For the past 26 years, the annual MICRO conference has provided a key venue for the dissemination of ideas and advances in the field of computer microarchitecture research. MICRO has recently become the premier forum for discussing and debating issues relating to instruction-level parallelism; and I am pleased to report that this trend has continued this year. We received a substantial number of outstanding submissions, each of which was rigorously reviewed by at least 4 qualified individuals (both program committee members and outside reviewers). Based on these reviews, the program committee has put together a strong program covering all facets of high-performance CPU design and compilation.
In addition to the paper presentations, Micro'27 will feature four invited lectures. These presentations will cover micro-architecture topics ranging from commercial state of the art microprocessors to supercomputing, and alternative ways of looking at high-performance CPUs. In particular, I would like to thank Wen-mei Hwu for agreeing to give the keynote speech. His visions will be of great interest in their own right.
After a long time the Micro conference has returned to Silicon Valley. San Jose has been selected as the host city because of its proximity to many of the valley's industries and universities, its many local attractions, and the cities and attractions of the greater San Francisco and Monterey Bay areas.
In addition to the excellent slate of presentations, MICRO is famous for it's opportunities for personal interaction with leading researchers in the area. I invite you to join us in San Jose, and I look forward to personally greeting each and every one of you!
General Chair, Micro 27
______________________________________________________________________________ MICRO-27 REGISTRATION INFORMATION Registration ------------ Early registration must be postmarked by October 28, 1994. Full payment in U.S. dollars must accompany registration: check drawn from a U.S. bank or charge to a MasterCard or Visa card. Credit card registrations may be faxed to (408) 765-6415, attn: Jan Harper. Conference registration includes one copy of the proceedings, lunch, reception, dinner, and coffee breaks. The student registration fee does include all meals. Student registration must include a copy of a valid, full-time student ID. Conference Site and Accomodation -------------------------------- All technical sessions, reception, lunch, and registration will be held at the Fairmont Hotel. Contact the hotel directly for reservation and indicate MICRO'27 conference. Conference rates are $90 per night for single or double room (10% city occupancy tax not included). Reservations must be received by November 8, 1994, to guarantee conference rate. Late reservations will be accepted on a space-available basis. The Fairmont Hotel is conveniently located in Downtown San Jose. It is adja- cent to the city's light-rail transit line and is within walking distance of theaters, museums, civic buildings, and Center of Performance Arts. Fairmont Hotel At Fairmont Plaza 170 South Market Street San Jose, CA 95113-2395 1-800-527-4727 or (408) 998-1900 FAX (408) 280-0394 Ground Transportation --------------------- The Fairmont Hotel is less than 10 minutes from the San Jose International Airport. There is a complimentary shuttle service to and from the airport: Weekdays, 5:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Weekends, 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Taxi fare is approximately $6 one way. Weather ------- December weather in San Jose is variable. There is a chance of rain. Day-time temperatures are between 45 and 65 degrees F. Evenings and nights will be chilly. San Jose and the Surrounding Area --------------------------------- For decades, visitors have used San Jose as a gateway to San Francisco 50 miles to the north, and to the Monterey Peninsula 70 miles to the south. Now, thanks to an eight-year, $1 billion investment to revitalize the city's down- town visitors will find plenty to do just minutes away within the San Jose metropolitan area. Some of the most favorite attractions in and around San Jose are: the Eyptian Museum, the San Jose Historical Museum, the San Jose Museum of Art, the Tech Museum of Innovation, winery tours, and all kinds of performing arts. San Francisco is only 50 miles away and can easily be reached for day trips by train or car. ============================================================================== Micro'27 Registration Form November 30 - December 2, 1994 San Jose, California Name__________________________________________________________________ Affiliation___________________________________________________________ Address_______________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ Telephone_____________________________________________________________ Fax___________________________________________________________________ Electronic Mail Address__________________________________________________________ X ACM X IEEE Member Number____________________________________________ Please list any special needs or accommodations: _____________________ ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________ Before Oct. 28 After Oct. 28 Member $285 $345 Non-member $360 $430 Student* $200 $240 _____________________________________________ * Student registration must be accompaneied by a copy of a valid, full-time student ID; also see the student travel grant program. ______________________________________________________________________________ X Check drawn on U.S. bank payable to: MICRO'27 X Mastercard X Visa Card No.______________________________________________________________ Expiration Date______________________________________________________ Name on Card__________________________________________________________ Signature_____________________________________________________________ Send or Fax registration form with payment to: MICRO'27 c/o Jan Harper Intel Corporation 2200 Mission College Blvd. MS RN6-16 Santa Clara, CA 95052 Fax: (408) 765-6415 ______________________________________________________________________________ A copy of this form may be retrieved by anonymous ftp from american.cs.ucdavis.edu:/Micro27, on the World Wide Web via Mosaic at http://www.cs.ucdavis.edu/Micro27.html), or by mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. For further information, contact Jan Harper at email@example.com. ============================================================================== STUDENT TRAVEL GRANT INFORMATION MICRO-27 THE 27th ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON MICROARCHITECTURE I am pleased to announce the availability of MICRO-27 student travel grants. The grant program is made possible through a generous donation from Hewlett- Packard. The purpose of the grant is to supplement the advisors' research grants or the students' fellowship travel allowance to make attending MICRO-27 more affordable. The details of the grant are given below: (1) Students who are presenting papers at MICRO-27 will be given higher priority in the selection process. We expect to have at least 30 reci- pients this year. (2) We are aiming at covering approximately 50% of the airfare, hotel, and registration expenses with a maximum of $350. (3) Student applicants should fill out the enclosed application form and e- mail the application to firstname.lastname@example.org by October 21, 1994. The receipt of the application will be acknowledged immediately. The decision will be sent to the applicants by November 1, 1994. (4) The grant checks will be sent to the recipients AFTER the conference. Each grant recipient is required to send in a one-page summary of his/her experience with MICRO-27 after the conference via e-mail to email@example.com. The check will be delivered after we receive the report. (5) The grant recipients are still required to pay the conference registra- tion fee. Note that all student participants will be entitled to ALL MICRO-27 events and proceedings in spite of the lower registration fee for students. Hans Mulder Chair, MICRO-27 ______________________________________________________________________________ MICRO-27 Student Travel Grant Application Form Name:_________________________________________________________________ Affiliation:__________________________________________________________ Expected degree and graduation date:__________________________________ Area of research:_____________________________________________________ Name of advisor:______________________________________________________ Postal address for sending the grant check:___________________________ E-mail address:_______________________________________________________ Paper title (if presenting a paper at MICRO-27):______________________ Have you published at MICRO before? If so, please list the years: Estimate of expenses: airfare ____ hotel _____ registration _____ ______________________________________________________________________________