Call for Papers: PACT'99 Binary Translation Workshop

DEADLINE EXTENDED: . . . . . . August 2, 1999



In Conjunction with the International Conference on Parallel Architectures and Compilation Techniques (PACT '99)

Newport Beach, California, USA October 16, 1999


Although long employed by industry, large scale use of binary translation and on-the-fly code generation has only recently become common, and results have been published in widely scattered publications.

The main objective of this workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners with the aim of stimulating the exchange of ideas and experiences on the potential and limits of binary translation, and opening new avenues of research.


Papers due August 2, 1999.

Notifications of acceptance by Sept 10th, 1999.

Final papers (maximum of 10 pages) due Sept. 25th, 1999. You can choose any format for the final version of accepted papers. The only restriction is that the paper should be (1) ghostviewable, (2) in PostScript, and (3) printable on USLetter (8.5 x 11 inch page) sized paper. More detailed submission guidelines are provided below.

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NOTE: Only electronic submissions will be accepted!

Proceedings will be published in the IEEE TCCA Newsletter and selected papers will be invited to submit to a special issue of a top journal publication.


Dick Sites, architect of the DEC/Compaq Alpha and leader of the FX!32, VEST, and mx binary translation projects will present a 1 hour keynote address on "Historical Perspectives on Binary Translation".


Registration: There may be a nominal registration fee for the Binary Translation Workshop, in addition to the fee to register for the PACT'99 conference. Until details and formal registration procedures are determined, please indicate your interest in registering for the workshop by sending email to: or


Workshop Co-Chairs: Yaron Sheffer (Intel) and Erik Altman (IBM)

Program Committee:

Brad Calder          >   University of California - San Diego
Evelyn Duesterwald   >   HP Labs
Kemal Ebcioglu       >   IBM T.J. Watson Research
Michael Franz        >   University of California - Irvine
Michael K. Gschwind  >   IBM T.J. Watson Research
Ray Hookway          >   Compaq
David Kaeli          >   Northeastern University
David Keppel         >   Transmeta
Andreas Krall        >   Technical University of Vienna
James R. Larus       >   Microsoft Research
David J. Lilja       >   University of Minnesota
Soo-Mook Moon        >   Seoul National University
Sumedh Sathaye       >   IBM T.J. Watson Research
Michael Smith        >   Harvard University


This workshop is intended to be a forum for bringing together researchers in the area of binary translation. Talks will be solicited emphasizing new ideas and experience with building binary translation systems. There will be a limited number of talks in order to allow the audience to participate.



Talks will be accepted on the basis of a short paper that describes the work and the novel algorithms or experiences that resulted from it.

Please prepare your paper as plain ASCII PostScript only, with NO encoding, condensing, or encapsulation. Please use TrueType 1 fonts wherever possible. Do not use bitmapped fonts such as Computer Modern if you can avoid it. Please include the following information in plain text with the submitted paper: (1) Author's Name(s), (2) Postal Address, (3) Phone Number, (4) FAX Number, (5) Email Address, (6) Title of Paper, (7) 5 Keywords, and (8) Abstract. Hard copy (postal) submissions will not be accepted.

Papers should be at most 10 pages in length, with a maximum of 6 pages of text. The remainder may be tables, figures, and references. (Tables and Figures need not be at the end of the paper. They can and should be interspersed with text.) Papers should also be displayable and printable from ghostview. Please send email to or if these requirements are a hardship.

Please email submissions to by August 2. You should receive a notification of your submission by the following week. Authors will be notified of acceptance or rejection by September 10, and the final version of accepted papers are due September 25.

All submissions will be refereed, and workshop attendees will receive copies of all accepted papers.