W05 AxC: 4th Workshop on Approximate Computing

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07:30W05.1Registration Desk opens
08:30W05.2Opening Session
09:00W05.3Keynote 1

Keynote "Transprecision Computing for Energy-Efficiency" by dr. Cristiano Malossi from IBM Research of Zurich

10:00W05.4Coffee Break
10:30W05.5Technical Session 1

Resilience-based Mapping of Deep Neural Network Operations to Approximate Computing Units
Christoph Schorn (Robert Bosch GmbH), Matthias Roth (Esslingen University of Applied Sciences), Andre Guntoro (Robert Bosch GmbH) and Gerd Ascheid (RWTH Aachen University)

Noise Budgeting in Multiple-Kernel Word-Length Optimization
Van-Phu Ha (University of Rennes 1), Tomofumi Yuki (University of Rennes 1) and Olivier Sentieys (University of Rennes 1)

Reliability Evaluation of Mixed-Precision Architectures
Paolo Rech (UFRGS), Fernando Fernandes dos Santos (UFRGS), and Daniel Oliveira (UFRGS)

Approximate Computing of Transcendental Functions Applied to Artificial Neural Networks
Xin Fan (IDS, RWTH Aachen Univ), Arthur Ruder (IDS, RWTH Aachen Univ), Cecilia Höffler (IDS, RWTH Aachen Univ), and Tobias Gemmeke (IDS, RWTH Aachen Univ)

12:00W05.6Lunch break
13:00W05.7Invited Talk

Approximate Computing in HPC: building from ground up
Alessandro Cilardo (Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II)

13:30W05.8Keynote 2

Keynote : Re-Engineering Computing with Neuro-Inspired Learning: Devices, Circuits, Systems. and Approximations" by prof. Kaushik Roy from School of Electrical and Computer Engineering of Purdue University.

14:30W05.9Coffee Break
15:00W05.10Technical Session 2

Targeting Approximation through Data Lifetime: A Quest for Optimization Metrics
Alessandro Savino (Politecnico di Torino), Michele Portolan (Univ. Grenoble Alpes, TIMA), Stefano Di Carlo (Politecnico di Torino) and Regis Leveugle (Univ. Grenoble Alpes, TIMA)

Jump Search: A Fast Technique for the Synthesis of Approximate Circuits
Linus Witschen (Paderborn University), Hassan Ghasemzadeh Mohammadi (Paderborn University), Matthias Artmann (Paderborn University) and Marco Platzner (Paderborn University)

An Approximate Communication Technique for Energy Efficient Networks on Chip
Giuseppe Ascia (University of Catania), Vincenzo Catania (University of Catania), John Jose (Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati), Salvatore Monteleone (University of Catania), Maurizio Palesi (University of Catania) and Davide Patti (University of Catania)

Adjustable Precision Computing Using Redundant Arithmetic
Ali Skaf (TIMA), Mona Ezzadeen (TIMA), Mounir Benabdenbi (TIMA) and Laurent Fesquet (TIMA)

Towards One Million Component Library of Approximate Circuits
Lukas Sekanina (Brno University of Technology), Zdenek Vasicek (Brno University of Technology) and Vojtech Mrazek (Brno University of Technology)

Exploiting Approximate Computing to Increase System Lifetime
E. Sanchez (Politecnico di Torino), P. Bernardi (Politecnico di Torino) and W. J. Perez-Holguin (Universidad Pedagógica y Tecnológica de Colombia)

Approximate Computing for Sizing Hidden Layer in CNN
Stefano Marrone (University of Naples Federico II) and Carlo Sansone (University of Naples Federico II)