Call for Papers:

HPCA 2021

Abstract or Paper Registration Deadline
July 24, 2020
Final Submission Deadline
July 31, 2020

International Symposium on High-Performance Computer Architecture (HPCA)
Seoul, South Korea
February 27-March 3, 2021

Submissions Due: July 31st, 2020

The 27th IEEE International Symposium on High-Performance Computer Architecture (HPCA) will be held in Seoul, South Korea, 2/27–3/3, 2021. HPCA is a high-impact venue for presenting research results on a wide range of computer architecture.

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Some topics of interest are listed, but we encourage authors to contact the PC chair if they have a question regarding the topic fit:

  • Accelerator system design
  • Cloud, datacenter, cluster/distributed systems and applications
  • FPGAs, CGRAs, and reconfigurable systems
  • GPUs
  • ILP enhancing microarchitecture techniques
  • Memory hierarchy
  • Networks and interconnects
  • Power-efficient architectures
  • Quantum and superconducting architectures
  • Reliable architectures
  • Near-data computing
  • Machine learning systems, including algorithms/system co-design
  • Performance characterization/modeling
  • Secure and private computing systems
  • Systems designed around emerging/partially proven device technologies
  • Ultra-low power computing and associated echo systems

** Important Dates **
Abstract submission: July 24th, 2020
Full-paper submission: July 31st, 2020
Rebuttal/revision: Sep. 28th — Oct. 11th, 2020
Notification: Oct. 30th, 2020


Industry Track CFP

The International Symposium on High-Performance Computer Architecture includes an industry track as a single session included in the main conference program. The objective of this track is to present papers with high industry relevance that describe existing/planned/cancelled products and/or insights on important challenges faced by industry. The discussion in this forum is expected to educate the wider computer architecture community on the challenges facing the industry and to encourage them to investigate solutions. The session will include a small number of papers selected based on depth and relevance to the HPCA audience. Architects, designers and developers involved in some aspect of industrial computer systems design and development are invited to submit a paper describing existing, planned or canceled products, as well as new challenges, issues, and opportunities in the next-generation computer systems. The paper needs to provide insights, results, etc. that are unique to industry, which makes it clearly distinguishable from a regular paper.

Authors should submit an abstract by July 24th, 2020. They should submit the full version of the paper by July 31st, 2020. No extensions will be granted. The full version should be a PDF file following the submission guidelines that will be made available at the submission website. Papers should be submitted for double-blind review.

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Please take note of the following guidelines for the industry track:

  • The goal of the HPCA industry track is to publish papers written by industry authors whose content is related to an industrial product/process. This includes both existing products and planned products, even if the product was cancelled but interesting insights/learned lessons are presented in the paper.
  • Examples are papers that describe a product, papers that characterize a product, papers that describe some interesting component of a product, papers that provide some insights on challenges faced by industry, etc.
  • Papers may include co-authors from academia, provided that the content is clearly related to an industrial product/process. On the other hand, research papers whose scope is not clearly related to a product are not appropriate for this track and should be submitted to the regular track even if authors are from industry.
  • Papers will be evaluated with the same standards of quality as papers submitted to the regular track.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Processor, cache and memory architectures
  • Parallel/Multi-core architectures
  • GPUs and domain-specific accelerators
  • Power-efficient architectures
  • Dependable/secure architectures
  • Analysis and exploitation of product security vulnerabilities
  • High-performance I/O systems
  • Embedded, IoT, reconfigurable, and heterogeneous architectures
  • Interconnect and network interface architectures
  • Architectures for cloud, HPC, and data centers
  • Innovative hardware/software trade-offs
  • Impact of compilers and system software on architecture
  • Performance/Power modeling and evaluation
  • Architectures for emerging technology and applications

Abstract submission: July 24th, 2020
Full paper submission: July 31st, 2020
Author rebuttal period: Sep. 28th — Oct. 11th, 2020
Author notification: Oct. 30th, 2020