Call for Papers

San Diego, CA



    with special emphasis on application specific optimization

              Co-sponsored by IEEE TC-MARCH and ACM SIGMICRO


vertical barGeneral Chair

Bill Mangione-Smith, UCLA


Program Chair

Brad Calder, UC San Diego


Local Arrangements Chair

Dean Tullsen, UC San Diego


Workshop & Tutorial Chair

Glenn Reinman, UCLA


Registration Chair

Roger Bringmann, Agere Systems


Publicity Chair

Jason Fritts, Washington U.


Steering Committee

Richard Belgard, Consultant

Tom Conte, NC State

Kemal Ebcioglu, IBM

Wen-mei Hwu, U. of Illinois

Scott Mahlke, U. of Michigan

Yale Patt, U. of Texas

Andrew Wolfe, Blue Front Defenses


Program Committee

Saman Amarasinghe, MIT

Todd Austin, Michigan

Tom Conte, NCSU

Evelyn Duesterwald, IBM

Kemal Ebcioglu, IBM

Matt Farrens, UC Davis

Kris Flautner, ARM

Antonio González, UPC & Intel

Dirk Grunwald, Colorado

Rajiv Gupta, Arizona

David Kaeli, Northeastern

Steve Keckler, Texas, Austin

Mikko Lipasti, Wisconsin

Scott Mahlke, Michigan

Srilatha Manne, Intel

Mark Oskin, Washington

Sanjay Patel, Illinois

Glenn Reinman, UCLA

Ronny Ronen, Intel

Eric Rotenberg, NCSU

Amir Roth, Penn

Mike Schlansker, HP

John Shen, Intel

Kevin Skadron, Virginia

Mike Smith, Harvard

Josep Torrellas, Illinois

Dean Tullsen, UC San Diego

Frank Vahid, UC Riverside

T N Vijaykumar, Purdue


The 36th International Symposium on Microarchitecture is the premier forum for discussing new microarchitecture and software techniques.  The goals of this symposium are to bring together researchers in 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.  Novel papers are solicited on a broad range of topics, including, but not limited to:



·   Feedback-Directed Hardware/Software Optimization

·   Dynamic optimization, emulation, and object code translation

·   Characterizing application behavior and its implication for architecture design and performance

·   Multiprocessor, multithreaded, superscalar and VLIW processors

·   Instruction level and thread level parallelism

·   Speculation, prediction and predication

·   Application Specific Processors (ASIPs)

·   Network processor and router architectures

·   Embedded architecture and software optimizations

·   Memory system performance

·   Power and energy optimization

·   Architecture modeling and simulation methodology

·   Performance evaluation and measurement of real systems






Abstract Submission Deadline: May 30th, 2003


Full Paper Submission Deadline: June 6th, 2003


Author Notification: August 8th, 2003



There will be no deadline extensions.  Please submit one electronic copy of the paper in PDF format using our website. For more information please consult the conference website: