Actively contribute and work to improve MICRO's vision, focus, growth,
fiscal health, creativity, relevance and thoughtfulness.
Nominate and elect the annual conference chairs. Provide them with
guidance in organizing and running the conference.
Oversee the adjustment of the technical focus direction, as reflected
in the call for papers.
Be willing to serve on the program committee and attend all steering
Take an active role in the conference each year.
Elect steering committee members and the steering committee chair when
No member of the steering committee accepts any legal liability for the
activities of MICRO or persons at MICRO events.
Breakdown of Members on the Steering Committee
Shall consist of at least 12 members broken down into the following
2 ACM SIGMICRO representatives appointed by SIGMICRO Chair
2 IEEE TCuARCH representatives appointed by TCuARCH Chair
Regular participants in MICRO as PC members, part of the organizing
committees, authors, or just attendees. (6 members, 3-year terms,
see below for election rules)
Previous year’s general (co-)chair(s) and program (co-)chair(s) at
the time of election. (2-4 members, depending on the co-chair
arrangements, 1-year term)
The steering committee is expected to contain a diverse group of people
across gender, race, academic lineage, geography, and academia/industry
to the extent possible. It is the responsibility of the Steering
Committee members to elect new members to meet this expectation.
Election Rules for Category c SC Members
Nominations for Category c members are solicited from the community
before the election each year. The SC elects two incoming Category c
members in each year according to the following criteria:
Number of MICROs attended
Experience in organizing and program committees, both for MICRO and
Publication and citation records
Desire to serve, verified by the SC
Dedication and commitment to MICRO
Number of previous terms served (fewer the better, for new blood)
Strength of community nomination
Current SC members who are finishing a second consecutive term
cannot be re-elected for the next three years (sit out for a full
Current SC members seeking re-election cannot vote
Election of steering committee members shall be by majority vote of the
Each SC member thus elected serves a three-year term.
Election of the next annual chairs shall be by majority vote of the
Elections shall occur at the SC meeting closest to the MICRO conference
General/Program Chair SC terms shall run from the completion of their
chair responsibilities (end of the conference) through next year's
Voting should occur only after a full discussion of the strengths and
weaknesses of the nominated candidate. Discussion should be mediated by
the steering committee chair, and members should strive for consensus.
Ordinarily, all voting is open. Any steering committee member may
request a secret vote, the results of which will be tallied by a
mutually-agreed upon third party.
This charter may be amended or augmented only by a two-thirds majority
vote of members of the steering committee.
In the case of any tied votes, the Steering Committee Chair shall break