Important Dates
Paper Submission
Program pdf
Hotel Reservation
Local Information
Travel Grants
Visa and Invitations
Sixteenth International Conference on
Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems (ASPLOS 2011)

Newport Beach, California,  March 5 ~ 11,  2011

Technical Program

Saturday, March 5, 2011

8:00am - 5:00pm Workshops and Tutorials
  • Full-Day Events (refer to individual event pages for start and finish time)
  • Morning Event (refer to individual event pages for start and finish time)
    • Workshop on Architecting Memory Technologies, Shih-Lien Lu (Intel) (canceled)
  • Afternoon Event (refer to individual event pages for start and finish time)
    • High-Level Programming of FPGA Accelerators (canceled), Jason Villarreal (UC Riverside), Walid Najjar (UC Riverside)

10:00am-10:30amMorning Break
12:00pm-1:30pmLunch (not included)(local restaurant information)
3:00pm-3:30pmAfternoon Break

Sunday, March 6, 2011

8:00am - 5:00pm Workshops and Tutorials
10:00am-10:30amMorning Break
12:00pm-1:30pmLunch (not included)(local restaurant information)
3:00pm-3:30pmAfternoon Break

Opening Reception and Poster Session
6:30PM - 9:30PM
Held in Newport Coast Ballroom
Sponsored by VMware
List of student posters

Monday, March 7, 2011 (Held in Newport Coast Ballroom)

8:15 AM-8:30 AM    Chairs' Welcome
8:30 AM-9:45 AM    Keynote: The Cloud Will Change Everything
Jim Larus, Microsoft Research
9:45AM-10:20AM    Break
   Better Logging Support for Software Debugging
Chair: Michael Swift, University of Wisconsin-Madison
10:20AM-10:45AM    Improving Software Diagnosability via Log Enhancement
Ding Yuan1,  Jing Zheng2,  Soyeon Park2,  Yuanyuan Zhou2,  Stefan Savage2
1University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and University of California, San Diego, 2University of California, San Diego
10:45AM-11:10AM    DoublePlay: Parallelizing sequential logging and replay
Kaushik Veeraraghavan,  Dongyoon Lee,  Benjamin Wester,  Jessica Ouyang,  Peter Chen,  Jason Flinn,  Satish Narayanasamy
University of Michigan
   Understanding and Improving Transactional Memory
Chair: Michael Swift, University of Wisconsin-Madison
11:10AM-11:35AM    Hardware Acceleration of Transactional Memory on Commodity Systems
Jared Casper,  Tayo Oguntebi,  Sungpack Hong,  Nathan Bronson,  Christos Kozyrakis,  Kunle Olukotun
Stanford University
11:35AM-12:00PM    Hybrid NOrec: A Case Study in the Effectiveness of Best Effort Hardware Transactional Memory
Luke Dalessandro1,  Fraincois Carouge2,  Sean White2,  Yossi Lev3,  Mark Moir3,  Michael Scott1,  Michael Spear2
1University of Rochester, 2Lehigh University, 3Sun Labs at Oracle
12:00PM-1:30PM    Lunch (Held in Rose Garden)
Sponsored by Google
   Innovations in Memory Ordering Models for Parallel Machines
Chair: James Laudon, Google
1:30PM-1:55PM    Efficient Processor Support for DRFx, a Memory Model with Exceptions
Abhayendra Singh1,  Daniel Marino2,  Satish Narayanasamy1,  Todd Millstein2,  Madanlal Musuvathi3
1University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2University of California, Los Angeles, 3Microsoft Research
1:55PM-2:20PM    RCDC: A Relaxed-Consistency Deterministic Computer
Joseph Devietti,  Jacob Nelson,  Tom Bergan,  Luis Ceze,  Dan Grossman
University of Washington
2:20PM-2:45PM    Specifying and Checking Semantic Atomicity for Multithreaded Programs
Jacob Burnim,  George Necula,  Koushik Sen
University of California, Berkeley
2:45PM-3:20PM    Break
   Programming for Persistent Memory
Chair: Thomas F. Wenisch, University of Michigan
3:20PM-3:45PM    Mnemosyne: Lightweight Persistent Memory
Haris Volos,  Andres Jaan Tack,  Michael Swift
University of Wisconsin-Madison
3:45PM-4:10PM    NV-Heaps: Making Persistent Objects Fast and Safe with Next-Generation, Non-Volatile Memories
Joel Coburn,  Adrian M. Caulfield,  Ameen Akel,  Laura M. Grupp,  Rajesh K. Gupta,  Ranjit Jhala,  Steven Swanson
University of California, San Diego
   Enhancing Device Driver Reliability
Chair: Yuanyuan Zhou, UC San Diego
4:10PM-4:35PM    A declarative language approach to device configuration
Adrian Schüpbach,  Andrew Baumann,  Timothy Roscoe,  Simon Peter
ETH Zurich
4:35PM-5:00PM    Improved Device Driver Reliability Through Hardware Verification Reuse
Leonid Ryzhyk1,  John Keys2,  Balachandra Mirla1,  Arun Raghunath2,  Mona Vij2,  Gernot Heiser1
1NICTA & UNSW, 2Intel
5:30 PM-7:00 PM    Ideas and Perspectives Session
Chair: Ras Bodik, UC Berkeley
Sponsored by Qualcomm
   Instruction Subset Architectures (ISA): Guaranteeing Functionality in High Defect Rate Technologies
Hiren D. Patel and Siddharth Garg
University of Waterloo
   Shared Memory via Execution Migration
Mieszko Lis, Keun Sup Shim, Omer Khan, and Srinivas Devadas
   Dense Approximate Storage in Phase-Change Memory
Jacob Nelson, Adrian Sampson, and Luis Ceze
University of Washington
   The Human Processing Unit (invited talk)
James Davis

