The 41st Annual IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Microarchitecture, 2008


Special Session: "EU-US Funded Research Opportunities and Trends in Computing Systems"
Monday November 10th, Time Slot: 17:00-18:00 Plenary Room
Organizer: Cristina Silvano, Politecnico di Milano, Italy




This special session will present both the European and the US perspectives for the funded research projects in the field of computing systems. In particular, the session will include presentations on the main opportunities and initiatives on the funded research as expected in the 2009-2010 timeframe.

The European Commission's Information & Communication Technologies (ICT) research programme is the single largest portion - over €9bn - of the EU's “Seventh Framework Programme for Research” (FP7). Funded projects bring together scientists, companies and user communities from across Europe and the world, pooling their resources and helping carry out a vision of how technologies should be developed. This talk will give an overview of the FP7-ICT programme and detailed information about European research in the area of computing systems highlighting opportunities in the next Call for Proposals.

Established in 1950, the National Science Foundation (NSF) supports basic research and education projects in the U.S. to advance the discovery and application of scientific and engineering knowledge. This talk will highlight relevant NSF funding opportunities in computer and information science and engineering of interest to computer system architecture researchers.

Panagiotis Tsarchopoulos is a Project Officer at the FP7-ICT Programme of the European Commission. He is currently coordinating the "Computing Systems" research objective which looks for breakthroughs in performance, power efficiency and reliability of multicore computing systems through advances in computer architecture, systems software and parallel programming models and languages. Dr. Tsarchopoulos holds a PhD in Computer Engineering from the University of Kaiserslautern, Germany and an MBA from the UBI, Brussels, Belgium.

Timothy M. Pinkston is on leave from the University of Southern California where he is a Professor in the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering in the Viterbi School of Engineering. Currently, he serves as the Lead Program Director for the Expeditions in Computing (Expeditions) Program in the Computer and Information Science & Engineering (CISE) Directorate at NSF. The Expeditions program promotes bold, ambitious, transformative research that explores new scientific frontiers which promise disruptive innovations to help define the future of computing. Dr. Pinkston received his BSEE degree from The Ohio State University and his MSEE and PhDEE degrees from Stanford University.