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December 9–13, 2006    Orlando, Florida



     Co-sponsored by IEEE-CS TC-uARCHieee logo and ACM SIGMICROacm logo       

General Co-Chairs

Tom Conte, NC State

Huiyang Zhou, UCF

Program Co-Chairs

Scott Mahlke, Michigan

Eric Rotenberg, NC State


Workshops and Tutorials Chair

Hsien-Hsin "Sean" Lee, GA Tech


Finance Chair

Will Cohen, Red Hat


Publicity and Web Chair

Suleyman Sair, NC State


Publications Chair

José Martínez, Cornell


Paper Submissions Chair

Manish Vachharajani, U. of Colorado


Registration Chair

Ronald Barnes, George Mason 


Student Advocate

Hillery Hunter, IBM Research 


Steering Committee

Richard Belgard, Consultant (Chair)

Bob Colwell, Consultant

Tom Conte, NC State

Kemal Ebcioglu, IBM

Wen-mei Hwu, UIUC

Bill Mangione-Smith, Quantum IPS

Yale Patt, UT Austin

John Shen, Intel

Mateo Valero, UPC


Program Committee

Santosh Abraham, Sun

Dave Albonesi, Cornell

David August, Princeton

Rich Belgard, Consultant

Pradip Bose, IBM Watson

Brad Calder, UCSD and Microsoft

Krisztian Flautner, ARM

Antonio Gonzalez, Intel & UPC

Rajiv Gupta, U. of Arizona

Wei Hsu, Minnesota

Mary Jane Irwin, Penn State

Bruce Jacob, Maryland

Steve Keckler, UT-Austin

Alvin Lebeck, Duke

Diana Marculescu, CMU

Gokhan Memik, Northwestern

Kunle Olukotun, Stanford

Sanjay Patel, UIUC

Yale Patt, UT-Austin

Li-Shiuan Peh, Princeton

Ravi Rajwar, Intel

Sumedh Sathaye, IBM STG & Watson

Mike Schlansker, HP

Michael Shebanow, NVIDIA

John Shen, Intel

Tim Sherwood, UCSB

Yan Solihin, NC State

Mateo Valero, UPC

Craig Zilles, UIUC




Important Dates:  SUBMISSION:  JUNE 2      Author Rebuttal: JUL 28-31   Acceptance: AUG 14



The 39th International Symposium on Microarchitecture is the premier forum for presenting, discussing, and debating new and innovative microarchitecture ideas and techniques for advanced computing and communication systems. The goals of this symposium are to bring together researchers in fields related to microarchitecture, compilers, and systems for technical exchange on traditional microarchitectural topics as well as emerging research areas.  Historically, the MICRO community has enjoyed having close interaction between academic researchers and industrial designers; we aim to continue and emphasize this tradition at MICRO-39.  Papers are solicited in fields including the following:


·   ILP and TLP architectures and designs: superscalar, VLIW, multithreaded, multicore, etc.

·   Compiler techniques for instruction-level, thread-level, and memory-level parallelism

·   Architectures and compilers for embedded processors, DSPs, ASIPs (network processors, multimedia, wireless, …)

·   Dynamic optimization, emulation, and object code translation

·   Advanced software/hardware speculation and prediction schemes

·   Power, performance, and implementation efficient designs

·   Microarchitecture support for reliability, dependability, and security

·   Microarchitecture modeling and simulation methodology

Qualitative papers:  The MICRO-39 conference, in addition to the usual papers, will emphasize papers that focus on qualitative presentations of more forward looking ideas. Such papers will be evaluated more on novelty, creativity, and inherent value propositions, and less on implementation and experimental evaluation.  Authors are encouraged to submit more unconventional ideas (though still within the scope of MICRO) with this class of paper.  Qualitative papers should provide some indication as to the potential merits of the proposed ideas, such as preliminary evaluations that extrapolate the potential.  Both classes of papers will be considered equally for inclusion based on their overall merit.


THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS JUNE 2, 2006.  There is an automatic 1-week extension for late papers (June 9), but no other extensions.  Please submit one electronic copy of the paper in PDF format. For more information please consult the conference website: