CFP - Top Picks 2014

Call for Papers

Special Issue of IEEE Micro

Micro's Top Picks from the Computer Architecture Conferences

May/June 2014

Submissions deadline: October 11th, 2013

Publications date: May/June 2014

IEEE Micro will publish its yearly "Micro's Top Picks from the Computer Architecture Conferences" as its May / June 2014 issue. This issue collects some of this year's most significant research papers in computer architecture based on novelty and long-term impact. Any computer architecture paper (not a combination of papers) published in the top conferences of 2013 (including MICRO-46) is eligible.

Top Picks will attempt to recognize those significant and insightful papers that have the potential to influence the work of computer architects for years to come. To simplify reviewing, there is a mandatory format for submissions. The submission website allows uploading two documents per submission. Please upload the following two documents separately as a single submission:

  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 for the work to have long-term impact.
  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.  Authors will receive further instructions upon acceptance.


Paper Submission Site:

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Important Dates 
Paper / Abstract Registration Deadline: October 11th, 2013  4:59:59 pm EDT

Final Submission Deadline:                     October 18th, 2013  4:59:59 pm EDT

Author Notification:                                    January 18th, 2014

Final papers due:                                      February 14th, 2014

Publication date:                                       May/June 2014

Special note for MICRO-46 authors who are submitting to Top Picks:
Please submit the final version of your paper as well as the 3-page summary/impact statement by the deadline (October 18th 4:59:59 EDT). If, due to unforeseeable circumstances, you have to make changes to the MICRO camera-ready, please email the updated final copy by midnight of October 25th to "". Note, to be fair to all authors, changes to the 3-page summary/impact statement will not be accepted beyond October 18th.

Special Issue Guest Editors (and Co-Chairs of the Selection Committee): 
Shubu Mukherjee, Cavium
Mithuna Thottethodi, Purdue University

Program Committee 

Tor Aamodt, University of British Columbia
David Albonesi, Cornell University
David August, Princeton University
Rajeev Balasubramonian, University of Utah
Pradip Bose, IBM
Doug Burger, Microsoft
John Carter, IBM
Joel Emer, Intel / MIT
Babak Falsafi, EPFL
Antonio Gonzalez, Intel
Sudhanva Gurumurthi, University of Virginia/AMD
Dan Jimenez, Texas A&M University
David Kaeli, Northeastern University
Alvin Lebeck, Duke University
Hsien-Hsin Lee, Georgia Institute of Technology
Gabriel Loh, AMD
Margaret Martonosi, Princeton University
Kathryn Mc Kinley, Microsoft/University of Texas, Austin
Milo Martin, University of Pennsylvania
Trevor Mudge, University of Michigan
Satish Narayanaswamy, University of Michigan
Eric Rotenberg, NCSU
Karu Sankaralingam, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Yanos Sazeides, University of Cyprus
Simha Sethumadhavan, Columbia University
Andre Seznec, INRIA
Dan Sorin, Duke University
Dean Tullsen, UCSD
T. N. Vijaykumar, Purdue University
Sudhakar Yalamanchili, Georgia Institute of Technology


Web Chairs:  Ahmed H. Abdel-Gawad, Tim Pritchett, Eric Villasenor (Purdue University)