ASPLOS 2020

ASPLOS 2020 meeting in Lausanne is canceled because of COVID-19

…but Virtual ASPLOS 2020 is in full swing: please join the conversation using this link:
https://join.slack.com/t/asplos2020/shared_invite/zt-cgxs6950-E1buN2T7vH6nY5jjp63opQ

All talks are available here:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLsLWHLZB96VeVp3IVzvSH58ttVz_Anr7H

Please see the full proceedings available here: 
https://dl.acm.org/doi/proceedings/10.1145/3373376

Awards Announced

  • Most Influential Paper Award:
    • Energy-efficient computing for wildlife tracking: design tradeoffs and early experiences with ZebraNet”,
      by Philo Juang (Princeton University), Hidekazu Oki (Princeton University), Yong Wang (Princeton University), Margaret Martonosi (Princeton University), Li Shiuan Peh (Princeton University), and Daniel Rubenstein (Princeton University)
    • A comparison of software and hardware techniques for x86 virtualization”,
      by Keith Adams (VMWare) and Ole Agesen (VMWare)
  • Best Paper Award:
    • Orbital Edge Computing: Nanosatellite Constellations as a New Class of Computing System”,
      by Bradley Denby (Carnegie Mellon University) and Brandon Lucia (Carnegie Mellon University)
    • IOctopus: Outsmarting Nonuniform DMA”,
      by Igor Smolyar (Technion — Israel Institute of Technology), Alex Markuze (Technion — Israel Institute of Technology), Boris Pismenny (Technion — Israel Institute of Technology & Mellanox), Haggai Eran (Technion — Israel Institute of Technology & Mellanox), Gerd Zellweger (VMware Research), Austin Bolen (Dell), Liran Liss (Mellanox), Adam Morrison (Tel Aviv University), and Dan Tsafrir (Technion — Israel Institute of Technology & VMware Research)
    • Elastic Cuckoo Page Tables: Rethinking Virtual Memory Translation for Parallelism”,
      by Dimitrios Skarlatos (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Apostolos Kokolis (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Tianyin Xu (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), and Josep Torrellas (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
    • Challenging Sequential Bitstream Processing via Principled Bitwise Speculation”,
      by Junqiao Qiu (University of California, Riverside), Lin Jiang (University of California, Riverside), and Zhijia Zhao (University of California, Riverside)

Cancellation due to COVID-19

I am sorry to announce that ASPLOS 2020 and the associated symposium and workshops in Lausanne are canceled because of the COVID-19 outbreak.

There are three strong reasons to cancel ASPLOS:

1. Attendance is likely to be poor, at best. I was hoping for 400-500 people. We currently have a bit more than 300. I have heard from a few people who are reluctant to travel, but as yet, there has not been a rush to cancel. However, large companies (e.g., Amazon, Amgen, Nestlé, to name three in the news) are starting to tell their employees to avoid unnecessary or all travel. In the next two weeks, the number of companies (and universities) limiting travel will surely increase.

2. There is a significant chance that the Swiss government or EPFL will prevent the conference from occurring. Friday, the Swiss government banned gatherings of more than 1000 people, which caused the cancelation of the Geneva Auto Show next month. EPFL has banned people who visited China, Iran, South Korea, Singapore, and Northern Italy from its campus for two weeks after their visit (STCC is on the EPFL campus and affected by this rule). As the disease spreads, both regulations are likely to become stricter and will eventually prevent us from holding ASPLOS.

3. And, finally, I believe it is the responsible and proper action at this time. On Friday, the WHO elevated the risk of COVID-19 to “very high.” It is essential to take steps to reduce the spread of the virus. Handwashing and quarantine are two such steps, but avoiding large gatherings, particularly those involving people flying from far-flung places is another important measure to contain the virus’s spread.

Obviously, none of us involved with ASPLOS are happy with this decision, but we believe that it is the right one.

We will take the following steps:

1. We will refund the registration fee of all attendees later this week. Students who received travel support will have their non-refundable expenses paid.

2. We will ask all ASPLOS presenters to record a video of their conference talk. We will put them up on YouTube and the ACM DL along with the papers. The PC chairs, Luis and Karin, will be in touch with authors to provide them with guidelines for producing a high-quality video of their talk and help in putting it online.

3. We will create a Slack workspace with a discussion channel for each session, in which we will put the papers and videos, so the authors and attendees can discuss the papers and research. We will open this workspace up to the larger community, not just registered attendees.

We considered other, more interactive options (e.g. Zoom), but believe that the large number of time zones make this approach impractical without a great deal of thought and planning, which is obviously not possible in the limited time.

Several ASPLOS steering committee members have suggested and volunteered to arrange local meetings of people interested in ASPLOS, to hear local talks and discuss papers.

4. The workshops and VEE will make their own decisions about presentations and discussions, but a number are likely to follow in the footsteps of ASPLOS. The workshop chairs will be in touch with authors to inform them about next steps.

5. We are investigating the possibility of holding an ASPLOS session or day at related conferences (ISCCA, PLDI, OSDI) this year.

