The Third Workshop on Low-Power Dependable Computing (LPDC)

In conjunction with the 2016 International Green and Sustainable Computing Conference (IGSC)
Nov. 7-9, 2016, Hangzhou, China

Submission Deadline (extended): Aug. 25, 2016

Submission Link:

·      NEWS: The 3rd LPDC workshop was successfully held on Nov. 7, 2016 with IGSC in HangZhou, China. There are three presentations, including one keynote, and one invited paper. Thanks the authors, the TPC members and all the participants to make the successful workshop!

o   Keynote: Solving the Dark Silicon Problem: Heterogeneity to the Rescue, by Prof. Siddhartha Garg;

o   Invited talk: Contention-Aware Reliability Enhancement Scheme for Parallel Tasks Scheduling in Heterogeneous Computing Systems, by Prof. Kenli Li (authors: Longxin Zhang, Kenli Li, Zhicheng Wen, Cheng Peng and Keqin Li);

o   Using an Adaptive Runtime System for Time Predictability Power-Aware in HPC-oriented Application, by Prof. A. Portero (authors: A. Portero, J. Sevcik, M. Golasowski, R. Vavrik, S. Libutti, G. Massari, F. Catthoor, W. Fornaciari and V. Vondrak).

·      A special issue of IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Computing (T-SUSC) on Low-Power Dependable Computing (LPDC) has been approved!
Selected top papers from the workshop will be invited to submit to this special issue.


As part of the IEEE-Technically sponsored International Green and Sustainable Computing conference, the workshop on Low-Power Dependable Computing (LPDC) will be organized to address various design aspects of power efficient and dependable computing infrastructures. Dependable computing is normally achieved through various error reduction, detection and recovery techniques at different levels (for instance, circuit, architecture, operating systems, compiler and application software) in the systems. With the continuous technology scaling and miniaturization of computing systems, faults will become more common and it is imperative for most modern computing systems to deploy various fault-tolerance techniques. On the other hand, fault-tolerance does not come for free, and generally has power/energy/temperature implications, which warrants careful consideration since power/energy is the first-class system resource and has been emerging as the limiting factor for multicore scaling.

This workshop aims at establishing a specialized forum for practitioners and researchers from both industry and academia who work on different aspects of fault tolerance and power/energy efficiency to exchange ideas on how to achieve low-power dependable computing. In particular, understanding the interdependencies between reliability and power are important to consider, e.g., high power consumption may lead to elevated temperature that can further aggravate the reliability. To cover a broad range of research related to energy efficiency and dependable computing, the workshop will consider various levels (from circuits to software), components (from memory to computation) and systems (from battery-powered embedded systems to large scale reliable servers). The topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

Author Information:

The workshop invites authors to submit papers related to the theme of this workshop. The submitted paper should describe original and unpublished work that are not concurrently under review elsewhere. The papers submitted to this workshop is limited to be six (6) single-spaced, double-column pages (with IEEE Computer Society Proceedings Manuscripts style: 11-point fonts and 8.5 x 11 inch), which should include everything (e.g., abstract, research description, figures, tables, and references).

All submissions will be reviewed by the program committee. The accepted papers will be included in the supplementary proceedings of IGSC, which will be published by the IEEE Computer Society and indexed by EI, subject to (1) One author of each accepted paper must register for the conference following the instructions on IGSC webpage at the time of the submission of the final manuscript; and (2) One of the authors must appear to present the paper at the workshop. Papers should be in PDF format and submitted via EasyChair following the link: .

Please contact Dr. Xiaomin Zhu ( if you have any qeustion regarding to this workshop.

Important Dates:

Workshop Organizers and TPC Chairs:

   Xiaomin Zhu

National University of Defense Technology, China

   Muhammad Shafique

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

   Dakai Zhu

University of Texas at San Antonio, USA

Technical Program Committee: (to be updated)

   Tam Chantem

Utah State University, USA

   Alireza Ejlali

Sharif University of Technology, Iran

   Hui Guo

University of New South Wales, Australia

   Can Hankendi

AMD Inc., Germany

   Sybille Hellebrand

The University of Paderborn, Germany

   Houman Homayoun

George Mason University, USA

   Zheng Li

Western Illinois University, USA

   Saman Kiamehr

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

   Umit Ogras

Arizona State University, USA

   Florin Pop

University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania

   Amir Rahmani

University of Turku, Finland

   Semeen Rehman

Dresden University of Technology (TUD), Germany

   Mohammd Sabry

Stanford University, USA

   Dimitrios Soudris

National Technical University of Athens, Greece

   Jürgen Teich

Friedrich-Alexander University (FAU), Germany

   Sara Vinco

The Polytechnic University of Turin, Italy

   Tongquan Wei

East China Normal University, China

   Chengmo Yang

University of Delaware, USA