September 14-16, 2008

 Seattle, WA, USA

This symposium is dedicated to the understanding and characterization of workloads which run on all types of computer systems. New applications and programming paradigms continue to emerge as the use of computers becomes more widespread and more sophisticated. Improving process and communication technology, innovations in microarchitecture, compilers, and virtual machine technology are also changing the nature of problems that are being solved by computing systems. Whether they are PDAs, wireless and embedded systems at the low end or massively parallel systems at the high end, the design of tomorrow's computing machines can be significantly improved through the knowledge and ability to simulate the workload expected to run on them. This symposium, sponsored by IEEE Computer Society and the Technical Committee on Computer Architecture, will focus on characterizing and understanding modern computer applications commercial and scientific computing.  


Important Dates

Paper Submission Due:  March 21, 2008  (11:59pm Pacific Time)

Acceptance Notification: May 24, 2008

Topics of Interest

We solicit papers in all areas related to characterization of computing system workloads. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):



    For further information, please contact the General or Program Chairs:


     General Chairs

        David Christie, AMD (david.christie @ amd.com )
        Alan Lee, AMD          ( alan.lee @ amd.com )


     Program Chairs

        Onur Mutlu, Microsoft Research
        Ben Zorn, Microsoft Research


We would like to thank the following sponsors for their support to IISWC-2008:






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