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July 27, 2015

Call for Papers: ASAP 2015

Submitted by Vaughn Betz
http://www.eecg.toronto.edu/asap2015

The 2015 IEEE International Conference on Application-Specific
Architectures, Systems, and Processors (ASAP)

Toronto, Canada
July 27-29, 2015
 

IMPORTANT DATES:
Abstract Submission: February 27, 2015
Paper Due: March 6, 2015
Notification: May 15, 2015
Conference: July 27-29, 2015

CONFERENCE OVERVIEW:
The 26th IEEE International Conference on Application-specific
Systems, Architectures and Processors 2015 (ASAP 2015) takes place
July 27-29, 2015 at the University of Toronto in Toronto, Canada. The
conference will cover the theory and practice of application-specific
systems, architectures and processors. The 2015 conference will build
upon traditional strengths in areas such as computer arithmetic,
cryptography, compression, signal and image processing, network
processing, reconfigurable computing, application-specific
instruction-set processors, and hardware accelerators. We especially
encourage submissions in the following areas:

- Big data analytics: extracting and correlating information from
large-scale semi-structured and unstructured data using
application-specific systems.
- Scientific computing: architectures and algorithms that address
applications requiring significant computing power and customization
(bioinformatics, climate modeling, astrophysics, seismology, etc.).
- Industrial computing: systems and architectures for providing high-
throughput or low latency in various industrial computing
applications.
- System security: cryptographic hardware architectures, security
processors, countermeasures against side-channel attacks, and secure
cloud computing.
- Heterogeneous systems: applications and platforms that exploit
heterogeneous computing resources, including FPGAs, GPUs, or CGRAs.
- Design space exploration: methods for customizing and tuning
application- specific architectures to improve efficiency and
productivity.
- Platform-specific architectures: novel architectures for exploiting
specific compute domains, such as smartphones, tablets, and data
centers, particularly in the context of energy efficiency.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:
ASAP 2015 will accept 8-page full papers for oral presentations,
4-page short papers for short oral or poster presentations, with a
single-blind review process.

Submissions to ASAP 2015 must use the double-column IEEE conference
proceedings format. The only accepted file format is PDF. An online
submission page will be made available on the ASAP 2015 website and
will include detailed guidelines and links to formatting templates.

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:

General Chair:
Jason Anderson, University of Toronto

Program Co-Chairs:
Deshanandh Singh, Altera Corp.
Hayden So, University of Hong Kong

Finance Chair:
Warren Gross, McGill University

Publicity Chair:
Vaughn Betz, University of Toronto

Web Chair:
Hiren Patel, University of Waterloo

Publications Chair:
Yuko Hara-Azumi, Tokyo Inst. of Tech.

Industry Chair:
Soojung Ryu, Samsung Electronics
 

Start: July 27, 2015
End: July 29, 2015
Venue: Toronto, ON, Canada

Call for Participation: ASAP 2015

Submitted by Vaughn Betz
http://www.eecg.toronto.edu/asap2015/

The 2015 IEEE International Conference on Application-Specific
Architectures, Systems, and Processors (ASAP)

University of Toronto Faculty Club
Toronto, Canada
July 27-29, 2015
 

EARLY REGISTRATION DEADLINE: June 30, 2015

The 26th IEEE International Conference on Application-specific
Systems, Architectures and Processors 2015 (ASAP 2015) takes place
July 27-29, 2015 at the University of Toronto in Toronto, Canada.

ASAP is a premiere IEEE conference covering all aspects of
application-specific computing, including systems, architectures,
processors, and design methodologies/tools.

The conference sessions will be held at the University of Toronto
Faculty Club, which is reknown for its collection of Canadian Art.

KEYNOTE TALKS
- Arvind, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- Derek Chiou, Microsoft and the University of Texas at Austin

PROGRAM
The conference will include 21 full and 11 short papers with oral
presentation on topics ranging from customized domain-specific
processor architectures, computer security/cryptography, application
acceleration, design methods and tools, and fault tolerance. The oral
presentations are complemented by 18 poster paper presentations. The
advanced program and information about the keynote speakers
is posted on the conference website.

In addition to the technical program, ASAP 2015 will offer ample
opportunities for professional networking and socializing, including
an opening-day patio wine reception, and a banquet sunset cruise of
the beautiful Toronto islands and harbour.

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
General Chair:
Jason Anderson, University of Toronto

Program Co-Chairs:
Hayden So, University of Hong Kong
Deshanandh Singh, Altera Corp.

Finance Chair:
Warren Gross, McGill University

Publicity Chair:
Vaughn Betz, University of Toronto

Web Chair:
Hiren Patel, University of Waterloo

Publications Chair:
Yuko Hara-Azumi, Tokyo Inst. of Tech.

