Call for Participation: ISPASS 2016

Submitted by Erik Hagersten
April 17 to April 19, 2016

Submitted by Erik Hagersten

The 17th International Symposium on Performance Analysis of
Systems and Software (ISPASS)

Uppsala, Sweden

April 17: Workshops/Tutorials (3 workshops and 4 tutorial)
April 18-19: Conference (including 3 keynotes)

Early registration: March 18
Hotel reservation: March 18

The name says it all: IEEE International Symposium on Performance Analysis of
Systems and Software. The focus is on performance-related problems, solutions,
methods and tools for software and system performance and power analysis
and optimisation.

After 16 years in the US, the ISPASS conference is now moving “abroad” for
the first time.

General Chair: Erik Hagersten, Uppsala University
Program Chair: Andreas Moshovos, University of Toronto

Call for Participation: ISLPED 2015 (early registration deadline: June 5)

Submitted by Andreas Burg
July 22 to July 24, 2015

Submitted by Andreas Burg

International Symposium on Low Power Electronics and Design (ISLPED’15)
Rome, Italy
July 22-24, 2015

ISLPED is the world’s premier event on low power design.
It is sponsored by the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society and the
ACM Special Interest Group on Design Automation.

The technical program comprises paper presentations in the areas of:
1.1 Technologies
1.2 Circuits
1.3 Logic & Architecture
2.1 CAD & Methodologies,
2.2 Systems & Platforms,
2.3 Software & Applications,
3.1 Industrial Perspectives

Besides the paper presentations, the program also features three high-profile
keynotes (A. Sangiovanni-Vincentelli — UC Berkeley, USA;
J. Pineda De Givez — NXP, Netherlands; N. Shanbhag — UIUC, USA),
An Industry Reception Dinner (July 22nd),
A Banquet Gala Dinner (July 23rd),
A free Co-Located Workshop and Tutorial (July 24th) on Ultra-Low Power
Environmental Monitoring, Security, and Health (ULPESH)

Early registration is available until June 5, 2015.

For more information and registration, visit:

Call for Participation: ICS 2015 (Early registration deadline: May 17)

Submitted by Arun Kejariwal
June 8 to June 11, 2015

Submitted by Arun Kejariwal

29th International Conference on Supercomputing (ICS 2015)
Newport Beach, California
8-11 June, 2015

Sponsored by ACM/SIGARCH

EARLY REGISTRATION DEADLINE: May 17, 2015 (extended)

ICS is the premier international forum for the presentation of research
results in high-performance computing systems. This year the conference
will be held at Hyatt Regency, Newport Beach, California.

The technical program features keynote addresses by three leading
authorities in high performance computing:

K1 Datacenter efficiency — What’s next?
Ricardo Bianchini
Professor, Rutgers University and Chief Efficiency Strategist
Microsoft Research

K2 Streaming Task Parallelism
Albert Cohen
Senior Research Scientist, INRIA

K3 Automatically Scalable Computation
Margo Seltzer
Herchel Smith Professor of Computer Science
Harvard College Professor

The conference program is available at:

A Best Paper Award will be given according to the selection made
by the audience among all technical papers.

ICS will also co-host several workshops and tutorials details of
which are given at:

Early Registration May 17, 2015

General Chair:
– Laxmi Bhuyan, UC Riverside

Program Co-Chairs:
– Fred Chong, UC Santa Barbara
– Vivek Sarkar, Rice University

Workshops and Tutorials Co-Chairs:
– Murali Annavaram, University of Southern California

Call for Participation: ACM SIGMETRICS 2015

Submitted by Niklas Carlsson
June 15 to June 19, 2015

Submitted by Niklas Carlsson

The organizing committee is excited to invite you to take part in
ACM SIGMETRICS 2015 to be held at the Oregon Convention Center in
Portland Oregon during June 15-19, 2015, as part of the Federated
Computer Research Conference (FCRC). ACM SIGMETRICS is the flagship
conference of the ACM special interest group for the computer systems
performance evaluation community.

Conference dates: June 16-18, 2015
Workshops: June 15, 2015
Tutorials: June 19, 2015

Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon, USA

– Early conference registration deadline: May 18, 2015
– Special FCRC hotel rate available at each hotel until May 16, 2015


ACM has blocked sleeping rooms at five hotels all within a short walk
of the Oregon Convention Center with rates ranging from a very
affordable $110/night to $169/night for the higher end properties.

