The IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Microarchitecture® is the premier forum for presenting, discussing, and debating innovative microarchitecture ideas and techniques for advanced computing and communication systems. This symposium brings together researchers in fields related to microarchitecture, compilers, chips, and systems for technical exchange on traditional microarchitecture topics and emerging research areas. The MICRO community has enjoyed a close interaction between academic researchers and industrial designers, and we aim to continue this tradition at MICRO-54. In 2021, MICRO will be held as a global online event, broadcast from the host city of Athens, Greece.
The organizing and steering committees of MICRO-54, along with the technical sponsors ACM and IEEE, have considered the current state of the pandemic and the uncertainties around the globe. Based on this, this year's MICRO will be held as a fully online global event, with the broadcast being managed from the city of Athens. The main symposium will take place from Tuesday, October 19 to Thursday, October 21, while workshops and tutorials will be held on Monday, October 18 and Friday, October 22. Stay tuned for news and updates about an exciting technical week with inspiring keynotes, breaking research results in the symposium papers, and a diverse set of workshops and tutorials on hot topics in computing.
—Dimitris Gizopoulos, MICRO-54 general chair
We invite undergraduate and graduate students to participate in the ACM Student Research Competition (SRC)! Sponsored by Microsoft, the SRC is a forum for both undergrad and grad students to share their research results. The SRC at MICRO 2021 consists of two rounds: a poster session and a presentation session. Top winners will receive monetary prizes, and first-place winners will be invited to participate in the SRC Grand Finals. If you are interested in submitting to the SRC, please view the submission guidelines and instructions. The deadline to enter the SRC has been extended to July 29, 2021, so enter soon!
This year, MICRO 2021 is offering artifact evaluations. After MICRO decisions are released, all accepted papers will be given the option of submitting their artifacts for review, and authors will be given the option to release their artifacts and add a two-page appendix to camera-ready papers describing the artifacts. The process is being led by evaluation co-chairs Samira Khan (University of Virginia) and Gennady Pekhimenko (University of Toronto), and is modeled after the successful artifact evaluations done at this year's ASPLOS conference. Check out the artifact evaluation page for more information on the optional process, and its many benefits!