Call for Papers: MICRO 2013

Submitted by Ajay Joshi
December 7 to December 11, 2013

Submitted by Ajay Joshi

The 46th Annual IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Microarchitecture, 2013

December 7 – 11, 2013

Abstract deadline: May 24th, 2013 (1:59pm PDT)
Paper deadline: May 31st, 2013 (1:59pm PDT)
Rebuttal period: August 12th – 15th, 2013
Notification: August 30th, 2013

The International Symposium on Microarchitecture (MICRO) is the premier forum
for the presentation and discussion of new ideas in microarchitecture,
compilers, hardware/software interfaces, and design of advanced computing and
communication systems. The goal of MICRO is to bring together researchers in
the fields of microarchitecture, compilers, and systems for technical
exchange. The MICRO community has enjoyed having close interaction between
academic researchers and industrial designers — we aim to continue and
strengthen this longstanding tradition at the 46th MICRO in Davis.

We invite original paper submissions related to but not limited to the

* Processor, memory, interconnect, and storage architectures
* Instruction, data, and thread-level parallelism
* Advanced software/hardware speculation and prediction schemes
* Power and energy efficient architectures
* Secure, resilient, and predictable architectures
* Architectural support for system software and compilation
* Architectural support for programmer productivity
* Dynamic optimization, emulation, and object code translation
* Architecture modeling and simulation methodology
* Analysis of real systems and emerging workloads
* Effect of circuits and technology on architecture
* Architectures for emerging technologies and applications
* Application specific, reconfigurable, and embedded architectures and compilers
* GPU architectures and compilers
* Data-center scale computing
* Architectures for handheld and mobile systems
* Architectures and compilers for specialized and heterogeneous systems

Submissions should follow the guidelines and formatting rules specified on the
conference website. Papers that violate these guidelines and rules may be
returned to author(s) without review.


General Chair:
Matthew Farrens, UC Davis

Program Chair:
Christos Kozyrakis, Stanford University

Program Committee:
Ali Adl-Tabatabai, Facebook
Jung Ho Ahn, SNU
Valeria Bertacco, University of Michigan
Pradip Bose, IBM Research
David Brooks, Harvard
John Carter, IBM Research
Jichuan Chang, HP
Jason Cong, UCLA
Tom Conte, Georgia Tech
John Davis, Microsoft Research
Greg Diamos, NVIDIA
Lieven Eeckhout, Ghent University
Mattan Erez, University of Texas at Austin
Antonio Gonzalez, Intel & UPC
Boris Grot, EPFL
Ron Ho, Oracle Labs
James Hoe, CMU
Chris Hughes, Intel
Hillery Hunter, IBM Research
Engin Ipek, University of Rochester
Ravi Iyer, Intel
Nuwan Jayasena, AMD Research
Stefanos Kaxiras, Uppsala University
Hyesoon Kim, Georgia Tech
Benjamin Lee, Duke
Scott Mahlke, University of Michigan
Jason Mars, UCSD
Kathryn McKinley, Microsoft Research
Andreas Moshovos, University of Toronto
Satish Narayanasamy, University of Michigan
Milos Prvulovic, Georgia Tech
Vijay Janapa Reddi, University of Texas at Austin
Daniel Sanchez, MIT
Karu Sankaralingam, University of Wisconsin
Yannos Sazeides, University of Cyprus
Simha Sethumadhavan, Columbia
Steve Swanson, UCSD
Olivier Temam, INRIA
Kees Vissers, Xilinx

Tutorials and Workshops Chair:
Mark Oskin, University of Washington

Finance Chair:
Venkatesh Akella, UC Davis

Publicity Chair
Ajay Joshi, Boston University

Local Arrangements Chair
Christopher Nitta, UC Davis

Web and Submissions Chairs:
Christina Delimitrou, Stanford University
David Lo, Stanford University

Steering Committee
Richard Belgard (Chair), Consultant
David Albonesi, Cornell
Tom Conte, Georgia Tech
Kemal Ebcioglu, Global Supercomp.
Paolo Faraboschi, HP Labs
Wen-mei Hwu, University of Illinois
Scott Mahlke, University of Michigan
Bill Mangione-Smith, Consultant
Margaret Martonosi, Princeton
Yale Patt, University of Texas at Austin
Milos Prvulovic, Georgia Tech

Request for Feedback: ISCA PC Best Practices

Submitted by David Wood

Submitted by David Wood
Dear SIGARCH community,

As a result of the discussion on program committee practices during
the ISCA 2012 Business Meeting, the SIGARCH and TCCA Executive
Committees formed a special committee of past ISCA Program Chairs to
draft a document on “Best Practices for ISCA Program Chairs”. This
committee—consisting of Antonio Gonzalez, Luiz Barroso, and chaired
by Josep Torrellas—have produced a document that already
incorporates feedback from the SIGARCH and TCCA Executive Committees.

They now seek feedback from the entire community, in order to seek out
common ground among the different viewpoints, as well as leave room
for future creativity. The goal is that everyone who attends the ISCA
business meeting in Tel Aviv will have had a chance to read and
provide feedback on this document.

The draft document is available at the following link:

To simplify the process of providing and managing feedback, please use
the feedback form accessible at:

The committee would like to close the feedback window by May 30th, so
that they have time to prepare a final version before the ISCA 2013
Business Meeting.

David Wood

Call for Participation: SPAA 2013

Submitted by Jeremy Fineman
July 23 to July 25, 2013

Submitted by Jeremy Fineman

25th ACM Symposium on Parallelism in Algorithms and Architectures (SPAA)
July 23-25, 2013
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Registration is now open.

– keynote talks by Nancy Lynch, Mark Snir and Philipp Weolfel
(the first two are joint with PODC)
– celebration for Uzi Vishkin and Charles Leiserson, two founders of the
field of parallel computing
– colocated with the 32nd ACM SIGACT-SIGOPS Symposium on Principles
of Distributed Computing (PODC)

Please visit the webpage for
– list of accepted papers
– registration
– information on local arrangements
– further information on the above events

Call for Papers: PRDC 2013

Submitted by Karthik Pattabiraman
December 2 to December 4, 2013

Submitted by Karthik Pattabiraman

PRDC 2013 is the nineteenth in this series of symposia started in 1989
that are devoted to dependable and fault-tolerant computing. PRDC is
recognized as the main event in the Pacific area that covers the many
dimensions of dependability and fault tolerance, encompassing
fundamental and theoretical approaches, practical experimental projects,
and commercial components and systems. As applications of computing
systems have permeated into all aspects of daily life, the dependability
of computing systems has become increasingly critical. This symposium
provides a forum for countries around the Pacific Rim and other areas of
the world to exchange ideas for improving the dependability of computing
systems. Topics of interest include (but not limited to):

Software and hardware reliability, testing, verification, and validation
Dependability measurement, modeling, evaluation, and tools
Self-healing, self-protecting, and fault-tolerant systems
Software aging and rejuvenation
Safety-critical systems and software
Architecture and system design for dependability
Fault-tolerant algorithms and protocols
Reliability in cloud computing, Internet, and web systems
and applications
Cloud and Internet Information security
Dependability issues in computer networks and communications
Dependability issues in distributed and parallel systems
Dependability issues in real-time systems, database, and
transaction processing systems
Dependability issues in autonomic computing
Dependability issues in aerospace and embedded systems

Paper Submissions

Manuscripts should be submitted in the following categories: Regular Papers
and Practical Experience Reports. Regular Papers should describe original
research (not submitted or published elsewhere) and be not more than 10
pages using IEEE format guidelines or 20 pages double-spaced. Practical
Experience Reports (max 6 pages using IEEE format guidelines or 12 pages
double-spaced) should describe an experience or a case study, such as
the design and deployment of a system or actual failure and recovery
field data. The title page should include a 150-word abstract, five keywords,
authors’ names and affiliations, and a line specifying whether the submission
is a Regular Paper or a Practical Experience Report.

All submissions must be made electronically on the submission web site.
Papers will be reviewed internationally and selected based on their
originality, significance, relevance, and clarity of presentation.
All accepted papers will be published by IEEE Computer Society Press.
One outstanding paper will be selected to receive the Best Paper Award.

Important Dates

Submission deadline: May 17, 2013
Notification: July 5, 2013