Call for Papers MEMSYS 2024

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Important Dates

Abstract Deadline: 2 June 2024

Submission: 16 June 2024
Notification: 15 July 2024
Camera-Ready: 1 September 2024
MEMSYS: September 30th – October 3th 2024

Submission Formats

1–2 page Abstracts
5–6 page Position Papers
10-16 page Research Papers
Conference paper format, ACM ‘sigconf’ proceedings template, blind submission (no authors listed).

Organizers:

General Chair:
Bruce Jacob, Naval Academy

Program Chairs:
Matthias Jung (University of Würzburg)
Hameed Badawy (New Mexico State University)

Publication Chair:
Wendy Elsasser (Rambus)

Publicity Chair:
Chen Ding (University of Rochester)

Web Chair:
Matthias Jung, University of Würzburg

Program Committee

Bruce Jacob (United States Naval Academy)
Kenneth Wright (AMD)
Chen Ding (U. Rochester)
Bruce Childers (University of Pittsburgh)
Dietmar Fey (University of Erlangen)
Michael Jantz (University of Tennessee)
Ron Dreslinski (University of Michigan)
Marc Reichenbach (University of Rostock)
Ke Zhang (ICT)
Jonathan Beard (Google)
Zeshan Chishti (Intel)
Bruce Christenson (Intel)
David Donofrio (Tactical Computing Labs)
Thomas Vogelsang (Rambus)
John Leidel (Tactical Computing Labs)
Arun F Rodrigues (Samsung)
Robert Trout (Sadram)
William Wang (ARM)
Petar Radojkovic (Barcelona Supercomputing Center)
Norbert Wehn (RPTU Kaiserslautern Landau)
Matthias Jung (University of Würzburg)
Wendy Elsasser (Rambus)
Maya Gokhale (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory)
Si Hammond (National Nuclear Security Administration)
Yitzhak Birk (Technion)
Mike Ignatowski (AMD)

Memory-device manufacturing, memory-architecture design, and the use of memory technologies by application software all profoundly impact today’s and tomorrow’s computing systems, in terms of their performance, function, reliability, predictability, power dissipation, and cost. Existing memory technologies are seen as limiting in terms of power, capacity, and bandwidth. Emerging memory technologies offer the potential to overcome both technology- and design-related limitations to answer the requirements of many different applications. Our goal is to bring together researchers, practitioners, and others interested in this exciting and rapidly evolving field, to update each other on the latest state of the art, to exchange ideas, and to discuss future challenges. Please visit memsys.io for more information.

Areas of Interest

Previously unpublished papers containing significant novel ideas and technical results are solicited. Papers that focus on system, software, and architecture level concepts specifically memory-related, i.e. topics outside of traditional conference scopes, will be preferred over others (e.g., the desired focus is away from pipeline design, processor cache design, prefetching, data prediction, etc.). Symposium topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Memory-system design from both hardware and software perspectives
  • Memory failure modes and mitigation strategies
  • Memory and system security issues
  • Disaggregated Memory (e.g. CXL)
  • Memory for embedded and autonomous systems (e.g., automotive)
  • Operating system design for hybrid/nonvolatile memories
  • Technologies including flash, DRAM, STT-MRAM, 3DXP, etc.
  • Memory-centric programming models, languages, optimization
  • Compute-in-memory and compute-near-memory technologies
  • Data-movement issues and mitigation techniques
  • Interconnects to support large-scale data movement
  • Algorithmic & software memory-management techniques
  • Emerging memory technologies, their controllers, and novel uses
  • Interference at the memory level across datacenter applications
  • Issues in the design and operation of large-memory machines
  • In-memory databases and NoSQL stores
  • Post-CMOS scaling efforts and memory technologies to support them, including cryogenic, neural, and heterogeneous memories
  • Negative results, validation of results, invalidation of results


To reiterate, papers that focus on topics outside the scope of traditional architecture conferences will be preferred over others.

Submissions and Presentations

Our primary goal is to showcase interesting ideas that will spark conversation between disparate groups—to get applications people, operating systems people, system architecture people, interconnect people and circuits people to talk to each other. We accept extended abstracts, position papers, and/or full research papers, and each accepted submission is given a 20-minute presentation time slot. We intend to publish all papers in the ACM Digital Library.

Venue

The conference will be in Washington DC area.