This is the 1st September 2019 digest of SIGARCH Messages.

In This Issue

Call for Papers: Design and Implementation of Signal Processing Systems at ICASSP 2020
Submitted by John McAllister

Design and Implementation of Signal Processing Systems at the International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP)
Barcelona, Spain
May 4-8, 2020

Submissions Due: October 21, 2019.

The DISPS (Design and Implementation of Signal Processing Systems) track at ICASSP 2020 is the leading international forum for state-of-the-art technologies in applied signal processing, machine learning and data science systems, from low-power, portable to server-scale contexts. It considers all major associated technologies: efficient algorithms and algorithm optimization; low-power/high-performance custom circuits, processors and devices; system architecture and design, from ASIC to server-scale, distributed and cyber-physical systems; and applied signal processing. Prospective authors to the DISPS track are invited to submit four-page* manuscripts on topics including, but not limited to:

• VLSI Circuits & Systems
• GPU massively parallel processors
• SIMD, VLIW, DSP and multicore
• FPGA and Programmable Logic
• Heterogeneous Architectures
• Emerging architectures (e.g. neuromorphic, quantum, molecular and bio-inspired)

Systems & Software
• Custom software design and optimisation
• Scalable ML and data science
• ML for storage
• Hardware security
• Distributed and IoT Systems
• Cyber-physical systems
• Autonomous systems
• Big data and graphs

Modelling, Programming and Design
• Modelling and model-based design
• Efficient algorithms and algorithm optimisation
• Compilers, synthesis tools and design automation
• Algorithm/architecture co-design
• High-level hardware synthesis
• Dataflow-based design

• Machine learning and data science
• Sensing and sensor processing
• Communications and networking
• Biomedical and biosystems
• Image, video and audio
• Cryptographic/secure applications
• Emerging applications, e.g. FinTech, autonomous systems, VR/AR, robotics

Call for Workshops/Tutorials: Call for Workshops and Tutorials: CGO 2020
Submitted by Yunqi Zhang

Call for Workshops and Tutorials
CGO 2020
San Diego, USA

CGO 2020 will host co-located workshops and tutorials on Saturday and Sunday (2/22/2020 – 2/23/2020) before the main conference. This is your event’s chance to take advantage of the interdisciplinary audience of CGO, HPCA, and PPoPP. Please submit a proposal!

Submissions due: 9/6/2019.
Notification date: 9/20/2019.


How to Submit a Proposal

Email the proposal as a PDF file (approximately 1-2 pages) to Yunqi Zhang ( and Johann Hauswald ( with the email subject containing “[CGO’2020wt]”.


Contents for All Proposals

Title: (name of workshop or tutorial)
Type: (workshop or tutorial)
Duration: (1/2 day or full day or two days)
Expected number of participants:
Advertisement: how do you plan to solicit participation to your workshop/tutorial (e.g., via social media, workshop/tutorial website, mailing lists etc.)
Information on past workshop/tutorials: (number of attendees/submissions) on the same topic held with this or other conferences (if any).

Additional Contents of a Workshop Proposal

Sample call for papers, including workshop title, scope, format and the main topics of the workshop
Invited or keynote speakers (if any)
Panel discussion (if any)
Organizers’ bios and affiliation
A tentative list of PC members
Whether the selected papers will be published (and, if so, where and how)


Additional Contents of a Tutorial Proposal

An outline of tutorial content and objectives
Prerequisite knowledge
Special requirements (if any)
A biography of the tutorial organizers and relevant experiences on the topic

Call for Posters: 5th Career Workshop for Women and Minorities in Computer Architecture (In conjunction with MICRO’19)
Submitted by Hyeran Jeon

5th Career Workshop for Women and Minorities in Computer Architecture
In conjunction with the 52nd IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Microarchitecture (MICRO-52)
Columbus, USA
October 13, 2019

Submissions due: August 28, 2019

Call for Posters:
The MICRO Career Workshop will bring together women and under-represented minorities at different levels in academia, industry, research, government and students to promote the recruitment, retention and progression of women and under-represented groups with research interests in computer architecture.

The workshop will highlight emerging and hot topics in computer architecture, but also provide opportunities for cross-disciplinary research, networking, and career advice and mentoring. The workshop will contain a mix of technical presentations and panel sessions given by academic and industry leaders as well as informal activities to provide mentoring for students as they get started in their careers.

The workshop will include a student research poster session, career panels, advice on careers in academia, industry research, government, or deciding to start your own company, and a speed mentoring session. Keynotes and invited talks will cover the latest research trends in computer architecture.

There will be a limited amount of financial assistance available for attending the workshop. Details about this will be forthcoming soon.

Important Dates:
* Abstract Submission Deadline: August 28, 2019
* Author Notification: September 2, 2019
* Workshop Date: October 13, 2019

Submission Guidelines:
Each submission should be formatted as an extended abstract, describing the research to be presented in the poster. The length of the extended abstract should be at most TWO single-column pages (formatted into the US letter size of 8.5 x 11 inches with fonts no smaller than 10 point size), including all figures and references. The extended abstract must include the names, affiliations and email addresses of all authors and should be submitted as a single PDF file to EasyChair.

Travel Grants:
We are accepting travel grant applications. Please check the details from the workshop homepage.

Organizing Committee:
Valentina Salapura, IBM TJ Watson Research Center
Zehra Sura, IBM TJ Watson Research Center
Tamara Lehman, University of Colorado Boulder
Hyeran Jeon, San Jose State University
Alan Bivens, IBM TJ Watson Research Center

Please view the SIGARCH website for the latest postings, to submit new posts, and for general SIGARCH information. We also encourage you to visit the SIGARCH Blog.

- Samira Khan
SIGARCH Content Editor