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Third Workshop on Energy-Efficient Design

( WEED 2011 )

Held in conjunction with the 2011 International Symposium on Computer Architecture (ISCA-38)

June 5, 2011
San Jose, California

Previous offering of WEED: 2010
2011 Program
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We are pleased to request papers for presentation at the upcoming Third Workshop on Energy Efficient Design (WEED 2011), which is being held in affiliation with ISCA 2011 and part of the FCRC this year. 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 2011 workshop format will include significant time for discussion between presenters and the audience. We also plan to have a keynote speaker and/or panel session.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • VLSI and Microarchitecture
    • Energy-efficient CMOS devices and technology
    • Energy-efficient microarchitecture and circuits design
    • Energy-efficient memory and storage technologies
    • 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 memory and storage systems
    • Energy-efficient server, 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
    • Designs that consider and mitigate lifetime exergy costs
    • 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!

Submission format: All papers should be submitted in PDF format, using 10 point or larger font for text (8 points or larger for figures and tables), total length not to exceed 6 pages.

Submission website: (opens March 15, 2011)

Selected papers from the workshop would be considered for publication in the IEEE Computer Architecture Letters.

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

Program Committee:
Murali Annavaram, University of Southern California
Pradip Bose, IBM
David Brooks, Harvard
John Carter, IBM, Co-chair
Jichuan Chang, Hewlett-Packard
Trishul Chilimbi, Microsoft
Xiaobo Fan, Google
Sudhanva Gurumurthi, University of Virginia
Benjamin Lee, Duke University
Tao Li, University of Florida
Karthick Rajamani, IBM, Co-chair
Vijay Reddi, AMD
Karsten Schwan, Georgia Tech
Xiaorui Wang, University of Tennessee
Thomas Wenisch, University of Michigan
Important Dates:
Submission site opens: March 15, 2011
Submissions deadline: April 15, 2011
Author notification: April 29, 2011