This is the 1st September 2018 digest of announcements, calls for papers, calls for participations and calls for contributions; posted on

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Call for Papers: ISPASS 2019
Submitted by Kelly Shaw

IEEE International Symposium on Performance Analysis of Systems and Software (ISPASS)
Madison, Wisconsin, USA
March 24-26, 2019

Paper abstract submission: September 28, 2018
Full submission: October 5, 2018
Rebuttal: December 19-21, 2018
Notification: January 13, 2019
Conference: March 24-26, 2019

The IEEE International Symposium on Performance Analysis of Systems and Software (ISPASS) provides a forum for sharing advanced academic and industrial research work focused on performance analysis in the design of computer systems and software. ISPASS 2019 will be held March 24 through 26, 2019 in Madison, Wisconsin. Authors are invited to submit previously unpublished work for possible presentation at the conference. Papers are solicited in fields that include the following:

* Performance and power evaluation methodologies
– Analytical modeling
– Statistical approaches
– Tracing and profiling tools
– Simulation techniques
– Hardware (e.g., FPGA) accelerated simulation
– Hardware performance counter architectures
– Power, temperature, variability and/or reliability models for computer systems
– Microbenchmark-based hardware analysis techniques
* Foundations of performance and power analysis
– Metrics
– Bottleneck identification and analysis
– Visualization
* Power and performance analysis of commercial and experimental hardware
– Multi-threaded, multicore and many-core architectures
– Accelerators and graphics processing units
– Memory systems, including storage-class memory
– Embedded and mobile systems
– Enterprise systems and data centers
– Supercomputers
– Computer networks
* Power and performance analysis of emerging workloads and software
– Software written in managed languages
– Virtualization and consolidation workloads
– Internet-sector workloads
– Embedded, multimedia, games, telepresence
– Deep learning and convolutional neural networks
* Application and system code tuning and optimization
* Confirmations or refutations of important prior results

In addition to research papers, ISPASS welcomes tool and benchmark papers. The conference is an ideal forum to publicize new tools and benchmarks for the community. These papers, which can detail tools and benchmarks in any of the above fields of interest, will be judged primarily on their potential impact and use, rather than on their research contribution.

See for submission details.

Call for Papers: HOST 2019
Submitted by Qiaoyan Yu

IEEE International Symposium on Hardware Oriented Security and Trust (HOST)
Washington D.C., USA
May 6-10, 2019

IEEE International Symposium on Hardware Oriented Security and Trust (HOST) aims to facilitate the rapid growth of hardware-based security research and development, and to highlight new results in the area of hardware security. HOST 2019 invites original contributions in all areas of overlap between hardware and security. This includes but is not limited to the following:

-Security primitives
-Computer-aided design (CAD) tools
-Emerging and nanoscale devices
-Trojans and backdoors
-Side-channel attacks and mitigation
-Fault injection and mitigation
-(Anti-)Reverse engineering and physical attacks

-Trusted execution environments
-Cache-side channel attacks and mitigation
-Privacy-preserving computation
-System-on-chip (SoC)/platform security
-FPGA and reconfigurable fabric security
-Cloud computing
-Smart phones and smart devices

-Internet-of-things (IoT) security
-Sensors and sensor network security
-Smart grid security
-Automotive/autonomous vehicle security
-Cyber-physical system security
-(Adversarial) Machine learning and cyber deception

You can register (by October 15, 2018, 11:59 p.m. (PST)) and submit (by October 22, 2018, 11:59 p.m. (PST)) your paper at The page limit is 10 pages, double column, IEEE format, with a minimum font size of 11 pt.

Call for Workshops/Tutorials: CGO 2019
Submitted by Adwait Jog

International Symposium on Code Generation and Optimization (CGO)
Workshops and Tutorials
Feb 16-17, 2019

Submission deadline: Sep 24, 2018
Notification date: Oct 1, 2018

CGO 2019 will host co-located workshops and tutorials on Saturday and Sunday (2/16-2/17/2019) before the main conference. This is your event’s chance to take advantage of the interdisciplinary audience of CGO, HPCA, and PPoPP.