Tuesday, March 8, 2011 (Held in Newport Coast Ballroom)

   Novel Computing Platforms
Chair: Luis Ceze, University of Washington
8:30AM-8:55AM    A Case for Neuromorphic ISAs
Atif Hashmi,  Andrew Nere,  James Thomas,  Mikko Lipasti
University of Wisconsin - Madison
8:55AM-9:20AM    Mementos: System Support for Long-Running Computation on RFID-Scale Devices
Benjamin Ransford1,  Jacob Sorber2,  Kevin Fu1
1University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2Dartmouth College
9:20AM-9:45AM    Pocket Cloudlets
Emmanouil Koukoumidis1,  Dimitrios Lymberopoulos2,  Karin Strauss2,  Jie Liu2,  Doug Burger2
1Princeton University, 2Microsoft Research
9:45AM-10:20AM    Break
   Saving Power and Energy
Chair: Jim Larus, Microsoft Research
10:20AM-10:45AM    Blink: Managing Server Clusters on Intermittent Power
Navin Sharma,  Sean Barker,  David Irwin,  Prashant Shenoy
University of Massachusetts at Amherst
10:45AM-11:10AM    Dynamic Knobs for Power-Aware Computing
Henry Hoffman,  Stelios Sidiroglou,  Michael Carbin,  Sasa Misailovic,  Anant Agarwal,  Martin Rinard
11:10AM-11:35AM    Flikker: Saving DRAM Refresh-power through Critical Data Partitioning
Song Liu1,  Karthik Pattabiraman2,  Thomas Moscibroda3,  Benjamin Zorn3
1Northwestern University, 2University of British Columbia, 3Microsoft Research
11:35AM-12:00PM    MemScale: Active Low-Power Modes for Main Memory
Qingyuan Deng1,  David Meisner2,  Luiz Ramos1,  Thomas Wenisch2,  Ricardo Bianchini1
1Rutgers University, 2University of Michigan
12:00PM-1:30PM    Lunch (Held in Rose Garden)
Sponsored by Intel    HP
   Recognizing Software and Concurrency Bugs
Chair: Emery Berger, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
1:30PM-1:55PM    2ndStrike: Towards Manifesting Hidden Concurrency Typestate Bugs
Qi Gao1,  Wenbin Zhang2,  Zhezhe Chen2,  Mai Zheng2,  Feng Qin2
1Facebook, Inc., 2The Ohio State University
1:55PM-2:20PM    ConSeq: Detecting Concurrency Bugs through Sequential Errors
Wei Zhang,  Junghee Lim,  Ramya Olichandran,  Joel Scherpelz,  Guoliang Jin,  Shan Lu,  Thomas Reps
University of Wisconsin, Madison
2:20PM-2:45PM    S2E: A Platform for In Vivo Multi-Path Analysis of Software Systems
Vitaly Chipounov,  Volodymyr Kuznetsov,  George Candea
2:45PM-3:20PM    Break
   Rethinking and Protecting Operating Systems
Chair: Orran Krieger, VMware
3:20PM-3:45PM    Ensuring Operating System Kernel Integrity with OSck
Owen Hofmann,  Alan Dunn,  Sangman Kim,  Indrajit Roy,  Emmett Witchel
The University of Texas at Austin
3:45PM-4:10PM    Rethinking the Library OS from the Top Down
Donald Porter1,  Silas Boyd-Wickizer2,  Jon Howell3,  Reuben Olinsky3,  Galen Hunt3
1Stony Brook University, 2Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 3Microsoft Research
   Learning from the Past: Drawing Conclusions from Extensive Measurement Studies
Chair: Orran Krieger, VMware
4:10PM-4:35PM    Faults in Linux: Ten Years Later
Nicolas Palix1,  Gaël Thomas2,  Suman Saha2,  Christophe Calvès2,  Julia Lawall3,  Gilles Muller4
1DIKU, 2LIP6-Regal, 3DIKU/INRIA/LIP6-Regal, 4INRIA/LIP6-Regal
4:35PM-5:00PM    Looking Back on the Language and Hardware Revolutions: Measured Power, Performance, and Scaling
Hadi Esmaeilzadeh1,  Ting Cao2,  Xi Yang2,  Stephen Blackburn2,  Kathryn McKinley3
1University of Washington, 2Australian National University, 3The University of Texas at Austin
6:30 PM-10:30 PM    Banquet (Dinner Cruise)
Sponsored by Oracle    AMD   Microsoft   IBM

