Transactions on Computers: Multimedia

Our volunteers share with the wider community their views and experiences on a variety of topics. The volunteers range from associate editors to authors, reviewers, or members of the research community at large. The interviews are intended to cover a wide spectrum of topics that are relevant to our community. These topics can be in the form of "shared experiences" and "lessons learned" or highlighting a new technological or theoretical breakthrough. We hope that members of the community will actively participate in making this new feature a great success.

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Chinese Language Videos for Featured Papers in TC

The IEEE Transactions on Computers is pleased to announce the launch of a new Chinese language multimedia program. Each month, the journal's free Spotlight Paper will be accompanied by a Chinese language video created by Associate Editor Weiqiang Liu.

These videos are now available on the journal's Chinese multimedia page. Also available at:

TC Featured Article Youtube video in Chinese  TC on YouTube (Chinese),  and  TC Featured Article on Youku  TC on Youku





December 2018 Spotlight Paper
"Contention-Aware Fair Scheduling for Asymmetric Single-ISA Multicore Systems (1218)”

Adrian Garcia-Garcia, Juan Carlos Saez, and Manuel Prieto-Matias



November 2018 Spotlight Paper
"Constant-Time Discrete Gaussian Sampling (1118)”

Angshuman Karmakar, Sujoy Sinha Roy, Oscar Reparaz, Frederik Vercauteren, and Ingrid Verbauwhede



October 2018 Spotlight Paper
"Subpage-Aware Solid State Drive for Improving Lifetime and Performance (1018)”

Mincheol Kang, Wonyoung Lee, and Soontae Kim



September 2018 Spotlight Paper
"Cloudlets Activation Scheme for Scalable Mobile Edge Computing with Transmission Power Control and Virtual Machine Migration (0918)”

Tiago Gama Rodrigues, Katsuya Suto, Hiroki Nishiyama, Nei Kato, Katsuhiro Temma



August 2018 Spotlight Paper
"Advanced Compressor Tree Synthesis for FPGAs(0818)”

Martin Kumm and Johannes Kappauf



July 2018 Spotlight Paper
"A Compositional Approach for Verifying Protocols Running on On-Chip Networks (0718)”

Freek Verbeek, Pooria M. Yaghini, Ashkan Eghbal, and Nader Bagherzadeh



June 2018 Spotlight Paper
"Analytic Multi-Core Processor Model for Fast Design-Space Exploration (0618)”

Rik Jongerius, Andreea Anghel, Gero Dittmann, Giovanni Mariani, Erik Vermij, and Henk Corporaal





May 2018 Spotlight Paper
"On-Chip Communication Network for Efficient Training of Deep Convolutional Networks on Heterogeneous Manycore Systems (0518)”

Wonje Choi, Karthi Duraisamy, Ryan Gary Kim, Janardhan Rao Doppa, Partha Pratim Pande, Diana Marculescu, and Radu Marculescu





April 2018 Spotlight Paper
"Static Instruction Scheduling for High Performance on Limited Hardware" (0418)

Kim-Anh Tran, Trevor E. Carlson, Konstantinos Koukos, Magnus Sj€alander, Vasileios Spiliopoulos, Stefanos Kaxiras, and Alexandra Jimborean





March 2018 Spotlight Paper
"Hybrid Obfuscation to Protect Against Disclosure Attacks on Embedded Microprocessors (0318)”

Marc Fyrbiak, Simon Rokicki, Nicolai Bissantz, Russell Tessier, and Christof Paar





February 2018 Spotlight Paper
"Bubble Budgeting: Throughput Optimization for Dynamic Workloads by Exploiting Dark Cores in Many Core Systems"

Xiaohang Wang, Amit Kumar Singh, Bing Li, Yang Yang, Hong Li, and Terrence Mak





January 2018 Spotlight Paper
"Efficient Detection for Malicious and Random 2 Errors in Additive Encrypted Computation (0118)”

Nektarios Georgios Tsoutsos and Michail Maniatakos





December 2017 Spotlight Paper
"High Performance Parallel Decimal Multipliers Using Hybrid BCD Codes"

Xiaoping Cui, Member, Wenwen Dong, Weiqiang Liu, Earl E. Swartzlander, and Fabrizio Lombardi