Industry Chairs:
Soojung Ryu, Samsung Electronics
Qiang Wang, Huawei America

Start: July 27, 2015
End: July 29, 2015
Venue: Toronto, ON, Canada

July 26, 2015

Call for Papers: HotPower’15

Submitted by Christos Kozyrakis
https://engineering.purdue.edu/~hotpower/

The 7th Workshop on Power-Aware Computing and Systems (HotPower’15)

The 7th Workshop on Power-Aware Computing and Systems will be co-located
with the 25th ACM Symposium on Operating Systems Principles (SOSP) on
October 4, 2015. HotPower’15 is sponsored by USENIX, the Advanced
Computing Systems Association.

HotPower provides a forum to present the latest research and to debate
directions, challenges, and novel ideas about building energy-efficient
systems, including both traditional platforms ranging from smartphones to
datacenters, and emerging platforms such as implantable devices and Internet
of Things (IoT). Researchers and practitioners coming from diverse fields such
as computer architecture, systems and networking, measurement and modeling,
language and compiler design, mobile computing, and embedded systems will
have the opportunity to interact with one another, explore cross-cutting ideas,
and develop new perspectives from the interactions.

The workshop seeks submissions of early-stage research and novel ideas that
will generate interesting discussion, e.g., unconventional, promising ideas
with early results. Submissions about first-hand experience, lessons,
challenges and problems from building and operating real-world systems are
also welcome.

Topics of interest in energy-efficient computing include but are not limited
to:
- Energy-efficiency measurements & benchmarking
- Power-performance trade-offs
- Reliability and power management
- Software optimizations & application design
- Run-time adaptation, scheduling, feedback control
- Power-aware computer architecture
- Energy efficient processors, networks, and storage
- Server & datacenter design
- Mobile and embedded systems, IOTs
- Innovative wearable & mobile devices
- System-level optimization, cross-layer coordination
- Renewable energy sources & energy storage
- Sustainability and life-cycle analysis

IMPORTANT DATES:
Paper Submission Deadline: July 26, 2015
Notification of Paper Acceptance: August 14, 2015
Camera Ready: August 30, 2015

Start: July 26, 2015
End: July 26, 2015

July 22, 2015

Call for Papers: ISLPED 2015

Submitted by Andreas Burg
http://www.islped.org/2015/index.html

International Symposium on Low Power Electronics and Design
July 22 – July 24, 2015
Rome, Italy
 

IMPORTANT DATES
Technical Paper Submission Deadline:
- Abstract registration by Feb 22, 2015
- Full paper by March 1, 2015
Invited Talk, Panel, and Embedded Tutorial Proposals Deadline: April 1, 2015
Notification of Paper Acceptance: May 1, 2015
Submission of Camera-Ready Papers: June 1, 2015

For more information or general queries, please email islped@islped.org.
Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/islped

Sponsored by the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society (CASS) and the ACM Special
Interest Group on Design Automation (SIGDA).

The International Symposium on Low Power Electronics and Design (ISLPED) is
the premier forum for presentation of innovative research in all aspects of
low power electronics and design, ranging from process technologies and
analog/digital circuits, simulation and synthesis tools, system-level
design and optimization, to system software and applications. Specific
topics include, but are not limited to, the following three main tracks
and sub-areas:

1. Technology, Circuits, and Architecture

1.1. Technologies
Low-power technologies for Device, Interconnect, Logic, Memory,
2.5/3D, Cooling, Harvesting, Sensors, Optical, Printable, Biomedical,
Battery, and Alternative energy storage devices.

1.2. Circuits
Low-power digital circuits for Logic, Memory, Reliability, Clocking,
Power gating, Resiliency, Near-threshold and Sub-threshold,
Variability, and Digital assist schemes; Low-power analog/mixed-signal
circuits for Wireless, RF, MEMS, AD/DA Converters, I/O, PLLs/DLLS,
Imaging, DC-DC converters, and Analog assist schemes.

1.3. Logic and Architecture
Low-power logic and microarchitecture for SoC designs, Processor cores
(compute, graphics and other special purpose cores), Cache, Memory,
Arithmetic/Signal processing, Cryptography, Variability, Asynchronous
design, and Nonconventional computing.

2. CAD, Systems, and Software

2.1. CAD Tools and Methodologies
CAD tools and methodologies for low-power and thermal-aware design
addressing power estimation, optimization, reliability and variation impact
on power, and power-down approaches at all levels of design abstraction:
physical, circuit, gate, register transfer, behavioral, and algorithm.

2.2. Systems and Platforms
Low-power, power-aware, and thermal-aware system design and platforms
for microprocessors, DSPs, embedded systems, FPGAs, ASICs, SoCs,
heterogeneous computing, data-center power delivery and cooling, and
system-level power implications due to reliability and variability.

2.3. Software and Applications
Energy-efficient, energy-aware, and thermal-aware system software and
application design including scheduling and management, power
optimizations through HW/SW interactions, and emerging low power
applications such as approximate and brain-inspired computing, the
Internet-of-Things (IoT), wearable computing, body-area/in-body networks,
and wireless sensor networks.

