W06 The 2nd International Workshop on Optical/Photonic Interconnects for Computing Systems (OPTICS Workshop)

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Date: 
2016-03-18
Time: 
08:30-17:15
Location / Room: 
Konferenz 3

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General Chairs

Gabriela Nicolescu, Polytechnique Montréal, CA (Contact Gabriela Nicolescu)
Jiang Xu, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, CN (Contact Jiang Xu)
Sébastien Le Beux, Lyon Institute of Nanotechnology, Ecole Centrale de Lyon, FR (Contact Sébastien Le Beux)

Programme Committee Chair

Mahdi Nikdast, Polytechnique Montréal/McGill University, CA (Contact Mahdi Nikdast)

Invited Speakers

Akihiko Shinya, NTT Basic Research Lab., JP (Contact Akihiko Shinya)
Alan Mickelson, University of Colorado at Boulder, US (Contact Alan Mickelson)
Ayse Coskun, Boston University, US (Contact Ayse Coskun)
Davide Bertozzi, University of Ferrara, IT (Contact Davide Bertozzi)
Ian O'Connor, Lyon Institute of Nanotechnology, FR (Contact Ian O'Connor)
Jiang Xu, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, CN (Contact Jiang Xu)
Josè Flich, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, ES (Contact Josè Flich)
Sebastien Rumley, University of Columbia, US (Contact Sebastien Rumley)
Mahdi Nikdast, Polytechnique Montréal/McGill University, CA (Contact Mahdi Nikdast)
Marc Seifried, IBM Research Lab., Zurich, CH (Contact Marc Seifried)
Nikos Hardavellas, Northwestern University, US (Contact Nikos Hardavellas)
Olivier Sentieys, INRIA - University of Rennes 1, FR (Contact Olivier Sentieys)
Isabella Cerutti, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, IT (Contact Isabella Cerutti)
Ruping Cao, Mentor Graphics Corp, FR (Contact Ruping Cao)
Sebastien Cremer, STMicroelectronics, FR (Contact Sebastien Cremer)
Yoan Léger, CNRS – FOTON, FR (Contact Yoan Léger)

Scope of the Workshop

Multiprocessor System-on-Chip (MPSoC) is becoming the standard for high-performance computing systems. The performance of an MPSoC is determined not only by the performance of its processing cores and memories, but also by how efficiently they collaborate with one another. As the technology advances and allows the integration of many processing cores, metallic interconnects in MPSoCs will consume significant power while imposing high latency and low bandwidth. Shifting to the many-core era necessitates considering an alternative interconnect technology to replace the traditional electrical interconnects. Among such technologies, photonic technology has demonstrated promising potentials to address the aforementioned issues with the metallic interconnects in MPSoCs. In this context, high-performance silicon photonic devices and circuits are necessary to construct photonic interconnect networks. Furthermore, it is required to explore the feasibility and performance of photonic interconnects as well as the guidelines and design requirements to realize such interconnects. OPTICS aims at discussing the most recent advances in photonic interconnects and silicon photonics for computing systems. Industry's and academia's views on the feasibility and recent progress of optical interconnects and silicon photonics will be discussed. The workshop is comprised of invited talks of the highest caliber in addition to refereed poster presentations.

Topics to be discussed in the workshop include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Design Methodologies, Modeling and Tools: design space exploration, optimization, thermal-aware design, floor-planning, system-level modeling and simulation, etc.
  • Architectures/Micro-Architectures: hybrid optical-electronic interconnects, passive/active-based optical switches networks, communication protocols, etc.
  • Applications: high-performance computing, photonics interconnect for memory and many-core systems, etc.
  • Silicon Photonics Devices and Circuits: circuit demonstrators, on-chip lasers, photodetectors, electro-optic modulators, optical/photonic switches and routers, athermal devices, high-bandwidth I/O, etc.

Paper Submission

You are invited to participate and submit your contributions to OPTICS. Papers should be in the standard IEEE 2-column conference format, and they should not exceed four pages in length, including all the figures, tables, and references. Your paper need to be submitted at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=optics2016 before the submission deadline (see below). Please select the "Short-Paper (Author)" under topics. This workshop does not require blind submissions. All submissions will undergo a peer-review process. If your paper is accepted, you will need to prepare a poster and present it at the workshop. Informal proceedings with the accepted papers will be made available at the end of the workshop. The papers presented at the DATE workshops are NOT disseminated through the official DATE proceedings or through any other formal channels, such as, for example, the IEEExplore or the ACM Digital Library.

