The 48th International Symposium of Computer Architecture includes a separate industry session in the main program following the success of the industry track inaugurated in ISCA 2020. The ISCA Industry Track was established under a different vision and motive to bringing the values, trends, and perspectives of real hardware product and system design from the industries. It also serves as a venue to encourage more participation from industries to interact with academia for forward-looking research challenges and solutions.

At a Glance

  • First author, and most authors, must be from industry
  • Not for student internship projects
  • Submissions must include all author names and affiliations for review
  • All ISCA formatting guidelines apply (11 pages without references, 10pt font)
  • Abstract Deadline: January 7, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST
  • Full Paper Deadline: January 14, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST

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Submission Guidelines

  • The papers ideally include (1) retrospective evaluations of real working products, (2) upcoming industry products on their roadmaps, and/or (3) planned products that were canceled but present interesting insights or lessons learned.
  • The following types of submissions will not be considered: (1) students' short-term internship projects in industries, or (2) speculation about hardware that might be built.
  • The first and most of the authors of such papers must work in industry.
  • The submissions are required to disclose their authors' names and affiliations. Reviewers want to know which product is being evaluated and which company is writing the paper. Review assignments will still follow common practice to avoid conflicts of interest.
  • All formatting guidelines for the general submission (including page limits) must also be followed by any paper submitted to the industry track. The accepted paper will be labelled as an "Industry Product" in the conference proceedings.

Submissions that fail to abide by the guidelines will be rejected without review.

Important Dates

The program committee recognizes that industry papers need to be approved by management (often involving multiple rounds of redaction) before they can be submitted, and there can be restrictions about filing patents before submitting a paper. Therefore, a later deadline schedule is adopted to increase the chances of receiving such papers.

  • Abstract Deadline: January 7, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST
  • Full Paper Deadline: January 14, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST
  • Rebuttal Period: February 22–25, 2021
  • Notification: March 4, 2021
  • Camera-Ready Deadline: May 1, 2021

Topics of Interest

  • Processors, SoCs, GPUs, and domain-specific accelerators
  • Systems and interconnect technologies for HPC, cloud, or data centers
  • Embedded, mobile, and IoT processors
  • FPGA or reconfigurable architectures
  • Storage and emerging memory systems
  • Architectures using emerging technology

2021 Industry Track Program Committee

Industry track papers will be evaluated and selected by a separate program committee consisting of domain experts from industries and academia. The papers would still be held to the same high ISCA standards, but the program committee will recognize and understand company concerns regarding patent trolls or trade secrets so that some technical details may not be revealed.


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Committee Member Affiliation
Newsha Ardalani Facebook
Jason Clemons NVIDIA
Joshua Fryman Intel
Mark D. Hill Microsoft
Engin Ipek Qualcomm
Nam Sung Kim Samsung
Hai "Helen" Li Duke
Jing "Jane" Li UPenn
Gabriel Loh AMD
Tulika Mitra National University of Singapore
Emre Ozer ARM
David Patterson Google
UC Berkeley
Valentina Salapura AMD
Sreenivas Subramoney Intel
Jinjun Xiong IBM