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

Email the proposal as a PDF file (approximately 2-3 pages) to Xipeng Shen with the email subject containing “[CGO’2019wt]”.

Call for Workshops/Tutorials: ICCD 2018
Submitted by Resit Sendag

IEEE International Conference on Computer Design (ICCD)
Orlando, Florida, USA
October 7-10, 2018

Submission Deadline: August 31, 2018

The International Conference on Computer Design (ICCD) encompasses a wide range of topics in the research, design, and implementation of computer systems and their components. ICCD’s multi-disciplinary emphasis provides an ideal environment for developers and researchers to discuss practical and theoretical work covering systems and applications, computer architecture, verification and test, design tools and methodologies, circuit design, and technology.

ICCD seeks to extend the technical program with academic and industrial tutorials as satellite events, targeting hot topics, projects, and tools that are of interest to the community. Tutorial can consist of a mix lectures, mini-workshops and hands-on exercises. The length of a tutorial is half day during the afternoon on Sunday October 7th, 2018.

A single PDF file including the following information:
– Tutorial title;
– Short description of its main objectives and topics, and its relevance to the ICCD community;
– List of organizers and speakers with short bio, including the recent activity that is relevant to the topic of the tutorial;
– Tentative length and format of the tutorial (lecture, hands-on), and any special requirement for the tutorial room;
– If the tutorial has been previously offered, provide information on the conference, date, and number of attendees.

Proposals are due on or before August 31, 2018 11:59pm and should be sent via e-mail to both ICCD-2018 Tutorial Chairs

Notification of acceptance will be sent to the organizers by September 10, 2018

For more information, contact the Tutorial Chairs and visit the ICCD website:

ICCD 2018 Tutorial Chairs:
Christian Pilato, Politecnico di Milano, IT,
Sara Vinco, Politecnico di Torino, IT,

Call for Papers: Computer Architecture Letters
Submitted by Daniel Sorin

IEEE Computer Architecture Letters (CAL) is a forum for fast publication of new, high-quality ideas in the form of short, critically refereed, technical papers. Submissions are welcomed at any time on any topic in computer architecture. Publication in CAL does *not* preclude publishing extended versions of the work at subsequent conferences.

Call for Papers: SysML 2019
Submitted by Vivienne Sze

Conference on Systems and Machine Learning (SysML)
Stanford, CA, USA
March 31–April 2, 2019

Submissions due: September 28, 2018

SysMLis a conference on research at the intersection of computer systems and machine learning. The conference aims to create new connections across the systems and machine learning fields, including identifying design principles for learning systems and developing novel learning methods and theory tailored to practical ML workflows. SysML’s program committee brings together experts from both systems and ML to evaluate work from the perspective of both communities.

The inaugural SysML conference ( in February 2018 sold out, with 300 attendees from academia and industry and over 200 submissions.

Papers should be up to 10 pages and are due September 28, 2018. Reviewing will be double-blind and papers will be published in conference proceedings. SysML will also include an optional artifact evaluation process to highlight research with reproducible experiments, data, and software artifacts.

For more details, see

Call for Presentations: Chisel Community Conference 2018
Submitted by Adam Izraelevitz

Chisel Community Conference
Berkeley, CA, USA
November 13-14, 2018

Submission deadline: September 14, 2018

Chisel is a hardware-construction language, hosted in Scala, and is used in both academia and industry to generate RTL for digital hardware. This will be the first event promoting the Chisel language, FIRRTL compiler, and associated software ecosystem, bringing together the community for multiple talks, tutorials, discussions and more. Visit for details.

Submissions consist of a <750 word abstract and optional additional material, for a 10-20 minute talk and/or poster. Topics include extensions to the Chisel frontend or FIRRTL compiler, Chisel libraries, Chisel-based projects (such as Rocketchip-based designs), Chisel-related infrastructure (testers, transforms, backends, simulators), Chisel in teaching, and other tools/contributions that promote reusability in hardware. Please visit to submit your abstract for consideration.
Submission deadline is Friday, September 14, 2018.

