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Call for Nominations: 2020 MICRO Test of Time Award

October 24, 2020

Deadline: November 1, 2020

Website: https://www.microarch.org/tot/cfn.html

The MICRO Test of Time (ToT) Award Committee is soliciting nominations for the seventh MICRO ToT Award. This award recognizes the most influential papers published in past MICRO conferences that have had significant impact in the field.

The award will recognize an influential MICRO paper whose influence is still felt 18-22 years after its initial publication. In other words, the award will be given to at most one paper that was published at MICRO conferences in any of the years N-22, N-21, N-20, N-19, or N-18. This year, N = 2020, so only papers published at MICRO conferences held in 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, or 2002 are eligible. An eligible paper that has received at least 100 citations (according to Google Scholar) is automatically nominated, but explicit nominations of such papers are still encouraged.

To nominate a paper, please send an email to micro-tot-award-nominations@googlegroups.com by November 1, 2020, with the following:

  1. The title, the author list, and publication year of the nominated paper
  2. A 100-word (maximum) nomination statement, describing why the paper deserves the Test of Time Award
  3. The name, title, affiliation of the nominator, and if appropriate, the relationship of the nominator to the authors

Only one paper can be nominated in a single email. There is a maximum of five nominations per person. You cannot nominate a paper that you are a co-author on. One paper will be selected as the award winner from the pool of nominees by the award committee. The award committee members are Tor Aamodt, Pradip Bose, Reetuparna Das (committee chair), Daniel Jiménez, and Onur Mutlu.

For more details on the nomination and selection, a list of all eligible papers, prior award winners, and other information, please visit https://www.microarch.org/tot/cfn.html

About the Author

Saugata Ghose is a systems scientist in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Carnegie Mellon University, and an adjunct assistant professor in the Computer Science Department at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign. Saugata is the MICRO information director.

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