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MCS: Microarchitecture and circuits simulation

As in many other fields, simulation is extensively used in the design of microprocessors. Every aspect of a new microprocessor design is first analyzed on simulators before any implementation in silicon is made. It has been estimated that detecting design flaws during the simulation phase saves millions of dollars. However, simulation-based microarchitecture research is frequently hindered because of the low speed of simulators. Microarchitecture and Circuits Simulation (MCS) is the premier forum for presenting, discussing, and debating innovative microarchitecture ideas and techniques for advanced simulation in this field. The purpose of the MCS symposium is to facilitate dissemination of the most recent advancements in the theory, methodology, application, and toolkits of microarchitecture and circuits simulation. MCS brings together researchers in fields related to microarchitecture, compilers, chips, and systems for technical exchange on traditional microarchitecture topics and emerging research areas.

Topics of particular interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Microarchitecture modeling and simulation methodology
  • Microarchitecture support for reliability
  • Novel memory and storage architectures
  • Low power design, design efficiency optimizations
  • Novel approaches to fine-grain parallel processing
  • Architectures, simulators and compilers for MPSoCs, graphics/gaming, embedded processors, DSPs, ASIPs (network, multimedia, wireless, etc.)

Authors must strictly follow the general SCSC guidelines and instructions for authors (that can be found here).

Key Dates
Special Sessions Proposals January 31, 2010
Paper submission February 28, 2010 March 22, 2010
Notification of Acceptance April 30, 2010
Final (in most cases, revised) submission May 28, 2010