The International Symposium on Computer Architecture is the premier forum for new ideas and experimental results in computer architecture. The conference specifically seeks particularly forward-looking and novel submissions.

In 2021, the 48th edition of ISCA will be held in Valencia, Spain.

Submission Guidelines

Important Dates

  • Abstract Deadline: November 19, 2020 at 11:59 PM AoE
  • Full Paper Deadline: November 24, 2020 at 11:59 PM AoE
  • Rebuttal/Revision Period: February 5–14, 2021
  • Author Notification: March 4, 2021
  • Camera-Ready Deadline: April 20, 2021

Topics

Papers are solicited on a broad range of topics, including (but not limited to):
  • Processor, memory, and storage systems architecture
  • Multiprocessor systems
  • Datacenter-scale computing
  • IoT, mobile and embedded architecture
  • Interconnection network, router and network interface architecture
  • Accelerator-based, application-specific and reconfigurable architecture
  • Architectural support for programming languages or software development
  • Architectural support for interfacing with accelerators
  • Architectural support for security, virtual memory, and virtualization
  • Instruction, thread and data-level parallelism
  • Dependable processor and system architecture
  • Architecture for emerging technologies and applications, including machine learning, novel memory technologies, quantum computing, etc.
  • Effects of circuits or technology on architecture
  • Architecture modeling and simulation methodologies
  • Evaluation and measurement of real computing systems

Industry Track

This year, ISCA has an industry track for submissions that provide retrospective evaluations of real working products, or of planned products that were cancelled but present interesting insights or lessons learned. Note that the industry track is not meant for student intern projects, and any such papers will be rejected without consideration. Industry track papers are due in January 2021.


Organizers

  • General Chairs: José Martínez (Cornell) and José Duato (UPV)
  • Program Chair: Lizy K. John (UT Austin)