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October 21, 2014

Call for Papers: Dynamic Languages Symposium

Submitted by Edd Barrett
http://www.dynamic-languages-symposium.org/dls-14/
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

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
http://www.easychair.org/conferences?conf=dls14 in PDF format. Submissions
must be in the ACM format (see http://www.sigplan.org/authorInformation.htm)
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
e-mail: dls14@easychair.org

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

Start: October 21, 2014
End: October 21, 2014
Venue: Portland, OR, USA

October 26, 2014

Call for Papers: IEEE International Symposium on Workload Characterization

Submitted by Jian Li
http://www.iiswc.org/iiswc2014/index.html
IISWC-2014
October 26 (Sun) – 28 (Tue), 2014
Raleigh, North Carolina, USA

CALL FOR PAPERS 

Important Dates

Abstracts Submission : April 18, 2014   
Paper Submission : April 25, 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, Inst of Comp Tech, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  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
  TBA
 
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
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, NC State University ( hzhou@ncsu.edu )
    Program Chair
         Lixin Zhang, Institute of Computing Technology,
Chinese Academy of Sciences    (zhanglixin@ict.ac.cn)
         Lingjia Tang, University of Michigan    (lingjia@umich.edu)

Start: October 26, 2014
End: October 28, 2014
Venue: Raleigh, North Carolina, USA

Call for Papers: IEEE International Symposium on Workload Characterization 2014

Submitted by Jian Li
http://www.iiswc.org/iiswc2014/index.html
IISWC-2014
October 26 (Sun) – 28 (Tue), 2014
Raleigh, North Carolina, USA

CALL FOR PAPERS 

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
  TBA
 
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
workloads
 
For further information, please contact the General or Program Chair:
   General Chair
         Huiyang Zhou, North Carolina State University   
( hzhou@ncsu.edu )
    Program Chair
         Lixin Zhang, Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese
Academy of Science    (zhanglixin@ict.ac.cn)
         Lingjia Tang, University of Michigan    (lingjia@umich.edu)

Start: October 26, 2014
End: October 28, 2014
Venue: Raleigh, North Carolina, USA

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

Submitted by Jian Li
http://www.iiswc.org/iiswc2014/index.html
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 (hsul@qti.qualcomm.com) , 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 (hsul@qti.qualcomm.com) , with the subject “IISWC 2014 Workshop
Proposal”. Submissions will be acknowledged via e-mail.

Start: October 26, 2014
End: October 26, 2014
Venue: Raleigh, North Carolina, USA

Call for Participation: IISWC 2014

Submitted by Jian Li
http://www.iiswc.org/iiswc2014/index.html
CALL FOR PARTICIPATIONS – IISWC 2014
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
TBA

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 ( hzhou@ncsu.edu )
Program Chair
Lixin Zhang, Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of
Science (zhanglixin@ict.ac.cn)
Lingjia Tang, University of Michigan (lingjia@umich.edu)

Start: October 26, 2014
End: October 28, 2014
Venue: Raleigh, NC, USA

November 14, 2014

Call for Papers: ASPLOS SRC 2015

Submitted by Onur Mutlu
http://asplos15.bilkent.edu.tr/ASPLOS_ACM_SrC.pdf
CALL FOR PAPERS – ASPLOS SRC 2015
ACM Student Research Competition

Important Dates
=============
Abstract submission: 11:59pm CST Friday November 14, 2014
Acceptance notification: 11:59pm CST Friday January 16, 2015
Poster Session for Accepts: Monday March 16, 2015
Presentations for Finalists: Monday March 16, 2015

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 2015 conference will be held in Istanbul,
Turkey, a city where two continents meet on the blue waters of the
Bosphorus to offer an abundance of unique natural, historical,
cultural, and culinary experiences.

http://asplos15.bilkent.edu.tr

Overview
=======
The 20th International Conference on Architectural Support for
Programming Languages and Operating Systems (ASPLOS) 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 medal (gold, silver or bronze) and a two-year
complimentary ACM membership with a subscription to ACM’s Digital
Library.

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

4. In addition, the first place winner in each category
(undergraduate, graduate) will receive an invitation to participate in
the SRC Grand Finals, an on-line round of competitions among the first
place 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 medals
(gold, silver, bronze). 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
ASPLOS 2015 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 site
(http://src.acm.org/).

Eligibility
=======
A participant in the SRC must meet all following conditions:

* 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 November 14th, 2014 at 23:59 CST.

* The abstract must have not appeared before. Novelty is one of the
criteria for selection.

* The abstract and the poster must be authored solely by the
participant.

* 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 November 14, 2014.

* In your submission, please indicate whether you are an undergraduate
or a graduate student.

* You may join ACM prior to entering. Basic student membership is $19
per year or less www.acm.org/membership.

For each accepted SRC poster, a one-page extended abstract in the ACM
format will be included in the ASPLOS 2015 conference proceedings. The
content, however, can be included in a future submission to other
conferences or journals.

Contact
======
For questions regarding the submission process, or for additional
information, clarifications, or questions, please contact the ACM
Student Research Competition Co-chairs, Eren Kursun
(erenkursun@gmail.com) and Gurhan Kucuk (gkucuk@cse.yeditepe.edu.tr).

Sponsors
=======
The ACM Student Research Competition at ASPLOS 2015 is sponsored by
the ACM and Microsoft Research.

Start: November 14, 2014
End: November 14, 2014
Venue: Istanbul, Turkey

December 10, 2014

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

Submitted by Hitoshi OI
http://p2m2ca.oslab.biz/
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 oslab.biz)
6/1: Full paper submission
(use the Paper Upload page of ISIC 2014
http://www.isic2014.org/submission/paper-upload )
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 http://www.isic2014.org/
or send email to p2m2ca at oslab.biz

Start: December 10, 2014
End: December 12, 2014
Venue: Singapore

December 13, 2014

Call for Papers: Workshop on Near-Data Processing

Submitted by Boris Grot
http://www.cs.utah.edu/wondp/
CALL FOR PAPERS: 2ND WORKSHOP ON NEAR-DATA PROCESSING (WoNDP)

Co-located with MICRO-47
Cambridge, UK

IMPORTANT DATES:
Paper submissions due: Friday October 17, 2014
Notification: Tuesday November 4th, 2014
Final Paper Due: Monday December 8th, 2014

Computing in large-scale systems is shifting away from the traditional
compute-centric model to a much more data-centric one. This transition is
driven by the evolving nature of what computing comprises, no longer dominated
by the execution of arithmetic and logic calculations but instead dominated by
large data volume and the cost of moving data to the locations where
computations are performed. Data movement impacts performance,
energy-efficiency and reliability. These trends are leading to changes in the
computing paradigm driven by the notion of moving computation to the data in a
so-called Near-Data Processing approach, which seeks to perform computations
in the most appropriate location based on where data resides and what needs to
be done with it.

This workshop is intended to bring together experts from academia and industry
to share advances in the development of Near-Data Processing systems
principles, with emphasis on large-scale systems. Topics of interest include
but are not limited to:
- Analysis of applications illustrating the potential for Near-Data Processing
- System and software architectures for Near-Data Processing
- Programming models for distributed and heterogeneous infrastructures
driven by location of the data
- Processing/Memory/Storage architectures and microarchitectures for Near-Data
Processing
- Performance evaluation of Near-Data Processing systems and subsystems
- Energy-efficiency and reliability analysis and evaluation of Near-Data
Processing

Two kinds of papers are invited:
- Technical papers (4-6 pages) with preliminary results.
- Position papers (3 pages maximum) on directions for research and development.

