[concurrency-interest] [CfP]: Workshop on Systems for Future Multi-Core Architectures at EuroSys 2011

Ross McIlroy rmcilroy at microsoft.com
Mon Dec 13 08:51:46 EST 2010

Please consider submitting to and attending the following workshop
we are holding at EuroSys 2011.

                        Call for Papers

Workshop on Systems for Future Multi-Core Architectures (SFMA'11)

               April 10th 2011,  Salzburg, Austria
                   Co-located with EuroSys 2011<http://eurosys2011.cs.uni-salzburg.at/welcome.php>


The current trend towards multi-core computing is of significant
importance to practitioners of systems-level software, such as
operating systems, language runtimes and virtual machines. As the
layer between application software and the underlying hardware,
systems-level software must directly tackle the challenges of
multi-core hardware (e.g., scalability, concurrency control and
data-sharing costs), while providing appropriate abstractions to
higher-level software. Future hardware is likely to increase the
challenges encountered by systems software due to increasing
system diversity, core heterogeneity, complex memory hierarchies,
dynamic core failure, and non-cache coherent shared memory.
However, the abundance of parallelism and potential for core
specialization and inter-core message passing hardware also
provide a number of new opportunities for system software. The
current shift in hardware design provides an exciting opportunity
to radically rethink the design and implementation of systems-
level software.

The workshop on Systems for Future Multi-Core Architectures
(SFMA'11) brings together researchers in the operating systems,
language runtime and virtual machine communities to exchange
ideas and experiences on the challenges and opportunities
presented by future multi-core hardware.

The workshop program will include presentations of peer-reviewed
papers as well as a panel with participants from research /
academia and industry. SFMA topics of interest include, but are
not limited to:

·         novel multi-core operating system designs,

·         runtime systems and programming environments for future

hardware, operating system or runtime support for

heterogeneous processing cores, scheduling on many-core


·         energy efficiency, fault tolerance and resource management on

future multi-core architectures,

·         performance evaluation of potential future hardware,

·         architectural support for systems-level software,

·         case studies of system-level software design for current or

future multi-core hardware.

Paper Submission:

Authors are invited to submit original and unpublished work that
exposes a new problem, advocates a specific solution, or reports
on actual experience. Papers should be submitted using the
standard double column ACM SIG proceedings format, to
Papers are limited to 6 pages, including figures and tables.

Final papers will be available to participants electronically at
the meeting, but to facilitate resubmission to more formal venues,
no archival proceedings will be published, and papers will not be
sent to the ACM Digital Library. Authors will have the option of
having their final paper accessible from the workshop website.

Important dates:
Submissions due: 1st February 2011 (11:59pm PST)
Notification: 1st March 2011
Workshop: 10th April 2011

Program committee:
Ali-Reza Adl-Tabatabai (Intel)
Mats Brorsson (KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden)
Juan Colmenares (University of California, Berkeley)
Stephan Diestelhorst (AMD)
Tim Harris (Microsoft Research Cambridge)
Hermann Härtig (TU Dresden)
Ross McIlroy (Microsoft Research Cambridge)
Derek Murray (University of Cambridge)
Timothy Roscoe (ETH Zürich)
Michael Scott (University of Rochester)
Jeremy Singer (University of Glasgow)
Joe Sventek (University of Glasgow)
Michael Swift (University of Wisconsin)
Ian Watson (University of Manchester)
Nickolai Zeldovich (MIT)

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