November 2017 Spotlight Paper
"Enhancing Energy Efficiency of Multimedia Applications in Heterogeneous Mobile Multi-Core Processors"

Young Geun Kim, Minyong Kim, and Sung Woo Chung





October 2017 Spotlight Paper
"Polysynchronous Clocking: Exploiting the Skew Tolerance of Stochastic Circuits"

M. Hassan Najafi, David J. Lilja, Marc D. Riedel, and Kia Bazargan





September 2017 Spotlight Paper
"Extending Unix Pipelines to DAGs"

Diomidis Spinellis and Marios Fragkoulis





August 2017 Spotlight Paper
"Arb: Efficient Arbitrary-Precision Midpoint-Radius Interval Arithmetic"

By Fredrik Johansson





July 2017 Spotlight Paper
"Towards Optimal Multi-Level Checkpointing"

By Anne Benoit, Aurelien Cavelan, Valentin Le Fevre, Yves Robert, Hongyang Sun





June 2017 Spotlight Paper
"An Error-Detection and Self-Repairing Method for Dynamically and Partially Reconfigurable Systems"

By Matteo Sonza Reorda, Luca Sterpone, and Anees Ullah





May 2017 Spotlight Paper
"Energy-Aware Adaptive Restore Schemes for MLC STT-RAM Cache"

By Xunchao Chen, Navid Khoshavi, Ronald F. DeMara, Jun Wang, Dan Huang, Wujie Wen, and Yiran Chen





April 2017 Spotlight Paper
"SPACE: Semi-Partitioned CachE for Energy Efficient, Hard Real-Time Systems"

By Gil Kedar, Avi Mendelson, and Israel Cidon





March 2017 Spotlight Paper
"Linear Branch Entropy: Characterizing and Optimizing Branch Behavior in a Micro-Architecture Independent Way"

By Sander De Pestel, Stijn Eyerman, and Lieven Eeckhout





Special Section on Innovation in Reconfigurable Computing Fabrics: from Devices to Architectures

"Always-On Speech Recognition Using TrueNorth, a Reconfigurable, Neurosynaptic Processor"


By Wei-Yu Tsai, Davis R. Barch, Andrew S. Cassidy, Michael V. DeBole, Alexander Andreopoulos, Bryan L. Jackson, Myron D. Flickner, John V. Arthur, Dharmendra S. Modha, John Sampson, and Vijaykrishnan Narayanan




"Design and Applications for Embedded Networks-on-Chip on FPGAs"


By Mohamed S. Abdelfattah, Andrew Bitar, and Vaughn Betz




"Aging Resilience and Fault Tolerance in Runtime Reconfigurable Architectures"


By Hongyan Zhang, Lars Bauer, Michael Andreas Kochte, Eric Schneider, Hans-Joachim Wunderlich, and Jörg Henkel




"PEAF: A Power-Efficient Architecture for SRAM-Based FPGAs Using Reconfigurable Hard Logic Design in Dark Silicon Era"


By Zahra Ebrahimi, Behnam Khaleghi, and Hossein Asadi




February 2017 Spotlight Paper
"Deadlock Verification of Cache Coherence Protocols and Communication Fabrics"

By Freek Verbeek, Pooria M. Yaghini, Ashkan Eghbal, and Nader Bagherzadeh





January 2017 Spotlight Paper
"Thermal Safe Power (TSP): Efficient Power Budgeting for Heterogeneous Manycore Systems in Dark Silicon"

By Santiago Pagani, Heba Khdr, Jian-Jia Chen, Muhammad Shafique, Minming Li, and Jörg Henkel





December 2016 Spotlight Paper
"Analytical Processor Performance and Power Modeling Using Micro-Architecture Independent Characteristics"

By Sam Van den Steen, Stijn Eyerman, Sander De Pestel, Moncef Mechri, Trevor E. Carlson, David Black-Schaffer, Erik Hagersten, and Lieven Eeckhout





November 2016 Spotlight Paper
"Scalable Power Management for On-Chip Systems with Malleable Applications"

By Muhammad Shafique, Anton Ivanov, Benjamin Vogel, and Jorg Henkel





October 2016 Spotlight Paper
"A New Design of In-Memory File System Based on File Virtual Address Framework"

By Edwin H.-M. Sha, Xianzhang Chen, Qingfeng Zhuge, Liang Shi, and Weiwen Jiang





September 2016 Spotlight Paper
"Optimised Multiplication Architectures for Accelerating Fully Homomorphic Encryption"

