ASPLOS 2023 Frequently Asked Questions

My paper is/will be posted on arXiv or my institution’s technical report site. What should I do?

  • You can submit to ASPLOS a paper already posted to arXiv. You can also post your paper to arXiv after submitting it to ASPLOS. We recommend that you use a different title and system name for the different versions of your paper. We expect authors to refrain from advertising their work on social media during the review period (and two weeks before). While ASPLOS reviewers are expected to not actively search for the identity of your work online, social media posts may result in a notification that the reviewer cannot easily ignore, which would be disruptive to the review process.

I see that I can submit code; does it need to be anonymous?

  • It does not have to be anonymous, but it will greatly lower the bar for letting PC members review it if it is. There is a GitHub anonymization service that people have used in the past for other conferences:

I am getting a warning from the HotCRP format checker for my submission: “Margins too small: text height exceeds 9in by 6% (page 1).” What do I do?

  • This is because of the ASPLOS template which prints a line at the top of page 1, and can safely be ignored. You can also ignore errors on reference pages.

Can I include an Appendix in my paper submission?

  • For ASPLOS 2023 Fall cycle, authors may optionally include an appendix (no length limit) as the last section of the manuscript; however, reviewers are not obliged to read the appendix. See information for authors.

How do I submit my code to the peer reviewers?

  • Unfortunately, there is no mechanism to submit your code to the peer reviewers; nor reviewers would expect your code to be available for inspection. All the accepted papers are welcome to participate in the artifact evaluation, with more information to be announced.