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Heilbronn, Germany
September 13-15, 2022

THIS YEAR’S FOCUS: Quantum Computing: The Dawning of a new Age?

The ARCS conferences series has over 30 years of tradition reporting leading edge research in computer architecture and operating systems. The focus of the 2022 conference will be on quantum computing and its impact on the whole system stack spanning from hardware layer to the software layer. This includes hardware architectures, programming models, runtime environments, cross sectional topics, and real world use cases. In addition to the main conference, ARCS will host workshops and special tracks comprising topics like Organic Computing, operating systems and middleware for emerging system, or fault tolerance . More information on the workshops can be found on the ARCS web page.

The proceedings of ARCS 2022 will be published in the Springer Lecture Notes on Computer Science (LNCS) series. A best paper and best presentation award will be presented at the conference. This year the conference will be again a physical meeting with a social program. To ensure a safest possible meeting for all participants, we will monitor the Corona situation closely and will take all necessary protection steps following government guidelines as well as extra measures as needed.

Important Dates

Abstract registration deadlineJuly 20, 2022 (extended)
Paper submission deadlineJuly 10, 2022  July 27, 2022 (extended)
Notification of acceptanceAugust 21, 2022
Camera-ready papersSeptember 4, 2022
Conference (in Heilbronn, Germany)September 13 – 15, 2022


Topics of Interest

A wide range of HW/SW aspects of “Advanced Computing Architectures” including (but not limited to):

  • Hardware Architectures
    • Control architectures for Quantum Computers
    • (3D) System-on-chip
    • Distributed systems
    • Multi- and many-core architectures
    • Heterogeneous computing
    • (Runtime) reconfigurable architectures
    • Advanced computing architectures
    • Emerging memory technologies
  • Programming Models and Runtime Environments
    • Quantum programming languages, quantum compilers and optimizers
    • Domain-specific languages and programming models
    • Operating systems, hypervisors and middleware for homogeneous and heterogeneous multi-/many-core computing platforms
    • System management including but not limited to scheduling, memory management, power/thermal management, and RTOS
    • Architecture specific code generati on and optimization
    • New tools for architectural simulation
  • Cross-sectional Topics
    • Adaptive systems (energy aware, self-x technologies)
    • Pervasive systems
    • Autonomous systems
    • Mixed-criticality systems
    • Organic Computing
    • Approximate Computing
    • Support for safety and security

Special Track `Organic Computing'

Organic Computing postulates to equip technical systems with `lifelike’ properties. Technically, this means to move traditional design-time decisions to runtime and into the responsibility of systems themselves. As a result, systems have a dramatically increased decision freedom that leads to highly autonomous behaviour. The goal of this process is to allow for self-adaptation and self-improvement of system behaviour at runtime. Especially since conditions that occur at runtime can only be anticipated to a certain degree, efficient mechanisms are needed that guide the system’s behaviour even in cases of missing knowledge or uncertain environmental states. Consequently, the research field of Organic Computing investigates fundamental principles, discusses essential aspects and researches novel methods that are needed to finally build self-adaptive and self-organising systems that are capable of reliable operation in complex real world environments.

Within the scope of the ARCS main conference, the special track on `Organic Computing’ focusses on developments and open challenges in the field of self-adaptive and self-organising systems embedded in real-world environments. Contributions will be part of the ARCS'22 conference proceedings. More details, including the topics of interest for the special track are available here:

Submission guidelines

Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished research papers via EasyChair:

ARCS 2022 uses a double-blind reviewing system. Manuscripts must not identify authors or their affiliation. When citing own work, it must be done in a neutral form (i.e. avoiding ‘our’, ‘we’, ‘previous work’ etc.). Papers must be submitted in PDF format, formatted according to Springer LNCS style and must not exceed 15 pages, including references, appendices and figures.