Postdoc or Staff Research Associate Position at UCLA on Simulation and Prototyping for Customized Computing

Submitted by Glenn Reinman

Submitted by Glenn Reinman
One position is immediately available in the Department of Computer Science
at UCLA, working with Dr. Jason Cong and Dr. Glenn Reinman at the Center
for Domain Specific Computing (CDSC). Please see for full details.

Call for Participation: IEEE NAS 2013

Submitted by Chao Li
July 17 to July 19, 2013

Submitted by Chao Li
IEEE International Conference on Networking, Architecture, and Storage (NAS)
July 17-19, 2013, Xi’an, China

You are invited to join the 8th IEEE International Conference on Networking,
Architecture, and Storage (NAS 2013), June 17 – July 19, 2013, Xi’an, China.
It will serve as an international forum to bring together researchers and
practitioners from academia and industry to discuss cutting-edge research on
networking, high-performance computer architecture, and parallel and distributed
data storage technologies. NAS 2013 will expose participants to the most recent
developments in the interdisciplinary areas.

Early Registration Deadline: June 15th, 2013

*Keynote Speakers:

Keynote on 07/17/2013
Dr. Kevin Nowka
Director, IBM Research-Austin

Keynote on 07/18/2013
Prof. Chita R. Das,
Distinguished Professor and Director of High Performance Computing Lab
Pennsylvania State University

*Conference Organizers

General Co-Chairs
– Tao Li, University of Florida, USA
– Hongbin Sun, Xi’an Jiaotong University, China

Honorable General Chair
– Nanning Zheng, President of Xi’an Jiaotong University, China

Program Co-Chairs
– Jian Li, IBM Austin Research Laboratory, USA
– Marco D. Santambrogio, CSAIL, MIT, USA

Steering Committees
– Xubin He,Virginia Commonwealth University, USA (Steering Committee Chair)
– Hong Jiang, University of Nebraska – Lincoln, USA
– Changsheng Xie, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
– Qing Yang, University of Rhode Island, USA
– André Brinkmann, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Germany

Call for Papers: ASPLOS 2014

Submitted by Niti Madan
March 1 to March 5, 2014

Submitted by Niti Madan

ASPLOS 2014 19th International Conference on
Architectural Support for Programming Languages and
Operating Systems

Salt Lake City, UT
March 1 5

Abstract Deadline July 17, 2013, 5pm EDT
Full Paper Submission Deadline July 24, 2013, 5pm EDT
Author Response Period October 7 to 11, 2013
Notification Nov 8, 2013

ASPLOS is the premier forum for multidisciplinary systems research
spanning computer architecture and hardware, programming languages
and compilers, operating systems and networking, as well as
applications and user interfaces. The research may target diverse
goals such as performance, energy and thermal efficiency,
resiliency, security, and sustainability. The importance of
such crosscutting research continues to grow as we grapple
with the end of Dennard scaling, the explosion of big data,
scales ranging from ultra-low power wearable devices to
exascale parallel and cloud computers, the need for
sustainability, and increasingly humancentered applications.
ASPLOS embraces systems research that directly targets these
new problems in new ways.

ASPLOS 2014 invites papers on groundbreaking research on current
and future computer systems.
Submissions should emphasize synergy of at least two ASPLOS
disciplines: architecture, programming languages, operating systems,
and related areas. Nontraditional topics are especially encouraged.
The review process will be sensitive to the challenges of
multidisciplinary work in emerging areas. Areas of interest include,
but are not limited to:
* emerging platforms at all scales; e.g., networks of embedded
devices, multicore client devices, and cloud systems
* applications and systems that address social, educational, and
environmental challenges
* programming and compilation for existing and emerging platforms
* managing, storing, and computing on big data
* virtualization, memory, and storage technologies and architectures
* power, energy, and thermal management
* security, reliability, and availability
* verification and testing
* heterogeneous architectures and accelerators
* new computing models
Papers should be submitted at the link provided on the conference
web site and adhere to the specified instructions.

