Call for Papers: IEEE Micro Special Issue on Big Data

Submitted by Boris Grot

Submitted by Boris Grot
Call for Papers: IEEE Micro Special Issue on Big Data
Guest Editors: Babak Falsafi (EPFL) and Boris Grot (University of Edinburgh)

Submissions due: Jan 8, 2014
Author notification: March 5, 2014
Publication date: July­/Aug 2014

Big data is transforming our lives, but it is also placing an unprecedented
burden on our compute infrastructure. As data expansion rates outpace Moore’s
law and supply voltage scaling grinds to a halt, the IT industry is being
challenged in its ability to effectively store, process, and serve the growing
volumes of data. Delivering on the premise of big data in the post­-Dennard
era calls for specialization and tight integration across the system stack,
with the aim of maximizing energy efficiency, performance scalability,
resilience, and security. This IEEE Micro special issue seeks original papers
on a range of topics related to big data computing.

Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:
– Processor, memory systems, storage, and network architectures for big data
– Integrated systems for big data: blades, racks, and datacenters
– Custom accelerators for the big data domain
– Big data systems and workloads in the wild: case studies and bottleneck
– Software support for big data processing: programming languages, operating
systems, runtime environments
– Energy efficiency in big data systems through vertical integration,
specialization, and approximation
– Emerging compute, storage, and communication technologies for big data
– Architectural support for security in the context of big data

Submission procedure:

Log onto IEEE CS Manuscript Central
( and submit your manuscript. Please
direct questions to the IEEE Micro magazine assistant (
For the manuscript submission, acceptable file formats include Microsoft Word
and PDF. Manuscripts should not exceed 5,000 words including references, with
each average-­size figure counting as 150 words toward this limit. Please
include all figures and tables, as well as a cover page with author contact
information (name, address, phone, and e­mail) and a 200­-word abstract.
Submitted manuscripts must not have been previously published or currently
submitted for publication elsewhere, and all manuscripts must be cleared for
publication. All previously published papers must have at least 30% new content
compared to any conference (or other) publication. Accepted articles will be
edited for structure, style, clarity, and readability. For more information,
please visit the IEEE Micro Author Center