chrysos, IBM Research Zurich, Switzerland

  • Marcello Coppola, ST, France

  • Natalie Enright Jerger, University of Toronto, Canada

  • Pedro Javier Garcia, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain

  • Francisco Gilabert, Intel, Germany

  • Kees Goosens, TU Eindhoven, Netherlands

  • Emmanouil Kalligeros, University of the Aegean, Greece

  • Janusz Kleban, Poznan University of Technology, Poland

  • Partha Kundu, Juniper Networks, USA

  • Philippe Martin, Arteris, France

  • Hiroki Matsutani, Keio University, Japan

  • Jose Angel Gregorio Monasterio, University of Cantabria, Spain

  • Chrysostomos Nicopoulos, University of Cyprus, Cyprus

  • Steven Nowick, Columbia University, USA

  • Maurizio Palesi, Kore University, Italy

  • Sven Arne Reinemo, Simula, Norway

  • Jose Luis Sanchez Garcia, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain

  • Federico Silla, Universidad Polit├ęcnica de Valencia, Spain

  • Vassos Soteriou, Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus

  • Pascal Vivet, CEA, France

  • Eitan Zahavi, Mellanox, Israel


Workshop Program

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Workshop program is now available!


Added instructions for Camera-Ready submission.


Camera Ready Deadline has been set to December 14th!


Notification of acceptance has been postponed to December 7th.


Full Paper Submission Deadline has been extended to October 31st! This deadline will not be extended further.


A special issue related to the theme of the conference will be organized in collaboration with the Design Automation for Embedded Systems Journal.


ACM approval has been received! INA-OCMC papers will be published in ACM Digital library.


Call for Papers is out!


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