3. Industrial Design Track (New Initiative for 2015)

3.1. Industry Perspectives
For the first time, ISLPED’15 solicits papers for an “Industrial Design” track
to reinforce interaction between the academic research community and
industry. Industrial Design track papers have the same submission deadline
as regular papers and should focus on similar topics, but are expected to
provide a complementary perspective to academic research by focusing on
challenges, solutions, and lessons learnt while implementing industrial-
scale designs. In addition to purely hardware-focused papers, papers
describing power optimizations through an interaction of hardware and
software are also welcome.

Submissions should be full-length papers of up to 6 pages (PDF format,
double-column, US letter size, using the IEEE Conference format, available at

http://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/publishing/templates.html),

including all illustrations, tables, references, and an abstract of no more
than 250 words. Submissions must be anonymous. Submissions exceeding 6 pages
or identifying the authors, either directly or through explicit references to
their prior work, will be automatically rejected. More information on paper
submission can be found at http://www.islped.org.

Submitted papers must describe original work that has not been
published/accepted or currently under review by another journal, conference,
symposium, or workshop at the same time. Accepted papers will be published in
the Symposium Proceedings and included in IEEE Xplore and the ACM Digital
Library. ISLPED’15 will present two Best Paper Awards based on the ratings of
reviewers and a panel of judges.

There will be several invited talks by industry and academic thought leaders
on key issues in low power electronics and design. The Symposium may also
include embedded tutorials to provide attendees with the necessary background
to follow recent research results, as well as panel discussions on future
directions in low power electronics and design.

Proposals for invited talks, embedded tutorials, and panels should be sent by
email to the ISLPED’15 Technical Program Co-Chairs, Vijay Raghunathan
(vr@purdue.edu) and Ruchir Puri (ruchir@us.ibm.com) by the deadline listed
above.

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE AND SYMPOSIUM OFFICERS:

General Co-Chairs:
Luca Benini, Univ. of Bologna, luca.benini@unibo.it
Renu Mehra, Synopsys, renu@synopsys.com
Mauro Olivieri, Sapienza Univ., olivieri@diet.uniroma1.it

Program Co-Chairs:
Ruchir Puri, IBM, ruchir@us.ibm.com
Vijay Raghunathan, Purdue Univ., vr@purdue.edu

Local Arrangement Chair:
Alessandro Trifiletti, Sapienza Univ., alessandro.trifiletti@diet.uniroma1.it

Industry Liaison:
David Garrett, Broadcom, garrettd@broadcom.com

Publicity Co-Chairs:
Andreas Burg, EPFL, andreas.burg@epfl.ch
Deming Chen, UIUC, dchen@illinois.edu

Publication Chair:
Paul Wesling, IEEE, p.wesling@ieee.org

Industrial Design Track Co-Chairs:
Edith Beigne, CEA-Leti, edith.beigne@cea.fr
Juergen Karmann, Infineon, juergen.karmann@infineon.com

Design Contest Co-Chairs:
Alberto Macii, Politecnico di Torino, alberto.macii@polito.it
Hiroki Matsutani, Keio University, matutani@arc.ics.keio.ac.jp

Treasurer:
Yu Wang, Tsinghua University, yu-wang@mail.tsinghua.edu.cn

Web Chair:
Theo Theocharides, Univ. of Cyprus, ttheocharides@ucy.ac.cy

Local Staff:
Francesco Menichelli, Sapienza Univ.
Antonio Mastrandrea, Sapienza Univ.
Zia Abbas Zaidi, Sapienza Univ.
Usman Khalid, Sapienza Univ.
Monica Coppola, FREEnergy
 

Start: July 22, 2015
End: July 24, 2015
Venue: Rome, Italy

Call for Papers: ISLPED 2015 (Extended Deadline for Abstracts: Mar 1)

Submitted by Andreas Burg
http://www.islped.org/2015/index.html

International Symposium on Low Power Electronics and Design (ISLPED)
http://www.islped.org Rome, Italy
July 22 – July 24, 2015
 

IMPORTANT DATES:
Abstract Registration Deadline (extended): March 1st, 2015
Full paper submission Deadline: March 8th, 2015
Invited Talk, Panel, and Embedded Tutorial Proposals Deadline: April 1, 2015
Notification of Paper Acceptance: May 1, 2015
Submission of Camera-Ready Papers: June 1, 2015

Sponsored by the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society (CASS) and the ACM Special
Interest Group on Design Automation (SIGDA).

The International Symposium on Low Power Electronics and Design (ISLPED) is the
premier forum for presentation of innovative research in all aspects of low
power electronics and design, ranging from process technologies and
analog/digital circuits, simulation and synthesis tools, system-level design
and optimization, to system software and applications. Specific topics include,
but are not limited to, the following three main tracks and sub-areas:

1. Technology, Circuits, and Architecture

1.1. Technologies
Low-power technologies for Device, Interconnect, Logic, Memory,
2.5/3D, Cooling, Harvesting, Sensors, Optical, Printable, Biomedical,
Battery, and Alternative energy storage devices.