Please sign up for the new chisel-announce group for all future details regarding CCC, as well as other Chisel announcements!

Call for Workshops/Tutorials: ASPLOS 2019 Tutorials
Submitted by Jishen Zhao

The 24rd ACM International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems (ASPLOS)
Providence, RI, USA
April 13-17, 2019

Submission deadline: Monday, November 6, 2018
Notification: Monday, November 24, 2018
Tutorials: April 13-14, 2019

Tutorial proposals are solicited for ASPLOS-2019, which will take place in Providence, RI. Tutorials will be held on April 13, 2019 (Saturday) and April 14, 2019 (Sunday).
Proposals for both half- and full-day tutorials are solicited on any topic that is relevant to the ASPLOS audience. In previous years, tutorials seeking to achieve either of the following goals have been particularly successful:
– Describe an important piece of research infrastructure.
– Educate the community on an emerging topic.

Proposals should provide the following information:
1) Title.
2) Presenter(s) and contact information.
3) Proposed duration (full day, half day).
4) 1-2 paragraph abstract suitable for tutorial publicity.
5) 1 paragraph biography per presenter suitable for tutorial publicity.
6) 1-3 page description (for evaluation). This should include:
– Tutorial scope and objectives,
– Topics to be covered,
– Target audience,
– If the tutorial has been held previously, the location (i.e., conference), date, and number of attendees.

Proposals should be submitted in PDF format via e-mail to Ulya Karpuzcu ( ) and Paul Gratz ( with the subject “ASPLOS2019 Tutorial Proposal”. Submissions will be acknowledged via e-mail.

Call for Workshops/Tutorials: ASPLOS 2019 Workshops
Submitted by Jishen Zhao

The 24rd ACM International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems (ASPLOS)
Providence, RI, USA
April 13-17, 2019

Submission deadline: Monday, November 6, 2018
Notification: Monday, November 24, 2018
Workshops: April 13-14, 2018

Workshop and tutorial proposals are solicited for ASPLOS-201, Providence, RI. Workshops will be held on April 13, 2019 (Saturday) and April 14, 2019 (Sunday).

Proposals in the interplay between programming languages, computer architecture, operating systems, and user interfaces to deal with power, performance, resilience, and programmer productivity issues in emerging areas such as datacenters and cloud computing, systems based on non-volatile memory technologies, large scale data analysis, smart infrastructure, and extreme scale computing are encouraged.

Please include in your proposal
– Title of the workshop
– Organizers and their affiliations
– Sample call for papers
– Duration – Half-Day or Full Day
– Preferred Day – Saturday or Sunday
– If the workshop was previously held, the location (conference), date, and number of attendees

Proposals should be submitted via e-mail to Ulya Karpuzcu ( ) and Paul Gratz ( with the subject “ASPLOS2019 Workshop Proposal”. Submissions will be acknowledged via e-mail.

Feel free to contact Ulya and Paul if you have any questions about the suitability of a workshop for ASPLOS or for any other related matters.

Call for Presentations: ASPLOS 2019 Student Research Competition
Submitted by Jishen Zhao

The 24rd ACM International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems (ASPLOS)
Providence, RI, USA
April 13-17, 2019

Abstract submission: Friday, December 8, 2018 (11:59pm PST)
Acceptance notification: Friday, Feb 2, 2019

The 24rd International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems (ASPLOS) invites participation in the ACM Student Research Competition (SRC). Sponsored by ACM and Microsoft Research, the SRC is a forum for undergraduates and graduate students to share their research results, exchange ideas, and improve their communication skills while competing for prizes. Students accepted to participate in the SRC are entitled to a travel grant (up to $500) to help cover travel expenses. The top 3 undergraduate and graduate winners will receive all of the following prizes:

1. Monetary prizes of $500, $300, and $200, respectively.

2. An award medal (gold, silver or bronze) and a one-year complimentary ACM membership with a subscription to ACM’s Digital Library.

