The 51st 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. In light of the very specific purpose of the industry track, the submission guidelines are also very specific.
Submissions that fail to abide by the guidelines will be rejected without review.
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.
Paper topics are not limited to hardware tapeouts. In particular, papers that are software-centric papers relevant to the ISCA audience are welcome in this track (e.g. datacenter software work, compiler work, accelerator software stack work), but they should adhere to the tenet that they must be industry papers about production-level work - whether retrospective, planned and on the roadmap, or planned but canceled.