Second Workshop on Caching, Coherence, and Consistency (WC3 '02)

June 22, 2002

in conjunction with the

16th Annual ACM International Conference on Supercomputing (ICS 2002)

New York, NY, USA

[Motivation] [Scope] [Important Dates] [Advance Program] [Committees] [Contact]


The workshop aims to bring together researchers from various areas of computer science whose work is related to data caching, coherence, and consistency. Interestingly, these three topics have been present in the research agenda of several independent communities that usually do not meet. The interest in these topics started in the computer architecture community and now pervades in parallel and distributed systems research. There have also been significant efforts to address caching, coherence, and consistency topics using compiler, operating system, or application support. The same topics have been addressed by the operating system community in the context of file and storage systems for both servers and mobile systems. More recently, the interest in these issues has been revived by the web technologies, including content and service replication and distribution. This workshop is the first forum to bring together people from all these areas of research by recognizing that their specific caching, coherence, and consistency issues have common denominators that can lead to fruitful discussions and exchange of ideas. The first edition of this workshop, which took place in conjunction with ICS'01, was very successful and the participants were particularly appreciative of the idea of bringing researchers from all these areas together. This workshop continued the tradition of the workshops on software DSM, which were associated with ICS in 1999 and 2000.


We solicit abstracts of original research including, but not limited to, the following areas:

Authors are invited to submit 5-page extended abstracts that demonstrate original and unpublished research in the areas of data caching, coherence, and consistency. Abstracts should be emailed to in postscript or pdf format. Accepted papers can be up to 10 pages long and will be published by the workshop. One of the authors will be required to attend the workshop and present the work.

Important Dates

May   08, 2002: Extended abstracts due. (extended from May 01)
May   20, 2002: Notification sent to authors.
June  10, 2002: Final papers due.

Advance Program

9:00 -- 9:15 Opening

9:15 -- 10:45 Session 1: Cache Replacement

10:45 -- 11:00 Break

11:00 -- 12:30 Invited Talk

12:30 -- 2:00 Lunch

2:00 -- 3:20 Session 2: Shared Memory Systems

3:20 -- 3:50 Session 3: Web Caching and Consistency 3:50 -- 4:10 Session 4: Cache Performance 4:10 -- 4:30 Break

4:30 -- 5:00 Discussion and Closing Remarks

Program Committee

Lorenzo Alvisi, University of Texas at Austin
Eduard Ayguade, UPC, Spain
Azer Bestavros, Boston University
Ricardo Bianchini, Rutgers University (co-chair)
Enrique V. Carrera, Rutgers University
John Carter, University of Utah
Michel Dubois, University of Southern California
Babak Falsafi, Carnegie Mellon University
Liviu Iftode, University of Maryland (co-chair)
Vijay Karamcheti, New York University
Darrell Long, University of California at Santa Cruz
Chistine Morin, IRISA, France

Workshop Organizers

Ricardo Bianchini
Department of Computer Science
Rutgers University
Piscataway, NJ 08854-8019

Liviu Iftode
Department of Computer Science
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742


Please, send any questions or comments about the workshop to