title: “ISCA 2023: gem5 Workshop” permalink: events/isca-2023

We are happy to announce the gem5 Workshop, to be co-located with ISCA 2023, in Orlando, Florida.

The gem5 Workshop is be an opportunity for members of the gem5 community to give presentations on their contributions to gem5 and gem5-related research. This year's workshop will start with a 45 minute keynote by Dr. Bobby R. Bruce, titled “gem5 v22, v23 and the future”, and will continue with presentations and discussions on gem5 topics.

We are currently soliciting presentation proposals. If you wish to present your work at the gem5 Workshop then please consult our Call For Presentations section.

Key Dates

  • Submission deadline: April 14th 2023 (AOE)*
  • Notification of acceptance and time-slot awarded: May 1st 2023
  • Workshop date: Exact day TBD; June 17th to June 21th 2023

Call for Presentations

The gem5 simulator is an open-source platform that enables the modeling and simulation of computer systems at different levels of abstraction, including processor, memory hierarchy, and interconnects. It is widely used in academia and industry for research, education, and design space exploration. Now on its 5th iteration, the gem5 Workshop gives community stakeholders a chance to present their contributions and ideas, as well as engage in discussion with the wider community.

In this call we are soliciting presentation proposals from researchers, developers, and practitioners who are using or developing the gem5 simulator. The workshop will be co-located with ISCA '23 (June 17th to 21st, in Orlando, Florida) with the goal of giving community members an opportunity to share their gem5-related research and insights, exchange ideas, and collaborate on future gem5 development goals.

This year we want to give anyone who wishes to an opportunity to present gem5-related topics at the workshop. As such we are foregoing Program Committee evaluation and will allocate presentation/discussion time based on what we believe will invoke the most discussion. In short, as long as a presentation proposal is covering a gem5-related topic, we will allocate a time for it at the workshop. Ideas and contributions, big or small, are welcome.

Examples of gem5 topics which could be presented include, but are not limited to:

  • Improvements made to gem5.
  • Simulator research carried out with gem5.
  • Proposals for improving gem5.
  • Early-stage simulator research ideas (this can be a solicitation for feedback from the community).
  • Proposals and comments on gem5 development practices.
  • Research concerning gem5 or architecture simulators in a general sense.

Above all else, we will welcome any talk if it can be justified as being of interest to those who use and develop gem5.

To reward those who have helped improved the project, this year we we will be awarding the Award for gem5 Development Excellence to a worthwhile presenter. This purpose of this award is to acknowledge those who have made contributes to the gem5 code-base. For a contribution to be eligible the work must have been fully incorporated into the gem5 repository within the last 3 years and the work to have been presented during this year‘s gem5 Workshop. We will evaluate the work based on it’s impact, or potential impact, to the project, and it will be awarded to the winner at the end of the workshop.

To submit a proposal, please send an email to bbruce@ucdavis.edu with the following:

  • Title of the presentation.
  • Presenter(s) name and affiliation.
  • An attached PDF containing a presentation abstract (A few paragraphs, no more than 1 page).
  • The length of time requested (Very flexible: Anywhere for 1 to 45 minutes!)
  • [Optional] The presenter(s) website links (this will be published on the event web-page).
  • Indication of whether you wish to be eligible for the Award for gem5 Development Excellence. If you wish to be eligible, please include a short explanation of why you believe this work has, or will have, a positive impact on the gem5 project. Lastly, please indicate how you want the work cited if you were to win the award.

Key Dates:

Submission deadline: April 14th 2023 (AOE)* Notification of acceptance and time-slot awarded: May 1st 2023 Workshop date: Exact day TBD; June 17th to June 21th 2023

We look forward to receiving your proposals and seeing you at the gem5 Workshop!

Preliminary Schedule (Subject to considerable change)

Below is a preliminary schedule for the workshop, it will be populated as and when submissions are accepted to the workshop.

[45 minutes]gem5 v22, v23 and the futureBobby R. Bruce
[X minutes]Your talk here, see “Call for Presentations”You!
[End]The Award for gem5 Development Excellence ceremony##