By Xiaolin Cao, Ciara Moore, Máire O'Neill, Elizabeth O'Sullivan, and Neil Hanley





August 2016 Spotlight Paper
"Node Scaling Analysis for Power-Aware Real-Time Tasks Scheduling"





July 2016 Spotlight Paper
"Configurable XOR Hash Functions for Banked Scratchpad Memories in GPUs"

By Gert-Jan van den Braak, Juan Gómez-Luna, José María González-Linares, Henk Corporaal, and Nicolás Guil





June 2016 Spotlight Paper
"Loss-Aware Switch Design and Non-Blocking Detection Algorithm for Intra-Chip Scale Photonic Interconnection Networks"

By Hesam Shabani, Arman Roohi, Akram Reza, Midia Reshadi, Nader Bagherzadeh, and Ronald F. DeMara





May 2016 Spotlight Paper
"Temporal Consistency Maintenance Upon Partitioned Multiprocessor Platforms"

By Jianjun Li, Jian-Jia Chen, Ming Xiong, Guohui Li, and Wei Wei





April 2016 Spotlight Paper
"Wireless NoC for VFI-Enabled Multicore Chip Design: Performance Evaluation and Design Trade-Offs"

By Ryan Gary Kim, Wonje Choi, Guangshuo Liu, Ehsan Mohandesi, Partha Pratim Pande, Diana Marculescu, and Radu Marculescu





March 2016 Spotlight Paper
"Utilization Aware Power Management in Reliable and Aggressive Chip Multi Processors"

By Naga Durga Prasad Avirneni, Prem Kumar Ramesh, and Arun K. Somani





Special Section on Defect and Fault Tolerance in VLSI and Nanotechnology Systems

"Capacitive and Inductive TSV-to-TSV Resilient Approaches for 3D ICs"

By Pooria M. Yaghini, Ashkan Eghbal,Siavash S. Yazdi, Nader Bagherzadeh, and Michael M. Green




"Concertina: Squeezing in Cache Content to Operate at Near-Threshold Voltage"

By Alexandra Ferreron, Darıo Suarez-Gracia,Jesus Alastruey-Benede, Teresa Monreal-Arnal, and Pablo Ibanez




"A Novel Scheme for Tolerating Single Event/Multiple Bit Upsets (SEU/MBU) in Non-Volatile Memories"

By Wei Wei, Kazuteru Namba,Yong-Bin Kim, and Fabrizio Lombardi



"A Local Parallel Search Approach for Memory Failure Pattern Identification"


By Bing-Yang Lin, Cheng-Wen Wu, Mincent Lee, Hung-Chih Lin, Ching-Nen Peng, and Min-Jer Wang




"Non-Blocking Testing for Network-on-Chip"


By Letian Huang, Junshi Wang, Masoumeh Ebrahimi, Masoud Daneshtalab, Xiaofan Zhang, Guangjun Li, and Axel Jantsch




"A Power-Aware Approach for Online Test Scheduling in Many-Core Architectures"


By Mohammad-Hashem Haghbayan, Amir-Mohammad Rahmani, Antonio Miele, Mohammad Fattah, Juha Plosila, Pasi Liljeberg, and Hannu Tenhunen





"Boolean and Pseudo-Boolean Test Generation for Feedback Bridging Faults"


By Michele Favalli and Marcello Dalpasso



February 2016 Spotlight Paper
"Memory Bandwidth Management for Efficient Performance Isolation in Multi-Core Platforms"

By Heechul Yun, Gang Yao, Rodolfo Pellizzoni, Marco Caccamo, and Lui Sha



January 2016 Spotlight Paper
"Thread Assignment in Multicore/Multithreaded Processors: A Statistical Approach"

By Petar Radojkovic, Paul M. Carpenter, Miquel Moreto, Vladimir Cakarevi c, Javier Verdu, Alex Pajuelo, Francisco J. Cazorla, Mario Nemirovsky, and Mateo Valero


December 2015 Spotlight Paper
"Analytical Fault Tolerance Assessment and Metrics for TSV-Based 3D Network-on-Chip"

By Ashkan Eghbal, Pooria M. Yaghini, Nader Bagherzadeh, and Misagh Khayambashi