General CoChairs: Rajeev Balasubramonian and Al Davis, University of Utah
Program Chair: Sarita Adve, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

Program committee:
Sarita Adve, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
David F. Bacon, IBM Research
Emery Berger, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Francois Bodin, Irisa
Calin Cascaval, Qualcomm
Luis Ceze, University of Washington
Brad Chen, Google
Trishul Chilimbi, Microsoft Research
Sandhya Dwarkadas, University of Rochester
Krisztian Flautner, ARM
Tim Harris, Oracle Labs
Mark Hill, University of Wisconsin
Mary Jane Irwin, Pennsylvania State University
Ravi Iyer, Intel Corp.
Martha Kim, Columbia University
Eddie Kohler, Harvard University
John Kubiatowicz, University of California, Berkeley
David Lie, University of Toronto
Shan Lu, University of Wisconsin
Debbie Marr, Intel Corp.
Margaret Martonosi, Princeton University
Kathryn S. McKinley, Microsoft Research
Santosh Nagarakatte, Rutgers University
Satish Narayanasamy, University of Michigan
Vijay Pai, Purdue University
Keshav Pingali, University of Texas at Austin
Parthasarathy (Partha) Ranganathan, HP Labs
Karin Strauss, Microsoft Research/University of Washington
Martin Vechev, ETH
Carl Waldspurger
Tom Wenisch, University of Michigan
Emmett Witchel, Univerity of Texas at Austin
Lin Zhong, Rice University
Yuanyuan Zhou, University of California, San Diego
Willy Zwaenepoel, EPFL

Call for Participation: PACT 2013 – ACM Student Research Competition

Submitted by Ioana Baldini
September 9, 2013

Submitted by Ioana Baldini

Abstract submission: 11:59pm Eastern Time Friday June 21, 2013
Acceptance notification: 11:59pm Eastern Time Friday July 12, 2013
Poster Session for Accepts 12:30 – 14:30, Edinburgh, Sept 9, 2013
Presentations for Finalists 16:30 – 18:00, Edinburgh, Sept 9, 2013


Submissions to the PACT 2013 ACM Student Research Competition (SRC)
must be submitted electronically at the site below:

The submission should be in pdf format. Blind submissions are fine,
but not required. Submissions should not exceed 1 page, and should
not exceeding 800 words. Figures and References are fine, and must
fit within the single page. You may use this latex template:

This template will format the paper in the style here:


The 21st International Conference on Parallel Architectures and
Compilation Techniques (PACT) invites participation in the ACM Student
Research Competition (SRC). Sponsored by ACM and Microsoft Research,
the SRC is a forum for undergraduates and graduate students to share
their research results, exchange ideas, and improve their
communication skills while competing for prizes. Students accepted to
participate in the SRC are entitled to a travel grant (up to $500) to
help cover travel expenses. The top 3 undergraduate and graduate
winners will receive all of the following prizes:

1. Monetary prizes of $500, $300, and $200, respectively.

2. An award plaque and a two-year complimentary ACM membership
with a subscription to ACM’s Digital Library.

3. The names and research abstracts of the winners will be posted
on the ACM SRC web site.

4. An invitation to participate in the SRC Grand Finals, an on-line
round of competitions among the winners of individual
conference-hosted SRCs. The top three graduate and undergraduate
Grand Finalists will receive an additional $500, $300, and $200,
respectively, along with Grand Finalist plaques. Grand Finalists and
their advisors will be invited to the Annual ACM Awards Banquet for
an all-expenses-paid trip, where they will be recognized for their
accomplishments, along with other prestigious ACM award winners,
including the winner of the Turing Award.

The SRC consists of two rounds: a poster session and a presentation
session. A panel of judges will select a number of finalists from the
poster session, who will be invited to the presentation session at
PACT 2013 and compete for the prizes. The evaluation will be
concentrated on the quality of both visual and oral presentation, the
research methods, and the significance of contribution.

You can find more information on the ACM Student Research Competition at


A participant in the SRC must meet all following conditions:

1. The participant must submit an up to 800-word abstract
outlining the content of a poster that is going to be presented
during the competition. The abstract must include the poster
title, author names, affiliations, and the name of the academic
advisor. It should describe the research problem, motivation and
background, techniques and results, and the prospect for clearly
and concisely conveying the work in a poster format. It should
state the novelty and contributions of the work explicitly. The
submission deadline is Friday June 21, 2013, at 11:59 pm US
Eastern Time.

2. The abstract can have some overlap with previous publications
(including PACT-2013), but some significant part of it must have
not appeared before. Novelty is one of the criteria for

3 The abstract and the poster must be authored solely by the

4. The participant can be from anywhere in the world, but must be
an ACM student member, and must maintain an undergraduate or
graduate student status as of June 21, 2013. Please indicate
whether you are an undergraduate or graduate student. You may
join ACM prior to entering. Basic student membership is $19 per
year or less:

For each accepted SRC poster, a one-page extended abstract in the ACM
format will be included in the PACT-2013 conference proceedings. The
content, however, can be included in a future submission to other
conferences or journals.


