Preliminary Schedule

Welcome Remarks
General Architectures (8:40 AM – 10:00 AM)
Georgios Angelopoulos, Craig Barner and Richard Kessler
Securing the Processor-to-Processor and Processor-to-Memory Communication Links [Paper] [Presentation]
Aditya Narayan, Yvain Thonnart, Pascal Vivet, Cesar Fuguet Tortolero and Ayse Coskun
Temperature and Process Variation-Aware Wavelength Selection in Photonic NoCs [Paper] [Presentation]
Jiwon Choe, Amy Huang, Tali Moreshet, Maurice Herlihy and Iris Bahar
Hardware-Software Coordination for High Performance Concurrent Data Structures with Near-Data-Processing [Paper] [Presentation]
Abdulsami Aldahlawi and Yong-Bin Kim
GPU Architecture Optimization for Mobile Computing
Coffee Break (10:00 AM–10:15 AM)
Security (10:20 AM–11:20 AM)
Wang Xu and Israel Koren
Designing a Secure DRAM+NVM Hybrid Memory Module [Paper] [Presentation]
Boyou Zhou, Anmol Gupta, Rasoul Jahanshahi, Manuel Egele and Ajay Joshi
Can We Reliably Detect Malware Using Hardware Performance Counters? [Paper] [Presentation]
Novak Boškov, Mihailo Isakov and Michel A. Kinsy
CodeTrolley: Hardware-Assisted Control Flow Obfuscation [Paper] [Presentation]
Designs around RISC-V (11:20 AM–12:00 PM)
Steven Hoover and Akos Hadnagy
Formally Verifying Many RISC-V Implementations with One Page of Code [Paper] [Presentation]
Michael Graziano, Miguel Mark, Stefan Gvozdenovic and Michel A. Kinsy
Hardware Assisted Transparent ROP Mitigation for RISC-V
Lunch Hour (12:00 PM–1:00 PM)
Ilia Lebedev and Christian Wentz
Cryptographically Attested Secure Hardware for Enclaves [Presentation]
Sahan Bandara, Alan Ehret, and Donato Kava
Tools for RISC-V Design Space Exploration
Machine Learning Acceleration (2:00 PM–3:00 PM)
Shayan Moini, Matthew Caswell and Wayne Burleson
Dynamic Precision Tunability in Low-Power Training of Deep Neural Networks [Paper] [Presentation]
Saiful A. Mojumder, Marcia S Louis, Yifan Sun, Amir Kavyan Ziabari, Jose L. Abellan, John Kim, David Kaeli and Ajay Joshi
Evaluation of Volta-based DGX-1 System Using DNN Workloads [Paper] [Presentation]
Coffee Break (2:40 PM–2:55 PM)
Invited Speaker (3:00 PM–3:40 PM)
Vijay Janapa Reddi, Associate Professor, Harvard University
The Vision Behind MLPerf ( A Community-driven ML Benchmark Suite for Software Frameworks and Hardware Accelerators in Cloud and Edge Computing
Quantum and Post-Quantum Computing (3:40 PM–4:40 PM)
Lake Bu, Rashmi Agrawal, Hai Cheng and Michel A. Kinsy
A Lightweight McEliece Cryptosystem Co-Processor Design [Paper]
Jiayu Zhang
Delegating Quantum Computation Using Only Hash Functions
Lake Bu, Rashmi Agrawal, Hai Cheng and Michel A. Kinsy
Ring-Learning with Errors Post-Quantum Cryptographic Hardware Primitives [Paper]
Closing Remarks

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The registration is now open. Link here.

Registration includes breakfast, light lunch, and coffee during all breaks.

Call for Abstracts


The goal of BARC is to provide a forum for computer architects in the Greater Boston area and beyond to get together and present/discuss the “latest and greatest” in the area of computer architecture. Papers are being sought on all aspects of computer architecture, including (but not limited to):

  • Microarchitecture
  • Multicore/manycore processors
  • GPUs
  • Memory systems
  • I/O
  • Networking and communication
  • Low power
  • Adaptive and hybrid systems
  • Architectures based on emerging technologies
  • Accelerator-based architectures
  • Embedded processing
  • Performance evaluation techniques
  • Security
  • Important Dates:

    Abstract Submission Deadline: January 7, 2019
    Author Notification: January 14, 2019
    Workshop Date: Friday, January 25, 2019


    We invite abstracts, two pages or shorter, for consideration for presentation at BARC 2019. Authors may present work they have already published elsewhere, or plan to publish in the future. We welcome participation from those outside of the Greater Boston area.

    Please submit your abstract (in PDF format) using EasyChair:

    Abstracts will be accepted for a regular podium presentation or for a poster presentation. All accepted abstracts will be published in the workshop proceedings.
    Call for Abstracts in [PDF]
    Example Latex templates can be found [HERE].

    For questions, contact Michel A. Kinsy or Ajay Joshi.

    The final manuscripts of all accepted abstracts will be posted on the BARC 2019 website. Please use the following guidelines for preparing the final manuscript: The technical program of BARC 2019 includes both oral presentations and poster presentations. Each oral presentation will be 20 minutes long (including Q&A). Poster authors should print their posters and bring to the workshop. The size of the posters can be up to 8'x4'.


    BARC 2019 will be held at the BU Wheelock College Brookline Campus, Second Floor - Ladd Room. The full address is 43 Hawes St, Brookline, MA 02446.