Call for Tutorials & Workshops: IEEE International Symposium on Workload Characterization

Submitted by Jian Li
October 26, 2014

Submitted by Jian Li
Call for Tutorial and Workshop Proposals

IISWC-2014 solicits proposals to be organizes in conjunction with the main
conference, to be held on October 26, 2014 (Sunday).

Tutorial Proposals:

Proposals for both half- and full-day tutorials are solicited on any topic that
is relevant to the IISWC audience. Tutorials that focus on the primary topics of
interest for IISWC are strongly encouraged. Examples of successful formats
include educating the community on tools, or on emerging topics.

Important Dates
Submission deadline: Friday, August 1, 2014
Notification: Friday, August 8, 2014

Submission Procedures
Proposals should provide the following information:
· Title of the tutorial
· List of organizer(s) and presenter(s), including contact information
and short bios
· Tutorial abstract
· Short description (for evaluation). This should include:
o Tutorial scope and objectives,
o Topics to be covered,
o Target audience
· Proposed duration (full day, half day).
· If the tutorial has been held previously, the location (i.e.,
conference), date, and number of attendees.

Proposals should take the form of a PDF document, and be submitted via e-mail to
Lisa Hsu ( , with the subject “IISWC 2014 Tutorial
Proposal”. Submissions will be acknowledged via e-mail.

Call for Workshop Proposals

Proposals for half- and full-day workshops are solicited on any topic that is
relevant to the IISWC audience. Proposals relating to power/energy/performance
analysis and workload characterization as relating to computer architecture,
systems, compilers, or programming languages, particularly as related to mobile
computing (either from the mobile side or the servers supporting mobile
computing); datacenters; or the Internet of Things, are encouraged.

Important Dates
Submission deadline: Friday, August 1, 2014
Notification: Friday, August 8, 2014

Submission Procedures
Please include in your proposal
· Title of the workshop
· Organizers and their affiliations
· Sample call for papers
· Duration – Half-Day or Full Day
· If the workshop was previously held, the location (conference), date,
and number of attendees

Proposals should take the form of a PDF document, and be submitted via e-mail to
Lisa Hsu ( , with the subject “IISWC 2014 Workshop
Proposal”. Submissions will be acknowledged via e-mail.

Call for Papers: IEEE International Symposium on Workload Characterization 2014

Submitted by Jian Li
October 26 to October 28, 2014

Submitted by Jian Li
October 26 (Sun) – 28 (Tue), 2014
Raleigh, North Carolina, USA


Important Dates

Abstracts Submission : April 25, 2014   
Paper Submission : May 2, 2014   
Acceptance Notification : June 17, 2014 

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.

General Chair
  Huiyang Zhou, North Carolina State University
Program Chair 
  Lixin Zhang, Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy
of Science
  Lingjia Tang, University of Michigan
Workshop/Tutorial Chair
  Lisa Hsu, Qualcomm
Finance Chair
  Carole-Jean Wu, Arizona State University
Local Arrangements Chair
  James Tuck, North Carolina State University
Publications Chair
  Mark Hempstead, Drexel University
Publicity Chair
  Jian Li, IBM Research
Registration Chair
  Xin Fu, University of Kansas
Submissions Chair
Web Chair
  Yi Yang, NEC Laboratories America

Topics of Interest
We solicit papers in all areas related to characterization of computing system
workloads. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
Characterization of applications in areas including
o Search engines, e-commerce, web services, databases, file/application servers
o Embedded, mobile, multimedia, real-time, 3D-Graphics, gaming, telepresence
o Life sciences, bioinformatics, scientific computing, finance, forecasting
o Machine Learning, Analytics, Data mining
o Security, reliability, biometrics
o Grid and Cloud computing
o Emerging big data applications

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

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

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

Benchmark creation, analysis, and evaluation issues, including
o Multithreaded benchmarks, benchmark cloning
o Profiling, trace collection, synthetic traces
o Validation of benchmarks
o Analytical and abstract modeling of program behavior and systems

Emerging and future workloads
o Transactional memory workloads; workloads for multi/many-core systems
o Stream-based computing workloads; web2.0/internet workloads; cyber-physical
For further information, please contact the General or Program Chair:
   General Chair
         Huiyang Zhou, North Carolina State University   
( )
    Program Chair
         Lixin Zhang, Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese
Academy of Science    (
         Lingjia Tang, University of Michigan    (

Call for Papers: Performance and Power Issues in Multi/Many Core Architecture

Submitted by Hitoshi OI
December 10 to December 12, 2014

Submitted by Hitoshi OI
Performance and Power Issues in Multi/Many Core Architecture,
a special session in International Symposium on Integrated Circuits
(ISIC) 2014, Singapore, December 10 to 12, 2014

Call for papers:

This special session is aimed to attract the interests
of people working in various aspects of multi/many core
architecture, from the circuit level to the application level,
stimulate the discussion and share and exchange their experiences
and knowledge.

Topics of interests for the special session include
(but not limited to):

– Performance and power-efficiency optimization,
– Heterogeneous multi/many core: architectural design
and run-time support,
– Parallelization libraries and tools,
– Performance and power consumption modeling methodologies,
– Design strategies for performance and power-efficiency in
circuit, architecture and software levels,
On-chip interconnect: architecture, protocol and routing,
– Memory hierarchy architecture and protocol.

Important Dates:

5/15: Title and abstract submission
(send by email to p2m2ca at
6/1: Full paper submission
(use the Paper Upload page of ISIC 2014 )
9/1: Notification of Paper Acceptance
10/15: Submission of Final Manuscript Papers

Organizing Members:

Hitoshi Oi, University of Aizu (JP)
Joao Pedro Pedroso, University of Porto (PT)
Ines Dutra, University of Porto (PT)
Xiongfei Liao, Intel (MY)
Senthilkumar Jayapal, Intel (MY)
Jorge Chavez, Cinvestav (MX)
Amilcar Meneses, Cinvestav (MX)
Yao-Min Cheng, Oracle (US)

For more information, please refer to
ISIC 2014 web site
or send email to p2m2ca at

Call for Participation: ICS 2014

Submitted by Michael Gerndt
June 10 to June 13, 2014

Submitted by Michael Gerndt
28th ACM International Conference on Supercomputing
June 10-13, Munich

Early registration deadline: April 28th, 2014

ICS is the premier international forum for the presentation of research results
in high-performance computing systems. ICS 2014 will be held in Munich,

Contributions cover a broad range of research, development, and applications of
high-performance experimental and commercial systems.

Keynote speakers are
– Thomas Lippert, JSC, HPC for the Human Brain Project
– Mark D. Hill, University of Wisconsin, 21st Century Computer Architecture
– Marc Snir, ANL, The Future of Supercomputing

The conference features workshops, tutorials, and a single track with program
with keynotes and contributed presentations.

Call for Papers: Dynamic Languages Symposium

Submitted by Edd Barrett
October 21, 2014

Submitted by Edd Barrett
Dynamic Languages Symposium 2014
October 21, 2014

Co-located with SPLASH 2014, Portland, OR, USA

The 10th Dynamic Languages Symposium (DLS) at SPLASH 2014 is the premier
forum for researchers and practitioners to share knowledge and research on
dynamic languages, their implementation, and applications. The influence of
dynamic languages — from Lisp to Smalltalk to Python to Javascript — on
real-world practice, and research, continues to grow.

DLS 2014 invites high quality papers reporting original research, innovative
contributions, or experience related to dynamic languages, their
implementation, and applications. Accepted papers will be published in the
ACM Digital Library, and freely available for 2 weeks before and after the
event itself. Areas of interest include but are not limited to:

* Innovative language features and implementation techniques
* Development and platform support, tools
* Interesting applications
* Domain-oriented programming
* Very late binding, dynamic composition, and run-time adaptation
* Reflection and meta-programming
* Software evolution
* Language symbiosis and multi-paradigm languages
* Dynamic optimization
* Hardware support
* Experience reports and case studies
* Educational approaches and perspectives
* Semantics of dynamic languages


Submissions should not have been published previously nor be under review at
other events. Research papers should describe work that advances the current
state of the art. Experience papers should be of broad interest and should
describe insights gained from substantive practical applications. The program
committee will evaluate each contributed paper based on its relevance,
significance, clarity, length, and originality.

Papers are to be submitted electronically at in PDF format. Submissions
must be in the ACM format (see
and not exceed 12 pages. Authors are reminded that brevity is a virtue.

DLS 2014 will run a two-phase reviewing process to help authors make their
final papers the best that they can be. After the first round of reviews,
papers will be rejected, conditionally accepted, or unconditionally accepted.
Conditionally accepted papers will be given a list of issues raised by
reviewers. Authors will then submit a revised version of the paper with a
cover letter explaining how they have / why they have not addressed these
issues. The reviewers will then consider the cover letter and revised paper
and recommend final acceptance / rejection.

Important dates

Submissions: June 8 2014 (FIRM DEADLINE)
First phase notification: July 14 2014
Revisions due: August 4 2014
Final notification: August 11 2014
Camera ready: August 15 2014
DLS: October 21 2014

Programme chair

Laurence Tratt, King’s College London, UK

Publicity chair

Edd Barrett, King’s College London, UK

Programme committee

Gilad Bracha, Google, US
Jonathan Edwards, MIT, US
Robert Hirschfeld, Hasso-Plattner-Institut Potsdam, DE
Roberto Ierusalimschy, PUC-Rio, BR
Sergio Maffeis, Imperial College London, UK
Stefan Marr, INRIA, FR
Oscar Nierstrasz, University of Bern, CH
James Noble, Victoria University of Wellington, NZ
Shriram Krishnamurthi, Brown University, US
Chris Seaton, University of Manchester, UK
Nikolai Tillmann, Microsoft Research, US
Sam Tobin-Hochstadt, Indiana University, US
Jan Vitek, Purdue University, US
Christian Wimmer, Oracle Labs, US
Peng Wu, IBM Research, US

Call for Papers: HIPEAC 2015

Submitted by Gennady Pekhimenko
January 19 to January 21, 2015

Submitted by Gennady Pekhimenko

10th International Conference on High-Performance Embedded
Architectures and Compilers

January 19-21, 2015
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Paper deadline: June 1, 2014

Sponsored by:
HiPEAC Compilation & Architecture
Seventh Framework Programme

The HiPEAC conference is the premier European forum for
experts in computer architecture, programming models,
compilers and operating systems for embedded and
general-purpose systems.

The 10th HiPEAC conference will take place in Amsterdam,
The Netherlands from Monday, January 19 to Wednesday, January
21, 2015. Associated workshops, tutorials, special sessions,
several large poster session and an industrial exhibition will
run in parallel with the conference. The three day event
attracts about 500 delegates each year.

Paper selection is done by ACM TACO, the ACM Transactions on
Architecture and Code Optimization. Prospective authors submit
their original papers to ACM TACO at any time before the paper
deadline of June 1, 2014 to benefit from two rounds of reviews
before the conference paper track cut-off date which is
November 15, 2014.

See below for detailed information about the new publication
model called ACM TACO 2.0.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
* Processor, memory, and storage systems architecture
* Parallel, multi-core and heterogeneous systems
* Interconnection networks
* Architectural support for programming productivity
* Power, performance and implementation efficient designs
* Reliability and real-time support in processors, compilers
and run-time systems
* Application-specific processors, accelerators and
reconfigurable processors
* Architecture and programming environments for GPU-based
* Simulation and methodology
* Architectural and run-time support for programming languages
* Programming models, frameworks and environments for exploiting
* Compiler techniques
* Feedback-directed optimization
* Program characterization and analysis techniques
* Dynamic compilation, adaptive execution, and continuous
* Binary translation/optimization
* Code size/memory footprint optimizations

Andy D. Pimentel, University of Amsterdam
Stephan Wong, Delft University of Technology

Onur Mutlu, Carnegie Mellon University

Diana Göhringer, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Sascha Uhrig, TU Dortmund

Sorin Cotofana, Delft University of Technology
Antonio Beck, UFRGS
Chao Wang, USTC
Gennady Pekhimenko, Carnegie Mellon Univ.

Koen De Bosschere, Ghent University

Albert Cohen, INRIA

Daniel Gracia Pérez, Thales

Vicky Wandels, Ghent University

Eneko Illarramendi, Ghent University

Andy D. Pimentel, University of Amsterdam
Stephan Wong, Delft University of Technology
Clemens Grelck, University of Amsterdam
Todor Stefanov, University of Leiden
Zaid Al-Ars, Delft University of Technology

ACM TACO 2.0 Publication Model:
Over the last three years ACM TACO has optimized its
internal review processes. Today, the average turnaround
time from submission to first response is 46 days and 95%
of the manuscripts get a response within 2 months. For
revised manuscripts, the review process goes even faster.
In 2013, most accepted manuscripts went through two rounds
of reviews to reach a final decision only 5 months after
submission. Accepted manuscripts are immediately uploaded
in the ACM digital library. Hence, excellent manuscripts
can make it from submission to publication in about three
months; papers needing a major revision are published after
6 months. We call this “ACM TACO 2.0”

ACM TACO 2.0 now has a review cycle and an acceptance rate
which is competitive with the best ACM conferences, but
without the inconvenient non-negotiable submission deadlines,
and with the advantage of being able to revise a paper based
on the detailed review reports by carefully selected
reviewers, and of being published as soon as it is accepted.
On top of that, authors of original work papers get an open
invitation to present their paper at the yearly HiPEAC
conference, which is the premier European network event on
topics central to ACM TACO, attended by more than 500

ACM TACO interim Editor-in-Chief
Prof. Koen De Bosschere

ACM TACO Senior Editor
Prof. Per Stenström

Call for Participation: Computing Frontiers'14

Submitted by Mohamed Zahran
May 20 to May 22, 2014

Submitted by Mohamed Zahran
ACM International Conference on Computing Frontiers 2014

May 20 – 22, 2014, Cagliari, Italy
Early registration (for special rate) till April 11, 2014

Computing Frontiers represents an engaged, collaborative community of
researchers who are excited about transformational technologies in the field of
computing. We are presently on the cusp of several revolutions, including new
memory technologies, networking technologies, algorithms for handling
large-scale data, power-saving and energy-efficient solutions for data centers,
systems solutions for cloud computing, and many, many more. Boundaries between
the state-of-the-art and revolutionary innovation constitute the computing
frontiers that must be pushed forward to advance science, engineering, and
information technology. Before revolutionary materials, devices, and systems
enter the mainstream, early research must be performed using far-reaching
projections of the future state of technologies.
Computing Frontiers is a gathering for people to share and discuss such work,
focusing on a wide spectrum of advanced technologies and radically new
solutions relevant to the development of the whole spectrum of computer
systems, from embedded to high-performance computing.