14th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Networks-on-Chip (NOCS 2020)

NOCS 2020 | Virtual Conference | September 24-25, 2020

In light of COVID-19, NOCS 2020 will be held as a virtual conference. All accepted papers at NOCS will be published in the proceedings. We will provide a mechanism for virtual presentation and participation. More details will be announced in a timely manner.


About NOCS

The International Symposium on Networks-on-Chip (NOCS) is the premier event dedicated to interdisciplinary research on on-chip, package-scale, chip-to-chip, and datacenter rack-scale communication technology, architecture, design methods, applications and systems. NOCS brings together scientists and engineers working on NoC innovations and applications from inter-related research communities, including discrete optimization and algorithms, computer architecture, networking, circuits and systems, packaging, embedded systems, and design automation.

NOCS 2020 will be co-located with ESWEEK 2020.


Best Paper Award Winner

  • In-Network Memory Access Ordering for Heterogeneous Multicore Systems
    Jieming Yin and Antonia Zhai


Program Highlights

Keynote Talks

Keynote I
Date: Thursday - September 24, 2020
Time: 09:05 - 10:05
Speaker: Jose Duato (Universitat Politècnica de València)
Title: Network Congestion: Analysis and Effective Solutions for Datacenters

Keynote II
Date: Friday - September 25, 2020
Time: 10:10 - 11:10
Speaker: Dennis Abts (Groq)
Title: Domain-Specific Networks for Machine Learning

Special Sessions

Special Session A - Unlock the NoC: Transforming NoC Research with Physical Design Awareness
Date: Thursday - September 24, 2020
Time: 11:30 - 13:00

Special Session B - Scalable Platforms for Machine Learning: An Industry Perspective
Date: Friday - September 25, 2020
Time: 12:00 - 13:30



  • October 1, 2020: NOCS 2020 YouTube Channel for all the video presentations from the conference is available here.
  • September 27, 2020: NOCS 2020 Best Paper Award went to "In-Network Memory Access Ordering for Heterogeneous Multicore Systems".
  • September 20, 2020: Guidelines on how to attend NOCS 2020 Virtual Event can be found here
  • September 1, 2020: The Best Paper Award Nominees are selected.
  • August 26, 2020: Final Program is now available here
  • August 19, 2020: Registration is online - guidelines are available here.
  • August 06, 2020: Camera-Ready Submission Guidelines are available.
  • May 15, 2020: Abstract and Paper Submission Deadlines have been extended till May 17, 2020 (AoE).
  • May 07, 2020: Abstract submissions will be allowed until the full paper submission deadline (May 15, 2020 (AoE)).
  • April 28, 2020: In light of COVID-19, NOCS 2020 will be held as a virtual conference.
  • April 22, 2020: Paper Submission Deadline has been exteded by 2 weeks. 
  • April 22, 2020: Paper Submission Website is open. 
  • February 11, 2020: Call for Papers (tentative) is released.
  • February 11, 2020: NOCS 2020 website is created!


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