Workshop on Compilers and Operating Systems for Low Power (COLP'01)

Workshop on Compilers and Operating Systems for Low Power (COLP'01)


In conjunction with
PACT'01: International Conference on Parallel Architectures and Compilation Techniques
Barcelona, Spain
September 9th, 2001


Power consumption has increasingly become important in computer systems. Current designs of processor cores are predicting power figures above 100 Watts. The management of power consumption while simultaneously delivering acceptable levels of performance is becoming a critical task with the proliferation of systems in several application domains such as wireless communication and embedded signal processing. In addition, it is important to manage power consumption in high-performance general purpose microarchitectures. It has been forecast that without significant advances in design for low power, processors of the future will consume hundreds of watts of power. We believe that an integrated hardware and software approach is required. A lot of attention has been paid to optimizing power at the circuit and gate levels. Recently, power optimizations at the architecture and software (i.e., compiler, operating system, and application) level have begun to receive attention.

The purpose of this workshop is to draw together researchers and practitioners concerned with compiler and operating system support for low power for a stimulating exchange of views. We will also try to answer questions like where the power goes in high-performance and low-performance architectures, and are computer architectures really power-efficient. Presentations from invited speakers from both the industry and academia will provide insight into these questions.

A proposal for an edited book based on extended versions of accepted papers is pending with Kluwer Academic Publishers. The aim is to have this volume published by December 2001.

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

The format of the workshop will include presentations of selected papers and plenty of time for discussion.

Submission Guidelines

Papers will be accepted on the basis of their novelty and relevance to the theme of the workshop. Papers should be at most 6 pages in length. The papers should be submitted in either postscript or PDF format by email to the workshop co-chair: Please include the following information in plain text with the submission: Hard copy (postal) submissions will not be accepted.

Note that the deadline has been extended to August 8th 2001. Please email submissions by August 8, 2001. You should receive an acknowledgment of your submission by the following week. Authors will be notified of acceptance or rejection by August 20, 2001 and the final papers are due by August 30, 2001.

All submissions will be refereed, and workshop attendees will receive copies of all accepted papers. Selected papers from the papers presented in the workshop will be published as an edited book by Kluwer Academic Publishers.

Important Dates

     August  8:   Electronic submission due
     August 17:   Notification of authors
     August 24:   Final version of papers due

Workshop Co-Chairs

Luca Benini, DEIS Universita' di Bologna,
Mahmut Kandemir, Penn State University
J. Ramanujam, Louisiana State University

Program Committee

Eduard Ayguade, Univ. Politecnica de Catalunya
R. Chandramouli, Stevens Institute of Technology
Bruce Childers, University of Pittsburgh      
Marco Cornero, STMicroelectronics              
Rudi Eigenmann, Purdue University             
Manish Gupta, IBM T. J. Watson                
Rajiv Gupta, University of Arizona            
Mary Janie Irwin, Penn State University       
Uli Kremer, Rutgers University                
Rainer Leupers, University of Dortmund        
Diana Marculescu, Carnegie Mellon University  
Enric Musoll, Clearwater Networks, Inc.       
Anand Sivasubramaniam, Penn State University  
Mary Lou Soffa, University of Pittsburgh       
Vamsi K. Srikantam, Agilent Laboratories      
Chau-Wen Tseng,  University of Maryland          
Arnout Vandecappelle, IMEC/DESICS              
N. Vijaykrishnan, Penn State University