Call for Papers for

the Ninth Workshop on Computer Architecture Evaluation using Commercial Workloads (CAECW-9)

immediately preceding the 12th International Symposium on High Performance Computer Architecture (HPCA-12)

to be held in Austin, Texas, USA

on Sunday February 12, 2006


The function of this workshop is the discussion of work-in-progress that utilizes commercial workloads for the evaluation of computer architectures.  By discussing this ongoing research, the workshop will expose participants to the characteristics of commercial workload behavior, provide an understanding of how commercial workloads exercise computer systems and help establish methodologies for measuring, modeling and analyzing the execution time characteristics of these workloads.

Intended audience

Topics of interest

Below is the proposed list of topics for the workshop. Topics include, but are not restricted to, the following:

Submission guidelines

Interested authors are expected to submit a short paper (up to six pages) by the submission deadline (see below) in either postscript or pdf format to one of the workshop organizers. Papers will be reviewed and accepted by the workshop organizers based on their novelty, their relevance to the workshop and their technical merit. Authors of accepted papers are expected to submit the final version of their short paper (no more than six pages) by the final version deadline. A bound proceedings will be distributed to the workshop attendees.  In addition, accepted papers will be made available on the workshop's web site. Authors of accepted papers are also expected to present their work during a 20-to 25-minute talk.

Important dates

Workshop Organizers

Program Committee

Past workshops