I am personally very unhappy and disappointed with this situation, as I was looking forward to seeing all of you in Lausanne. However, I am confident that it is the right decision and that we do not have another, responsible alternative. I hope that everyone will be able to visit lovely Lausanne in the near future!

If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

James Larus
General Chair ASPLOS 2020
Dean and Professor, EPFL IC

ASPLOS Cancelation Letter.pdf

ASPLOS 2020

ASPLOS is the premier forum for interdisciplinary systems research, intersecting computer architecture, hardware and emerging technologies, programming languages and compilers, operating systems, and networking. The 25th ASPLOS will be held on March 16-20, 2020 in Lausanne, Switzerland, a beautiful town on the shores of Lake Geneva, conveniently located in the center of Europe, and at EPFL.

Important Dates

    • Abstract submissions: August 9, 2019 (4:59:59pm PDT)
    • Full paper submissions: August 16, 2019 (4:59:59pm PDT)
    • Author response: October 28-November 1, 2019
    • Workshop/Tutorial proposal submissions: November 4, 2019 (Correction: previously November 1, 2019)
    • Workshop/Tutorial notification: November 18, 2019
    • Notification: November 20, 2019
    • Artifact submission (optional): December 4, 2019
    • Student travel grant application deadline: January 17, 2020
    • Final copy deadline: January 20, 2020
    • Early registration deadline: February 24, 2020 (11:59pm CET)
    • Virtual Conference dates: March 16-20, 2020

ASPLOS 2019 Website Moved

The ASPLOS 2019 website is here.

Social Media

 

Venue

Please Note: The ASPLOS 2020 meeting has been canceled due to COVID-19. Please read the latest details here.

Conference Venue

ASPLOS 2020 will be held in the Swiss Tech Convention Center near the campus of EPFL in Lausanne.

Hotels

ASPLOS 2020 has negotiated a special rate with three hotels in Lausanne: The Alpha-Palmiers Hotel in downtown Lausanne, the Starling Hotel next to EPFL Campus, and the Swisstech Hotel on EPFL Campus.

Alpha-Palmiers Hotel

Nightly Rate:                                       CHF 203.5 (include city tax and breakfast)

Reservation Deadline:                     January 31, 2020

Promotion Code for ASPLOS:     ASPLOS2020
Reservation Link:                                https://byfassbind.com/hotel/alpha-palmiers/

Starling Hotel

Nightly Rate:

            Single Occupancy:                   CHF 163.5 (include city tax and breakfast)

            Double Occupancy:                 CHF 198.5 (include city tax and breakfast)

Reservation Deadline:                        February 15, 2020

Promotion Code for ASPLOS:        ASPLOS20
Reservation Link:                                https://reservations.starling-hotel-lausanne.com

Swisstech Hotel

Nightly Rate:                                       CHF 128.5 (include city tax. Breakfast costs CHF 14.-)

Reservation Deadline:                     February 1, 2020

Promotion Code for ASPLOS:     ASPLOS2020
Reservation Link:                                www.swisstech-hotel.com

If you are staying at a hotel in Lausanne, you are eligible for a free daily pass for public transportation within Lausanne. You must ask for the pass at the Hotel Desk. Moreover, you also can use public transport free of charge in Lausanne (the Metro and buses) on the day of your arrival to get to your hotel; you will need to show your hotel reservation in case the authorities ask for tickets.

Please get a pass, even if you are at a hotel near the conference center. You will need the pass to go to the Olympic Museum on Thursday evening for the ASPLOS banquet.

Transportation

By plane/train

Genève-Cointrin (GVA) is the nearest airport (40 – 60 minutes). Zürich Airport (ZRH) is located 2.5 hours by train. The Swiss railroad (SBB CFF FFS – German / French / Italian) leaves from both airports and will take you quickly to Lausanne. There are 2-4 trains per hour from each airport. The SBB Mobile App displays train schedules and enables quick online ticket purchases.

Taxis and Uber are very expensive in Switzerland and public transportation is frequent and reliable (though not inexpensive), so it is preferable.

Other possible airports include Paris and Lyon in France and Milan in Italy. From these airports, you can take a train to Lausanne and get access to your hotel either on foot (Alpha-Palmiers Hotel) or by public transportation (Swisstech Hotel and Starling Hotel).

Public Transportation

Lausanne TRANSIT MAP

If you are staying at a hotel in Lausanne, you are eligible for a free daily pass for public transportation within Lausanne. You must ask for the pass at the Hotel Desk. Moreover, you also can use public transport free of charge in Lausanne (the Metro and buses) on the day of your arrival to get to your hotel; you will need to show your hotel reservation in case the authorities ask for tickets.

Please get a pass, even if you are at a hotel near the conference center. You will need the pass to go to the Olympic Museum on Thursday evening for the ASPLOS banquet.

To the Alpha-Palmiers Hotel

From Lausanne Gare, you can walk directly to the hotel.

