Workshop on Approximate Computing

Paderborn, Germany, October 15-16, 2015

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Preliminary Program


The workshop will be held in the Computer Science Building (Building O) in lecture hall O2 on the University Campus (click here for a Campus Map). Here you can download a PDF of the preliminary program.


    • 9:00 - 9:15 Welcome

    • 9:15 - 10:15 Session 1: Cross-Layer Perspectives

      • Invited Talk: Approximate Computing Across the Stack: Devices and Circuits
        Kaushik Roy, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA
      • Invited Talk: Approximate Computing Across the Stack: Architecture and Systems
        Anand Raghunathan, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA
    • 10:15 - 10:45 Coffee Break

    • 10:45 - 12:15 Session 2: Hardware Opportunities and Challenges

      • Invited Talk: Leveraging Approximate Computing in Better-than-Worst-Case Designs
        Adit Singh, Auburn University, Auburn, AL, USA
      • Test and Reliability Challenges for Approximate Circuitry
        Ilia Polian, University of Passau, Germany
      • Shifting the Analog-Digital Boundary in Signal Processing: Should We Use Mixed-Signal Approximate Co
        Christoph Scheytt, Abdul R. Javed, University of Paderborn, Germany
    • 12:15 - 13:45 Lunch

    • 13:45 - 15:15 Session 3: Communication and Compilers

      • Approximate Communication in Parallel Applications for Resource-Constrained Embedded Systems
        Olaf Neugebauer, Michael Engel, Peter Marwedel, TU Dortmund, Germany
      • Compiler Analyses and Optimizations for Approximate Computing Systems
        Michael Engel, TU Dortmund, Germany
      • SqueezCL: Squeezing OpenCL Kernels for Approximate Computing on Contemporary GPUs
        Atieh Lotfi1, Abbas Rahimi1, Hadi Esmaeilzadeh2, Rajesh K. Gupta1, 1UC San Diego, CA, USA, 2Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA (presented by Fabian Oboril, KIT, Germany)
    • 15:15- 15:45 Coffee Break

    • 15:45 - 17:15 Session 4: Approximate Arithmetic

      • Invited Talk: A Comparative Study of Approximate Adders and Multipliers
        Jie Han, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada
      • Approximate Adder Structures on FPGAs
        Andreas Becher, Jorge Echavarria, Daniel Ziener, and Juergen Teich, FAU Erlangen-Nuernberg, Germany
      • A Generic Adder Model with Variable Approximation Modes
        Muhammad Shafique1, Waqas Ahmad2, Rehan Hafiz2, Jörg Henkel1, 1Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany, 2National University of Sciences and Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan
    • Walking Tour and Workshop Dinner


      • 9:00 - 10:30 Session 5: Design Strategies

        • Designing Inexact Systems Efficiently using Elimination Heuristics
          Akash Kumar, TU Dresden. Germany
        • Approximate Computing as a Search Problem
          Zdenek Vasicek, Radek Hrbacek and Lukas Sekanina, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
        • Using Binary Decision Diagrams in the Design Flow of Approximate Computing
          Mathias Soeken1,2, Daniel Große1, Arun Chandrasekharan1, Rolf Drechsler1,2, 1University of Bremen, Germany, 2DFKI Bremen, Germany
      • 10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break

      • 11:00 - 13:00 Session 6: Algorithmic and Language Support

        • ABFT with Probabilistic Error Bounds for Approximate and Adaptive-Precision Computing Applications
          Claus Braun and Hans-Joachim Wunderlich, University of Stuttgart, Germany
        • Probabilistic Programs - A Natural Model for Approximate Computations
          Nils Jansen, Benjamin Lucien Kaminski, Joost-Pieter Katoen, Christoph Matheja, and Federico Olmedo, RWTH Aachen, Germany
        • Interval Derivative Based Significance Analysis
          J. Deussen, J. Riehme, U. Naumann, RWTH Aachen, Germany
        • Property-based extraction of requirements on approximate hardware
          Marie-Christine Jakobs, Marco Platzner, Tanja Tornede, Tobias Wiersema, Heike Wehrheim, University of Paderborn, Germany
      • 13:00 - 14:30 Lunch

      • 14:30 - 16:00 Session 7: Memories and More

        • Leveraging Approximate Computing for Improving STT-MRAM Write Efficiency
          Azadeh Shirvanian, Fabian Oboril, Mehdi Tahoori, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
        • Resilience-Driven STT-RAM Cache Architecture for Approximate Computing
          Muhammad Shafique1, Felipe Sampaio2, Bruno Zatt3, Sergio Bampi2, Jörg Henkel1, 1Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany, 2Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil, 3Federal University of Pelotas (UFPel), Brazil
        • Integration of Approximate Computing in today's Systems: From Hardware to Algorithmic Level
          Michael Bromberger, Wolfgang Karl, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
Beginn: 15.10.2015 09:00AM
Ende: 2015-10-16:00.000
University of Paderborn
Warburger Straße 100
Paderborn, NRW