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Workshop on Energy-Efficient Design

( WEED 2009 )

Held in conjunction with the 2009 International Symposium on Computer Architecture (ISCA-36)

June 20, 2009
Austin, Texas

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We are pleased to request papers for presentation at the upcoming Workshop on Energy Efficient Design (WEED '09), which is being held in affiliation with ISCA 2009. The workshop will provide a forum for the exchange of ideas on research on critical areas relating to energy-efficient computing, including energy-aware design techniques for systems (large and small), energy management policies and mechanisms, and standards for evaluating energy efficiency. We hope to attract a broad mix of researchers from both academia and industry, as reflected in the composition of our program committee.

To encourage discussion between participants, the WEED 2009 workshop format will include significant time for discussion between presenters and the audience, as well as a poster and demo session. We also plan to have a keynote speaker and panel session, subject to the number of strong technical submissions that we receive.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
  • VLSI and Microarchitecture
    • Energy-efficient CMOS devices and technology
    • Energy-efficient microarchitecture and circuits design
    • Designs that tackle technology scaling limitations and the impact of process variability on power consumption
    • Adaptive design for dynamic power management

  • Systems
    • Power-aware compilers, operating systems, hypervisors, workload managers, and other system software.
    • Energy-efficient server, storage, network and embedded system designs
    • Packaging and cooling of components and systems
    • Instrumentation, monitoring, and control infrastructures for adaptive power management solutions

  • Datacenter
    • Planning and analysis tools for energy-efficient datacenter design
    • Energy-efficient power distribution and facilities cooling designs
    • Case studies of design impact/improvements for DC efficiency

  • Community
    • Design and analysis of power/performance benchmarks
    • Design of standards/common APIs to facilitate cross-stack/cross-vendor power management

The workshop seeks to promote both well-designed solutions that tackle the complexity of realizing real-world energy-efficient system implementations as well as emerging, novel approaches to energy-efficient design. We encourage both industry and academic researchers to submit their research. Preliminary results of interesting ideas are welcome. Submissions that are likely to generate vigorous discussion will be favored!

Workshop Co-Organizers
John Carter, IBM
Karthick Rajamani, IBM

Program Committee:
Ricardo Bianchini, Rutgers
Shekhar Borkar, Intel
Pradip Bose, IBM
John Carter, IBM
Eugene Gorbatov, Intel
Urs Hölzle, Google
Jie Liu, Microsoft
Yung-Hsiang Lu, Purdue
Margaret Martonosi, Princeton
Karthick Rajamani, IBM
Partha Ranganathan, HP
Tajana Simunic-Rosing, UCSD
Bhuvan Urgaonkar, Penn State
Thomas Wenisch, Michigan
Important Dates:
Papes submission: May 8, 2009
Poster/demo abstracts: May 8, 2009
Author notification: May 19, 2009.
Camera-ready due: May 26, 2009.