CFP: Workshop on Hardware Support for Objects and Microarchitectures for Java

Mario Wolczko <>
20 May 1999 01:53:10 -0400

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From: Mario Wolczko <>
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Date: 20 May 1999 01:53:10 -0400
Organization: Sun Microsystems, Inc.
Keywords: Java, conference

Call For Participation

                              Workshop on Hardware Support for Objects
                                      and Microarchitectures for Java

                                          In conjunction with ICCD '99

                                                Oct 10, Austin, Texas

Most modern programming languages and techniques include
object-oriented methods. However, mainstream computer architectures
have not acknowledged the presence of objects. With the widespread
use of object-oriented programming languages and techniques, it is
becoming important for computer architects to acknowledge the
existence of these methods and their impacts on execution (including
high object allocation rates, the impact of garbage collection,
dynamic binding of calls to methods, and dynamic assembly of programs
at run time from components obtained from disparate sources).

Java is an exciting new object-oriented technology. Hardware for
supporting objects and other features of Java such as multithreading,
dynamic linking and loading is the focus of this workshop. The impact
of Java's features on micro-architectural resources and issues in the
design of Java-specific architectures are interesting topics that
require immediate attention of the research community.

The purpose of this workshop is to draw together researchers and
practitioners concerned with hardware support for objects and Java
implementations for a stimulating exchange of views. To the
organizers' best knowledge, this is the first event of its kind, and
as such is an attempt to begin the task of building a community in
this field.
Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
  - Microarchitectural features for object-oriented systems, especially
      their quantitative evaluation
  - Measurements of hardware-level behavior of object-oriented systems
  - Design of Java Processors: resource, power and performance constraints
  - Tuning Java compilers and applications to efficiently utilize hardware
  - Memory hierarchy for supporting objects
  - Instruction set designs and enhancements to support objects and
      Java execution.

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

Detailed submission guidelines

Talks will be accepted on the basis of a position paper relevant to
the theme of the workshop. Papers should be at most 5 pages in
length. The paper should be submitted in PDF format by email to the
workshop co-chair: Please include the following
information in plain text with the submission:
  - author's Name(s),
  - postal address,
  - phone and FAX numbers,
  - email address,
  - title,
  - 5 keywords and
  - abstract.
Hard copy (postal) submissions will not be accepted.

Please email submissions by July 12. You should receive an
acknowledgement of your submission by the following week. Authors
will be notified of acceptance or rejection by Aug 9 and the final
papers are due by August 23.

All submissions will be refereed, and workshop attendees will receive
copies of all accepted papers.

Important Dates:

  July 12 Electronic submission due
  Aug 9: Notification of authors
  Aug 23: Final version of papers due


Workshop Co-Chairs:
Vijaykrishnan Narayanan, Penn State Univ.
Mario Wolczko, Sun Microsystems Inc.

Program Committee

Timothy Heil, Univ. of Wisconsin
Lizy John, Univ. of Texas at Austin
Vijaykrishnan Narayanan, Penn State Univ.
Nagarajan Ranganathan, Univ. of Texas at El Paso
Mario Wolczko, Sun Microsystems Inc.

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