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MeAOW 2011

Memory Architecture and Organization Workshop 2011

October 13, 2011

Held during ESWeek 2011 in Taipei, Taiwan

Advanced Program

Confirmed Talks

List of confirmed talks:

-"Intelligence Memristor-CMOS Hybrid Neuromorphic Computing Architectures," Dr. Pino, Robinson, US Airforce

-"Challenges for NAND Flash Storage Systems," Dr. Chialin Chang, Genesys Logic, Inc.

-"Reliability Issues in Flash Memory Storage Device," Sang Lyul Min, SNU

-"Real-Time Flash Translation Layer for NAND Flash Memory Storage Systems," Zili Shao, Poly U of HK

-"Software Dispatch: Improving Performance and Power of Hybrid MRAM/SRAM Caches," Yiran Chen, University of Pittsburgh

-"Virtualizing on-chip distributed memories for low power, error-resilient, secure Systems-on-Chip," Luis Bathen and Nikil Dutt, UC Irvine

-"Multiple Graph-Coloring for Non-Volatile Memory Based Hybrid Scratchpad Memory Allocation," Jason Xue, City University of HK

-"Using Scratchpad Memory for Stack Data in Hard Real-Time Embedded Systems," Sungjun Kim, Stephen Edwards, Columbia

-"Guaranteeing the Lifetime of SSDs Using Recovery-Aware Dynamic Throttling," Sungjin Lee, Taejin Kim, Kyungho Kim, and Jihong Kim, SNU, Korea

-"Non-volatile Memory-aware Cache Replacement Policy," Youngsik Kim, Sungjoo Yoo, Sunggu Lee, POSTECH

-"Reconfigurable architecture design with 3D Bipolar RRAMs", Zhang Wei, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

-"Exploring the Vulnerability of CMPs to Soft Errors with 3D Stacked Non-Volatile Memory", Guangyu Sun, Peking University, China

-"STT-RAM Sleepy Instruction Cache Combined with SRAM Loop Cache for Static Power Reduction", Kiyoung Choi, Junwhan Ahn, SNU, Korea

-"Design and Implementation of a Virtual Platform for Solid-State Disks", Li-Pin Chang, National Chiao-Tung University, Taiwan

-"A Survey of Mapping Schemes in Flash Translation Layers", Yoon Jae Seong, Eyee Hyun Nam, and Sang Lyul Min, SNU, Korea

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 dis-advantages. 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 2011 aims to bring together researchers for discussion and advancement of novel memory architectures, organizations and management.

List of Topics for MeAOW 2011:
- 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

Since MEAOW is the first 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 2011. 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 


Workshop Submission Instructions

We seek contributions of no more than 6 pages, using the same template for full conference papers (available at This page). Optionally, prospective authors may submit an extended abstract that clearly positions the proposed workshop contributions with respect to the goals of the workshop. Submissions must introduce novel material, not necessarily fully developed but with innovative and stimulating ideas, concepts and realizations. Submitted papers should be sent before the deadline to any of the organizers using the email addresses shown above. At least one representative for each accepted paper will need to be registered for the workshop and present in person her/his work. Position papers are also acceptable, provided they present/propose innovative approaches to the solution of the problem or requirements coming from the analysis of case studies and/or practical experience.

Important Dates

Paper submission
Monday, Aug 15, 2011

Acceptance Notification
Thursday, Sep 15, 2011

Final version
Thursday, Sep 23, 2011

Thursday, Oct 13, 2011

Call for Papers




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