3. The names of the winners and their placement will be posted on the ACM SRC web site.

4. In addition, the first place winner in each category (undergraduate, graduate) will receive an invitation to participate in the SRC Grand Finals, an on-line round of competitions among the first place winners of individual conference-hosted SRCs. The top three graduate and undergraduate Grand Finalists will receive an additional $500, $300, and $200, respectively, along with Grand Finalist medals (gold, silver, bronze). Grand Finalists and their advisors will be invited to the Annual ACM Awards Banquet for an all-expenses-paid trip, where they will be recognized for their accomplishments, along with other prestigious ACM award winners, including the winner of the Turing Award.

The SRC consists of two rounds: a poster session and a presentation session. A panel of judges will select a number of finalists from the poster session, who will be invited to the presentation session at ASPLOS 2018 and compete for the prizes. The evaluation will be concentrated on the quality of both visual and oral presentation, the research methods, and the significance of contribution. You can find more information on the ACM Student Research Competition site.

A participant in the SRC must meet all following conditions:
– The participant must submit an up to 800-word abstract outlining the content of a poster that is going to be presented during the competition.
– The abstract must include the poster title, author names, affiliations, and the name of the academic advisor.
– It should describe the research problem, motivation and background, techniques and results, and the prospect for clearly and concisely conveying the work in a poster format.
– It should state the novelty and contributions of the work explicitly.
– The abstract must have not appeared before. Novelty is one of the criteria for selection.
– The abstract and the poster must be authored solely by the participant.
– The participant can be from anywhere in the world, but must be an ACM student member, and must maintain an undergraduate or graduate student status as of December 8th, 2018.
– In your submission, please indicate whether you are an undergraduate or a graduate student.
– You may join ACM prior to entering. Basic student membership is $19 per year or less
– The submission deadline is December 8th, 2018 at 23:59 PST.

For each accepted SRC poster, a one-page extended abstract in the ACM format will be included in the ASPLOS 2019 conference proceedings. The content, however, can be included in a future submission to other conferences or journals.

Extended abstracts of up to 800 words should be submitted through the following link on or before December 8, 2017:

The ACM Student Research Competition at ASPLOS 2019 is sponsored by the ACM and Microsoft Research.

SRC Chairs:
Yufei Ding, University of California, Santa Barbara
Linhai Song, The Pennsylvania State University

SRC Committee:
Shuaiwen (Leon) Song, PNNL & William Mary
Yufei Ding, University of California, Santa Barbara
Linhai Song, The Pennsylvania State University
Dorian Arnold, Emory University
Hung-Wei Tseng, North Carolina State University
Jiajia Li, Georgia Institute of Technology
Amanda Randles, Duke University
Daniel Wong, University of California, Riverside
Dongyoon Lee, Virginia Tech
Ang Li, Pacific Northwest National Lab
Huiyang Zhou, North Carolina State University
Kathryn Mohror, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Xiaochen Guo, Lehigh University
Aparna Chandramowlishwaran, University of California, Irvine
Yingyan Lin, Rice University
Jishen Zhao, University of California, San Diego
Yuxiong He, Microsoft

Call for Papers: CC 2019
Submitted by Milind Kulkarni

International Conference on Compiler Construction (CC)
co-located with CGO and PPoPP and HPCA
Washington, DC, USA
February 16-17, 2019

(All deadlines AoE)
Abstract Submission: November 3, 2018
Paper Submission: November 7, 2018
Author Response: December 14-15, 2018
Notification: January 1, 2018
Final papers due: January 15, 2018

The International Conference on Compiler Construction (CC) is interested in work on processing programs in the most general sense: analyzing, transforming or executing input that describes how a system operates, including traditional compiler construction as a special case.

