ISCA 2023: gem5 Workshop

We are happy to announce the gem5 Workshop, to be co-located with ISCA 2023, in Orlando, Florida.

The gem5 Workshop is be an opportunity for members of the gem5 community to give presentations on their contributions to gem5 and gem5-related research. This year’s workshop will start with a 45 minute keynote by Dr. Bobby R. Bruce, titled “gem5 v22, v23 and the future”, and will continue with presentations and discussion panels on gem5 topics.

We are currently soliciting presentation proposals. If you wish to present your work at the gem5 Workshop then please consult our Call For Presentations section.

Key Dates

Call for Presentations

The gem5 simulator is an open-source platform that enables the modeling and simulation of computer systems at different levels of abstraction, including processor, memory hierarchy, and interconnects. It is widely used in academia and industry for research, education, and design space exploration. Now on its 5th iteration, the gem5 Workshop gives community stakeholders a chance to present their contributions and ideas, as well as engage in discussion with the wider community.

In this call we are soliciting presentation proposals from researchers, developers, and practitioners who are using or developing the gem5 simulator. The workshop will be co-located with ISCA ‘23 (June 17th to 21st, in Orlando, Florida), to be held on June 17th as an all-day event. The goal of the workshop is to give community members an opportunity to share their gem5-related research and insights, exchange ideas, and collaborate on future gem5 development goals.

This year we want to give anyone who wishes to an opportunity to present gem5-related topics at the workshop. As such we are foregoing Program Committee evaluation and will allocate presentation time on what we believe will invoke the most discussion. In short, as long as a presentation proposal is covering a gem5-related topic, we will allocate a time for it at the workshop. Ideas and contributions, big or small, are welcome.

Examples of gem5 topics which could be presented include, but are not limited to:

To submit a proposal, please send an email to Bobby R. Bruce at with the following:

Above all else, we will welcome any presentation if it can be justified as being of interest to those who use and develop gem5.

To reward those who have helped improve the project, this year we we will be presenting gem5 Community Impact Awards during this year’s workshop. These awards will be presented to individuals, or groups, who have made significant positive contributions to the gem5 community. This includes introducing new features, improving the underlying infrastructure, supporting users, and any other contributions which have had substantial impact. The award will be given for work carried out within a loosely-defined 3-year sliding window meaning that contributions made between 2021 and 2023 will be acknowledged this year. Nominations for the award can be submitted via email to Bobby R. Bruce at (self-nominations will be accepted).

Key Dates:

We look forward to receiving your proposals and seeing you at the gem5 Workshop!


Below is the schedule for the workshop. Talks times will be populated when announced.

Time Event
9:00 AM Welcome
9:15 AM Keynote: “gem5 v22, v23 and the future”, By Bobby R. Bruce
10:00 AM Contributed presentations
11:00 AM Panel (TBD)
12:00 Noon Lunch
1:00 PM Contributed presentations
2:15 PM Panel: “Why I don’t use gem5: An industry/academia/labs perspective”
3:15 PM Break
3:30 PM gem5 community roadmapping session: “ What do you want to contribute to gem5 over the next year?”
4:30 PM gem5 community impact awards and closing