Important Notice
Due to difficulties many authors are facing due to the New York, D. C. and Pennsylvania tragedies, the deadline for submission to WWC4 has been extended to Thursday Sept 20th, 10pm, CST.


IEEE 4th Annual Workshop on Workload Characterization

December 2, 2001

Held in Conjunction with MICRO-34

Austin, Texas, USA

Sponsored by IEEE and the Technical Committee on Computer Architecture

Draft or extended abstract due by September 7, 2001 [ Extended to Sept 20 ]

For more information:

Workload behavior studies are extremely important in guiding the design of computer architectures. With the proliferation of the World Wide Web, several new computer applications and programming paradigms are emerging. It is essential to understand the characteristics of these emerging workloads in order to design efficient architectures for them. This one-day workshop, sponsored by IEEE and the Technical Committee on Computer Architecture, will focus on characterization of workloads from commercial and scientific computing. The workshop welcomes submissions on characterization of web server, database, transaction processing, multimedia, Java, network, and scientific workloads. Studies focusing on abstract models for workloads are also encouraged.

Topics of Interest
Papers are solicited in all areas related to characterization of workloads (system and/or application behavior) in a variety of computing environments. Topics of interest include (but not limited to):

*Workload characterization or related studies focusing on the following types of applications:
         - E-commerce
         - Web server
         - Database
         - Multimedia
         - Java
         - Network computing
         - Multiprocessor
         - Scientific
         - Operating system intensive
         - Multithreaded
*Effects of Architectural Features on Workload Behavior
*Abstract Modeling of Program Behavior
*Machine Independent Characterization of Workloads
*Memory and I/O Access Patterns
*Representative Trace Generation
*Profiling, Trace Collection and Validation Issues
*Workload Synthesis

Submission Guidelines
Authors are requested to submit papers to:

Lizy K. John
ECE Department, ENS 143
The University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX 78712
or Ann Marie G. Maynard
IBM-Austin Research Labs
11400 Burnet Road
Austin,TX 78758

Note: An automatic extension of one week is granted to all authors without request (i.e. upto Sept 14, 2001). Full papers of up to 20 pages or extended abstracts of approximately 8 pages can be submitted. 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.

Author Schedule

Paper Submission: September 7, 2001   [ Extension to Sept 20 ]
Acceptance Notified: October 24, 2001
Final Manuscript Submission: November 1, 2001

Organizing Committee

Program Chairs: Lizy K. John and Ann Marie Grizzaffi Maynard
Registration Chair: Deepu Talla and Anand Rajan
Publications Chair: Juan Rubio and Byeong Lee
Publicity Chairs: Ravi Bhargava and Madhavi Valluri

Program Committee

Pradip BoseIBM T.J. Watson Research Center
Craig ChaseThe University of Texas at Austin
Tom ConteNorth Carolina State University
Kelly FlanaganBrigham Young University
Manoj FranklinUniversity of Maryland
Ravishankar IyerIntel Corporation
Lizy K. JohnThe University of Texas at Austin
David KaeliNortheastern University
Ann Marie Grizzaffi Maynard  IBM-Austin Research Labs
Margaret MartonosiPrinceton University
Vijaykrishnan NarayanPenn State University
John P. ShenCarnegie Mellon University,
Intel Corporation
Balaram SinharoyIBM
Nasr UllahMotorola