MSPC 2013
ACM SIGPLAN Workshop on Memory Systems Performance and Correctness
June, 21, 2013 – Seattle, Washington – Co-located with PLDI 2013

Call for Papers (HTML, text)
Organizing Committee
Final Program
Final Paper Guidelines
Past Workshops

Paper Submission
March 15, 2013
March 31, 2013 (no more extension)
April 26, 2013
Final Submission
May 14, 2013

Call for Papers

Memory continues to be a major bottleneck in almost all computing systems. It is becoming more so as more cores and agents are sharing parts of the memory system and as applications that run on the cores are becoming increasingly data intensive. Continuing the tradition of seven previous successful incarnations, MSPC 2013 will provide a forum for publishing and discussing all aspects of memory performance and correctness on a variety of systems (multi-core, desktop, embedded, server/cloud, high-performance computing, sensor, etc) and related software and hardware innovations at various levels of the technology stack. We invite new submissions that tackle issues in memory system performance, efficiency, correctness, and dependability in both hardware and software layers. Example areas of interest include but are not limited to the following:

  • Hardware, software, and hybrid techniques for better memory performance, correctness, reliability, efficiency
  • Memory hierarchy design for chip multiprocessors (CMPs)
  • Emerging memory technologies (e.g., Phase Change Memory, MRAM)
  • Characterization and analysis of memory systems performance
  • Insightful experimental evaluation and analysis of memory-intensive workloads
  • Static and dynamic techniques for understanding and improving memory performance and efficiency
  • Managed memory and garbage collection optimizations
  • Hardware and software techniques for ensuring memory safety and detecting memory-related bugs
  • Hardware and software memory models and their impact on programmability and performance
  • Memory system issues in accelerator-based computing (e.g., GPGPU)
  • Memory system issues in embedded computers and tiny devices
  • Prefetching, compression, latency tolerance techniques for memory
  • Memory power and energy management techniques
  • Memory reliability management techniques

Software, hardware, and hybrid approaches are encouraged. In addition, we solicit papers from practitioners describing problems and experiences with memory performance and correctness in specific application domains.

Submission Guidelines: We encourage the submission of not-fully-polished but provocative short papers (6--8 pages; 8 pages maximum) or position abstracts (1--2 pages; 2 pages maximum). Paper submissions should use standard ACM SIGPLAN conference format (10pt), available here. Copies of accepted papers will be made available at the workshop and published in the ACM digital library. Submitted papers must not be simultaneously under review for any other conference or journal, and authors should point out any substantial overlap with their previously published or currently submitted work.

General Chair

Gabriel Loh, AMD

Program Chair

Hyesoon Kim, Georgia Tech
Daniel Chavarria, Pacific Northwest National Lab

Program Committee

John Cavazos, University of Delaware
Daniel Chavarria, Pacific Northwest National Lab
Philippe Clauss, INRIA
Boris Grot, EPFL
Jeff Hammond, Argonne National Lab
Hillery C Hunter, IBM
Costin Iancu, Lawrence Berkely National Laboratory
Hyesoon Kim, Georgia Tech
Minjang Kim, Qualcomm
Jim Larus, Microsoft Research
Jaejin Lee, Seoul National University
Wenjing Ma, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Mayur Naik, Georgia Tech
Satish Narayanasamy, University of Michigan
Lawrence Rauchwerger, Texas A&M
Vijay Reddi, UT-Austin
Xipeng Shen, William and Mary
Antonino Tumeo, Pacific Northwest National Lab
Jeffery Vetter, Oak Ridge National Lab & Georgia Tech
Uzi Vishkin, University Maryland

Steering Committee

Emery Berger, UMass Amherst
Brad Chen, Google
Trishul Chilimbi, Microsoft Research
Chen Ding, Rochester
Madan Musuvathi, Microsoft Research
Onur Mutlu, Carnegie Mellon University
Xipeng Shen, College of William & Mary
Jeffrey S. Vetter, Oak Ridge National Lab & Georgia Tech
Ben Zorn, Microsoft Research

Web and Submissions Chairs

Jaekyu Lee, Georgia Tech