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Call for Papers: IISWC 2013

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Start:
September 22, 2013
End:
September 24, 2013
Venue:
Portland, OR

Submitted by Kushagra Vaid
http://www.iiswc.org

2013 Annual IEEE International Symposium on Workload Characterization
Portland, Oregon, September 22-24, 2013

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This symposium is dedicated to the understanding and characterization of
Workloads that run on all types of computing systems. New applications and
programming paradigms continue to emerge rapidly as the diversity and
performance of computers increase. On one hand, improvements in computing
technology are usually based on a solid understanding and analysis of
existing workloads. On the other hand, computing workloads evolve and
change with advances in microarchitecture, compilers, programming languages,
and networking/communication technologies. Whether they are smart phones
and deeply embedded systems at the low end or massively parallel systems
at the high end, the design of future computing machines can be significantly
improved if we understand the characteristics of the workloads that are
expected to run on them. This symposium will focus on characterizing and
understanding emerging applications in consumer, commercial and scientific
computing.

We solicit papers in all areas related to characterization of computing
system workloads. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

o Characterization of applications in areas including
Search engines, e-commerce, web services, databases, and
file/application servers
Embedded, mobile, multimedia, real-time, 3D-Graphics, gaming, telepresence
Life sciences, bioinformatics, scientific computing, finance, forecasting
Machine Learning, Analytics, Data mining
Security, reliability, biometrics
Grid and Cloud computing

o Characterization of OS, Virtual Machine, middleware and library behavior
Virtual machines, Websphere, .NET, Java VM, databases
Graphics libraries, scientific libraries

o Characterization of system behavior, including
Operating system and hypervisor effects and overheads
Hardware accelerators (GPGPU, XML, crypto, etc)
User behavior and system-user interaction
Instrumentation methodologies for workload verification
and characterization
Techniques for accurate analysis/measurement of production systems

o Implications of workloads in design issues, such as
Power management, reliability, security, performance
Processors, memory hierarchy, I/O, and networks
Design of accelerators, FPGA’s, GPU’s, etc.
Novel architectures (non-Von-Neumann)

o Benchmark creation, analysis, and evaluation issues, including
Multithreaded benchmarks, benchmark cloning
Profiling, trace collection, synthetic traces
Validation of benchmarks

o Analytical and abstract modeling of program behavior and systems

o Emerging and future workloads
Transactional memory workloads; workloads for multi/many-core systems
Stream-based computing workloads; web2.0/internet workloads;
Cyber-physical workloads

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Important Dates:
Abstracts Due……………..Mar 29, 2013
Papers Due………………..April 5, 2013
Author Notification………..June 14, 2013

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General Chair…………………Ravi Iyer, Intel
Program Chair…………………David Brooks, Harvard
Workshop/Tutorials Chair……….Eriko Nurvitadhi, Intel
Finance Chair…………………Rajeev Balasubramonian, U. of Utah
Local Arrangements Chair……….Omesh Tickoo, Intel
Publications Chair…………….Vijay Janapa Reddi, UT-Austin
Publicity Chair……………….Kushagra Vaid, Microsoft
Registration Chair…………….Guangdeng Liao, Intel
Web Chair…………………….Mi Sun Park, Penn State University
Submissions Chair……………..Glenn Holloway, Harvard
Program Committee……………..TBD