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Fifth Workshop on Energy-Efficient Design

( WEED 2013 )

Held in conjunction with the 2013 International Symposium on Computer Architecture (ISCA-40)

June 23 or 24, 2013
Tel-Aviv, Israel

Previous offering of WEED: 2012
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We are pleased to request papers for presentation at the upcoming Fifth Workshop on Energy Efficient Design (WEED 2013), which is being held in conjunction with ISCA 2013. The workshop will provide a forum for the exchange of ideas in 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.

To encourage discussion between participants, the WEED 2013 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
    • Technology scaling limitations and the impact of process variability on power consumption and system resilience
    • Adaptive design for dynamic management of power, performance and/or resilience
    • Adaptive design for dynamic power management


  • Systems
    • Power-aware compilers, operating systems, hypervisors, workload managers, and other energy-aware 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
    • Application of research across domains, e.g., from embedded systems to server domains
    • 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! We are following an open (not blind) reviewing process - so do list the author names on your paper.

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:

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

Program Committee:
Murali Annavaram, University of Southern California
Ricardo Bianchini, Rutgers University
Pradip Bose, IBM
David Brooks, Harvard University
John Carter, IBM (Co-chair)
Jichuan Chang, HP
Wei Huang, AMD
Benjamin Lee, Duke University
Jie Liu, Microsoft
Subhasish Mitra, Stanford University
Onur Mutlu, Carnegie-Mellon University
Karthick Rajamani, IBM (Co-chair)
Vijay Reddi, University of Texas at Austin
Karsten Schwan, Georgia Tech
Bhuvan Urgaonkar, Penn State University
Xiaorui Wang, Ohio State University
Lin Zhong, Rice University

Important Dates:
Submission site opens: March 11, 2013
Submissions deadline (extended): April 12, 2013 April 19, 2013
Author notification: May 6, 2013 May 13, 2013