MeAOW 2013

Memory Architecture and Organization Workshop 2013

October 3, 2013

Held during ESWeek 2013 in Montreal, Canada

Tentative Program
You can register for MeAOW at:


Keep in mind that early registration deadline is Aug 28th. Please register early to take advantage of the reduced rate.
For the hotel reservation we have secured a nice discounted rate for ESWEEK: the group code "ESWESWa" will appear on the form accessible through the link above together with additional information. We strongly recommend that attendees make a room reservation as soon aspossible as the hotel can sell out fast.

- for "Hotel Reservation."

List of talks with presentations:

- Mapping Data-intensive Applications to an Explicitly Managed Memory Architecture: Challenges and Solutions Pierre Paulin

- Revisiting the perfect memory paradigm: Designing reliable systems in an imperfect world Fadi Kurdahi

- Research Challenges for High Performance Embedded Real-Time System Memory Architectures Neil Audsley

- A Mixed Time-Criticality SDRAM Controller Sven Goossens

- Investigating Shared Memory Tree Prefetching within NoC Architectures Jamie Garside

-NVMPUF: A Physically Unclonable Function based on Bad Cell Array Distance of NVM Guangyu Sun

-pdAn Energy Aware Buffer Mapping Technique on Multiple Retention Time STT-MRAMs for Stream Applications Hyunok Oh

-Prefetching Techniques for STT-RAM based Last-level Cache in CMP Systems Yiran Chen,

-Analyses of Energy Consumption Changes by Loop Transformations in Log Block-based FTL Joon-Young Paik

-The Insufficiency of Gaussian Tails in Modeling the Error of MLC NAND Flash Shu-Yi Wong,

-Exploration of energy efficient memory organisations for dynamic multimedia applications using system scenarios Iason Filippopoulos

-Self-aware Memory - An Autonomous Self-Optimizing Memory System for Upcoming Manycore Architectures, Oliver Mattes

-Effective Non-Blocking Cache Architecture for High-Performance Texture Mapping Dukki Hong

- The Rise and Rise of Scratchpad Memories Aviral Shrivastava

- Recent Progress in Embedded Memory Controller Design, Jianwen Zhu

Submission link:


Workshop Background and Goals

Memory technologies are evolving rapidly, resulting in many new storage opportunities that demand novel memory architectures, organizations  and management strategies to effectively leverage their unique features. Newer memories, such as Phase Changing Memory (PCM), STT-RAM, Memristor, embedded-RAM, etc., have their unique advantages as well as disadvantages. Often they exhibit read and write asymmetry, where a write operation may incur a large latency and consume significantly more energy than a read operation. The wear-out characteristics, density, ambient operational conditions and other parameters may require novel memory organizations and software/hardware management support to leverage the benefits of these new memory technologies.  Thus there is an urgent need to model, analyze, design and evaluate novel memory management techniques at varying abstraction levels for these novel memories. MeAOW aims to bring together researchers for discussion and advancement of novel memory architectures, organizations and management.

List of Topics for MeAOW 2013: 
- Novel memory architecture and design
- Energy efficient memory architecture and management
- Non-volatile Memory(NVM) / Storage Class Memory(SLM) architecture and management
- Flash Memory management
- Operating System and Embedded software support for Memory Management
- Compilation techniques for non-volatile memory
- Hardware-Software Codesign for novel memory architectures

Workshop Format

MEAOW is designed to be an interactive workshop at ESWeek covering these novel memory topics: the event is designed to foster interaction and presentation of early results, new ideas and speculative directions.  Thus workshop will combine a number of invited talks from researchers in academia, technologists from industry, case studies on the use of novel memories, as well as talks selected from submission to the workshop. Participating authors are invited to submit contributions of no more than 6 pages that will be included in an informal workshop digest distributed to all attendees registered for MeAOW 2013.  The workshop organizers will also consider invited selecting papers for a special issue of an ACM or IEEE journal.  


Nikil Dutt                                   University of California, Irvine, USA

Chun Jason Xue          City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong   


Program Committee 

Aviral Shrivastava, Arizona State University
Benny Akesson, CISTER Research Center, ISEP, Polytechnic Institute of Porto, Portugal
Chengmo Yang, University of Delaware
Christian Weis, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany
Fabien Clermidy, CEA-LETI, France
Georgi Gaydadjiev, Chalmers, Sweden
Hiroyuki Tomiyama, Ritsumeikan University, Japan
Jianwen Zhu, University of Toronto
Jihong Kim, SNU, Korea
José Ignacio Gómez Pérez, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Kiyoung Choi, Seoul National University
kyoungwoo Lee, Yonsei University, Korea
Luca Benini, Univesity di Bologna, Italy
Luigi Carro, UFRGS, Brazil
Luis Angel D. Bathen, SPAWAR, US Navy
Neil Audsley, University of York, UK
Peter Marwedel, TU Dortmund
Peter Varman, Rice University
Preeti Panda, IIT, Inida
Sung-Soo Lim, Kookmin University, Korea
Sang Lyul Min, Seoul National University
Sungjoo Yoo, Postech, Korea
Tei-wei Kuo, National Taiwan University
Yiran Chen, University of Pittsburgh
Yongpan Liu, TshingHua University, China
Zili Shao, Polytechnical University of Hong Kong


Important Dates

Paper submission
Friday, Aug 9th, 2013

Acceptance Notification
Friday, Aug 23rd, 2013

Final version
Friday, Aug 31st, 2013

Thursday, Oct 3rd, 2013


Past MeAOW

MeAOW 2012 

MeAOW 2011 


 Last modified on Jun 4, 2013