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Call for Papers

Main conference:

25th International Conference on Architectural Support for  Programming Languages and Operating Systems

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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
Author Notification    November 20, 2019
Artifact submission (optional)    December 4, 2019
Final copy deadline    January 20, 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 in Lausanne, Switzerland, a beautiful town on the shores of Lake Geneva, conveniently located in the center of Europe, and at EPFL.

Like its predecessors, ASPLOS 2020 invites papers on ground-breaking research at the intersection of the ASPLOS disciplines: architecture, programming languages, operating systems, and related areas. Non-traditional topics are especially encouraged. The importance of cross-cutting research continues to increase as we grapple with the end of Dennard scaling, the explosion of big data, the scale of computing from ultra-low power wearables to exascale systems, the need for sustainability, and the growth of human-centered applications.  ASPLOS embraces systems research that addresses new problems in innovative ways.  Research may target diverse goals such as performance, energy and thermal efficiency, resiliency, security, privacy, sustainability, applicability to future technologies, applications, and environments. The review process will be sensitive to the challenges of multidisciplinary work and emerging areas.

Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

      • Existing and emerging platforms at all scales, from embedded to cloud
      • Traditional and extreme environments, from implantable to space
      • Internet services, cloud computing, and datacenters
      • Multicore architectures and systems
      • Heterogeneous architectures and accelerators
      • Systems for enabling parallelism at an extreme scale
      • Programming models, languages, and compilation for all platforms
      •  Managing, storing, and computing big data
      •  Virtualization and virtualized systems
      •  Memory/storage technologies and architectures
      •  Power, energy, and thermal management
      •  Security, reliability, availability, and sustainability
      •  Verification and testing, and their impact on design and security
      •  Systems and hardware support for machine learning
      •  Non-traditional computing systems, including emerging devices

Call for Research Artifacts

Submissions to ASPLOS often comprise far more than the paper– they include supporting materials  such as code, data, models, experimental workflows or results that are crucial to evaluating the conclusions drawn in the paper.  To promote the reproducibility of experimental results and to encourage authors to provide useful artifacts that help the community quickly validate and compare alternative approaches,  ASPLOS 2020 includes an artifact evaluation process. We invite authors of accepted ASPLOS 2020 papers to submit their supporting materials to the Artifact Evaluation process based on the ACM Artifact Review and Badging policy, a standard for systems conferences including CGO, PLDI, PPoPP and SuperComputing.

The Artifact Evaluation process is run by a separate committee whose task is to assess how the artifacts support the work described in the papers. This submission is voluntary and will not influence the final decision regarding the papers. Please note that the artifact submission deadline is shortly after notification of the paper’s acceptance– authors should prepare in advance to ensure time for artifact assembly and documentation. Camera-ready papers that successfully go through the Artifact Evaluation process will include an Artifact Appendix and will receive a set of ACM badges printed on the camera-ready papers. Additional information is available on the ASPLOS 2020 AE web page.

Important Dates:

  • Artifact submission: December 4, 2019
  • Artifact decision: January 15, 2020
  • Reproducibility discussion: TBA

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Call for Workshop Proposals

Workshop proposals are solicited for ASPLOS 2020 in Lausanne, Switzerland. Workshops will be held on Monday, March 16, 2020 and Tuesday, March 17, 2020.

Proposals in the interplay between programming languages, computer architecture, operating systems, and user interfaces to deal with challenges — such as, power, performance, resilience, and programmer productivity — in emerging areas — such as datacenter/cloud computing, systems based on non-volatile memory technologies, large-scale data analysis, smart infrastructure, and extreme scale computing — are encouraged.

Please include the following in your proposal:

  • Title of the workshop
  • Organizers and their affiliations
  • Sample call for papers
  • Duration – Half-Day or Full Day
  • Preferred Day – Monday or Tuesday
  • If the workshop was held previously, please include the location (conference), date, and the number of attendees.

Proposals should be submitted via e-mail to Michael Carbin (mcarbin@csail.mit.edu) with the subject “ASPLOS2020 Workshop Proposal”. Submissions will be acknowledged via e-mail.

Feel free to contact Michael with questions about the suitability of a workshop for ASPLOS or for any other related matters.

Important Dates:

  • Submission deadline: Monday, November 1, 2019
  • Notification: Monday, November 18, 2019

Call for Tutorial Proposals

Tutorial proposals are solicited for ASPLOS 2020 in Lausanne, Switzerland. Tutorials will be held on Monday, March 16, 2020 and Tuesday, March 17, 2020.

Proposals for both half- and full-day tutorials are solicited on any topic that is relevant to the ASPLOS audience. In previous years, tutorials seeking to achieve either of the following goals have been particularly successful:

  • Describe an important piece of research infrastructure.
  • Educate the community on an emerging topic.

Please include the following in your proposal:

  • Title
  • Presenter(s) and contact information
  • Proposed duration– Half-Day or Full Day
  • 1-2 paragraph abstract suitable for tutorial publicity
  • 1 paragraph biography per presenter suitable for tutorial publicity
  • 1-3 page description (for evaluation). This should include:
    • Tutorial scope and objectives
    • Topics to be covered
    • Target audience
    • If the tutorial has been held previously, the location (i.e., conference), date, and number of attendees.

Proposals should be submitted via e-mail to Michael Carbin (mcarbin@csail.mit.edu) with the subject “ASPLOS2020 Tutorial Proposal”. Submissions will be acknowledged via e-mail.

Feel free to contact Michael with questions about the suitability of a tutorial for ASPLOS or for any other related matters.

Important Dates:

  • Submission deadline: Monday, November 1, 2019
  • Notification: Monday, November 18, 2019