Best Paper Award

This year, the paper awarded is:

PlugSMART: a pluggable open-source module to implement multihop bypass in Networks-on-Chip
Alireza Monemi (Barcelona Supercomputing Center); Iván Pérez (University of Cantabria); Neiel Israel Leyva (Barcelona Supercomputing Center); Enrique Vallejo (University of Cantabria); Ramón Beivide (University of Cantabria); Miquel Moreto (Barcelona Supercomputing Center)

About NOCS

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.

NOCS 2021 will be co-located with ESWEEK 2021.


  • February 8, 2022: NOCS 2022 website is online.
  • September 21, 2021: Registration instructions have been published.
  • August 26, 2021: The Conference Program is online.
  • August 13, 2021: The Camera-Ready Submission Guidelines are online. Please note the camera-ready deadline is August 30, 2021.
  • June 9, 2021: Abstract registration and Full paper submission deadlines extended to June 11, 2021.
  • June 4, 2021: Abstract registration and Full paper submission deadlines extended to June 9, 2021.
  • May 31, 2021: Abstract registration deadline extended to June 4, 2021 (same date as the Full paper submission deadline).
  • May 6, 2021: NOCS will take place on October 14-15, during the last two days of ESWEEK.
  • April 29, 2021: The submission deadlines have been extended.
  • April 29, 2021: The Journal Special Issue CFP is available.
  • April 6, 2021: The submission site for NOCS 2021 is ready!
  • March 21, 2021: The list of TPC members has been announced.
  • February 9, 2021: New style for printed pages.
  • February 8, 2021: The tentative Call for Papers has been updated.
  • January 31, 2021: A tentative Call for Papers is published.
  • January 22, 2021: NOCS 2021 website is created!