Original contributions are solicited on the topics of interest which include, but are not limited to:
– Compilation and interpretation techniques, including program representation, analysis, and transformation; code generation, optimization, and synthesis; the verification thereof
– Run-time techniques, including memory management, virtual machines, and dynamic and just-in-time compilation
– Programming tools, including refactoring editors, checkers, verifiers, compilers, debuggers, and profilers
– Techniques for specific domains, such as secure, parallel, distributed, embedded or mobile environments
– Design and implementation of novel language constructs, programming models, and domain-specific languages

CC 2019 is the 28th edition of the conference. It will be co-located with CGO, HPCA, and PPoPP and take place during 16-17 February in Washington, DC, USA

Conference information, including conference committee and paper submission instructions, can be found at

Call for Papers: ISCA 2019
Submitted by Carole-Jean Wu

International Symposium on Computer Architecture (ISCA)
Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Jun 22-26, 2018

Abstract Registration (Mandatory): December 3, 2018, 8:00 PM EST
Submission Deadline (No extensions): December 7, 2018, 8:00 PM EST
Author Rebuttal Period: February 22-29, 2019
Notification Date: Mar 15, 2019
Final Manuscripts Due: Apr 15, 2019

The International Symposium on Computer Architecture is the premier forum for new ideas and experimental results in computer architecture. The conference specifically seeks particularly forward-looking and novel submissions. Papers are solicited on a broad range of topics, including (but not limited to):
– Processor, memory, and storage systems architecture
– Multiprocessor systems
– Datacenter-scale computing
– IoT, mobile and embedded architecture
– Interconnection network, router and network interface architecture
– Accelerator-based, application-specific and reconfigurable architecture
– Architectural support for programming languages or software development
– Architectural support for security or virtualization
– Instruction, thread and data-level parallelism
– Dependable processor and system architecture
– Architecture for emerging technologies and applications, including quantum computing, novel memory technologies, etc.
– Effects of circuits or technology on architecture
– Architecture modeling and simulation methodologies
– Evaluation and measurement of real computing systems

General Chair: Srilatha (Bobbie) Manne, Microsoft
Program Chair: Hillery Hunter, IBM

Call for Participation: Embedded Systems Week
Submitted by Lars Bauer

Embedded Systems Week (ESWEEK)
Torino, Italy,
Sep 30 – Oct 5, 2018

Advance Registration Deadline: September 3, 2018

Embedded Systems Week (ESWEEK) is the premier event covering all aspects of embedded systems and software. By bringing together three leading conferences (CASES, CODES+ISSS, EMSOFT), a special IoT Day, two symposia (RSP, NOCS), and hot-topic workshops and tutorials, ESWEEK presents attendees a wide range of topics unveiling the state of the art in embedded systems design and HW/SW architectures. This year F1/10 challenge is also held as a special event.

Registered attendees are entitled to attend sessions of all conferences CASES, CODES+ISSS, EMSOFT, and the IoT Day. Symposia, workshops, F1/10 challenge, and tutorials require separate registration.

Registration page:

– Monday Keynote: “The First-Order Logic of Signals”, Thomas A. Henzinger, IST Austria
– Tuesday Keynote: “Hitchhiker’s Guide to the IoT Galaxy full of Security & Privacy Challenges (An Attempt)”, Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi, TU Darmstadt
– Wednesday Keynote: “Outside-In Autonomous Systems”, Jie Liu, Microsoft Research

Further Details:

– CASES: International Conference on Compilers, Architecture, and Synthesis for Embedded Systems.
Program Chairs:
Tulika Mitra, National University of Singapore, SG
Akash Kumar, Technical University of Dresden, DE
– CODES+ISSS: International Conference on Hardware/Software Codesign and System Synthesis.
Program Chairs:
Aviral Shrivastava, Arizona State University, US
Sudeep Pasricha, Colorado State University, US
– EMSOFT: International Conference on Embedded Software.
Program Chairs:
Björn Brandenburg, MPI for Software Systems, DE
Sriram Sankaranarayanan, Univ. of Colorado Boulder, US
– IoT Day: Internet of Things.
IoT Chair: Chenyang Lu, Washington University, US