Chair: Erik Altman, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center

Rajeev Balasubramonian, University of Utah
Luis Ceze, University of Washington
Jack Davidson, University of Virginia
Evelyn Duesterwald, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
R. Govindarajan, Indian Institute of Science
Jason Mars, University of California, San Diego
Andreas Moshovos, University of Toronto
Gilles Pokam, Intel
Xipeng Shen, William and Mary
Antonia Zhai, University of Minnesota
Cliff Young, DE Shaw Research

For questions regarding the submission process, or for additional
information, clarifications, or questions, please contact the ACM
Student Research Competition Chair, Erik Altman (

The ACM Student Research Competition at PACT-2013 is sponsored by the
ACM and Microsoft Research.


#1: Transactional Event Profiling in a Best-Effort Hardware
Transactional Memory System
o Matthew Gaudet, University of Alberta

#2: Efficient Data Compression for Memory Hierarchies
o Gennady Pekhimenko, Carnegie Mellon University

#3: Transparent Runtime Deadlock Elimination
o Hari K. Pyla, Virginia Tech

Call for Papers: Workshop on Computer Architecture Education

Submitted by Ed Gehringer
September 1, 2013

Submitted by Ed Gehringer
Workshop on Computer Architecture Education

Held in conjunction with the
23rd International Conference on Field-Programmable Logic and Applications
Porto, Portugal, 1 September 2013


WCAE provides the premier forum for educators in computer architecture to
discuss and share their experiences and teaching philosophy. Past WCAEs have
been held in conjunction with HPCA, ISCA, and Micro.

Over 200 papers on computer architecture education have been presented at the
workshop since its inception in 1995. The goal is for participants to come
away from the workshop with new ideas on delivering courses in computer
architecture. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following.

Topics of interest

* New approaches to introductory courses
* Advanced courses
* Development of materials for active learning
* Laboratory support for distance education

* Textbook development
* Textbook selection
* Critical evaluation of textbook approaches

* Integration of research into teaching
* Industrial support for teaching
* Interdepartmental issues (CS/ECE)
* National differences in curricula

* Hardware tools
* Simulators and other software tools
* Prototyping
* Visualization aids

* Using FPGAs to teach computer-architecture concepts
* FPGAs as a vehicle to teach advanced architecture features

* Teaching about multicore/many-core issues and GPUs
* Architectural and software issues specific to embedded systems

* Encouraging students to do research
* Encouraging students to pursue the Ph.D.

Submission of contributions

Interested authors should submit a full paper (not to exceed 8 pages),
following the formatting instructions given in the files in

Industry Participation

We encourage participation by book publishers, computer manufacturers, software
vendors, or companies which develop or market products used in the delivery of
computer architecture education. Any company interested in participating in the
workshop should contact the organizers at the addresses below.

Important Dates

Submission Due Date: Tuesday, 6 August 2013, 11:59 PM Samoa Time (UTC-11)
Author Notification: Friday, 16 August 2013
Final Paper Due Date: Friday, 23 August 2013

Copies of papers presented at the workshop will be made available at the
workshop, and through the ACM Digital Library

Ed Gehringer, North Carolina State University,, +1 919-515-2066
João Cardoso, FEUP/University of Porto, Portugal,

Program Committee

João Cardoso, FEUP/University of Porto, Portugal
Dan Connors, University of Colorado, Denver
James Conrad, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Dan Ernst, Cray Research Mark Fienup, University of Northern Iowa
Ed Gehringer, North Carolina State University
Bharat Joshi, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
David Kaeli, Northeastern University
Nirav Kapadia, Unisys Corporation
Michael Manzke, Trinity College, Dublin
Yale Patt, University of Texas at Austin
Ron Sass, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Xue Wei, Tsinghua University

Call for Nominations: Rau Award

Submitted by Bill Mangione-Smith

Submitted by Bill Mangione-Smith
B. Ramakrishna Rau Award

Nomination Deadline: 1 July 2013

Nominate candidates at

Established in memory of B. Ramakrishna Rau, and awarded in recognition of his
distinguished career in promoting and expanding the use of innovative
computer microarchitecture techniques, including his innovation in compiler
technology, his leadership in academic and industrial computer architecture,
and his extremely high personal and ethical standards.

The B. Ramakrishna Rau award will be presented “in recognition of substantial
contributions in the field of computer microarchitecture and compiler code

The candidate will have made an outstanding, innovative contribution or
contributions to microarchitecture, use of novel microarchitectural techniques
or compiler/architecture interfacing. It is hoped, but not required, that the
winner will have also contributed to the computer microarchitecture community
through teaching, mentoring, or community service.

