Workshop on Complexity-Effective Design

June 20, 2004
Munich, Germany

To be held in conjunction with the 31st International Symposium on Computer Architecture (ISCA 31)


Final Program

Prior WCEDs

David H. Albonesi
University of Rochester

Pradip Bose
IBM T. J. Watson Research Center

Diana Marculescu
Carnegie-Mellon University

The quest for higher performance via deep pipelining (for high clock rate) and speculative, out-of-order execution (for high IPC) has yielded processors with greater performance, but at the expense of much greater design complexity. The costs of higher complexity are many-fold, including increased verification time, higher power dissipation, and reduced scalability with microarchitectural resource size parameters and process shrinks. The goal of this workshop is to provide a forum for microarchitects, circuit designers, performance modelers, compiler developers, verification experts, and system designers to discuss and explore hardware/software techniques and tools for creating future designs that are more complexity-effective (CE).

For the purposes of this workshop, a CE design feature or tool either (a) yields a significant performance and/or power efficiency improvement relative to the increase in hardware/software complexity incurred; or (b) significantly reduces complexity (design time and/or verification time and/or improved scalability and/or power consumption) with a tolerable performance impact. Please refer to the review article by the workshop organizers for a detailed discussion of CE design.

In presenting this workshop for the fifth time, we hope to focus it more on the following topics:

Full conference length papers are fine but not a requirement. Short idea/position papers addressing one of the above issues are encouraged.

Program Committee: Schedule:
Submission deadline (extended abstract or full paper in PDF format emailed to any of the co-chairs): May 10, 2004 (extended)
Acceptance notification: May 17, 2004
Final version due: May 24, 2004

A post-workshop proceedings, containing abstracts, full papers, and/or talk slides, will be distributed.