The USENIX Vail Computer Elements Workshop is a unique four day
workshop that has been around for 44 years serving leading
architects of the computer industry. This intentionally small
workshop is intended to allow a lively interaction between the
participants and the speakers. The agenda is 100% invited
technical talks and the audience is mostly previous speakers. Past
keynotes have been Seymour Cray, Gordon Moore, Burton Smith, and
This year marks the 45 year of the workshop. The workshop will be held June 28 - July 1, 2015 at the Christiania at Vail. The keynote will be by Whitfield Diffie on the Technology of Security
The Program Chair is Mark S. Miller. This year's sessions are:
|Processor Technology||Pete Wilson and David Flynn
|Technology and the Surveillance State||Mark Miller and Arjun Guha
|Capability Systems||Scott Moore and Dean Sutherland
|Machine Learning / Probabilistic Computing||David Cunningham and Sebastien Nussbaum
|Consumer Technology||Atsushi Hasegawa and Yoshio Masubuchis
|Storage Class Memory||Jay Fleischman and Yahya Sotoudeh|
|Big Data||Jim Larson and James Hughes|
The workshop is "all inclusive". The workshop fee covers the event, housing and all food from dinner Sunday through lunch Wednesday. Fees will be:
Registration will open May 1st.
The workshop has been held since 1974 and some of the past workshops are available online.
The executive committee can be found here.