First Annual Workshop on

Domain Specifc System Architecture

Fukuoka City, Japan, Oct 21
In conjunction with the 51st Annual IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Microarchitecture

The main theme of this year: Autonomous driving


Description of main objectives

The workshop aims at providing a forum for researchers, engineers and students from academia and industry to discuss their latest research in designing domain specific system for various emerging application areas in 4th industrial revolution era to bring their ideas and research problems to the attention of others, and to obtain valuable and instant feedback from fellow researchers.
One of the goals of the workshop is to facilitate lively and rigorous -yet friendly- discussion about the research problems in the architecture, implementation, networking, storage, and programming and thus pave the way to novel solutions that improve both hardware and software of future domain specific systems.


Workshop Overview and Topics:

Domain specific systems are an increasingly important computing environment for many people and businesses. As the information technologies emerges into various real world applications such as autonomous driving, IoT (Innternet of Things), CPS (Cyber physical systems) and health care applications in the 4th industrial revolution era, interest in the specialized domain specific computing systems are increasing significantly.
In addition to the conventional computing platforms, domain specific computing systems have a lot of design challenges including specialized hardware components like hardware accelerator, optimized library and domain specific languages
This workshop focuses on domain specific system design in both hardware and software aspects and their interaction in order to improve the availability and efficiency in the emerging real world applications. The main theme of this workshop in this year is the autonomous driving. Topics of particular interest include, but are not limited to:

- Application analysis and workload characterization to design domain specific system for emerging applications, such as autonomous driving, IoT and health care applications.
- Domain specific processor/system architectures and hardware features for domain specific systems;
- Hardware accelerators for domain specific systems;
- Storage architectures for domain specific systems;
- Experiences in domain specific system development;
- Novel techniques to improve responsiveness by exploiting domain specific systems;
- Novel techniques to improve performance/energy for domain specific systems;
- Domain specific systems performance evaluation methodologies;
- Application benchmarks for domain specific systems;
- Enabling technologies for domain specific systems (smart edge devices, smart sensors, energy harvesting, sensor networks, sensor fusion etc.);


Submit a 2-page presentation abstract to a web- based submission system (TBA) by August 13, 2018.
Notification of acceptance will be sent out by August 31, 2018.
Final presentation material (to be posted on the workshop web site) due October 8, 2018.

Expected duration of the workshop

Haf day

Expected workshop format

Potential workshop format will be:

(1) Keynote and a series of technical sessions;
(2) Keynote #1, technical sessions, keynote #2, technical sessions;
(3) Keynote and a series of invited talks;

Workshop Organizers

Hyesoon Kim, Georgia Tech (
Giho Park, Sejong Univ. (

Web Chair

MinKwan Kee, Sejong Univ. (