To be held in conjunction with the 45th ACM/IEEE ISCA Conference

June 3, 2018

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Recent advancements in machine learning algorithms, fueled by increased data availability and high-performance computing infrastructure, have led to successful applications of machine learning (and AI in general) in numerous disciplines and domains. Although much attention has been drawn in the computer system architecture community on accelerating machine learning, limited research has been conducted to utilize the power of AI/ML to help architects design better computer architectures and systems.

The AIDArc Workshop is intended to bring together researchers, scientists and practitioners across academia and industry, to share early discoveries, successful examples, and opinions on opportunities and challenges regarding utilizing AI to assist computer system designs. Research along this line may potentially transform the way computers are designed and optimized. It may also lead to interesting “self-evolving architecture”, where AI helps to speed up computer systems which, in turn, are used to speed up the AI.

Topics of submitted papers include, but not limited to, the exploration of artificial intelligence in assisting the design and optimization of:

– Various components of computer system architecture, e.g., branch predictor, cache, memory, I/O, interconnection networks, etc.
– Various design objectives of computer systems, e.g., power/energy, performance, resource, reliability, security, etc.
– Different types of computer architectures and systems, e.g., embedded/mobile/wearable devices, CPUs, GPUs, special-purpose accelerators, datacenters, HPCs, etc.

Papers will be reviewed based on originality, novelty, technical strength, presentation quality, correctness and relevance to the workshop scope. Early but novel works on related topics are highly encouraged.


Submission Opens: February 15, 2018
Paper submission due: March 20, 2018 March 30, 2018 (final)
Notification of acceptance: April 9, 2018
Early Registration due: April 16, 2018 (ISCA website)
Camera-ready papers due: May 15, 2018
Workshop’s date: June 3, 2018


Lizhong Chen, Oregon State University

Program Committee (to be completed)

David Brooks, Harvard University, USA
Bella Bose, Oregon State University, USA
Paul Gratz, Texas A&M University, USA
Daniel Jimenez, Texas A&M University, USA
Ben Lee, Oregon State University, USA
Benjamin C. Lee, Duke University, USA
Chao Li, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Tao Li, University of Florida, USA
Ahmed Louri, George Washinton University, USA
Jun Yang, University of Pittsburgh, USA

Additional information

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