To the Swisstech Hotel

  • Take Metro M2 (directly across the street from the Lausanne Gare) toward Croisettes and get off at the next station (Lausanne-Flon)
  • Change to Metro M1 at Lausanne-Flon. (Lausanne Flon is the terminus for M1; there is only one direction to go.)
  • Get off the M1 at the EPFL stop. The Hotel is right on the Metro platform

To the Starling Hotel

  • Take Metro M2 (directly across the street from the Lausanne Gare) toward Croisettes and get off at the next station (Lausanne-Flon)
  • Change to Metro M1 at Lausanne-Flon. (Lausanne Flon is the terminus for M1; there is only one direction to go.)
  • Get off the M1 at the EPFL stop. Walk to the Starling Hotel through the EPFL campus as indicated.

Lunch around the Swiss Tech Conference Center (STCC)

To keep costs reasonable, the workshops on Monday and Tuesday do not include lunch. Fortunately, there are several restaurants immediately next to the STCC and many cafeterias on the EPFL campus within a 5-10 min walk. All offer a good meal at a reasonable price. Among the on-campus cafeterias, I recommend L’Ornithorynque, Le Corbusier, and Le Puur. All the restaurants accept payment in cash or credit cards.

Thinking of Skiing?

It should be possible to ski before or after ASPLOS, depending on the snow. Here’s a good site with a lot of information about the many possible resorts https://www.myswitzerland.com/en-ch/destinations/holiday-destinations/winter-ski-resort/.

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Committees

Please Note: The ASPLOS 2020 meeting has been canceled due to due to COVID-19. Please read the latest details here.

Organization Committee

General Chair James Larus EPFL
Program Chairs Luis Ceze University of Washington
Karin Strauss Microsoft
Finance Sophia Shao NVIDIA
Workshop & Tutorial Mike Carbin

MIT

Joe Devietti University of Pennsylvania
Travel Grant Shan Lu Chicago
 Markus Püschel ETH Zurich
Poster Session Milind Kulkarni  Purdue
Wild and Crazy Ideas Adrian Sampson Cornell University
Lightning Talks Mohit Tiwari UT Austin
Artifacts Grigori Fursin CodeReef
Vijay Janapa Reddi Harvard
Thierry Moreau University of Washington
Publicity Onur Mutlu ETH Zurich
Akshitha Sriraram University of Michigan
Web Emily Ruppel Carnegie Mellon University
Sponsorship Haibo Chen Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Carole-Jean Wu Arizona State University
Boris Grot University of Edinburgh
Local Arrangements Ousmane Diallo EPFL
Publications Abhishek Bhattacharjee Yale University
Guilherme Cox NVIDIA

Program Committee

Yungang Bao ICT, CAS
Emery Berger University of Massachusetts
Abhishek Bhattacharjee Yale University
Ricardo Bianchini Microsoft Research
Steve Blackburn Australian National University
Michael Bond Ohio State University
David Brooks Harvard University
Michael Carbin MIT
Haibo Chen SJTU
Albert Cohen Google
Christina Delimitrou Cornell University
David Devecsery Georgia Tech
Joe Devietti University of Pennsylvania
Yufei Ding UC Santa Barbara
Lieven Eeckhout Ghent University
Babak Falsafi EPFL
Chris Fletcher UIUC
Ada Gavrilovska Georgia Tech
Boris Grot University of Edinburgh
Qi Guo ICT
Steven Hand Google
Tim Harris Amazon
Hank Hoffmann University of Chicago
Ulya Karpuzcu University of Minnesota
Kim Keeton HP Labs
Martha Kim Columbia University
John Kim KAIST
Chandra Krintz UC Santa Barbara
Milind Kulkarni Purdue University
Benjamin Lee Duke University
Jing Li University of Wisconsin
Gabriel Loh AMD
Jason Lowe-Power UC Davis
Brandon Lucia Carnegie Mellon University
Srilatha Manne Microsoft
Margaret Martonosi Princeton University
Kathryn McKinley Google
Todd Mowry Carnegie Mellon University
Michael O’Boyle University of Edinburgh
Kunle Olukotun Stanford University
Xuehai Qian USC
Jonathan Ragan-Kelley UC Berkeley
Christopher Rossbach UT Austin
Adrian Sampson Cornell University
Sophia Shao NVIDIA
Tim Sherwood UC Santa Barbara
Tatiana Shpeisman Google
Mark Silberstein Technion
Steve Swanson UC San Diego
Mike Swift University of Wisconsin
Lin Tan Purdue University
Zachary Tatlock University of Washington
Mohit Tiwari University of Texas at Austin
Caroline Trippel Princeton University
Emmett Witchel University of Texas at Austin
Jae Wook Lee SNU
Harry Xu UCLA

ASPLOS Steering Committee

 
Sarita Adve UIUC
Iris Bahar Brown University
Ricardo Bianchini Microsoft Research
John Carter IBM
Yunji Chen Chinese Academy of Science
Babak Falsafi EPFL
Maurice Herlihy Brown University
Shan Lu University  Chicago
Alvin Lebeck Duke University
Benjamin Pierce University of Pennsylvania
Vivek Sarkar Georgia Institute of Techology
Xipeng Shen (co-chair) North Carolina State University
James Tuck (co-chair) North Carolina State University
Emmett Witchel University of Texas at Austin