HPCA 2010 Workshop on the Use of Emerging Storage and Memory Technologies (WEST)


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Call for Papers

(Submission deadline extended to Nov 15, 2009. Please read the revised submission instructions below)

In designing computer systems, flash memory as well as emerging storage class memories such as phase change memory require new hardware and software designs for higher performance, reliability and lower power consumption. Due to the varied ways such storage and memory can be used (for caching, for higher IOPs, etc) and the associated shift in constraints (possibly challenging certain long standing assumptions from previous technologies), the design of computer systems is likely to change substantially in areas such as file systems, data bases and virtual memory. Potential applications that benefit from these technologies span a wide range of systems and workloads from laptops/PCs to storage/database servers, HPC checkpointing to emerging data-centric "warehouse" computing environments. The main goal of this workshop is to bring together people from industry and academia who are interested in all aspects of hardware and software computer systems design using such emerging storage and memory technologies and any support needed for pursuing research in this area. The workshop will provide a forum to present and discuss new ideas, new research directions, and current trends in this area.

Topics of Interest

The topics of the workshop include, but are not limited to, the following areas:


Proposed length of the workshop: half a day (4 hours). Scheduled for Saturday, Jan 9, 2010 (morning).

Paper Submission

NOTE: We have just extended the submission deadline to November 15th 2009, but request authors who would like to avail of this extension to send us a note rightaway indicating the tentative topic of their submission to enable us to plan the reviews. All paper submissions will be handled electronically. Papers in PDF format should be submitted electronically by e-mail to bsuparna@in.ibm.com or gopi@csa.iisc.ernet.in no later than November 15, 2009 by 6pm PST. The papers should be prepared using the 2-column ACM conference format, and no longer than 6 pages. All the submitted papers will be reviewed by the program committee, and acceptance will be based on standard criterion of research merit. Submission of the paper implies that at least one of the authors will register and present the paper at the workshop if the paper is accepted. Submission inquiries should be sent to bsuparna@in.ibm.com or gopi@csa.iisc.ernet.in. The papers and presentations will be made available online. However, publication in this workshop does not preclude later publication in regular conferences and journals.

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