SIGARCH/SIGMICRO CARES is a joint subcommittee of SIGARCH and SIGMICRO, in existence since 2018, to support their sponsored conferences. The purpose of CARES' presence at conferences is threefold: (1) By shining a light, we wish to raise awareness, deter, and prevent discrimination and harassment that violate ACM's Policy Against Harassment at ACM Activities. We encourage all attendees to uphold this policy. (2) If there are any alleged violations of the policy (which we hope won't occur), CARES members serve as a support resource – to listen empathetically, be a helpful sounding board, and provide reporting options to anyone who raises concerns about alleged incidents – we do so without judgement, adjudicating such matters is outside of our scope. (3) We wish to promote openness and inclusiveness. Our computer architecture conferences should be "safe places and courageous spaces" for the free exchange of research results and ideas, intellectual discourse, and scholarly interactions. As such, CARES members encourage everyone in attendance at our conferences to broaden their networks and be accessible to our diverse community of scholars, and be especially open and welcoming to our more junior colleagues (e.g., students). We CARE, and we hope the importance of this issue will inspire and encourage everyone in attendance at MICRO 2021 also to care.
For this year's MICRO, CARES will offer virtual office hours on Whova at every break, as well as at the beginning and the end of the day. Drop by and chat with us!
|Tuesday, Oct. 19||Wednesday, Oct. 20||Thursday, Oct. 21|
|9:45 AM – 10:00 AM EDT||no office hours||Shan Lu||Sandhya Dwarkadas|
|11:00 AM – 11:15 AM EDT||Joel Emer||Timothy Pinkston, Per Stenström||Shan Lu, Diana Marculescu|
|1:30 PM – 1:45 PM EDT||Tim Sherwood, Per Stenström||Sandhya Dwarkadas, Tim Sherwood||Yasuko Eckert, Per Stenström|
|After Last Session (lasts 30 minutes)||Sandhya Dwarkadas, Yasuko Eckert||Yasuko Eckert, Shan Lu||Joel Emer, Diana Marculescu, Timothy Pinkston|
Please take our survey intended to gather your experiences of inclusion and exclusion, and ideas for building inclusion in our community. You can take this survey at any time before, during, or shortly after the conference. Your feedback will help us and the community to become more inclusive! (A similar survey has been sent to ISCA 2021 attendees.)