– NetEcon 2015
The 10th Workshop on the Economics of Networks, Systems and Computation
– DCC 2015
The 3rd Workshop on Distributed Cloud Computing
– MAMA 2015
The 17th Workshop on MAthematical performance Modeling and Analysis

We are grateful to the following organizations for sponsoring and
supporting ACM SIGMETRICS 2015.
– Akamai
– Facebook
– Hewlett-Packard (HP)
– Intel
– National Science Foundation (NSF)

General Chairs: Bill Lin (UCSD) and Jun (Jim) Xu (Georgia Tech)
TPC Chairs: Sudipta Sengupta (Microsoft) and Devavrat Shah (MIT)

Call for Participation: ISCA 2015 (Early Registration Deadline: May 18)

Submitted by Lisa Wu
June 13 to June 17, 2015

Submitted by Lisa Wu

The 42nd Annual International Symposium on Computer Architecture (ISCA)
Portland, OR, USA
June 13-17, 2015

The International Symposium on Computer Architecture (ISCA) is the premier
forum for new ideas and experimental results in computer architecture. This
year ISCA will be held in the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon
during June 13-17, 2015. Sponsored by ACM SIGARCH and IEEE TCCA.

– Early registration deadline: May 18, 2015
(for workshops, tutorials, and the main conference)
– Hotel reservation deadline: May 16, 2015
or until any individual hotel is sold out, whichever comes first


MAIN CONFERENCE: June 15 – June 17

ISCA-42 is part of FCRC this year. Please register through the
FCRC registration site.

ACM has blocked sleeping rooms at five hotels all within a short walk of the
Oregon Convention Center with rates ranging from a very affordable $110/night
to $169/night for the higher end properties. You and your delegates may find
more information online:

Saturday, June 13, 2015
1. Accelerating Big Data Processing with Hadoop, Spark and Memcached
on Datacenters with Modern Architectures [Afternoon]
2. The Structural Simulation Toolkit (SST) [All day]
3. Rapid Exploration of Accelerator-rich Architectures: Automation from
Concept to Prototyping [All day]
4. Intel Software Guard Extensions (SGX) [All day]

Sunday, June 14, 2015
5. PyMTL and Pydgin: Python Frameworks for Highly Productive Computer
Architecture Research [Morning]
6. Datacenter Simulation Methodologies [Morning]
7. Automata Processing [Morning]
8. What Queueing Theory Teaches us About Computer Systems Design [Morning]
9. Virtualizing IO through Memory Management Technology (IOMMU): Use cases
and internals of IOMMU [Afternoon]
10. Open Curation for Computer Architecture Modeling [Afternoon]
11. Modern DRAM Architectures: Basics, Challenges, and Research Directions
[All day]

Saturday, June 13, 2015
1. DPC: 2nd Data Prefetching Competition [Morning]
2. REC2: 1st Workshop on Resource-Efficient Cloud Computing [Morning]
3. WDDD: 12th Workshop on Duplicating, Deconstructing, and Debunking
4. ASBD: 5th Workshop on Architectures and Systems for Big Data [All day]
5. NeuroArch: 2nd Workshop on Neuromorphic Architectures [All day]
6. WCAE: 18th Workshop on Computer Architecture Education [All day]
7. MES: 3rd ACM International Workshop on Manycore Embedded Systems
[All day]

Sunday, June 14, 2015
8. WIVOSCA: 8th Workshop on the Interaction amongst Virtualization,
Operating System and Computer Architecture [Morning]
9. CARD: 4th Workshop on Computer Architecture Research Directions
10. HASP: 4th Workshop on Hardware and Architectural Support for Security
and Privacy [Afternoon]
11. WARP: 6th Workshop on Architectural Research Prototyping [Afternoon]
12. PRISM: 3rd Annual Workshop on Parallelism in Mobile Platforms [All day]
13. CAMEL: 1st Workshop on Computer Architecture for Machine Learning
[All day]
14. CARL: Workshop on the Intersections of Computer Architecture and
Reconfigurable Logic [All day]
15. Gem5: Gem5 User Workshop [All day]

General Chair:
Debbie Marr, Intel

Program Chair:
David Albonesi, Cornell University

Steering Committee:
Mark Horowitz, Stanford University
David Kaeli, Northeastern University
Steve Keckler, Nvidia, University of Texas Austin
Avi Mendelson, Technion
Margaret Martonosi, Princeton University
Josep Torrellas, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
David A. Wood, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Pen-Chung Yew, University of Minnesota
Antonia Zhai, University of Minnesota

Call for Participation: CGO 2015

Submitted by Aaron Smith
February 7 to February 11, 2015

Submitted by Aaron Smith

2015 IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Code Generation and
Optimization (CGO)

San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront
Feb 7-11, 2015

CGO brings together researchers and practitioners working at the interface of
hardware and software on a wide range of optimization and code generation
techniques and related issues.

