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Micro Test of Time Award 2017
Call for Nominations (Deadline: July 15, 2017)
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Eligible papers:
http://www.microarch.org/Micro-ToT-Award/eligible2017.html

PDF link to Call for Nominations:
http://www.microarch.org/Micro-ToT-Award/pdf/cfn.pdf

The MICRO Test of Time (ToT) Award Committee is soliciting nominations
for the third MICRO ToT Award to be given at the International
Symposium on Microarchitecture in October 2017, to be held in Boston,
MA, USA. This recognizes the most influential papers published in past
MICRO conferences that have had significant impact in the field.

The award will recognize an influential MICRO paper whose influence is
still felt 18-22 years after its initial publication. In other words,
the award will be given to at most one paper that was published at
MICRO conferences in any of the years N-22, N-21, N-20, N-19, or
N-18. This year, N = 2016, so only papers published at MICRO
conferences held in 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, or 1999 are eligible. An
eligible paper that has received at least 100 citations (according to
Google Scholar) is automatically nominated, but explicit nominations
of such papers are still encouraged.

Please submit your nomination via email to
micro-tot-award-nominations at googlegroups.com. The following describes
the nomination criteria, how to submit a nomination, and the selection
process.

Which papers are eligible for the 2017 MICRO ToT (Test of Time) Award?
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Only papers published at MICRO conferences that happened between
1995-1999 (1995 and 1999 inclusive).

The list of eligible papers is at:
http://www.microarch.org/Micro-ToT-Award/eligible2017.html

Who can nominate a paper?
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Anyone can nominate a paper except for the author or co-author of the
nominated paper.

Is there a limit on the number of papers one person can nominate?
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Yes. One can nominate up to 5 papers from all eligible papers. These
five papers can be published in any eligible year.

When is the last day to submit a nomination?
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Nominations must be received by July 15, 2017.

How should a nomination be submitted?
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Nominations must be submitted via email to
micro-tot-award-nominations at googlegroups.com

What should be included in the nomination email?
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1. The title, the author list, and publication year of the nominated paper
2. A 100-word (maximum) nomination statement, describing why the paper
deserves the Test of Time Award
3. The name, title, affiliation of the nominator, and if appropriate, the
relationship of the nominator to the authors

Only one paper can be nominated in a single email.

What is the selection process?
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The MICRO ToT Award committee will evaluate all submitted nominations
after July 16, 2017 to select at most one paper for the 2017 MICRO ToT
(Test of Time) Award. A strict conflict of interest policy will be
followed. If a ToT Award Committee Member has a conflict of interest
with a paper that is nominated, the member will recuse himself/herself
from the discussion process and a substitute will be placed in.

Who are the current MICRO ToT Award committee members?
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Rich Belgard
Pradip Bose
Bill Mangione-Smith
Onur Mutlu, chair
Andre Seznec
Uri Weiser

When will the award be announced and given?
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The award will be presented to the authors of the selected paper at
the Awards Ceremony during the International Symposium on
Microarchitecture in October 2017, to be held in Boston, MA,
USA. Awardees are not expected to make a presentation.

What does the award consist of?
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An award certificate and peer recognition. The authors of the selected
paper are expected to be invited to write a retrospective of the paper
in the IEEE Micro magazine.

What papers were previous winners of the award?
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A list of all previous winners of the MICRO ToT Award is available online
at
http://www.microarch.org/Micro-ToT-Award/index.html

MICRO Test of Time Award 2017 Call for Nominations