CFP: SIGOPS OSR special issue



The Interaction among the OS, the Compiler, and
Multicore Processors
Special Issue of ACM Operating System Review
http://www.cs.virginia.edu/kim/publicity/osr09/

The interaction among operating systems, compilers, and multicore
processors is becoming more tightly bound and sophisticated. The
tremendous advances in process technology are providing architects and
microarchitects with many interesting opportunities for making use of
the huge transistor budget to enhance performance and increase
throughput. However, system software is becoming more complex and
difficult to scale. Therefore, a pressing need exists for innovative
techniques to redefine the interaction among the three major entities
in modern computer systems: the operating system, the compiler, and
multicore processors.
The goal of this special issue of ACM OSR is to provide a high-quality
forum for computer scientists and engineers to present their latest
research findings in the rapidly evolving fields of computer
architecture, compilers, operating systems, and the interaction among
these exciting domains.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
* OS support of multicore and manycore architecture
* OS and compiler support for heterogeneous multicore
* Multicore support for OS functionalities
* Performance, power, dependability, and security in the OS and
compiler
* Leveraging the OS and compiler to optimize power, temperature,
and reliability
* Memory and cache hierarchy design
* Parallelism exploitation
* Analysis and support for scalability in modern systems
* Virtualization
* Debugging, verification, and validation

Submission Guidelines
* Traditional submissions: 10 pages, single spaced, double
column
format, no author information
* Position papers: 2 pages, single spaced, double column format,
no
author information
* Email submissions to the guest editors: hazelwood AT virginia
DOT
edu, mzahran AT acm DOT org


Guest Editors
Kim Hazelwood (University of Virginia)
Mohamed Zahran (City University of New York)

Important Deadlines
Submission November 1, 2008
Acceptance Notification January 10, 2009
Camera Ready January 31, 2009
Special Issue Publication April 2009

Program Committee
John Cavazos, University of Delaware
Brad Chen, Google
Fred Chong, UC Santa Barbara
Evelyn Duesterwald, IBM Research
Paolo Faraboschi, Hewlett-Packard Labs
Alexandra Fedorova, Simon Fraser University
David Kaeli, Northeastern University
Scott Mahlke, University of Michigan
Eliot Moss, UMass Amherst
Ramesh Peri, Intel Corporation
Vivek Sarkar, Rice University
Cliff Young, D. E. Shaw Research
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