WDDD Final Program now available!
Call for Papers [PDF]
| Abstract due:
| April 15, 2005
April 22, 2005 , April 25, 2005 (6:00 PM Eastern)
May 2, 2005
May 23 May 22, 2005
WDDD provides the computer systems 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 systems 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.
- Independent validation of earlier results with meaningful analysis
- In-depth analysis and sensitivity studies that provide further insight
into earlier findings, or identify key parameters or assumptions that affect
- Studies that refute earlier findings, with clear justification and
- Negative results for ideas that intuitively make sense and should
work, along with explanations for why they do not
- Expanded Scope: In addition to the topics of computer architecture and microarchitecture that have previously been
the focus of WDDD, we would like to expand this year's workshop to
include papers in the related areas of code generation
and optimization, including efficient profiling mechanisms, static and
dynamic optimization, feedback driven
and adaptive optimization, and modulo/trace scheduling.
- Submit a 200-word abstract plus title and list of authors in plain
text email by April 15, 2004 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Submit a 5000-word double-spaced manuscript by April 25, 2005 (6:00 PM Eastern) using the
form Submission closed.
- Mauricio Breternitz, Intel
- Brad Calder, University of California-San Diego
- Babak Falsafi, Carnegie-Mellon University
- Ken Lueh, Intel
- Mikko Lipasti, University of Wisconsin-Madison
- Ravi Nair, IBM Research
- Yale Patt. University of Texas-Austin
- Ryan Rakvic, Intel