The authors of the best-ranked papers will be invited to contribute a chapter to a book titled " Optical Interconnects for Computing Systems" that will be published by River Publishers (Confirmed).

Important Dates

Submission deadline: 15th November 2015 1st December 2015

Acceptance notification: 5th December 2015 15th December 2015

Camera ready: 1st February 2016

Agenda

TimeLabelSession
08:30W06.1Introduction to OPTICS Workshop

Chair:
Gabriela Nicolescu, Polytechnique Montréal, CA, Contact Gabriela Nicolescu

Co-Chair:
Mahdi Nikdast, Polytechnique Montréal/McGill University, CA, Contact Mahdi Nikdast

08:40W06.2Morning Session I: What is New on the Technology Side?

Chair:
Sébastien Le Beux, Lyon Institute of Nanotechnology, Ecole Centrale de Lyon, FR, Contact Sébastien Le Beux

08:40W06.2.1Towards Next Generation of Silicon Photonics Technology
Sebastien Cremer, STMicroelectronics, FR

Abstract:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/qbs0gxions2zptg/OPTICS_2016_paper_19_Sebastien...

09:10W06.2.2Laser Integration Challenges for On-Chip Optical Interconnects
Yoan Léger, CNRS – FOTON, FR

Abstract:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/daazf1vznj69fem/OPTICS_2016_paper_7_Yoan_Leger...

09:30W06.2.3Electro-Optical Integration of III-V-on-Silicon for Efficient On-Chip Laser Sources
Marc Seifried, IBM Research Lab., Zurich, CH

Abstract:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/8clp8gyv21mmfct/OPTICS_2016_paper_21_Marc_Seif...

09:50W06.2.4Integrated Nanophotonics for fJ/bit On-Chip Optical Communications
Akihiko Shinya, NTT Basic Research Lab., JP

Abstract:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/mctz8rn02mladx8/OPTICS_2016_paper_13_Akihiko_S...

10:10W06.2.5Selective Coupling Functionalities for On-Chip Mode-Division Multiplexing
Alberto Parini1, Yann Boucher2 and Christophe Peucheret3
1University of Ferrara, IT; 2OTON Laboratory, CNRS, FR; 3FOTON Laboratory, CNRS, FR

Paper:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/5ws9v5omzf4ilyi/OPTICS_2016_paper_3_PS1.pdf?dl=0

10:15W06.2.6PhoNoCMap: an Application Mapping Tool for Photonic Networks-on-Chip
Edoardo Fusella and Alessandro Cilardo, University of Naples Federico II, IT

Paper:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/dgek42ai3svrhc5/OPTICS_2016_paper_4_PS2.pdf?dl=0

10:20W06.2.7OptiShare: a Dynamic Channel Sharing Scheme for Power Efficient On-Chip Optical Architectures
Eldhose Peter and Smruti R Sarangi, Indian Institute of Technology, IN

Paper: 

https://www.dropbox.com/s/twokkhg0fv64ntu/OPTICS_2016_paper_9_PS3CR.pdf?...

10:25W06.2.8Synthesis of Optical Circuits with Contradictory Optimization Objectives
Arighna Deb1, Robert Wille2, Oliver Keszöcze1, Stefan Hillmich1 and Rolf Drechsler3
1University of Bremen, DE; 2JKU, Au; 3University of Bremen/DFKI GmbH, DE

10:30W06.3Coffee Break and Poster Session
11:00W06.4Morning Session II: Bringing Optical Communication into the Chip

Chair:
Mahdi Nikdast, Polytechnique Montréal/McGill University, CA, Contact Mahdi Nikdast

11:00W06.4.1Optical Interconnections and Power Consumption in Cloud Computing
Alan Mickelson, University of Colorado at Boulder, US

Abstract:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/kwlkyrogyf85s8n/OPTICS_2016_paper_6_Alan_Micke...