– NOCS: International Symposium on Networks-on-Chip
– RSP: International Symposium on Rapid System Prototyping

– Embedded Machine Learning Today and Tomorrow
– Spectrum of Run-time Management for Modern and Next Generation Multi/Many-core Systems
– Schedulability Analysis under Uncertainty using Formal Methods
– Kickstarting Developing on seL4, The World’s Most Trustworthy and Difficult to Work with Microkernel
– A Comprehensive Analysis of Approximate Computing Techniques: From Component- to Application-Level

– International Workshop on Highly Efficient Neural Processing (HENP)
– EWiLi, the embedded operating system workshop
– INTelligent Embedded Systems Architectures and Applications (INTESA)
– Model-Based Design of Cyber Physical Systems (CyPhy’18) and Workshop on Embedded and Cyber-Physical Systems Education (WESE’18)

General CO-Chairs:
Soonhoi Ha, Seoul National University, KR
Petru Eles, Linköping University, SE (Vice General Chair)
Lothar Thiele, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, CH (Past Chair)

ESWEEK Local Arrangement Chairs:
Luciano Lavagno, Politechnico di Torino, IT
Enrico Bini, University of Torino, IT

Call for Participation: IISWC 2018
Submitted by Nandhini Chandramoorthy

IEEE International Symposium on Workload Characterization (IISWC)
Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
September 30 – October 2, 2018

This symposium is dedicated to the understanding and characterization of workloads that run on all types of computing systems. New applications and programming paradigms continue to emerge rapidly as the diversity and performance of computers increase. On one hand, improvements in computing technology are usually based on a solid understanding and analysis of existing workloads. On the other hand, computing workloads evolve and change with advances in microarchitecture, compilers, programming languages, and networking communication technologies. Whether they are smart phones and deeply embedded systems at the low end or massively parallel systems at the high end, the design of future computing machines can be significantly improved if we understand the characteristics of the workloads that are expected to run on them. This symposium, sponsored by IEEE Computer Society and the Technical Committee on Computer Architecture, will focus on characterizing and understanding emerging applications in consumer, commercial and scientific computing.

Call for Participation: MICRO 2018
Submitted by Lena Olson

The 51st Annual IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Microarchitecture (MICRO 2018)
October 20-24, 2018
Fukuoka, Japan

Early registration deadline: Sep 20, 2018

The International Symposium on Microarchitecture (MICRO) is the premier forum for the presentation and discussion of new ideas in microarchitecture, compilers, hardware/software interfaces, and design of advanced computing and communication systems. The goal of MICRO is to bring together researchers in the fields of microarchitecture, compilers, and systems for technical exchange. The MICRO community has enjoyed having close interaction between academic researchers and industrial designers—we aim to continue and strengthen this longstanding tradition at the 51st MICRO in Fukuoka, Japan.

– Early Due: 23:59, September 20, 2018 (JST)
– Late Due: 23:59, October 11, 2018 (JST)

– Deadline: 23:59, September 20 (JST)

Childcare information:

Conference, workshop and SRC poster programs:

Call for Participation: ICCD 2018
Submitted by Resit Sendag

IEEE International Conference on Computer Design (ICCD)
Orlando, FL, USA
Oct 7-10, 2018

Early registration deadline: Sep 14, 2018

The IEEE International Conference on Computer Design encompasses a wide range of topics in the research, design, and implementation of computer systems and their components. ICCD’s multi-disciplinary emphasis provides an ideal environment for developers and researchers to discuss practical and theoretical work covering systems and applications, computer architecture, verification and test, design tools and methodologies, circuit design, and technology.

This year, ICCD will be held at the Holiday Inn Orlando – Disney Springs Area in Orlando, FL during Oct 7-10, 2018

Registration: Early registration ends Sep 14

Hotel Reservation: Discount rate (USD 134/night) ends Sep 14

Conference Program:

Keynote Speakers:
Fred Chong, University of Chicago
Lin Zhong, Rice University

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