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                           CALL FOR PAPERS

              2nd Workshop on Application Specific Processors
                               (WASP'03)

                       held in conjunction with
         The 36th International Symposium on Microarchitecture
                              (MICRO-36)

                    San Diego, CA, December 2, 2003

          WASP'03 Home Page:  http://dna.ucsd.edu/wasp2 /

    (Apologies if you receive multiple copies of this Call for Papers)
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IMPORTANT DEADLINES:

  Abstract Submission:     September 26, 2003
  Paper Submission:        October 3, 2003
  Author Notification:     October 26, 2003
  Camera-Ready Papers:     November 10, 2003


WORKSHOP INFORMATION:

The dramatic embedded processor volumes and the associated market segments
force a reevaluation of the best way to satisfy the possibly conflicting
demands placed on processor designs. Domain-specific embedded processors,
such as network, automotive, cellular and others, present interesting
architectural refinements, albeit at the cost of splintering the embedded
processor market. Reprogrammable and/or reconfigurable embedded processors
provide an alternative approach, capable of delivering single, fixed-
silicon architectures, thus amortizing design and manufacturing costs
across large volumes, yet necessitating an answer to the challenge of
effective customization of embedded processors.

The workshop papers explore (micro)architectural design approaches and
trade-offs and compiler technologies, for both domain-specific and
customizable embedded processors. The workshop aims at generating a forum
wherein the various approaches to address the twin challenges of cost
amortization over large volumes while delivering optimal cost, performance,
and power characteristics for a wide segment of embedded processor market
niches will be explored and compared. WASP explores emerging trends and
novel concepts in application-specific processors. Major topics include,
but are not limited to:

    * Domain-specific processors (Network, multimedia, etc.)
    * Application-specific hardware accelerators
    * Microarchitectural customization techniques
    * (Re)configurable processor architectures
    * Dynamically reconfigurable processors (Microarchitectural,
          Coarse-grained, FPGA, etc.)
    * Application-specific processors in System-on-a-chip (SOC)
    * Application-specific customizations for low-power
    * Compiler techniques for processor customizations
    * OS and Middleware support for application-specific processors


PAPER SUBMISSIONS:

The Program Committee invites authors to submit papers up to 8 pages in
length, describing original, unpublished recent work.  Clearly describe
the nature of the work, explain its significance, highlight novel
features, and describe its current status.  On the title page, please
indicate:  title, name, affiliations of all authors, and the topic
category.  Also identify a contact author and provide complete mailing
address, phone number, fax number, and an e-mail address.  It is
expected that selected papers will be published in a special issue of
IEEE MICRO Magazine.  Please indicate in the cover page if you would
not like your paper to be considered for possible publication in MICRO.


GENERAL INFORMATION:

    PROGRAM CHAIR:
        Alex Orailoglu                  University of California, San Diego

    SPECIAL SESSIONS CHAIR:
        Faraydon Karim                  ST Micro

    SPECIAL ISSUE CHAIR:
        Alex Veidenbaum                 University of California, Irvine

    E-MEDIA CHAIR:
        Ismet Bayraktaroglu             Sun Microsystems

    PUBLICATION CHAIR:
        Peter Petrov                    University of California, San Diego

    PUBLICITY CHAIR:
        Suleyman Sair                   North Carolina State University

    PROGRAM COMMITTEE MEMBERS:
        Siamak Arya                     Telairity Inc.
        Kiyoung Choi                    Seoul National University
        Apostolos Dollas                Technical University of Crete
        Nikil Dutt                      University of California, Irvine
        Kemal Ebcioglu                  IBM
        Carl Ebeling                    University of Washington
        Paolo Ienne                     EPFL
        Fadi Kurdahi                    University of California, Irvine
        Reiner Leupers                  Aachen University
        Scott Mahlke                    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
        Walid Najjar                    University of California, Riverside
        Yale Patt                       University of Texas, Austin
        C. Polychronopoulos             University of Illinois,
Urbana-Champaign
        Haldun Hadimioglu               Polytechnic University
        Mateo Valero                    Technical University of Catalonia
        Stamatis Vassiliadis            Delft University of Technology
        Hiroto Yasuura                  Kyushu University
        Amr Zaky                        Qualcomm


WASP'03 will be held in conjunction with the MICRO-36 conference held in
San Diego, CA from December 3-5, 2003.  MICRO is the premier forum for
discussing microarchitecture and software techniques.  The goals of this
symposium are to bring together researchers in the fields related to
processor architecture, compilers, and systems for technical interaction
on traditional MICRO topics, with a special emphasis on optimizations
to take advantage of application-specific opportunities.  In addition,
this year's MICRO will be looking for contributions that will benefit
both the microarchitecture and embedded architecture communities.  This
year's conference will be held in sunny San Diego.

Information related to MICRO-36 is available at the official MICRO-36 web
site:
    http://www.microarch.org/micro36 /

MICRO-36 is generously sponsored by ACM SIGMICRO and IEEE, as well as many
corporate sponsors.



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