ORGANIZERS:

Rajeev Balasubramonian , University of Utah
Boris Grot , University of Edinburgh
Jaime Moreno , IBM TJ Watson Research Center
Ravi Nair , IBM TJ Watson Research Center

PROGRAM COMMITTEE:

Rajeev Balasubramonian , University of Utah
Boris Grot , University of Edinburgh
Jeff Draper , USC/ISI
Ron Dreslinski, University of Michigan
Maya Gokhale , Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Nuwan Jayasena, AMD Research
Jaime Moreno , IBM TJ Watson Research Center
Arrvindh Shriraman , Simon Fraser University

Further details and submission instructions available at
http://www.cs.utah.edu/wondp/.

Start: December 13, 2014
End: December 13, 2014
Venue: Cambridge, UK

January 14, 2015

Call for Participation: RISC-V Workshop and Bootcamp

Submitted by Krste Asanovic
http://riscv.org/workshop/

1st RISC-V Workshop and Boot Camp

January 14-15, 2015
Monterey, CA, USA

RISC-V (pronounced “risk-5″) is a new instruction set architecture
(ISA) that was originally designed to support computer architecture
research and education, but which we now hope will become a standard
open architecture for industry implementations. RISC-V was originally
developed in the Computer Science Division of the EECS Department at
the University of California, Berkeley, but has been made freely
available open-source under the BSD license for anyone to use.

The goals of this workshop are to inform the community of recent
activity in the various RISC-V projects underway around the globe and
to build consensus on future steps in the RISC-V project, while the
bootcamp provides an opportunity to learn about the existing RISC-V
infrastructure from the RISC-V development team. The workshop and
bootcamp will feature demos of multiple RISC-V silicon tapeouts as
well as FPGA board designs and associated software tools.

Space will be limited, so please register early!

Early Bird registration ends December 1.

Start: January 14, 2015
End: January 15, 2015
Venue: Monterey, CA

January 15, 2015

Call for Tutorials and Workshops: ISPASS 2015

Submitted by Kelly Shaw
http://www.ispass.org
ISPASS 2015 Call for Tutorial and Workshop Proposals

Call for Tutorial Proposals

Tutorial proposals are solicited for ISPASS-2015. Tutorials will be
held on March 29 in Philadelphia, PA.

Proposals for both half- and full-day tutorials are solicited on any
topic that is relevant to the ISPASS audience. Tutorials that focus on
workload characterization and analysis tools and techniques that
enable research across layers of the computational stack are strongly
encouraged.

In previous years, tutorials seeking to achieve any of the following
goals have been particularly successful:
* Describe an important piece of research/experimental infrastructure.
* Educate the community on an emerging topic.

IMPORTANT DATES
Submission deadline: Thursday, January 15th, 2015
Notification: Friday, January 30th, 2015

SUBMISSION PROCEDURES
Proposals should provide the following information:
* Title of the tutorial
* Presenter(s) and contact information
* Proposed duration (full day, half day)
* 1-2 paragraph abstract suitable for tutorial publicity
* 1 paragraph biography per presenter suitable for tutorial publicity
* Short description (for evaluation). This should include:
– Tutorial scope and objectives
– Topics to be covered
– Target audience
– 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 Andrew Hilton (adhilton@ee.duke.edu) with the subject
“ISPASS 2015 Tutorial Proposal”. Submissions will be acknowledged via
e-mail.

*******************************************************************************

Call for Workshop Proposals

Workshop proposals are solicited for ISPASS-2015. Workshops will be
held on March 29 in Philadelphia, PA.

Proposals related to power/performance analysis and workload
characterization as it relates to computer architecture, operating
systems, programming languages/compilers in current and emerging areas
such as datacenters and cloud computing, systems based on non-volatile
memory technologies, mobile technologies, large scale data analysis,
smart infrastructure, and extreme scale computing are encouraged.

IMPORTANT DATES
Submission Deadline: Thursday, January 15th, 2015
Notification: Friday, January 30th, 2015

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 Andrew Hilton (adhilton@ee.duke.edu) with the subject
“ISPASS 2015 Workshop Proposal”. Submissions will be acknowledged via
e-mail.

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