Workshop on Modeling, Benchmarking and Simulation


MoBS 2006


Held in conjunction with the 33rd Annual International Symposium on Computer Architecture


Sunday, June 18, 2006


Boston, Massachusetts





Advance Program (Updated with papers, June 18, 2006)





With few exceptions, simulation is the quantitative foundation for virtually all computer architecture research and design projects – from microarchitectural exploration to hardware and software trade-offs to processor and system design.  However, its continued efficacy is limited by problems such as increasing complexity, additional critical constraints (e.g. power consumption, reliability, etc.), an ever expanding design space, benchmark suite quality and coverage, and radical changes in processor architectures to compensate for technological changes (i.e. reduced transistor widths, etc.).


The primary goals of this workshop are to accelerate the development of simulation technologies that are necessary to support the research of future generation architectures – in particular, processors built with nanotechnology – and to encourage the advancement of “under-researched” areas in computer architecture measurement, such as multiprocessor simulation methodology; modeling; benchmark implementation and benchmark suite construction; and formal methods of design space exploration and performance analysis.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:


·         New or efficient techniques to model performance, power, reliability, etc.

·         Reduced simulation time techniques

·         Simulation methodologies for multiprocessor simulation

·         Development of parameterizable, flexible benchmarks

·         Formal methods for benchmark suite construction or benchmark suite sub-setting

·         Techniques to measure the characteristics (dissimilarity, coverage, etc.) of a benchmark suite

·         Efficient processor modeling techniques

·         Alternatives to cycle-accurate, execution-driven simulation

·         Statistically-rigorous performance analysis techniques

·         Analytical and statistical models


This workshop places a special premium on novelty and on preliminary work.


Submission Guidelines

The authors should submit a 200 word or less abstract by 11:59 PM (CST) March 30, 2006.  The full paper should be 5000 words or less and be submitted in pdf format by 11:59 PM (CDT) April 3, 2006.  Both the abstract and the full paper can be submitted to Lieven Eeckhout ( through email.  Papers that are excessively long may be rejected without review.


Important Dates

Abstract Submission:               March 30, 2006

Full Paper Submission:            April 3, 2006

Notification Date:                   May 1, 2006

Final Version Due:                  May 22, 2006

Workshop Date:                      June 18, 2006


Workshop Co-Organizers

Lieven Eeckhout, Ghent University (

Joshua J. Yi, Freescale Semiconductor (


Program Committee

David I. August, Princeton University

Pradip Bose, IBM Research T.J. Watson

Brad Calder, University of California at San Diego

Kevin Lepak, AMD

Gabriel Loh, Georgia Tech

Peter S. Magnusson, Virtutech

Gokhan Memik, Northwestern University

Resit Sendag, University of Rhode Island

Tim Sherwood, University of California, Santa Barbara

Kevin Skadron, University of Virginia

Olivier Temam, INRIA


Call For Papers




Previous MoBS