1.2. Circuits
Low-power digital circuits for Logic, Memory, Reliability, Clocking,
Power gating, Resiliency, Near-threshold and Sub-threshold,
Variability, and Digital assist schemes; Low-power analog/mixed-signal
circuits for Wireless, RF, MEMS, AD/DA Converters, I/O, PLLs/DLLS,
Imaging, DC-DC converters, and Analog assist schemes.

1.3. Logic and Architecture
Low-power logic and microarchitecture for SoC designs, Processor cores
(compute, graphics and other special purpose cores), Cache, Memory,
Arithmetic/Signal processing, Cryptography, Variability, Asynchronous
design, and Nonconventional computing.

2. CAD, Systems, and Software

2.1. CAD Tools and Methodologies
CAD tools and methodologies for low-power and thermal-aware design
addressing power estimation, optimization, reliability and variation impact
on power, and power-down approaches at all levels of design abstraction:
physical, circuit, gate, register transfer, behavioral, and algorithm.

2.2. Systems and Platforms
Low-power, power-aware, and thermal-aware system design and platforms
for microprocessors, DSPs, embedded systems, FPGAs, ASICs, SoCs,
heterogeneous computing, data-center power delivery and cooling, and
system-level power implications due to reliability and variability.

2.3. Software and Applications
Energy-efficient, energy-aware, and thermal-aware system software and
application design including scheduling and management, power
optimizations through HW/SW interactions, and emerging low power
applications such as approximate and brain-inspired computing, the
Internet-of-Things (IoT), wearable computing, body-area/in-body networks,
and wireless sensor networks.

3. Industrial Design Track (New Initiative for 2015)

3.1. Industry Perspectives
For the first time, ISLPED’15 solicits papers for an “Industrial Design” track
to reinforce interaction between the academic research community and
industry. Industrial Design track papers have the same submission deadline
as regular papers and should focus on similar topics, but are expected to
provide a complementary perspective to academic research by focusing on
challenges, solutions, and lessons learnt while implementing industrial-
scale designs. In addition to purely hardware-focused papers, papers
describing power optimizations through an interaction of hardware and
software are also welcome.

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS:
Submissions should be full-length papers of up to 6 pages (PDF format, double-
column, US letter size, using the IEEE Conference format, available at

http://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/publishing/templates.html),

including all illustrations, tables, references, and an abstract of no more
than 250 words. Submissions must be anonymous. Submissions exceeding 6
pages or identifying the authors, either directly or through explicit references to
their prior work, will be automatically rejected. More information on paper
submission can be found at http://www.islped.org.

Submitted papers must describe original work that has not been
published/accepted or currently under review by another journal, conference,
symposium, or workshop at the same time. Accepted papers will be submitted to
the IEEE Xplore Digital Library and the ACM Digital Library. ISLPED’15 will
present two Best Paper Awards based on the ratings of reviewers and a panel of
judges.

There will be several invited talks by industry and academic thought
leaders on key issues in low power electronics and design. The Symposium
may also include embedded tutorials to provide attendees with the necessary
background to follow recent research results, as well as panel discussions
on future directions in low power electronics and design. Proposals for
invited talks, embedded tutorials, and panels should be sent by email to
the ISLPED’15 Technical Program Co-Chairs, Vijay Raghunathan (vr@purdue.edu)
and Ruchir Puri (ruchir@us.ibm.com) by the deadline listed above.

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:
General Co-Chairs:
Luca Benini, Univ. of Bologna
Renu Mehra, Synopsys
Mauro Olivieri, Sapienza Univ.

Program Co-Chairs:
Ruchir Puri, IBM, ruchir@us.ibm.com
Vijay Raghunathan, Purdue Univ.

Local Arrangement Chair:
Alessandro Trifiletti, Sapienza Univ.

Industry Liaison:
David Garrett, Broadcom

Publicity Co-Chairs:
Andreas Burg, EPFL
Deming Chen, UIUC
Baris Taskin, Drexel University

Publication Chair:
Paul Wesling, IEEE

Industrial Design Track Co-Chairs:
Edith Beigne, CEA-Leti
Juergen Karmann, Infineon

Design Contest Co-Chairs:
Alberto Macii, Politecnico di Torino
Hiroki Matsutani, Keio University

Treasurer:
Yu Wang, Tsinghua University

Web Chair:
Theo Theocharides, Univ. of Cyprus

Local Staff:
Francesco Menichelli, Sapienza Univ.
Antonio Mastrandrea, Sapienza Univ.
Zia Abbas Zaidi, Sapienza Univ.
Usman Khalid, Sapienza Univ.
Monica Coppola, FREEnergy
 

Start: July 22, 2015
End: July 24, 2015
Venue: Rome, Italy

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

Submitted by Andreas Burg
http://www.islped.org/

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: http://www.islped.org/

Start: July 22, 2015
End: July 24, 2015
Venue: Rome, Italy

July 14, 2015

Call for papers: ACM e-Energy 2015

Submitted by Vincenzo Mancuso
Preliminary Call for Papers

ACM e-Energy 2015

Bangalore, India

June 2015 (Exact date TBC)

As countries round the world rally to reduce their carbon emissions
in the face of rising energy costs, there is a growing need to
research computing and communication technologies that will support
smarter and more sustainable energy solutions (e.g., Smart Grid).
Such technologies, measure, monitor and control energy systems
(e.g., micro-grids and electric vehicles); inform and shape human
demand; aid in the prediction, deployment, storage and control
of energy resources; and determine how utilities, generators,
regulators, and consumers measure, analyze, and collectively control
system elements. In turn, the exponential growth in the deployment
of communication and computing technologies has made them large-scale
energy consumers. Therefore, new architectures, technologies and
systems are being developed and deployed to make computing and
networked system more energy efficient.

The Sixth International Conference on Future Energy Systems
(ACM e-Energy), to be held in Bangalore, India in June 2015,
aims to be the premier venue for researchers working in the
broad areas of computing and communication for smart energy
systems (including the smart grid), and in energy efficient
computing and communication systems. By bringing together
researchers from a range of disciplines in a high-quality
single-track conference with significant opportunities for
individual and small-group interaction, it will serve as a major
forum for presentations and discussions that will shape the
future of this area.

We solicit high-quality papers in the areas of computing and
communication for the Smart Grid and energy-efficient computing
and communications. We welcome submissions describing theoretical
advances as well as system design, implementation and
experimentation. ACM e-Energy is committed to a fair, timely, and
thorough review process providing authors of submitted papers with
sound and detailed feedback.

Topics covered:

—————

. Advances in monitoring and control of smart homes and buildings

. Sensing, monitoring, control, and management of energy systems

. Energy-efficient computing and communication, including
energy-efficient data centers

. The impact of storage integration on the smart grid

. Electric Vehicle monitoring and control

. Distribution and transmission network control techniques

. Microgrid and distributed generation management and control

. Modeling, control, and architectures for renewable energy
generation resources

. Smart grid communication architectures and protocols

. Privacy and security of smart grid infrastructure

. Innovative pricing and incentives for demand-side management

. Novel technologies to enhance reliability and robustness of
energy systems

. HCI for energy monitoring, management, and awareness

. User studies and behavioral change enabled by computing and
communication technologies

. Data analytics for the smart grid and energy-efficient systems

Submissions:

————

Two type of contributions are solicited:

. Full papers, up to 12 pages in ACM double-column format, should
present original theoretical and/or experimental research in any of
the areas listed above that has not been previously published,
accepted for publication, or is not currently under review by
another conference or journal.

.. Poster/demo descriptions, up to 2 pages in ACM double-column
format showcasing works-in-progress; accepted posters/demos will
be presented at the conference. Topics of interest are the same
as research topics listed above. Preference will be given to
posters/demos where the primary contribution is from one or
more students.

Papers will be judged in terms of technical quality and originality.

Important Dates: (TBC)

———————–

Submission Deadline: January 2015

Reviews and Notification: March-April 2015

Conference: June 2015

General Co-Chairs:

—————

Shivkumar Kalyanaraman (IBM Research, AUS)

Deva P. Seetharam (IBM Research, INDIA)

TPC Co-chairs:

————–

Mani Srivastava (UCLA)

Sarvapali (Gopal) Ramchurn ( U. Southampton)

Start: July 14, 2015
End: July 17, 2015

July 8, 2015

Call For Papers: IA^3 2015

Submitted by Antonino Tumeo
http://hpc.pnl.gov/IA3/

5th Workshop on Irregular Applications: Architectures and Algorithms (IA^3)
in conjunction with SC’15
Austin, TX, USA
November 15, 2015

Irregular applications span a broad range of applications with unpredictable
memory access patterns, control structures, and/or network transfers. They
typically use pointer-based data structures such as graphs and trees, often
present fine-grained synchronization and communication, and generally
operate on very large data sets. They have a significant degree of latent
parallelism, which however is difficult to exploit due to their complex
behavior. Current high performance architectures rely on data locality and
regular computation to tolerate access latencies, and often do not cope
well with the requirements of these applications. Furthermore, irregular
applications are difficult to scale on current supercomputing machines,
due to their limits in fine-grained synchronization and small data transfers.

Irregular applications pertain both to well established and emerging fields,
such as social network analysis, bioinformatics, semantic graph databases,
bioinformatics, Computer Aided Design (CAD) and computer security. Many
of these application areas also process massive sets of unstructured data,
which keep growing exponentially. Addressing the issues of irregular
applications on current and future architectures will become critical to
solve the scientific challenges of the next few years.

This workshop seeks to explore solutions for supporting efficient execution
of irregular applications in the form of new features at the level of the
micro- and system-architecture, network, languages and libraries, runtimes,
compilers, analysis, algorithms. Topics of interest, of both theoretical and
practical significance, include but are not limited to:

- Micro- and System-architectures
- Network and memory architectures
- Heterogeneous, custom and emerging architectures (GPUs, FPGAs,
multi- and many-cores, processors-in-memory)
- Modeling, simulation and evaluation of architectures
- Innovative algorithmic techniques
- Parallelization techniques and data structures
- Approaches for managing massive unstructured datasets
- Languages and programming models
- Library and runtime support
- Compiler and analysis techniques
- High performance data analytics, including graph databases

Besides regular papers, papers describing work-in-progress or incomplete
but sound, innovative ideas related to the workshop theme are also
encouraged. We solicit both 8-page regular papers and 4-page position
papers.

IMPORTANT DATES
Abstract submission: 17 August 2015
Position or full paper submission: 24 August 2015
Notification of acceptance: 2 October 2015
Camera-ready position and full papers: 9 October 2015
Workshop: 15 November 2015

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
All submissions should be in double-column, single-spaced letter format, using
9-point size fonts, with at least one-inch margins on each side. Submitted manuscripts
may not exceed eight pages in length for regular papers and four pages for position
papers including figures, tables and references.
Submission site: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ia32015

The proceedings of the workshop will be published in cooperation with ACM SIGHPC.

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
Workshop chairs:
Antonino Tumeo, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, antonino.tumeo@pnnl.gov
John Feo, Context Relevant, marwick4@aol.com
Oreste Villa, NVIDIA Research, ovilla@nvidia.com

Program Committee:
Scott Beamer, University of California Berkeley, US
David Brooks, Harvard University, US
Vito Giovanni Castellana, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, US
Georgi Gaydadjiev, Chalmers University, SWE
Maya Gokhale, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, US
John Leidel, Texas Tech University, US
Kamesh Madduri, Penn State University, US
Richard Murphy, Micron, US
Onur Mutlu, Carnegie Mellon University, US
Walid Najjar, University of California Riverside, US
Jacob Nelson, University of Washington, US
Kunle Olukotun, Stanford University, US
Timothy Mattson, Intel, US
Gianluca Palermo, Politecnico di Milano, ITA
Fabrizio Petrini, IBM TJ Watson, US
Keshav Pingali, University of Texas Austin, US
Sébastien Rumley, Columbia University, US
Erik Saule, University of Carolina Charlotte, US
John Shalf, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, US
Michela Taufer, University of Delaware, US
Pedro Trancoso, University of Cyprus, CYP

Start: July 8, 2015
End: August 24, 2015
Venue: Austin

June 15, 2015

Call for Papers: ACM SIGMETRICS 2015

Submitted by Niklas Carlsson
http://www.sigmetrics.org/sigmetrics2015/
CALL FOR PAPERS – ACM SIGMETRICS 2015
HELD AS PART OF FCRC 2015
June 15-19, 2015
Portland, Oregon, USA

IMPORTANT DATES:

Abstract Registration: November 17, 2014 (11:59pm EST)
Paper Submission: November 24, 2014 (11:59pm EST)
Notification: February 17, 2015
Conference: June 15-19, 2015

CONFERENCE OVERVIEW:

ACM SIGMETRICS 2015 solicits papers on the development and application
of state-of-the-art, broadly applicable analytic, simulation and
measurement-based performance evaluation techniques. Of particular
interest is work that presents new performance evaluation methods or
that creatively applies previously developed methods to make
predictions about, or gain insights into key design trade-offs in,
computer and networked systems. The main conference will be held from
June 16-18, 2015. There will be workshops and tutorials on June 15,
2015. There will also be workshops on June 19, 2015. Submission details
will be published shortly on this Web site. All accepted regular papers
will include oral (short or long time slot, single track)
presentations. We foresee a continuation in the recent organic growth
of the size of ACM SIGMETRICS, while still keeping it a single track
venue. All regular papers will be allocated 12 pages in the conference
proceedings. In addition, poster papers will be accepted (2 pages in
proceedings, no oral presentation).

The notion of performance is broadly construed including considerations
of speed and scalability as well as reliability, availability,
sustainability and manageability of systems. We encourage both
theoretical contributions and also submissions relating to real world
empirical studies or focusing on implementation and experimental
issues.

Quantitative design and evaluation studies of:

* Computer and communication networks, protocols and algorithms
* Wireless, mobile, ad-hoc and sensor networks
* Computer architectures, multi-core processors, memory systems and
storage systems/networks
* Operating systems, file systems and databases
* Virtualization, data centers, distributed and cloud computing
* Social networks, multimedia systems, service-oriented architectures
and Web services
* Energy-efficient computing systems
* Real-time and fault-tolerant systems
* Mobile and personal computing systems
* Large-scale operational systems
* Software systems and enterprise applications
* Smart power grids
* Emerging technologies
* Data processing

Methodologies, formalisms, solution techniques and algorithms for:

* Performance, scalability, power and reliability analysis
* Sustainability analysis and power management
* Capacity planning, resource allocation, run time management and
scheduling
* Anomaly detection, system measurement, monitoring and forecasting
* Analytical modeling techniques and model validation
* System measurement, monitoring and forecasting
* Workload characterization and benchmarking
* Quality of service, total cost of ownership and pricing
* Experimental design, statistical analysis, simulation
* Performance-oriented applications of game theory, economics and
control theory
* Big data, machine learning and signal processing

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

Papers should not exceed 12 pages double column including figures,
tables, and references in standard ACM format. In addition, a 2-page
appendix is permitted, where the appendix does not count towards the
original 12 pages. Papers must be submitted electronically in printable
pdf form. Templates for the standard ACM format can be found at this
link.

http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates

Both strict and alternate styles are acceptable for submission. No
changes to margins, spacing, or font sizes are allowed from those
specified by the style files. Papers violating the formatting
guidelines will be returned without review.

All submissions will be reviewed using a double-blind review process.
The identity of authors and referees will not be revealed to each
other. To ensure blind reviewing, author names and affiliations should
not appear in the paper; bibliographic references should be made in
such a way as to preserve author anonymity. Accepted papers will appear
in the conference proceedings published in the ACM Performance
Evaluation Review.

Warning: It is ACM policy not to allow double submissions, where the
same paper is submitted to more than one conference/journal
concurrently. Any double submissions detected will be immediately
rejected from all conferences/journals involved.

GENERAL CHAIRS:
Bill Lin, UCSD
Jun (Jim) Xu, Georgia Tech

PROGRAM CHAIRS:
Sudipta Sengupta, Microsoft Research
Devavrat Shah, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

PROGRAM COMMITTEE:
Mohammad Alizadeh Insieme Networks
Lakshmi Bairavasundaram Datrium
Randall Berry Northwestern University
Sem Borst Eindhoven U. of Technology and
Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs
Ana Busic INRIA
John C S Lui CUHK
Y Charlie Hu Purdue University
Mark Crovella Boston University
Peter Desnoyers Northeastern University
Ayalvadi Ganesh University of Bristol
Javad Ghaderi Columbia University
Philip Gibbons Intel Research Pittsburgh
Leana Golubcik University of Southern California
Varun Gupta University of Chicago
Bruce Hajek UIUC
Mor Harchol-Balter CMU
John Hasenbein UT Austin
Kyomin Jung Seoul National University
Ramana Kompella Purdue University
Peter Marbach University of Toronto
Athina Markopoulou UC Irvine
Vishal Misra Columbia University
Eytan Modiano MIT
Jason Nieh Columbia University
Sewoong Oh UIUC
Alexandre Proutiere France Telecom
Konstantinos Psounis University of Southern California
Kavita Ramanan Brown University
Rhonda Righter UC Berkeley
Dan Rubenstein Columbia University
Saswati Sarkar University of Pennsylvania
Srinivas Shakkottai Texas A&M University
Mayank Sharma IBM T. J. Watson Research Center
Jinwoo Shin KAIST
Evgenia Smirni College of William and Mary
Alex Snoeren UCSD
Mark Squillante IBM T. J. Watson Research Center
Alexander (Sasha) Stolyar Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs
Ryan Stutsman Microsoft Research
Lakshmi Subramanian NYU
Vijay Subramanian Northwestern University
Y C Tay National University of Singapore
Don Towsley University of Massachusetts Amherst
Milan Vojnovic Microsoft Research
Neil Walton University of Amsterdam
Jia Wang AT&T Research
Adam Wierman California Institute of Technology
Lau Wing-Cheong CUHK
Cathy Xia Ohio State University
Kuang Xu Stanford
Tauhid Zaman MIT
Li Zhang IBM T. J. Watson Research Center
Zhi-Li Zhang University of Minnesota
Yuan Zhong Columbia University
Gil Zussman Columbia University
Bert Zwart CWI

Start: June 15, 2015
End: June 19, 2015
Venue: Portland, Oregon, USA

Call for Papers: SIGMETRICS 2015

Submitted by Niklas Carlsson
http://www.sigmetrics.org/sigmetrics2015/

ACM SIGMETRICS 2015
Held as part of FCRC 2015
June 15-19, 2015
Portland, Oregon, USA
 

IMPORTANT DATES
Abstract Registration: November 17, 2014 (11:59pm EST)
Paper Submission: November 24, 2014 (11:59pm EST)
Notification: February 17, 2015
Conference: June 15-19, 2015

CONFERENCE OVERVIEW
ACM SIGMETRICS 2015 solicits papers on the development and application
of state-of-the-art, broadly applicable analytic, simulation and
measurement-based performance evaluation techniques. Of particular
interest is work that presents new performance evaluation methods or
that creatively applies previously developed methods to make
predictions about, or gain insights into key design trade-offs in,
computer and networked systems. The main conference will be held from
June 16-18, 2015. There will be workshops and tutorials on June 15,
2015. There will also be workshops on June 19, 2015. Submission details
will be published shortly on this Web site. All accepted regular papers
will include oral (short or long time slot, single track)
presentations. We foresee a continuation in the recent organic growth
of the size of ACM SIGMETRICS, while still keeping it a single track
venue. All regular papers will be allocated 12 pages in the conference
proceedings. In addition, poster papers will be accepted (2 pages in
proceedings, no oral presentation).

