The 2020 ACM International Workshop on System-Level Interconnect Problems and Pathfinding (SLIP^2) is the 22nd, "rebooted" edition of the System-Level Interconnect Prediction (SLIP) Workshop. As computing systems and applications grapple with a post-Moore, post-CMOS, post-von Neumann future, fundamental interconnect problems and pathfinding challenges have become more critical to address than ever before. Technical topics include but are not limited to:
SLIP^2, co-located with ICCAD-2020, will bring together researchers and practitioners who have a shared interest in the challenges and futures of system-level interconnect, coming from wide-ranging backgrounds that span system, application, design and technology. The technical goal of the workshop is to (1) identify fundamental problems, and (2) foster new pathfinding of design, analysis, and optimization of interconnect and communication fabrics in electronic systems. A special emphasis is placed this year on predictive system interconnect modeling technologies, and on novel interconnect technologies and architectures for a beyond-Moore era. Additionally, a more interactive, workshop-like tone and format - recalling earlier editions of the SLIP workshop - is a goal for SLIP^2 this year.
Original submissions in the form of regular technical papers, invited sessions (tutorials, panels, special-topic sessions), workshop discussion topics, and posters are welcome. Program content is accepted based on novelty and contributions to the advancement of the field. Accepted technical papers will be published in the ACM and IEEE digital libraries.
Technical topics include but are not limited to: