Call for Papers:

IISWC 2024

Abstract or Paper Registration Deadline
July 3, 2024
Final Submission Deadline
June 3, 2024

IEEE International Symposium on Workload Characterization

IISWC invites manuscripts that present original unpublished research in all areas related to the characterization and analysis of computing system workloads, including translational research related to production-oriented commercial systems. Work focusing on emerging technologies and interdisciplinary work are especially welcome. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to) characterization of applications in traditional and emerging domains, characterization of system software and middleware, implications of workloads in system design, benchmarking methodologies and suites, and tools for computer systems. A detailed list of the topics can be found at

Important dates:

  • Submission Deadline: June 3, 2024
  • Decision Notification: July 16, 2024
  • Camera-ready Deadline: August 9, 2024

Submission Guidelines

Submissions to IISWC can be made in one of the following two categories: (1) regular papers and (2) tool and benchmark papers. The primary focus of regular papers (submission length: 10 pages, excluding references) should be to describe new research ideas supported by experimental implementation and evaluation of the proposed research ideas. The primary focus of tool and benchmark papers should be to describe the design, development, and evaluation of new open-source tools and benchmarks suites. Submissions in the regular papers category are also encouraged to open-source their software or hardware artifacts.

The authors are required to indicate the category of the paper as a part of the submitted manuscript’s title. On the submission system entry, we ask the authors to add a prefix to the title indicating the type of the submission as follows: 1. regular papers: “Regular-TITLE” and 2. tool and benchmark papers: “Tools-TITLE”.

Papers in the tool and benchmark category with relatively shorter length (6 pages) are welcome if the contributions can be well articulated and substantiated. However, all submissions in the tool and benchmark category have the flexibility of using all 10 pages (excluding references). The submissions in both categories will be evaluated to the same standards in terms of novelty, scientific value, demonstrated usefulness, and potential impact to the field. The nature of the contribution differs between the two categories (new research idea vs. new open-source benchmark-suite / tool) and papers will be evaluated based on the intended nature of the contribution, as declared by the chosen paper category at the time of the submission. The chosen category at the time of the submission cannot be changed after the submission deadline.

Double-blind submission guidelines apply to the submissions in both categories. Open-source benchmarks and tools that have not been previously published (but may have been open-sourced) are eligible for submission in the tool and benchmark papers category.

When including source code links in their submission, we require the authors to use new or anonymized code repositories to preserve the integrity of double-blind review process. All submitted papers should have obtained legal permission (if applicable) to open-source the benchmark-suite / tool at the time of submission.