Salt Lake City

Keeping with the decade-long ASPLOS tradition of holding Wild and Crazy Ideas sessions, ASPLOS 2014 is looking for forward looking, visionary, inspiring, far out and just plain amazing ideas for its next WACI session. What we are aiming for is a session full of creativity presented in an exciting way. In case you have been to prior WACI sessions and noted comedy aspects to the presentations, please note that comedy is completely optional and is not part of the selection criteria.

We do not have a prescribed list of topics. Anything directly or indirectly related to computing systems is appropriate. If you are unsure whether a topic is appropriate, please get in touch with the WACI organizers via the email address below.

Program (Tuesday 4th March 2014, 5:30pm - 7:00pm)

Luis Ceze (Univ of Washington) and Karin Strauss (Microsoft Research)

    5:30 to 6:00
    WACInote: RF-powered computing and communication, Josh Smith, Univ of Washington

    Josh Smith, University of Washington

    • Bio-Accelerators: Bridging Biology and Silicon for General-Purpose Computing (pdf)
      Bradley Thwaites, Amir Yazdanbakhsh, Jongse Park, Hadi Esmaeilzadeh (GATech)

    • Disembodied Computer
      Mark Oskin (University of Washington)

    • AMNESIAC: Amnesic Automatic Computer (pdf)
      Ulya Karpuzcu (University of Minnesota)

    • Dirty RAM and Rotten Caches : Saving the World From Useless Updates (pdf)
      Meenakshi Sundaram Bhaskaran, Michael Wei (UCSD)

    • Zero-Copy Java? (And the Pervasive Use of Accelerators) (pdf)
      Erik Altman, Nick Mitchell, Peter F. Sweeney (IBM Research)

    • Awakening Rip Van Memory- A Case for Software Defined Memory in the Age of Big Data (pdf)
      Suparna Bhattacharya and Sam Adams (IBM Research)

    • The Mechanical Turk Is Asleep (pdf)
      Robert Liu (UCSD)

    Submission instructions:
    You can submit either a 2-page abstract or a 6-minute video/narrated slide deck.
    Please email a file or a link to
    Submission Deadline: January 17.

    Luis Ceze (University of Washington)
    Karin Strauss (Microsoft Research)
    Emery Berger (University of Massachusetts)
    Mike Swift (University of Wisconsin)