The ACM Special Interest Group on Microarchitecture

The ACM Special Interest Group on Microarchitecture, SIGMICRO, specializes in computer microarchitecture, and especially in features permitting instruction- level parallelism and their related implications on compiler design.

Mission Statement

SIGMICRO aims to stimulate the advancement of the state-of-the-art in microarchitecture research. For over 35 years, the annual MICRO conference sponsored by SIGMICRO has been a key forum for presenting major breakthroughs in computing architecture, and has established itself as the premier conference on instruction level parallelism. The SIGMICRO newsletter publishes once a year as the conference proceedings and is included as a benefit of membership in the SIG. Also, members have access privileges to the proceedings of any SIGMICRO-sponsored conference at the ACM Digital Library. SIGMICRO’s long term goals toward furthering the state of the art in the field include:

  1. Continuing quality improvements to the MICRO conference series
  2. Becoming a Web resource, for teaching and research fields related to micro architecture
  3. Establishing new student awards, to foster interest in leading edge micro architecture research
  4. Providing computing research resources to microarchitecture researchers worldwide, through the help of the industry.


ACM SIGMICRO is the right professional organization to belong to, if you are a microarchitect, microprogrammer, advanced compiler designer, or a researcher/developer of superscalar, pipelined, or fine-grain parallel computer architectures, or if you are interested in learning more about such microarchitecture topics.