In co-operation with  IEEE Circuits and Systems Society* and  EDAA
sponsored by IST in the frame of IST project REASON (IST - 2000 - 30193)  







NEW: Students' report, slides, photo album


4th International Seminar on Application-Specific Multi-Processor SoC

5 - 9 July 2004

Hôtellerie du Couvent Royal, Saint-Maximin la Sainte Baume, France

Organized by
Ahmed A. Jerraya , TIMA Laboratory, France
Hannu Tenhunen, School of Information Technology, KTH, Swede

Wayne H. Wolf , Princeton University, USA

MPSOC is a pluridisciplinary forum bringing together key R&D actors from the different fields required to master multiprocessor SoC (MPSoC). The full week format and the quality of both attendees and speakers make of MPSOC a unique occasion for senior managers and high-level researchers to explore new ideas and refine strategic thinking.

The seminar will be made of:
  • An introduction day made of tutorials on basics for MPSoC design
  • Interconnect as a network-on-chip
  • SoC architecture for hardware designer
  • Reconfigurable MPSoC
  • SoC architecture for software designer
  • SoC market trends
  • MPSoC applications.
    • 3 days to present state-of-the art research related to SoC. Invited senior speakers in key areas of MPSoC design will present their work and experiences in the areas of:
  • Architecture for MPSoC
  • Network on Chip
  • Network Interfaces for MPSoC
  • MPSoC design methodologies
  • Programming models for MPSoC
  • Reconfigurable MPSoC
  • HW dependent SW
  • Embedded RTOS for MPSoC
  • Mixed signal
  • Reliability
  • HW/SW debug and verification
  • Compilers for Custom Processors
  • Case studies of MPSoC design
  • Low power SoC.
  • A breakthrough half-day session made of short presentations to discuss advanced research topics. These will be selected from open submissions. Researchers from Academia and Industry willing to contribute to the breakthrough session are invited to submit an extended summary no longer than four A4-pages of their presentation before April 4th 2004. Accepted presentations will be notified by May 3rd 2004. Submission information is available on:

  • The combination of people, content and setting is absolutely remarkable.  More relationships and ideas get formed in those few days than in a month of doing anything else. MPSOC is the single best event in the world to bring together the leading thinkers on the future of SOC design. The confluence of academic and industrial perspectives and hardware and software perspectives is unlike other conferences, seminars and exhibitions.
  • The MPSOC conference was one of the most informative meeting I have ever attended. I like the fact that most Principal Investigator presented the research themselves, and that panels and discussions were animated by many ideas and proposals. I look forward to MPSOC04.
  • Open atmosphere combined with the high quality presentations. This is not "yet another conference", it gives the opportunity to meet senior research people in a very open atmosphere.
  • The technical sessions, presented by real experts in the field, and with plenty of time to interact with these experts. Looking forward to an excellent technical program, with lots of interactions, in a great setting. 
  • At MPSOC'03 I liked best the interaction between the speakers, and the fact that they gave high-level overviews, yet with technical contents, rather than deep technical details. 
  • Breadth and depth of the topics are covered.  Also the location was super. Learning both basic and trendy materials, and building bridges among different technical topical areas and corporations/institutes/countries.
  • MPSoC'03 was an exceptional opportunity to acquire the knowledge about state-of-the-art SoC's and to meet the leading specialists in this area. You will get the hottest information about the very recent trends in MPSoC designing and manufacturing
  • The best thing about MPSoC'03 was the range of experienced and distinguished researchers that could meet at the same place at the same time, sharing their knowledge with others. Also, the location where the meeting took place was very much unique. Anyone who wants to share knowledge with researchers and people from industry in a unique environment should participate in MPSoC'04. 
  • It was the best chance to meet the big family of embedded system engineers and to learn more about the solutions proposed in the SoC design. Moreover, the high level of organization and the beautiful landscapes make MPSOC a summer school that anyone would like to attend. MPSOC Summer School is the best possibility to find out what are the questions concerning the embedded system community and how you can answer them. It is a very good opportunity to meet research teams from all over the world involved in the design of SoC architectures. 
  • What I liked best at MPSOC'03 was that I could meet many people, both from academia and industry, who have much more experience in SOC than I.
  • MPSOC'03 was perhaps a unique event based exceptionally on tutorials for a wide MPSOC design community (Ph.D. students, researchers, teachers, designers) where guru (experts) were collected together to provide discussions on different (holistic) aspects of MPSOC: technological trends, currently ongoing projects, managerial issues in the domain, etc.
  • The best in MPSOC'03 was the fact that this summer school gathers the leading researchers who present the latest breakthrough and the future research topic in the domain of Multi Processors System On Chip. Moreover it is possible during one week to speak with them about this topic.

info  Dr. Ahmed A. Jerraya , TIMA Laboratory, 46 Avenue Félix Viallet, 38031  Grenoble CEDEX, France
         Fax: +33 476 47 38 14                     Phone: +33 476 57 48 64        

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