First Call for Articles - Crossroads Magazine

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18 Jun 1998 11:07:13 -0400

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From: Kim Moorman <>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: 18 Jun 1998 11:07:13 -0400
Organization: Crossroads
Keywords: CFP

                                                      Call For Articles
Crossroads, the Association for Computing Machinery Student Magazine
                                                Computer Architectures (Spring 1999)

                      DUE DATE: October 3, 1998
                      SUBMISSION ADDRESS:

SPECIAL NOTE: If you are interested in being a Guest Editor for this issue,
please email us at

The Crossroads editorial staff invites authors to submit articles dealing with
topics drawn from several areas pertaining to Computer Architectures.
The following partial list of topics is provided to give prospective authors
ideas for articles and is by no means exhaustive; other relevant topics will
be considered.

--Architecture simulation; architecture theory; studies of systems at all
levels (VLSI, commercial processors, processor interconnection networks)

--Special purpose & reconfigurable architectures; virtual architectures
optimizing an existing architecture

--Memory systems, i/o systems; impact of technology on architecture;
performance evaluation & measurement; multiprocessors & multicomputers;
language & operating system support; massively parallel architectures;
non-numeric architectures; VLIW, superscalar, multiscalar microarchitectures

--Compiler techniques for exploiting instruction-level parallelism:
software pipelining, global scheduling, register allocation, memory
disambiguation; branch prediction hardware & software; value prediction
hardware & software; hardware/compiler techniques for improving memory
system performance

--Parallel processing in the context of JAVA (java multithreading,
Java processors with parallelism, etc.)

--Processors used in portable devices such as PDAs and other machines
with low-power constraints and other constraints

Articles should include a basic description of the kinds of problems
being worked on, the state of the art of research, the state of the art
of commercial applications, open problems, or future research/commercial
development trends. Interviews with researchers; reviews of related books,
software, videos, or conferences; and opinion columns on related issues
are also welcome. We especially encourage both undergraduate and graduate
students to submit articles. However, articles written or coauthored by
professionals will also be considered.

Crossroads articles should be written for a broad audience. They should
be easily understandable by someone who has had only the most basic
computer science instruction, and yet still be interesting to the
advanced computer enthusiast. Articles longer than 6000 words will
generally not be considered for publication. Feature articles should be
between 1500 and 6000 words; reviews should be between 800 and 2000
words; and opinion columns should be between 800 and 3000 words.
Articles should be written in a magazine style rather than a research
paper style. In consideration of our diverse readership, authors should
try to use language that is inclusive of people regardless of their
gender, race, religion, nationality, or field of study. Additional
writing guidelines and submission information are available online at
the Crossroads web site (

Crossroads is published both online and in print. We have a print
circulation of about 13,000. All back issues are available for free on
our website. Authors that have an article printed in Crossroads can receive
complementary copies of the issue they were published in.

All submissions should be formatted in HTML or plain text format and
emailed to Please include your submission in the body
of your message: DO NOT include it as an attachment. Submissions are
due October 3, 1998. They will be reviewed shortly thereafter and authors
of accepted submissions will be notified within two to three weeks of the

Prospective authors are invited to send email to the editors of Crossroads
( indicating their intention to submit an article. In
this way we can keep everyone informed of any changes in deadlines or formats
and to make sure we have a good variety of articles. General questions should
also be sent to the Crossroads editors.

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