Workshop on Approximate Computing

Pittsburgh, PA, USA, October 06, 2016
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  • 9:00 - 10:00 Opening and Keynote

    • Chair: Hans-Joachim Wunderlich, University of Stuttgart, Germany
    • Opening Remarks
      Sybille Hellebrand, University of Paderborn, Germany
    • Keynote: Approximate Computing: Ready for Prime Time?
      Anand Raghunathan, Purdue University, USA
  • 10:00 - 10:30: Coffee and Posters

    • Approximate Computing: Facing The Control Flow
      M. Ammar Ben Khadra, Dominik Stoffel and Wolfgang Kunz
      University of Kaiserslautern, Germany
    • Towards Approximate Computing Applications by Employing Mutation Code Approach
      Mario Barbareschi1,2, Domenico Amelino1,2, Antonino Mazzeo1,2 and Alberto Bosio3
      1DIETI - University of Naples Federico II, Italy, 2CeRICT scrl - Centro Regionale Information, Communication Technology, 3LIRMM, France
    • The Gamma multiset rewriting paradigm: a parallel approximate computing framework
      Gabriel Paillard1, Rubens Almeida2, Rui Mello Junior2 and Felipe França3
      1Federal University of Ceara (UFC), 2Brazil, Brazilian Navy Research Institute (IPqM), Rio de Janeiro, 3Brazil, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil
    • Data Driven Optimizations for MTJ based Stochastic Computing
      Ankit Mondal and Ankur Srivastava
      University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA
    • Weather and Climate Simulations with Approximate Computing
      Stephen Jeffress, Tim Palmer and Peter Duben
      University of Oxford, Department of Atmospheric Physics, UK
  • 10:30 - 12:30: Session 1: Multi-Level Design and Test

    • Chair: Jörg Henkel, KIT, Germany
    • Data Dependent Loop Approximation Technique in High-Level Synthesis
      Seogoo Lee, Lizy K. John and Andreas Gerstlauer
      The University of Texas at Austin, USA
    • Multi-Level Approximation for Inexact Accelerator Synthesis Under Voltage Island Constraints
      Georgios Zervakis, Sotirios Xydis, Vasileios Tsoutsouras, Dimitrios Soudris and Kiamal Pekmestzi
      School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
    • Hardware/Software Co-Characterization for Approximate Computing
      Alexander Schöll, Claus Braun and Hans-Joachim Wunderlich
      University of Stuttgart, Germany
    • A Case Study on the Approximate Test of Integrated Circuits
      Imran Wali1, Arnaud Virazel1, Patrick Girard1, Mario Barbareschi2 and Alberto Bosio1
      1LIRMM, France, 2DIETI - University of Naples Federico II, Italy
  • 12:30 - 14:00: Lunch

  • 14:00 - 15:30: Session 2: Near Memory Computing and Deep Learning

    • Chair: Marco Platzner, University of Paderborn, Germany
    • NAX: Near Data Approximate Computing
      Amir Yazdanbakhsh1, Choungki Song2, Pejman Lotfi-Kamran3, Hadi Esmaeilzadeh1, Nam Sung Kim4 and Jake Sacks1
      1Georgia Institute of Technology, USA, 2University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA, 3Institute for Research in Fundamental Sciences (IPM), USA, 4University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA
    • Approximate Computing in Deep Neural Networks
      Hokchhay Tann, Soheil Hashemi, Iris Bahar and Sherief Reda
      Brown University, USA
    • Using deep learning and imprecise computation for safety critical applications
      Chi-Sheng Daniel Shih1, Chang-Min Yang1, Chun-Yo Lin1, Pei-Kuei Tsung2 and Roy Ju2
      1Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, National Taiwan University, 2MediaTek Inc. Taiwan
  • 15:15- 15:45 Coffee Break

  • 16:00 - 17:30: Session 3: Applications

    • Chair: TBA
    • Trading sharpness with energy consumption in a lens autofocus application
      Anca Molnos, Yves Durand and Nicolas Gonthier (Presenter: Christian Fabre)
      Univ. Grenoble Alpes, Grenoble, France. CEA - LETI, MINATEC Campus, Grenoble, France
    • Numeric Function Approximation with Separate Accuracy Domains
      Jochen Rust and Steffen Paul
      Institute of Electrodynamics and Microelectronics (ITEM), University of Bremen, Germany
    • Using Approximate Computing in Scientific Codes
      Michael Lass, Thomas D. Kühne and Christian Plessl
      University of Paderborn, Germany