Call for Nominations: 2023 HPCA Test of Time Award

Abstract or Paper Registration Deadline
January 13, 2023
Final Submission Deadline
January 13, 2023

The HPCA Test of Time (ToT) Award Committee is soliciting nominations for the sixth annual HPCA ToT Award. This award recognizes the most influential papers published in past HPCA conferences that have had significant impact in the field.

The award will recognize an influential HPCA paper whose influence is still felt 18-22 years after its initial publication. In other words, the award will be given to at most one paper that was published at HPCA conferences in any of the years N-22, N-21, N-20, N-19, or N-18. This year, N = 2023, so papers published at HPCA conferences held in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, or 2005 are eligible. An eligible paper that has received at least 100 citations (according to Google Scholar) is automatically nominated, but explicit nominations of such papers are still encouraged because nominators can help the committee identify papers with impact among the many eligible papers.

We invite anyone to submit a nomination by the deadline of January 13, 2023. Please submit your nomination via email to the committee chair (Daniel A. Jiménez, The following describes the nomination criteria, how to submit a nomination, and the selection process.

Which papers are eligible for the 2023 HPCA ToT (Test of Time) Award?

Only papers published at HPCA conferences that happened between 2001-2005 (inclusive). See the list of eligible papers here.

Who can nominate a paper?

Anyone can nominate a paper except for the author or co-author(s) of the nominated paper.

When is the last day to submit a nomination?

Nominations must be received by January 13, 2023.

How should a nomination be submitted?

Nominations must be submitted via email to the award chair, Daniel A. Jiménez (

What should be included in the nomination email?

  • Please use the email subject: “HPCA 2023 ToT Nomination”
  • The title, the author list, and publication year of the nominated paper.
  • A 100-word (maximum) nomination statement, describing why the paper deserves the HPCA 2023 Test of Time Award.
  • The name, title, affiliation of the nominator, and if appropriate, the relationship of the nominator to the authors.
  • Only one paper can be nominated in a single email.

What is the selection process?

The HPCA ToT Award committee will evaluate all submitted nominations to select at most one paper for the 2023 HPCA ToT (Test of Time) Award. A strict conflict of interest policy will be followed. If a ToT Award Committee Member has a conflict of interest with a paper that is nominated, the member will recuse himself/herself from the discussion process. On occasion, papers will receive honorable mentions in the evaluation process, at the discretion of the award committee.

Who are the current HPCA ToT Award committee members?

  • Juan Luis Aragón, Universidad de Murcia
  • Aamer Jaleel, NVIDIA
  • Daniel A. Jiménez, Texas A & M University (chair)
  • Lizy K. John, University of Texas at Austin
  • André Seznec, Intel

When will the award be announced and given?

The 2023 HPCA Test of Time award presentation will be made at the 2023 HPCA conference held in Montreal from February 25 to March 1, 2023. Awardees will be invited to make a short presentation at the HPCA 2023 Awards Ceremony.

What does the award consist of?

An award certificate and peer recognition.