The notion of performance is broadly construed including considerations
of speed and scalability as well as reliability, availability,
sustainability and manageability of systems. We encourage both
theoretical contributions and also submissions relating to real world
empirical studies or focusing on implementation and experimental
issues.

Quantitative design and evaluation studies of:

- Computer and communication networks, protocols and algorithms
- Wireless, mobile, ad-hoc and sensor networks
- Computer architectures, multi-core processors, memory systems and
storage systems/networks
- Operating systems, file systems and databases
- Virtualization, data centers, distributed and cloud computing
- Social networks, multimedia systems, service-oriented architectures
and Web services
- Energy-efficient computing systems
- Real-time and fault-tolerant systems
- Mobile and personal computing systems
- Large-scale operational systems
- Software systems and enterprise applications
- Smart power grids
- Emerging technologies
- Data processing

Methodologies, formalisms, solution techniques and algorithms for:

- Performance, scalability, power and reliability analysis
- Sustainability analysis and power management
- Capacity planning, resource allocation, run time management and
scheduling
- Anomaly detection, system measurement, monitoring and forecasting
- Analytical modeling techniques and model validation
- System measurement, monitoring and forecasting
- Workload characterization and benchmarking
- Quality of service, total cost of ownership and pricing
- Experimental design, statistical analysis, simulation
- Performance-oriented applications of game theory, economics and
control theory
- Big data, machine learning and signal processing

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
The submission website will be online in early November. Papers
should not exceed 12 pages double column including figures, tables,
and references in standard ACM format. In addition, a 2-page appendix
is permitted, where the appendix does not count towards the original
12 pages. Papers must be submitted electronically in printable pdf
form. Templates for the standard ACM format can be found at this link.

http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates

Both strict and alternate styles are acceptable for submission. No
changes to margins, spacing, or font sizes are allowed from those
specified by the style files. Papers violating the formatting
guidelines will be returned without review.

All submissions will be reviewed using a double-blind review process.
The identity of authors and referees will not be revealed to each
other. To ensure blind reviewing, author names and affiliations should
not appear in the paper; bibliographic references should be made in
such a way as to preserve author anonymity. Accepted papers will appear
in the conference proceedings published in the ACM Performance
Evaluation Review.

Warning: It is ACM policy not to allow double submissions, where the
same paper is submitted to more than one conference/journal
concurrently. Any double submissions detected will be immediately
rejected from all conferences/journals involved.

The paper submission website is available at:

http://cass.lids.mit.edu/sigmetrics2015/

GENERAL CHAIRS
Bill Lin, UCSD
Jun (Jim) Xu, Georgia Tech

PROGRAM CHAIRS
Sudipta Sengupta, Microsoft Research
Devavrat Shah, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

PROGRAM COMMITTEE
Mohammad Alizadeh Insieme Networks
Lakshmi Bairavasundaram Datrium
Randall Berry Northwestern University
Sem Borst Eindhoven U. of Technology and
Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs
Ana Busic INRIA
John C S Lui CUHK
Y Charlie Hu Purdue University
Mark Crovella Boston University
Peter Desnoyers Northeastern University
Ayalvadi Ganesh University of Bristol
Javad Ghaderi Columbia University
Philip Gibbons Intel Research Pittsburgh
Leana Golubchik University of Southern California
Varun Gupta University of Chicago
Bruce Hajek UIUC
Mor Harchol-Balter CMU
John Hasenbein UT Austin
Kyomin Jung Seoul National University
Ramana Kompella Purdue University
Alex Liu Michigan State University
Peter Marbach University of Toronto
Athina Markopoulou UC Irvine
Vishal Misra Columbia University
Eytan Modiano MIT
Jason Nieh Columbia University
Sewoong Oh UIUC
Alexandre Proutiere France Telecom
Konstantinos Psounis University of Southern California
Kavita Ramanan Brown University
Rhonda Righter UC Berkeley
Dan Rubenstein Columbia University
Saswati Sarkar University of Pennsylvania
Srinivas Shakkottai Texas A&M University
Mayank Sharma IBM T. J. Watson Research Center
Jinwoo Shin KAIST
Evgenia Smirni College of William and Mary
Alex Snoeren UCSD
Mark Squillante IBM T. J. Watson Research Center
Alexander (Sasha) Stolyar Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs
Ryan Stutsman Microsoft Research
Lakshmi Subramanian NYU
Vijay Subramanian Northwestern University
Wee Peng Tay Nanyang Technological University
Don Towsley University of Massachusetts Amherst
Milan Vojnovic Microsoft Research
Neil Walton University of Amsterdam
Jia Wang AT&T Research
Adam Wierman California Institute of Technology
Lau Wing-Cheong CUHK
Cathy Xia Ohio State University
Kuang Xu Stanford
Tauhid Zaman MIT
Li Zhang IBM T. J. Watson Research Center
Zhi-Li Zhang University of Minnesota
Yuan Zhong Columbia University
Gil Zussman Columbia University
Bert Zwart CWI

Start: June 15, 2015
End: June 19, 2015
Venue: Portland, Oregon, USA