The Wild and Crazy Idea Session VIII

held at ASPLOS-XV in Pittsburgh

Deadline Monday February 8, 11:59pm

Submission Instructions
Looking back:
W&C VII (2009)
W&C VI (2008)
W&C V (2006)
W&C IV (2004)
W&C III (2002)
W&C II (2000)
W&C I (1998)

Share with us your 
forward-looking ideas!

Building on the success of the first seven Wild and Crazy Idea sessions, ASPLOS again seeks to provide an intoxicating counterpoint to its main technical program, by devoting an entire session to presenters daring enough to offer publicly a wild, forward-looking idea. While the wild-and-crazy talks won't try to answer all questions they may raise, they will excel in fresh insights, surprising ideas, and identifying hidden trends.

The Wild and Crazy Idea session is the voice of more forward-looking, but less developed, material.  The goal is to free presenters from the reins of quantitative analysis, thus making it easier to feel the joy of revolutionary (as opposed to incremental) research. As such, revolutionary research should inspire, not seek to recommend a concrete design.

In format, the session will remain an 8-minute madness: a session of short talks on topics loosely consistent with ASPLOS—pretty much anything related to computer architecture, operating systems, and programming languages.  Topics should stretch the discipline; looking into new areas, new technologies, or new ideas. Talks will be chosen from one-page abstracts. 

Thanks to an anonymous donor, the authors of the best idea, as selected by the session chair will be awarded a modest cash prize.

Again, remember that we are looking for new ideas, insights, concepts and problem formulations, not for definitive, polished answers to long-standing problems. While simple "numbers" are ok, speakers will have to convince the community with insights that their forward-looking idea is good.

Abstract Submission Deadline: Monday February 8, 11:59pm EST
Acceptance/rejection: February 22, 2009

We look forward to your submissions!
Seth Goldstein
Carnegie Mellon University