Workshop on Complexity-Effective Design

June 5, 2005
Madison, Wisconsin

To be held in conjunction with the 32nd International Symposium on Computer Architecture (ISCA 32)



Prior WCEDs

David H. Albonesi
Cornell University

Pradip Bose
IBM T. J. Watson Research Center

Prabhakar Kudva
IBM T. J. Watson Research Center

Diana Marculescu
Carnegie-Mellon University

NOTE TO PROSPECTIVE AUTHORS: This year's WCED will only be a half-day workshop. We will be vigilant about accepting only those papers that are focused on the overall workshop themes, i.e., (a) producing a significant performance and/or power efficiency improvement relative to the increase in hardware/software complexity; or (b) significantly reducing complexity with a tolerable performance/power impact. Either full papers or short abstracts are acceptable. We highly encourage "perspectives" or "real world experience" articles from industry.

Motivation: The quest for higher performance via deep pipelining (for high clock rate) and speculative, out-of-order execution (for high IPC) has yielded processors with greater performance, but at the expense of much greater design complexity. The costs of higher complexity are many-fold, including increased verification time, higher power dissipation, and reduced scalability with microarchitectural resource size parameters and process shrinks. The goal of this workshop is to provide a forum for microarchitects, circuit designers, performance modelers, compiler developers, verification experts, and system designers to discuss and explore hardware/software techniques and tools for creating future designs that are more complexity-effective (CE).

Topics of interest:

Full conference length papers are fine but not a requirement. Short idea/position papers addressing one of the above issues are encouraged. We highly encourage "perspectives" or "real world experience" articles from industry.

Program Committee:

Submission deadline (extended abstract or full paper in PDF format emailed to any of the co-chairs): April 25, 2005
Acceptance notification: May 4, 2005
Final version due: May 13, 2005

A post-workshop proceedings, containing abstracts, full papers, and/or talk slides, will be distributed.