Top Picks 2017 - Call for Papers

Call for Papers

Special Issue of IEEE Micro
Micro's Top Picks from the 2016 Computer Architecture Conferences
May/June 2017

  September 19, 11:59:59 pm EDT

IEEE Micro will publish its yearly "Micro's Top Picks from the Computer Architecture Conferences" as its May / June 2017 issue. This issue collects some of this year's most significant research papers in computer architecture based on novelty and potential for long-term impact. Any computer architecture paper (not a combination of papers) published in the top conferences of 2016 (including MICRO-49) is eligible. The Top Picks committee will recognize those significant and insightful papers that have the potential to influence the work of computer architects for years to come.

Submission Guidelines:

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 of the work to have long-term impact, clearly articulating why and how it will influence other researchers and/or industry. In the third page, please also include what the citation of your paper would be if it won the test of time award in 10 years.
  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.

Accepted Paper Guidelines:

Authors of accepted papers will receive further instructions on how to prepare the final papers to conform to IEEE Micro’s guidelines. Final papers should not exceed 5,000 words including references, with each average-size figure counting as 250 words toward this limit. Papers must have at least 30% new content compared to the original conference publication. Final papers will be edited for structure, style, clarity, and readability.

Information and Deadlines:

Paper Submission Site:

Important Dates:
  Submission Deadline:  September 19, 2016  (11:59:59 pm EDT)
  Author notification:       December  20, 2016
  Final papers due:         January      23, 2017
  Publication date:          May/June         2017

Special Issue Guest Editors (and Selection Committee Co-Chairs):

  Aamer Jaleel,              NVIDIA
  Moinuddin Qureshi,     Georgia Tech

Program Committee:
Alaa Alamaldeen                    Intel
Andre Seznec                        INRIA
Andreas Moshovos                University of Toronto
Antonia Zhai                           University of Minnesota
Babak Falsafi                         EPFL
Benjamin Lee                         Duke University
Chris Batten                           Cornell
Dan Sorin                               Duke University
Debbie Marr                           Intel
Eric Rotenberg                       North Carolina State University
Gabe Loh                               AMD
Hsien-Hsin Lee                      TSMC
Hyesoon Kim                         Georgia Tech
Joel Emer                              NVIDIA / MIT
Karin Strauss                         Microsoft
Karu Sankaralingam              University of Wisconsin
Lieven Eeckhout                    Ghent University
Luis Ceze                               University of Washington
Milos Pruvulovic                     Georgia Tech
Murali Annavaram                  University of Southern California
Nam Sung Kim                       University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Onur Mutlu                             ETH Zurich
Ravi Nair                                IBM
Sandhya Dwarkadas              University of Rochester
Scott Rixner                           Rice University
Simha Sethumadhavan         Columbia University
Todd Austin                            University of Michigan
Tom Wenisch                         University of Michigan
Tor Aamodt                            University of British Columbia
Viji Srinivasan                        IBM
Yanos Sazeidas                     University of Cyprus