CGO 2015 is located with ACM PPoPP and IEEE HPCA in the San Francisco Bay Area.

There are 24 full papers and over 30 co-located workshops and tutorials.

Travel grants are available for all students. Apply now!

Conference Dates: February 9-11, 2015
Workshops and Tutorials: February 7-8, 2015
Early Registration Deadline: January 11, 2015

Call for Participation: IISWC 2014

Submitted by Jian Li
October 26 to October 28, 2014

Submitted by Jian Li
IEEE International Symposium on Workload Characterization
October 26 (Sun) – 28 (Tue), 2014
Raleigh, North Carolina, USA

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, Huawei Technologies

Registration Chair
Xin Fu, University of Kansas

Submissions Chair

Web Chair
Yi Yang, NEC Laboratories America

Topics of the symposium 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
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 workloads

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 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.

Call for Participation: ASPLOS 2014 — Early Registration Deadline Coming Up

Submitted by Niti Madan
March 1 to March 5, 2014

Submitted by Niti Madan
Call for Participation: 19th International Conference on
Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating
Systems being held in
Salt Lake City, UT, USA March 1-5, 2014

Please note the following:

Student Travel Grant Application Deadline : Feb 2nd
Early Registration Deadline: Feb 10th
Hotel Reservation Deadline: Jan 30th
Technical Program
Co-located Events Program:
Upcoming Deadlines for ASPLOS Workshop Submissions:
W-MOS — Overprovisioned Systems — Feb 3rd

ASPLOS is the premier forum for multidisciplinary systems
research spanning computer architecture and hardware, programming
languages and compilers, and operating systems and networking.
The program covers cross-cutting research spanning mobile systems
to data centers, targeting diverse goals such as performance,
energy efficiency, resiliency, and security. The conference program
(March 3rd-5th) features:

– 49 technical papers
– Two keynotes
– Inside Windows Azure: The Challenges and
Opportunities of a Cloud Operating System by
Brad Calder, Microsoft
– Neuromorphic Processing: A New Frontier in
Scaling Computer Architecture by
Jeff Gehlhaar, Qualcomm
– A debate
– Resolved: Specialized architectures, languages,
and system software should
largely supplant general-purpose alternatives
within the next decade
Moderator: David Wood, University of Wisconsin-Madison
– A Wild and Crazy Ideas (WACI) session featuring
– WACInote: RF-powered computing and communication
Josh Smith, University of Washington
– A poster session and lightning talk session for all accepted papers

ASPLOS Co-Located Events:

Saturday March 1st 2014
– ACM SIGPLAN/SIGOPS International Conference on
Virtual Execution Environments (VEE)
– Workshop on Managing Overprovisioned Systems (W-MOS)
– 7th Workshop on General Purpose Processing Using GPUs (GPGPU-7)
– 4th Workshop on Big Data Benchmarks, Performance Optimization,
and Emerging Hardware (BPOE-4)
– Tutorial: Towards Database Virtualization for Database as a Service
– Tutorial: Pin Binary Instrumentation Tutorial
– Tutorial: Accelerating Big Data Processing with Hadoop and
MemCached on Datacenters with Modern Networking and Storage
– Tutorial: Analyzing Analytics for Parallelism

Sunday March 2nd 2014
– ACM SIGPLAN/SIGOPS International Conference on Virtual
Execution Environments (VEE)
– 5th Workshop on Determinism and Correctness for
Parallel Programs (WODET)
– 9th Workshop on Transactional Computing (TRANSACT)
– 1st Workshop on Approximate Computing Across the
System Stack (WACAS)
– Tutorial: System Analytics in the Cloud
– Tutorial: Concord: Homogeneous Programming for
Heterogeneous Platforms
– Tutorial: Rigorous and Practical Server Design Evaluation
– Tutorial: Machine Learning on Big Data
– Tutorial: Multi2Sim – A Compilation and Simulation
Framework for Heterogeneous Computing