EPIC9 Call for Papers (Chamonix, France, April 2nd or 3rd, 2011)

EPIC9 Call for Papers (Chamonix, France, April 2nd or 3rd, 2011)



Ninth Workshop on Explicitly Parallel Instruction
Computing Architectures and Compiler Technology (EPIC-9)

April 2 or 3 (TBD), 2011

Chamonix, France

In conjunction with the IEEE/ACM International Symposium
on Code Generation and Optimization (CGO)

Researchers from both academia and industry are invited to share their latest research findings in the area of EPIC architectures and compiler technology. The EPIC style of architecture was developed to enable new levels of instruction-level parallelism not achieved with traditional architectures. By allowing the compiler to express program parallelism and other relevant information directly to the processor, EPIC architectures can overcome hardware complexity issues that limit performance in traditional microprocessors.

The major challenge in realizing the full potential of EPIC architectures is developing compiler and runtime optimization technologies that effectively deploy explicitly defined hardware mechanisms, and deliver performance for both commercial and scientific applications. This workshop will focus on promising research concepts that enable the EPIC architecture model.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Compiler Optimizations:

- Instruction scheduling, software pipelining, predication, control and data speculation, register allocation

- Thread-level parallelization

- Versioning approaches to dynamically adapt to runtime behavior

- Techniques to mitigate in-order memory stalls, like prefetching, helper threads, and load clustering

- Compiler-directed memory-hierarchy and cache-coherency management

- Methods of program analysis and verification that are related to EPIC

- Higher-level optimizations that are related to EPIC

- Validation of compiler optimizations

Binary Translation:

- Methods of binary translation applicable to EPIC architectures

- Hardware support of binary translation

Feedback-Directed Optimizations:

- Especially performance monitoring unit (PMU) driven optimizations

- Dynamic optimizations


- Novel architectures and microarchitectures

- In-order versus out-of-order designs, hybrid approaches

- Multi-threaded and multi-core EPIC architectures

- Power and energy aware computing techniques for EPIC machines

Advanced Uses of EPIC Architectures:

- Virtualization and Secure Computing

- Special purpose applications

Performance Analysis of EPIC Architectures:

- Commercial and scientific workload studies for EPIC models

- Effects of architectural features on workload behavior

- Experimental evaluation of Itanium microprocessors

- Performance comparisons with other architectures

- Tools for analysis, instrumentation, and architecture experiments


Andrey Bokhanko, Intel



**** SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Friday, February 4, 2011 ****

Acceptances Mailed: February 18, 2011

Final Version Due: March 11, 2011

Workshop Date: April 2 or 3 (TBD), 2011 (half day workshop)


Full papers of up to 22 pages or extended abstracts of up to 8 pages can be submitted (8.5"x11" double-spaced pages, using 11pt or larger font). Clearly describe the nature of the work, its significance and the current status of the research. Include a title page containing the title of the paper, list of authors and their affiliations, addresses, telephone and fax numbers, email addresses and the name of the corresponding author. papers will be published on EPIC-9 web-site (the copyright will remain with the author).


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