CLOSED: Top Picks from the 2018 Computer Architecture Conferences – Call for Papers


Submission deadline: CLOSED
Publication: May/June 2019

Guest editor (and Selection Committee chair): Sandhya Dwarkadas, University of Rochester,

IEEE Micro will publish its annual “Top Picks from the Computer Architecture Conferences” issue in May/June 2019. This issue collects some of the most significant research papers in computer architecture based on novelty and potential for long-term impact. Any computer architecture paper (not a combination of papers) published in the top conferences of 2018 (including MICRO-51) is eligible. The Top Picks Selection Committee will recognize those significant and insightful papers that have the potential to influence the work of computer architects for years to come.

Submission Guidelines

To simplify reviewing, there is a mandatory format for submissions. The submission website allows uploading two documents per submission. Please upload the following two documents separately as a single submission:

  • A three-page, two-column document using 10-point type. The first two pages should summarize the paper. The third page should argue for the potential of the work to have long-term impact, clearly articulating why and how it will influence other researchers and/or industry. On the third page, please also include what the citation of your paper would be if it won the Test of Time award in 10 years.
  • The final version of the original conference paper.

Submissions that do not follow this format will not be reviewed. The first document should contain the names of the authors with a footnote that contains the title of the original conference paper, with the full name of the conference, page numbers, and date of publication.

Paper submission site:

Important dates:

Submission deadline: Monday, October 15, 2018
Author notification: Monday, January 14, 2019
Final papers due: TBA

Accepted Paper Guidelines

Authors of accepted papers will receive further instructions on how to prepare the final papers to conform to IEEE Micro’s guidelines. Final papers should not exceed 5,000 words including references, with each average-size figure counting as 250 words toward this limit. Papers must have at least 30 percent new content compared to the original conference publication. Final papers will be edited for structure, style, clarity, and readability.