The International Symposium on Networks-on-Chip (NOCS) is the premier event dedicated to interdisciplinary research on on-chip, package-scale, chip-to-chip, and datacenter rack-scale communication technology, architecture, design methods, applications and systems. NOCS brings together scientists and engineers working on NoC innovations and applications from inter-related research communities, including discrete optimization and algorithms, computer architecture, networking, circuits and systems, packaging, embedded systems, and design automation.

The preliminary program can be found here. NOCS 2019 will be held at the NYU Abu Dhabi HQ Building (19 Washington Square North, New York, NY).

Program Highlights

Keynote Talks

Keynote I
Date: Thursday October 17, 2019
Time: 09:15-10:15
Speaker: Partha Pratim Pande (Washington State University)
Title: Interconnect Meets Architecture: On-Chip Communication in the Age of Heterogeneity

Keynote II
Date: Friday October 18, 2019
Time: 09:00-10:00
Speaker: Raid Ayoub (Intel Labs)
Title: Toward Fast Analysis and Exploration of Communication Fabrics

Special Sessions

Special Session 1: Interconnection Networks for Deep Neural Networks
Date: Thursday October 17, 2019
Time: 14:00-15:15
Organizers: Kun-Chih (Jimmy) Chen (National Sun Yat-sen University), Masoumeh (Azin) Ebrahimi (KTH Royal Institute of Technology)

Special Session 2: Heterogeneous Integration and Interconnect Fabrics
Date: Friday October 18, 2019
Time: 16:00-17:15
Organizers: Baris Taskin (Drexel University), Boris Vaisband (McGill University)


Tutorial 1: System on Package (SoP): A Holistic Approach for System Integration
Date: Friday October 18, 2019
Time: 10:15-11:30
Speakers: Madhavan Swaminathan, Mohan Kathaperumal (Georgia Institute of Technology)

Tutorial 2:  Engineering a Specialized, High-Performance Network
Date: Friday October 18, 2019
Time: 11:30-12:30
Speakers: Brian Towles, Brian Greskamp (D.E. Shaw Research)


  • August 18, 2019: Two special sessions and two tutorials have been confirmed.
  • August 18, 2019: Presentation Guidelines are released.
  • August 18, 2019: Best Paper Award Nominees are announced.
  • August 18, 2019: Keynote Talks are confirmed.
  • August 18, 2019: Preliminary Program is released!
  • August 7, 2019: We are accepting applications for Student Travel Awards.
  • May 10, 2019: Regular paper submission deadline is extended.
  • Mar 12, 2019: Call for Special Session Proposals is released.000
  • Feb 25, 2019: Technical Program Committee (TPC) is declared.
  • Feb 1, 2019: Committee page is updated.
  • Jan 23, 2019: Submission guidelines are revised. NOCS 2019 will follow ACM template guidelines instead of IEEE.
  • Jan 14, 2019: Call for papers (Tentative) is released.
  • Jan 14, 2019: NOCS19 website is created.