WDDD 2002

Workshop on Duplicating, Deconstructing, and Debunking

Anchorage, Alaska
May 26, 2002

Held in conjunction with the 29th International Symposium on Computer Architecture (ISCA-29)

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WDDD Earns Mention in Microprocessor Report:

    `One workshop at ISCA 2002 stands out from the others, if only
    because of its name: the "Workshop on Duplicating, Deconstructing,
    and Debunking," scheduled for May 26.  This workshop provides
    a forum for work that validates, explains, and sometimes
    contradicts previous research.  It could be the most entertaining
    portion of the whole symposium.  For more information, visit
    pharm.ece.wisc.edu/wddd.' -- Microprocessor Report, March 2002

Call for Papers [DOC] [PDF]

Important Deadlines

NOTE: Submissions are still due 4/10/2002, but we will accept revised versions until Friday 4/12/2002. This extension is intended to accommodate authors who need some additional time to finalize revisions to their submission. However, we must have a submission by end of the day on 4/10/2002 in order to begin the review process.
Abstract due:
Final version:
April 3, 2002
April 10, 2002
April 19, 2002
May 6, 2002

Workshop Overview

WDDD provides the computer architecture and microarchitecture research community a forum for work that validates or duplicates earlier results; deconstructs prior findings by providing greater, in-depth insight into causal relationships or correlations; or debunks earlier findings by describing precisely how and why proposed techniques fail where earlier successes were claimed, or succeed where failure was reported.

Traditionally, computer architecture conferences and workshops focus almost exclusively on novelty and performance, neglecting an abundance of interesting work that lacks one or both of these attributes. A significant part of research-in fact, the backbone of the scientific method-involves independent validation of existing work and the exploration of strange ideas that never pan out. This workshop provides a venue for disseminating such work in our community. Published validation experiments strengthen existing work, while thorough comparisons provide new dimensions and perspectives. Studies that refute or correct existing work also strengthen the research community, by ensuring that published material is technically correct and has sound assumptions. Publishing negative or strange or unexpected results will allow future researchers to learn the hard lessons of others, without repeating their effort.

This workshop will set a high scientific standard for such experiments, and will require insightful analysis to justify all conclusions. The workshop will favor submissions that provide meaningful insights and point to underlying root causes for the failure or success of the technique under investigation. Acceptable work must thoroughly investigate and clearly communicate why the proposed technique performs as the results indicate.

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