Call for Papers:

IEEE Micro Top Picks

Final Submission Deadline
October 23, 2020

IEEE Micro Top Picks from the 2020 Computer Architecture Conferences

Submissions Due: October 23, 2020

IEEE Micro will publish its annual “Top Picks from the Computer Architecture Conferences” issue in May/June 2021. This issue collects some of the most significant research papers in computer architecture based on novelty and potential for long-term impact. Any computer architecture paper (not a combination of papers) published in the top conferences of 2020 (including MICRO-53) is eligible. The Top Picks Selection Committee will recognize those significant and insightful papers that have the potential to influence the work of computer architects for years to come.

Submission Guidelines

To simplify reviewing, there is a mandatory format for submissions. Please upload the following two documents combined into a single PDF:

1. A three-page, two-column document using 10-point type. The first two pages should summarize the paper. The third page should argue for the potential of the work to have long-term impact, clearly articulating why and how it will influence other researchers and/or industry. On the third page, please also include what the citation of your paper would be if it won a Test of Time award in 10 years.

2. The final version of the original conference paper.

Submissions that do not follow this format will not be reviewed. The first document should contain the names of the authors with a footnote that contains the title of the original conference paper, with the full name of the conference, page numbers, and date of publication.

Paper submission site:

Important Dates

Submission website opens: September 21, 2020
Submission deadline: October 23, 2020
Author notification: January 9, 2021
Revised papers due: February 9, 2021
Publication: May/June 2021

Accepted Papers Guidelines

Authors of accepted papers will receive further instructions on how to prepare the final papers to conform to IEEE Micro‘s guidelines. Final papers should not exceed 5,000 words including references, with each average-size figure counting as 250 words toward this limit. Papers must have at least 30 percent new content compared to the original conference publication. Final papers will be edited for structure, style, clarity, and readability. Final papers will be reviewed for publication. February 9 is a hard deadline for final papers; papers received after that deadline will not be published.

Guest Editor and Selection Committee Chair

Daniel A. Jiménez, Texas A&M University (