Wednesday, March 9, 2011 (Held in Newport Coast Ballroom)

   New Compiler Optimizations
Chair: Scott Mahlke, University of Michigan
8:30AM-8:55AM    Synthesizing Concurrent Schedulers for Irregular Algorithms
Donald Nguyen and Keshav Pingali
The University of Texas at Austin
8:55AM-9:20AM    Exploring circuit timing-aware languages and compilation
Giang Hoang,  Robert Bruce Findler,  Russ Joseph
Northwestern University
9:20AM-9:45AM    Orchestration by Approximation: Mapping Stream Programs Onto Multi-Core Architectures
Sardar M. Farhad1,  Yousun Ko2,  Bernd Burgstaller2,  Bernhard Scholz1
1The University of Sydney, 2Yonsei University
9:45AM-10:20AM    Break
   Exploiting Parallelism on GPUs
Chair: Kunle Olukotun, Stanford University
10:20AM-10:45AM    On-the-Fly Elimination of Dynamic Irregularities for GPU Computing
Eddy Zhang,  Yunlian Jiang,  Ziyu Guo,  Kai Tian,  Xipeng Shen
The College of William and Mary
10:45AM-11:10AM    Sponge: Portable Stream Programming on Graphics Engines
Amir Hormati,  Mehrzad Samadi,  Mark Woh,  Trevor Mudge,  Scott Mahlke
University of Michigan
   Novel Performance Improvements
Chair: Kunle Olukotun, Stanford University
11:10AM-11:35AM    Inter-core Prefetching for Multicore Processors Using Migrating Helper Threads
Md Kamruzzaman,  Steven Swanson,  Dean Tullsen
11:35AM-12:00PM    Improving the Performance of Trace-based Systems by False Loop Filtering
Hiroshige Hayashizaki,  Peng Wu,  Hiroshi Inoue,  Mauricio Serrano,  Toshio Nakatani

Thursday, March 10, 2011

8:30am - 4:30pm Co-located VEE 2011 events

Friday, March 11, 2011

8:30am - 12:00pm Co-located VEE 2011 events

Please contact Min Feng for any questions/issues with this website.