In general we are focusing on the design, analysis and modeling of complex systems on a chip, including gates, architectures, and networks. Subareas include : energy/reliability/security-aware VLSI systems, configurable computing, distributed computing, autonomic computing, IC design for low power/voltage, co-operative intelligent system design, computer architecture, 3D IC design, design automation, distributed real time systems, embedded and real-time processors/systems, hardware and software co-design methodologies, embedded systems. This area of research is crucial as process technologies continue to shrink and we enter the next era of pervasive and ubiquitous embedded computing. The ability to design, model and analyze new computing devices, Research performed in this area of computer hardware will be crucial for development of Africa.
The best innovative Ideas under this category will be funded by WIN-ARC and partners.