September 30 - October 2, 2018

 Raleigh, North Carolina, USA

This symposium is dedicated to the understanding and characterization of workloads that run on all types of computing systems. New applications and programming paradigms continue to emerge rapidly as the diversity and performance of computers increase. On one hand, improvements in computing technology are usually based on a solid understanding and analysis of existing workloads. On the other hand, computing workloads evolve and change with advances in microarchitecture, compilers, programming languages, and networking communication technologies. Whether they are smart phones and deeply embedded systems at the low end or massively parallel systems at the high end, the design of future computing machines can be significantly improved if we understand the characteristics of the workloads that are 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 emerging applications in consumer, commercial and scientific computing.  


Best Paper Winner:

    ○  When is Graph Reordering an Optimization? Studying the Effect of Lightweight Graph Reordering Across Applications and Input Graphs
        Vignesh Balaji (CMU), Brandon Lucia (CMU)


Keynote Speakers:

Vijayalakshmi Srinivasan, IBM Research Christopher Hughes, Intel Labs. Cliff Young, Google

Across the Stack Approximate Computing Opportunities for Deep Learning Acceleration

Irregular Parallel Workloads on General-Purpose Processors

MLPerf: Fair and Useful Benchmarks for Machine-Learning System


  • [September 4, 2018] 2018 IISWC Program has been posted.
  • [August 30, 2018] Final Submission Information has been updated:
    The authors will receive the copyright information after their final submission is made.
  • [August 15, 2018] Travel & Hotel Information posted. Hotel Conference Rate Cut-off Date: September 7th, 2018.
  • [August 14, 2018] Workshops/Tutorials deadlines have been extended. New dates:
    Deadline: August 10, 2018 August 19, 2018
    Notification: August 13, 2018 August 22, 2018
  • [August 9, 2018] Registration is now open. Early Registration Deadline: September 12th, 2018.
  • [August 8, 2018] Student Travel Grant information posted. STG Deadline: September 7, 2018.
  • [August 1, 2018] Final Submission Information posted. Camera Ready Deadline: Friday August 31.
  • [July 3, 2018] The Call for Workshops/Tutorials has been posted.
  • [May 3, 2018] Abstract and paper deadlines have been extended. New dates:
    Abstract deadline: May 11th, 2018 May 18, 2018
    Paper deadline: May 18th, 2018 May 25, 2018
  • [March 28, 2018] The Submissions Site is up, and submission guidelines have been posted.
  • [March 22, 2018] Program Committee has been announced.
  • [March 16, 2018] The Call for Papers [PDF] has been posted.
  • [March 14, 2018] Important dates:
    Abstract deadline: May 11th, 2018.
    Paper deadline: May 18th, 2018.
    Notification deadline: July 27th, 2018.
  • [March 1, 2018] Conference Dates have been set. IISWC-2018 will be held September 30 - October 2, 2018 in Raleigh, North Carolina.


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


   General Chair

         Drew Hilton, Duke University   ( adh39 @ duke.edu )

         Brian Rogers, IBM Research   ( bmrogers @ us.ibm.com )


   Program Chair

         Carole-Jean Wu, Arizona State University/Facebook   ( carole-jean.wu @ asu.edu )











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