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International Workshop on Performance Analysis of Machine Learning Systems

April 23, 2023 – Raleigh, NC

In conjunction with ISPASS 2023


Schedules and topics.


FastPath 2023 brings together researchers and practitioners involved in cross-stack hardware/software performance analysis, modeling, and evaluation for efficient machine learning systems. Machine learning demands tremendous amount of computing. Current machine learning systems are diverse, including cellphones, high performance computing systems, database systems, self-driving cars, robotics, and in-home appliances. Many machine-learning systems have customized hardware and/or software. The types and components of such systems vary, but a partial list includes traditional CPUs assisted with accelerators (ASICs, FPGAs, GPUs), memory accelerators, I/O accelerators, hybrid systems, converged infrastructure, and IT appliances. Designing efficient machine learning systems poses several challenges.

These include distributed training on big data, hyper-parameter tuning for models, emerging accelerators, fast I/O for random inputs, approximate computing for training and inference, programming models for a diverse machine-learning workloads, high-bandwidth interconnect, efficient mapping of processing logic on hardware, and cross system stack performance optimization. Emerging infrastructure supporting big data analytics, cognitive computing, large-scale machine learning, mobile computing, and internet-of-things, exemplify system designs optimized for machine learning at large.


FastPath seeks to facilitate the exchange of ideas on performance analysis and evaluation of machine learning/AI systems and seeks papers on a wide range of topics including, but not limited to:


Prospective authors must submit a 2-4 page extended abstract electronically on EasyChair

Authors of selected abstracts will be invited to give a 30-min presentation at the workshop.

Key Dates

Item Date
Submission March 17, 2023
Notification April 4, 2023
Workshop April 23, 2023


Role People
General Chair Erik Altman (IBM)
Program Chairs Parijat Dube (IBM), Lei Jiang (Indiana University Bloomington)
Web and Publicity Chair Mengxin Zheng (Indiana University Bloomington)

Program Committee

PC Member Affiliation
Ulrich Finkler IBM
Jose Cano Reyes University of Glasgow
Ananda Samajdar IBM
Zehra Sura Bloomberg
Mohamed Zahran New York University

Invited Speakers

Speaker Affiliation
Hai “Helen” Li Duke University
Zhishan Guo North Carolina State University
Akanksha Jain Google
Devesh Tiwari Northeastern University
Brandon Reagan New York University / Meta

Previous Editions

FastPath 2022 was held in conjunction with MICRO 2022.

FastPath 2021 was held in conjunction with ISPASS 2021.

FastPath 2020 was held in conjunction with ISPASS 2020. Full-day with 7 invited speakers and 2 regular speakers.

FastPath 2019 was held in conjunction with ISPASS 2019. Full-day with 8 invited speakers and 3 regular speakers.

FastPath 2018 was held in conjunction with ISPASS 2018. Full-day with 4 invited speakers and a panel.

FastPath 2015 was held in conjunction with ISPASS 2015. Half-day with 4 invited speakers.

FastPath 2014 was held in conjunction with ISPASS 2014. Full-day with 3 invited speakers and 4 regular speakers.

FastPath 2013 was held in conjunction with ISPASS 2013. Full-day with 1 keynote speaker, 6 invited speakers and 1 regular speaker.

FastPath 2012 was held in conjunction with ISPASS 2012. Half-day with 1 keynote speaker and 3 invited speakers.