11:20W06.4.2Communication Requirements Inside a Chip
Josè Flich, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, ES

Abstract:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/tyejzrsvzqbyt3b/OPTICS_2016_paper_18_Jose_Flit...

11:40W06.4.3Modeling and Analysis of Off-Chip Optical and Electrical Interconnects and Interfaces
Jiang Xu, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, HK

Abstract:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/iqbd43d77bq8wjk/OPTICS_2016_paper_17_Jiang_Xu....

12:00W06.5Lunch Break and Poster Session
13:00W06.6Afternoon Session I: Silicon Photonic Interconnect Management

Chair:
Jiang Xu, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, HK, Contact Jiang Xu

13:00W06.6.1Impact of High-Speed Modulation on the Scalability of Silicon Photonic
Sebastien Rumley, University of Columbia, US

Abstract:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/qbjmiuklfwessdj/OPTICS_2016_paper_10_Keren_Ber...

13:30W06.6.2Towards Energy-Proportional Optical Interconnects
Nikos Hardavellas, Northwestern University, US

Abstract:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/uj8elr2c7xyio9g/OPTICS_2016_paper_16_Nikos_Har...

13:50W06.6.3Design Space Exploration of Optical Interfaces for Silicon Photonic Interconnects
Olivier Sentieys, INRIA - University of Rennes 1, FR

Abstract:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/to2jjhr4azvt4xe/OPTICS_2016_paper_2_Olivier_Se...

14:10W06.6.4Thermal Management of Manycore Systems with Photonic NoCs
Ayse Coskun, Boston University, US

Abstract:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/qc2kg4ga1zjxb30/OPTICS_2016_paper_14_Ayse_Cosk...

14:30W06.7Coffee Break and Poster Session
15:00W06.8Afternoon Session II: Design Methods and Challenges

Chair:
Gabriela Nicolescu, Polytechnique Montréal, CA, Contact Gabriela Nicolescu

15:00W06.8.1Network-on-Chip Using Silicon Photonics Waveguide Arrays
Isabella Cerutti, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, IT

Abstract:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/z5zgn7mn2m6n0dv/OPTICS_2016_paper_8_Philippe_V...

15:20W06.8.2Enabling Silicon Photonics Technology with EDA
Ruping Cao, Mentor Graphics Corp. / Lyon Institute of Nanotechnologies, FR

Abstract:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/28olz0wdtb8d1hh/OPTICS_2016_paper_12_Ruping_Ca...

15:40W06.8.3Fabrication Non-Uniformity in Silicon Photonic Interconnects
Mahdi Nikdast, Polytechnique Montréal/McGill University, CA

Abstract:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/3mf9hm1ysgy4q84/OPTICS_2016_paper_20_Mahdi_Nik...

 

16:00W06.8.4Layout Design of Wavelength-Routed Optical NoCs: the Global Picture
Davide Bertozzi, University of Ferrara, IT

Abstract:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ot5d3wrax3kgkfi/OPTICS_2016_paper_19_Davide_Be...

16:20W06.8.5Thermal Aware Design Method for On-Chip Optical Interconnect
Ian O'Connor, Lyon Institute of Nanotechnology, FR

Abstract:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/sg8xk25o1gon47i/OPTICS_2016_paper_20_Ian_Conno...

16:40W06.9Panel Discussion

Moderator:
Ian O'Connor, Lyon Institute of Nanotechnology, FR, Contact Ian O'Connor

Panelists:
Alan Mickelson, University of Colorado at Boulder, US, Contact Alan Mickelson
Gabriela Nicolescu, Polytechnique Montréal, CA, Contact Gabriela Nicolescu
Sebastien Rumley, University of Columbia, US, Contact Sebastien Rumley
Sebastien Cremer, STMicroelectronics, FR, Contact Sebastien Cremer
Yoan Léger, CNRS – FOTON, FR, Contact Yoan Léger

17:10W06.10Concluding Remarks and Closing Session

Chair:
Jiang Xu, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, HK, Contact Jiang Xu

Co-Chair:
Sébastien Le Beux, Lyon Institute of Nanotechnology, Ecole Centrale de Lyon, FR, Contact Sébastien Le Beux