Kool Chips Workshop


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Call for Papers


Sunday 10th December, 2000

in conjunction with MICRO33, Monterey, California


Abstract submission deadline: November 7th, 2000




Invited Speakers

Doug Carmean, Intel, Principal Architect Pentium 4
Marc Fleischmann, Director of Low Power Programs, Transmeta Corporation
Jan Rabaey, Professor EECS UC Berkeley, co-director of the  Berkeley Wireless Research Center (BWRC



The limits imposed by power consumption are becoming an issue in most areas of com­puting. The need to limit power consumption is readily apparent in the case of portable and mobile computer platforms — the laptop and the cell phone being the most com­mon examples. But the need to limit power in other computer settings is becoming im­portant too.


This workshop is the third in a series of workshops and tutorials designed to bring together researchers in the area of architecture-power trade-offs and provide a forum for them to discuss their preliminary ideas.

The first of these meetings, the Power-Driven Microarchitecture Workshop was held at ISCA98 in Barcelona, Spain. It helped raise the awareness of the architecture community to concerns about power issues. This workshop was followed by a tutorial, the Cool Chips Tutorial at MICRO32 in Haifa, Israel.  It assembled a group of speakers from leading microprocessor companies to give presentations on what they consider to be their critical low power issues now and in the future, and some possible solutions to these problems.


Topics of Interest:


Topics of interest are any subject that addresses power-aware computing and communications.

The focus will be broad and includes on microarchitecture, architecture, operating systems and compilers.



Paper submission guidelines:


Authors are requested to submit an abstracts of four 8.5 x 11 pages or less.

The abstract should contain a title and a contact address.

All submissions must be by email to tnm@eecs.umich.edu.

The preferred format is pdf, but postscript is also acceptable if it is viewable by ghostscript.


Important dates:


Paper submission:                  November 7th, 2000

Notification of acceptance      November 10th, 2000

Camera-ready due                 November 17th, 2000



Workshop organizers:


Dirk Grunwald, Univ. of Colorado, Boulder 

Mary Jane Irwin, Pennsyvanlia State Univ.

Trevor Mudge, Univ. of Michigan