ISCA 2002 - Call for Papers


The 29th International Symposium on


Computer Architecture

Anchorage, Alaska, May 25-29 2002
General Chair
   Yale Patt 
  The University of Texas at Austin
Program Chair
   Dirk Grunwald 
   University of Colorado

Workshop/Tutorial Chair
   Sanjay Patel
  University of Illinois

Publicity Chair
   Dan Connors
  University of Colorado

Registration Chair
  Amir Roth, University of Pennsylvania


Publications Chair
  Kevin Skadron, University of Virginia


Local Arrangements Chair
  Kenrick Mock, Mathematical Sciences at the University of Alaska, Anchorage.
email: and phone: (907) 786-1956



The International Symposium on Computer Architecture represents the premier technical forum on computer architecture. Both academic and industrial experts present their latest research findings in this rapidly changing field. Authors are invited to submit full papers on all aspects of computer architecture. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
  • Processor architecture and innovative microarchitectures 
  • Multiprocessors, multicomputers, and distributed architectures 
  • Memory hierarchy 
  • I/O systems and networking 
  • Architectures for commerical and multimedia applications 
  • Special-purpose and reconfigurable architectures 
  • Embedded system architectures 
  • Power-efficient architectures 
  • Cluster and high-availability architectures 
  • Impact of technology on architecture 
  • Novel architectures and computing techniques 
  • Performance evaluation and measurement of real systems 
Please check the following web site for paper submission information:

The submission process for ISCA 2002 has been updated to streamline the program committee submission review assignment process. Instead of an automatic one week extension between the soft and hard deadlines, submissions to ISCA 2002 will include two parts: an abstract and a paper submission. The abstract will be electronically submitted and include a 100-300 description of the paper and an indication of the key topics of the paper. The ABSTACT DEADLINE for submissions is NOVEMBER 9, 2001 at 6PM PST (US). The PAPER DEADLINE for submissions is one week later, NOVEMBER 16, 2001 at 6PM PST (US). No further extensions will be granted. Submit an electronic copy of your paper (in PDF formatted for letter-size paper), not to exceed 6000 words. In order to minimize problems reviewing your paper, please ensure your PDF file can be previewed by Adobe Acrobat Reader (version 3.0 or higher). Excessively long papers will be reviewed at the discretion of the Program Chair and/or the reviewers. Finally, it is requested that papers not disclose the authorís identity, as they will be reviewed blind. As always, submissions will be judged on their scientific merit and anticipated interest to conference attendees. It is understood that papers in new areas are likely to contain less quantitative evaluations and comparisons than those in more established areas. Papers will be evaluated according to their novelty, fundamental insights and potential for long-term contribution.

As in previous years, a series of tutorials and workshops will be held immediately preceding the symposium (Saturday and Sunday, May 25th-26th, 2002). Tutorial and workshop proposals will be accepted until December 20, 2001. If you wish to organize a workshop or tutorial (1/2 or 1 day), e-mail a proposal to the Workshop/Tutorials Chair (Sanjay Patel, For tutorials, the proposal must include title, brief description of topics to be covered, and bio of the speakers. If you wish to organize a workshop (1 or 2 days), the proposal must include title, brief description of topics to be covered, and bio of the organizers

Important Deadlines


Abstract submission deadline:

Paper submission deadline:

Workshop/Tutorial Proposals:

Author Notification:

Camera Ready Copy:


November 9, 2001

November, 16 2001

December, 20 2001

January 30, 2002

March 15th, 2002

May 25-29, 2002

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