Call for Papers: HotPower 2013

Submitted by Lin Zhong
November 3, 2013

Submitted by Lin Zhong
HotPower’13: 2013 Workshop on Power-Aware Computing and Systems
will be co-located with the 24th ACM Symposium on Operating Systems
Principles (SOSP) on November 3rd, 2013. HotPower’13 is sponsored by
USENIX, the Advanced Computing Systems Association. For more
information visit:

Important Dates

Paper submissions due: July 20, 2013, 8:59 p.m. PDT
Notification to authors: August 24, 2013
Final papers due: September 13, 2013

Program Co-Chairs

Kushagra Vaid, Microsoft
Lin Zhong, Rice University

Program Committee

Rajesh Balan (Singapore Management University)
Trishul Chilimbi (Microsoft Research)
Prabal Dutta (University of Michigan)
Mian Dong (Samsung Research-America)
Ben Greenstein (Google)
Charlie Y. Hu (Purdue University)
Engin Ipek (University of Rochester)
Ravishankar Iyer (Intel)
Benjamin Lee (Duke University)
Yunxin Liu (Microsoft Research-Asia)
Amir Michael (Facebook)
Abhinav Pathak (Apple)
Vijay Janapa Reddi (University of Texas at Austin)
Leendert van Doorn (AMD)
Thomas Wenisch (University of Michigan)

Steering Committee Chair

Feng Zhao, Microsoft Research


Topics of interest in energy-efficient computing include but are not limited to:

Instrumentation, measurement, and measurement studies
Metrics, benchmarks, interfaces
Performance, energy, and other resource trade-offs; energy complexity
Software optimization, application design
System-level optimization, cross-layer coordination
Scheduling, run-time adaptation, feedback control
Processor, network, storage, hardware components and architecture
Reliability and power management
Energy-aware control of cyber-physical systems
Application to multi-core, datacenter, and embedded systems
Green energy sources and their implications
Technologies for and management of energy storage
Life-cycle analysis

Call for Participation: CloudSuite 2.0 on Flexus Tutorial at ISCA 2013

Submitted by Djordje Jevdjic

Submitted by Djordje Jevdjic
The emergence of cloud computing as a dominant computing platform
highlights the need for a common architectural evaluation basis of
cloud server systems. CloudSuite is an on-going effort towards this
end, aimed at providing a contemporary suite of benchmarks that
represent popular scale-out cloud applications commonly found in
today’s datacenters.

In CloudSuite 2.0, we introduce two new benchmarks – data caching
using Memcached and graph processing – which extend the existing
benchmark suite composed of data analytics, data serving, media
streaming, software testing, web search, and web serving.
CloudSuite 2.0 is based on real-world server software stacks and
datasets, and provides the means for throughput and quality of
service (QoS) measurement for each benchmark.

In this tutorial, we first introduce CloudSuite 2.0 and demonstrate
how to run the benchmarks on real hardware. We then describe the
use of CloudSuite 2.0 for detailed architectural studies using Flexus,
a full-system multiprocessor simulator. Because evaluating real-world
server software stacks via simulation is prohibitively slow, we also
describe the Flexus’ sampling methodology, which enables fast
cycle-accurate simulation of the CloudSuite benchmarks.

Our tutorial will take place on Sunday, June 23rd, in conjunction
with ISCA 2013 in Tel-Aviv. For further information on CloudSuite 2.0
and the tutorial, please visit our website at:

Call for Participation: SYSTOR 2013

Submitted by Ronen Kat
June 30 to July 2, 2013

Submitted by Ronen Kat
You are invited to SYSTOR 2013, June 30 – July 2, 2013, Haifa, Israel.
Registration and attendance are FREE –

SYSTOR provides a forum for interaction across the systems and storage
community: international, academic, and industrial, for both students and more
established members. The program include high-quality experimental and
practical research papers encompassing all aspects of computer systems,
with an emphasis on storage.

PROGRAM is available on SYSTOR website

In addition to research papers, SYSTOR hosts distinguished keynote speakers,
highlighted papers from recent top conferences, a poster session, and social
and cultural activities. SYSTOR 2013 is being held back-to-back with the
ACM/IEEE International Symposium on Computer Architecture (ISCA 2013)
in Tel Aviv.

o Brian Levine, University of Massachusetts Amherst.
“Fighting Internet-based Sexual Exploitation Crimes Against Children”
o Brian F. Cooper, Google.
“Spanner: Google’s Globally-Distributed Database”
o Thomas Gross, ETH Zurich.
“Big Data — Little Software?”

SYSTOR 2013 – Sponsored by Technion – Israel Institute of Technology
in cooperation with:
ACM SIGOPS, USENIX and the Technion Center of Excellence (TCE)
Industrial sponsorship from:
Google, IBM, Axcient, NetApp, EMC, HP, Riverbed, SAP and Intel