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

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Call for Papers: 13th Workshop on General Purpose Processing Using GPU (GPGPU 2020) @ PPoPP 2020
Submitted by Adwait Jog

13th Workshop on General Purpose Processing Using GPU (GPGPU 2020) @ PPoPP 2020
San Diego, California, United States

Submissions due: December 06, 2019

Adwait Jog (co-chair), William & Mary (Email:
Onur Kayiran (co-chair), AMD Research (Email: )
Ashutosh Pattnaik (co-chair), Penn State/ARM (Email:
Mohamed Assem Ibrahim (submission/web chair), William & Mary (Email:

The goal of this workshop is to provide a forum to discuss new and emerging general-purpose graphics processing architectures, programming environments, and platforms, as well as evaluate applications that have been able to harness the horsepower provided by these platforms. Papers are being sought on many aspects of GPUs or accelerators, including (but not limited to):

GPU Applications
GPU Programming Environments
GPU Runtime Systems
GPU Compilation
GPU Architectures
Multi-GPU Systems
GPU Power/Efficiency
GPU Reliability
GPU Benchmarking/Measurements
Heterogeneous Architectures/Platforms
Non-von Neumann Architectures
Domain-specific Architectures
GPU Security
Machine/Deep Learning

Important Dates
Papers due: December 06, 2019
Notification: January 06, 2020
Final paper due: February 03, 2020
Workshop Date: February 23, 2020

Full paper submissions must be in PDF format for US letter-size paper. They must not exceed 10 pages (all-inclusive) in standard ACM two-column conference format (review mode, with page numbers and both 9 or 10pt can be used). The review process will be double-blind. Templates for ACM format are available for Microsoft Word, and LaTeX at:

All accepted papers will be published in the ACM Online Conference Proceedings Series.

Program Committee
(Will be updated soon here:

Please contact the organizers if you have any questions.

History and Impact
David Kaeli (Northeastern) and John Cavazos (Delaware) started this GPGPU workshop series, which was first held in 2007 at Northeastern University. In 2008, the workshop was held with ASPLOS 2008. This trend continued and this GPGPU workshop was held with ASPLOS for the next 6 years. From 2015 to 2018, the GPGPU workshop was co-located with PPoPP. GPGPU 2019 workshop was held with ASPLOS 2019. GPGPU 2020 workshop returns to PPoPP. The average citation count (as per Google Scholar), for a GPGPU workshop paper is currently 37.5, where there have been 8 influential papers with 100+ citations.

Call for Presentations: NVMW 2020: 11th Annual Non-Volatile Memories Workshop
Submitted by Jishen Zhao

11th Annual Non-Volatile Memories Workshop (NVMW 2020)
University of California, San Diego
MARCH 8-10, 2020

Submissions Due: December 4, 2019

The 11th Annual Non-Volatile Memories Workshop (NVMW 2020) provides a unique showcase for outstanding research on solid state, non-volatile memories, including devices, error coding, architectures, systems, and applications.

Last year’s workshop (NVMW 2019) included 45 speakers from top universities, industrial research labs, and device manufacturers and attracted nearly 200 attendees.

This year, the NVMW will present three awards: The first is the inaugural Persistent Impact Prize to recognize high-impact research published more than 5 years ago. We will also award two Memorable Paper Awards recognizing the best work published in the last 18 months. The awards each include a $1000 cash prize.

The organizing committee is soliciting presentations on any topic related to non-volatile, solid state memories.

Presentations may include new results or work that has already been published during the 18 months prior to the submission deadline. In lieu of printed proceedings, we will post the slides and extended abstracts of the presentations online. Presentation of new work at the workshop does not preclude future publication.

Submissions to the workshops are 2-page extended abstracts. They are due November 27th, 2019, with an automatic one-week extension until December 4th, 2019.

More information is available at the workshop website:

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