KEYNOTE TALK: Adaptive Embedded Computing with i-Core

The talk starts with a motivation for run-time adaptability in embedded computing: power and performance constraints along with hard-to-predict complex application behavior mandate the need for run-time adaptability. The i-core is an embedded processor that increases efficiency and flexibility through a fine-grained reconfigurable fabric (e.g. an embedded FPGA) that is coupled to a general-purpose processor. Among others, it features run-time reconfiguration and multi-tasking. The techniques behind as well as their advantages, limitations and implementation are presented. The talk concludes with a short overview of the integration of i-Core into the invasive computing paradigm.

About the Speaker:
Jörg Henkel is currently with Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany, where he is directing the Chair for Embedded Systems CES. Before, he was with NEC Laboratories in Princeton, NJ. His current research is focused on design and architectures for embedded systems with focus on low power and reliability. Prof. Henkel has organized various embedded systems and low power ACM/IEEE conferences/ symposia as General Chair and Program Chair and was a Guest Editor on these topics in various Journals like the IEEE Computer Magazine. He was/is Program Chair of CODES'01, RSP'02, ISLPED'06, SIPS'08, CASES'09, Estimedia'11, VLSI Design'12, ICCAD'12, PATMOS/VARI'13 and NOCS'14 and served as General Chair for CODES'02, ISLPED'09, Estimedia'12 and ICCAD'13. He is/has been a steering committee member of major conferences in the embedded systems field like at ICCAD, ISLPED, Codes+ISSS, CASES and is/has been an editorial board member of various journals like the IEEE TVLSI, IEEE TCAD, JOLPE etc. He has given full/half-day tutorials at leading conferences incl DAC, ICCAD, DATE etc and has delivered six keynotes at CAD Conferences.
Prof. Henkel received the 2008 DATE Best Paper Award, the 2009 IEEE/ACM William J. Mc Calla ICCAD Best Paper Award, the Codes+ISSS 2011 Best Paper Award and the MaXentric Technologies AHS 2011 Best Paper Award. He is the Chairman of the IEEE Computer Society, Germany Section,and was the Editor-in-Chief of the ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems (ACM TECS) for six years. He is an elected board member of the DFG board on TechnicalComputer Science. He is an initiator and the coordinator of the German Research Foundation's (DFG) program SPP1500 on "Dependable Embedded Systems" and the site coordinator (Karlsruhe site) of the Three-University collaborative research center DFG TR89 "Invasive Computing". He holds ten US patents.