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SPEC RG Face-to-Face Meeting 2013

The third SPEC RG Face-to-Face Meeting took place on April 24-25, 2013 at the ICPE 2013 Conference in Prague, Czech Republic.

Over 30 member representatives from industry and academia attended this year's face-to-face meeting in Prague, Czech Republic. The meeting included a look back on the achievements of the past year, for example, the rapid growth of the Research Group, the establishment of the new IDS Working Group [1], and the publications of the newsletter [2] and technical report on cloud usage patterns [3]. Furthermore, several issues including proposals for new research projects, working groups, research tools and benchmarks were discussed vividly.

Moreover, the SPEC Dissertation Award 2012 was presented at the ICPE 2013 conference dinner. The winner was Shicong Meng who was nominated by Professor Ling Liu from the Georgia Institute of Technology with the topic “Monitoring-as-a-Service in the Cloud”. In addition, the selection committee decided for an honorable mention of the following three nominations, in alphabetical order:

  • Karthik Ganesan (first photo) who was nominated by Professor Prof. Lizy Kurian John from UT Austin with the topic “Automatic Generation of Synthetic Workloads for Multicore Systems”. The committee particularly appreciates the contributions of this thesis to the scope of the SPEC Research Group.
  • Tilmann Rabl (second photo) who was nominated by Karl Huppler from the Transaction Processing performance Council with the topic “Efficiency in Cluster Database Systems”. The committee particularly appreciates the potential practical relevance of this thesis.
  • Daniel Sanchez who was nominated by Christos Kozyrakis from Stanford University with the topic “Hardware and Software Techniques for Scalable Thousand Core Systems”. The committee particularly appreciates the scientific originality of this thesis.

The SPEC Distinguished Dissertation Award was established in 2011 to recognize outstanding dissertations within the scope of the SPEC Research Group in terms of scientific originality, scientific significance, practical relevance, impact, and quality of the presentation.


[1] research.spec.org/working-groups.html
[2] research.spec.org/newsletter.html
[3] research.spec.org/publications.html