Call for Papers: WDDD 2013

Submitted by Natalie Enright Jerger
June 23, 2013 at 08:00

Submitted by Natalie Enright Jerger
Important Dates:
Submission: March 29, 2013
Acceptance: April 26, 2013

Workshop Overview

WDDD provides the computer systems research community a forum for
work that validates or duplicates earlier results; deconstructs prior findings
by providing greater, in-depth insight into causal relationships or
correlations; or debunks earlier findings by describing precisely how and
why proposed techniques fail where earlier successes were claimed, or
succeed where failure was reported.

Traditionally, computer systems research conferences have focused almost
exclusively on novelty and performance, neglecting an abundance of
interesting work that lacks one or both of these attributes. A significant
part of research–in fact, the backbone of the scientific method–involves
independent validation of existing work and the exploration of strange ideas
that never pan out. This workshop provides a venue for disseminating such
work in our community. Published validation experiments strengthen
existing work, while thorough comparisons provide new dimensions and
perspectives. Studies that refute or correct existing work also strengthen
the research community, by ensuring that published material is technically
correct and has sound assumptions. Publishing negative or strange or
unexpected results will allow future researchers to learn the hard lessons
of others, without repeating their effort.

This workshop will set a high scientific standard for such experiments, and
will require insightful analysis to justify all conclusions. The workshop will
favor submissions that provide meaningful insights, and identify underlying
root causes for the failure or success of the investigated technique.
Acceptable work must thoroughly investigate and communicate why the
proposed technique performs as the results indicate. WDDD has a unique
tradition of asking the original paper authors to provide a follow-up
comment after the WDDD paper has been presented, where appropriate.
The follow-up comment may take the form of a rebuttal or additional
insight from the original authors.

Submission Topics

–Independent validation of earlier results with meaningful analysis
–In-depth analysis and sensitivity studies that provide further insight into
earlier findings, or identify key parameters or assumptions that affect the
–Studies that refute earlier findings, with clear justification and explanation
–Negative results for ideas that intuitively make sense and should work,
along with explanations for why they do not
–Validation/refutation of controversial advertising claims by industrial

Workshop Scope

Computer Architecture
–Processor architecture/microarchitecture
–Memory hierarchy
–Multiprocessor systems
–Power-efficient architecture
–Dependable architectures
–Compiler/architecture interaction
–Application-specific, reconfigurable and embedded architecture

Code Generation and Optimization
–Feedback-driven optimization
–Phase-based optimization
–Dynamic compilation, adaptive/continuous optimization
–Modulo/trace scheduling
–Efficient profiling techniques
–Binary translation/optimization
–Compilation support for thread level speculation

Submission Guidelines

Submit a manuscript of up to 10 pages in two-column format by March 29, 2013
using the submission website

Murali Annavaram, USC
Natalie Enright Jerger, University of Toronto
Gabriel Loh, AMD