The Wild and Crazy Idea Session VII

held at ASPLOS-XIV in Washington, DC
Monday March 9, 5:30-7pm

Deadline Monday February 23, 11:59pm

Submission Instructions
Looking back:
W&C VI (2008)
W&C V (2006)
W&C IV (2004)
W&C III (2002)
W&C II (2000)
W&C I (1998)

Abstract Submission:  Monday February 23, 11:59pm EST
Acceptance/rejection:  February 26, 2009

Of course, the Wild and Crazy Idea session can only be as good as the submissions. Thus, the success of this session depends crucially on you. Submissions should consist of no more than a one-page abstract, including three major parts: 

  1. a description of the problem that you are tackling, 
  2. a description of your solution, and 
  3. a justification for why your solution is a good one.

We plan to post all submissions on the web after the conference.  Please let us know if you do not want your abstract posted.

Ideas will be selected based on their originality and distance of "forward-lookingness". Here is the one venue in which radicalness (although not "flakiness") will be rewarded. All aspects of computer architecture and systems organization are fair game: new computational models, interesting computing substrates (biological, quantum, etc), new architectural features, interesting solutions to pressing problems (such as design complexity, power consumption, etc.). Anyone can submit, but only serious submissions, please.

Send submissions to by Monday February 23, 2009.  Please submit in PDF format. Please put "wild and crazy submission" in the subject.

Seth Goldstein
Carnegie Mellon University

Last modified: Tuesday, January 20, 2009