The 38th Annual IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Microarchitecture, 2005


November 12-16, 2005
New Hilton Diagonal Mar Hotel
Barcelona, Spain

Sponsored by:

Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya

New! The slides for both keynotes are available online. (The Cell Processor Architecture, The Future Evolution of High-Performance Microprocessors) New!

MICRO-38 papers are candidates for publication in the IEEE Micro "Top-Picks" Special Issue

The 38th International Symposium on Microarchitecture will be held at the new Hilton Hotel in Barcelona Diagonal Mar, the area of Barcelona that hosted the 2004 Universal Forum of Cultures. MICRO is the premier forum for presenting, discussing and debating new and innovative microarchitecture ideas and techniques for advanced computing and communication systems. The goal of this symposium is to bring together researchers in fields related to processor architecture, compilers, and systems, for technical exchange on traditional MICRO topics as well as new emerging research areas. Historically, the MICRO community has enjoyed having close interaction between academic researchers and industrial designers; we aim to continue and emphasize this tradition at MICRO-38.

Novel papers are solicited on a broad range of topics, including, but not limited to:

  • ILP and TLP architectures and compiler techniques: VLIW, superscalar, multi-thread, multi-core, ...
  • Memory system optimization: latency, bandwidth, prefetching
  • Speculation on control flow, data flow, and synchronization
  • Power, performance and implementation efficient designs
  • Architectures and compilation techniques for embedded and application-specific processors
  • Novel approaches to fine-grain parallel processing
  • Static and dynamic translation, emulation and optimization of object code
  • Microarchitecture modeling and simulation methodology
  • Characterizing application behavior and its implication for architecture design and performance
  • Measurement and analysis of real microarchitectures

Important dates

Abstract Submission Deadline: May 1st, 2005 (11:59pm PST - midnight)
Full Paper Submission Deadline: May 8th, 2005 (11:59pm PST - midnight)
Author Rebuttal Window: July 10-12th, 2005
Author Notification Date: July 30th, 2005
Camera-ready Papers Due: September 4th, 2005 (11:59 PST)

There will be no extensions granted on either the abstract or full paper submission deadlines. Please submit using our website, one electronic copy of the paper in PDF format, not to exceed 22 double-spaced single-column pages and 5000 words. In your abstract you must specify at least 3 keywords to describe your paper. Your PDF paper should not contain the author names and affiliations, and all self-references should be made so that they do not identify you as the author either (blind submission).

Designed and coded by Alex Ramirez, (c)2005