HotPower 2013

HotPower'13: 2013 Workshop on Power-Aware Computing and Systems will be co-located with the 24th ACM Symposium on Operating Systems Principles (SOSP) on November 3rd, 2013. HotPower'13 is sponsored by USENIX, the Advanced Computing Systems Association. Click here for a single-page Call For Papers in PDF.


Power has become a central issue in the design of modern computer systems. It affects a huge variety of systems, including mobile devices, embedded networks, and large scale data centers. While there has been significant research into energy efficiency and tradeoffs to performance and other metrics, there is still significant untapped opportunity to optimize across the systems architecture stack, comprehending the entire spectrum from silicon design to storage devices to mobile endpoints and datacenter designs. With several technology disruptions on the horizon, there is the impetus to rethink how traditional boundaries between hardware and software need to evolve, and how associated designs and implementations need to change.

HotPower provides a forum in which to present the latest research and to debate directions, challenges, and novel ideas about building energy-efficient computing systems. In addition, researchers coming to these issues from fields such as computer architecture, systems and networking, measurement and modeling, language and compiler design, mobile computing, and embedded systems will have the opportunity to interact with one another, explore cross-cutting ideas, and develop new perspectives on the problem domain.

The workshop seeks submissions of early-stage research and novel ideas that will generate interesting discussion, e.g., unconventional, promising ideas with early results. Submissions about firsthand experience, lessons, challenges and problems from building and operating real-world systems are also welcome.

Important Dates

  • Paper submissions due: July 20 July 26, 2013, 8:59 p.m. PDT
  • Notification to authors: August 20, 2013
  • Final papers due: September 13, 2013

Technical Program

The program is available here.

Workshop Organizers

Program Co-Chairs

  • Kushagra Vaid, Microsoft (kushagra.vaid AT microsoft DOT COM)
  • Lin Zhong, Rice University (lzhong AT rice DOT edu)

Program Committee

  • Rajesh Balan (Singapore Management University)
  • Trishul Chilimbi (Microsoft Research)
  • Prabal Dutta (University of Michigan)
  • Mian Dong (Samsung Research-America)
  • Ben Greenstein (Google)
  • Y. Charlie Hu (Purdue University)
  • Engin Ipek (University of Rochester)
  • Ravishankar Iyer (Intel)
  • Benjamin Lee (Duke University)
  • Yunxin Liu (Microsoft Research-Asia)
  • Amir Michael (Facebook)
  • Abhinav Pathak (Apple)
  • Vijay Janapa Reddi (University of Texas at Austin)
  • Leendert van Doorn (AMD)
  • Thomas Wenisch (University of Michigan)

Steering Committee Chair


Topics of interest in energy-efficient computing include but are not limited to:

  • Instrumentation, measurement, and measurement studies
  • Metrics, benchmarks, interfaces
  • Performance, energy, and other resource trade-offs; energy complexity
  • Software optimization, application design
  • System-level optimization, cross-layer coordination
  • Scheduling, run-time adaptation, feedback control
  • Processor, network, storage, hardware components and architecture
  • Reliability and power management
  • Energy-aware control of cyber-physical systems, such as buildings and transportation systems
  • Application to multi-core, datacenter, and embedded systems
  • Green energy sources and their implications
  • Technologies for and management of energy storage
  • Life-cycle analysis

Submission Instructions

Submitted papers must be no longer than 5 single-spaced 8.5" x 11" pages, including figures, tables, and references; two-column format, using 10-point type on 12-point (single-spaced) leading; and a text block 6.5" wide x 9" deep. Author names and affiliations should appear on the title page. The class file sig-alternate-hotpower13.cls meets these formatting guidelines. Papers must be in PDF format and must be submitted here.

Simultaneous submission of the same work to multiple venues, submission of previously published work, or plagiarism constitutes dishonesty or fraud. Papers meeting any of these criteria will be rejected. Authors uncertain whether their submission meets these guidelines should contact the program chairs.

Papers accompanied by nondisclosure agreement forms will not be considered. Accepted submissions will be treated as confidential prior to publication on the HotPower'13 Web site; rejected submissions will be permanently treated as confidential.