Call for Contributions

Call for papers


12th Workshop on General Purpose Processing Using GPU (GPGPU 2019) @ ASPLOS 2019
Adwait Jog (co-chair), College of William & Mary (Email:
Onur Kayiran (co-chair), AMD Research (Email: )
Ashutosh Pattnaik (submission/web chair), Penn StateOverview
The goal of this workshop is to provide a forum to discuss new and
emerging general-purpose programming architectures, environments, and
platforms, as well as evaluate applications that have been able to
harness the horsepower provided by these platforms. This year’s
workshop is particularly interested in security, new heterogeneous
architecture or platforms, new forms of concurrency, and novel or
irregular applications that can leverage these platforms. Papers are
being sought on many aspects of GPUs or accelerators, including (but
not limited to):GPU applications
GPU programming environments
GPU runtime systems
GPU compilation
GPU architectures
Multi-GPU systems
GPU power/efficiency
GPU reliability
GPU benchmarking/measurements
Heterogeneous architectures/platforms
GPU security (NEW)
Non-von Neumann architectures (NEW)
Domain-specific architectures (NEW)Important Dates
Papers due: January 21, 2019
Notification: February 18, 2019
Final paper due: March 1, 2019
Workshop Date: April 13, 2019

Full paper submissions must be in PDF format for US letter-size paper.
They must not exceed 10 pages (all inclusive) in standard ACM
two-column conference format (preprint mode, with page number).
Templates for ACM format are available for Microsoft Word, and LaTeX
can be found here. The submission site will be up soon.

More information to come soon

Program Committee
More information to come soon

Please contact the organizers if you have any questions.

History and Impact
David Kaeli (Northeastern) and John Cavazos (Delaware) very
successfully organized the previous versions of the GPGPU workshop.
GPGPU workshop was first held in 2007 at Northeastern University. In
2008, the meeting was held with ASPLOS 2008. This trend continued and
the GPGPU workshop was held with ASPLOS for the next 6 years. From
2015 and 2018, GPGPU workshop was co-located with PPoPP. GPGPU 2019
workshop returns to ASPLOS. The average citation count (as per Google
Scholar), for a GPGPU workshop paper, is currently 37.5, where there
have been 8 influential papers with 100+ citations.

Main conference:

24th International Conference on Architectural Support for  Programming Languages and Operating Systems

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Abstract submissions    July 31, 2018
Full paper submissions  Aug 7, 2018
Author response               Oct 17-19, 2018
Notification                           Nov 7, 2018
Final copy deadline          Jan 14, 2019

ASPLOS is the premier forum for multidisciplinary systems research spanning computer architecture and hardware, programming languages and compilers, operating systems and networking. ASPLOS 2019 will be held in Providence, Rhode Island, a city rich in colonial period neighborhoods, interesting architecture, and home to Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). Like its predecessors, ASPLOS 2019 invites papers on ground-breaking research at the intersection of at least two ASPLOS disciplines: architecture, programming languages, operating systems, and related areas. Non-traditional topics are especially encouraged. The importance of cross-cutting research continues to grow as we grapple with the end of Dennard scaling, the explosion of big data, scales ranging from ultra-low power wearable devices to exascale parallel and cloud computers, the need for sustainability, and increasingly human-centered applications. ASPLOS embraces systems research that directly targets these new problems in innovative ways. The research may target diverse goals, such as performance, energy and thermal efficiency, resiliency, security, and sustainability. The review process will be sensitive to the challenges of multidisciplinary work in emerging areas.

Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

      • Existing and emerging platforms at all scales, from embedded to cloud
      • 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 on big data
      • Virtualization and virtualized systems
      • Memory and storage technologies and architectures
      • Power, energy, and thermal management
      • Security, reliability, and availability
      • Verification and testing, and their impact on design
      • Support for approximations and approximate computing
      • Non-traditional computing systems

Call for Workshops/Tutorials

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Call for Tutorial Proposals

Tutorial proposals are solicited for ASPLOS-2019, which will take place in Providence, RI. Tutorials will be held on April 13, 2019 (Saturday) and April 14, 2019 (Sunday).
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.

Submission Procedures
Proposals should provide the following information:
Presenter(s) and contact information.
Proposed duration (full day, half 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 in PDF format via e-mail to Ulya Karpuzcu   ( ) and Paul Gratz ( with the subject “ASPLOS2019 Tutorial Proposal”. Submissions will be acknowledged via e-mail.

Important Dates
Submission deadline: Monday, November 6, 2018
Notification:Monday, November 24th 2018

Call for Workshop Proposals

Workshop and tutorial proposals are solicited for ASPLOS-201, Providence, RI. Workshops will be held on April 13, 2019 (Saturday) and April 14, 2019 (Sunday).

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

Please include in your proposal
Title of the workshop
Organizers and their affiliations
Sample call for papers
Duration – Half-Day or Full Day
Preferred Day – Saturday or Sunday
If the workshop was previously held, the location (conference), date, and number of attendees

Proposals should be submitted via e-mail to Ulya Karpuzcu   ( ) and Paul Gratz ( with the subject “ASPLOS2019 Workshop Proposal”. Submissions will be acknowledged via e-mail.
Feel free to contact Ulya and Paul if you have any questions about the suitability of a workshop for ASPLOS or for any other related matters.

Important Dates
Submission deadline: Monday, November 6, 2018
Notification:Monday, November 24th 2018

Call for Student Research Competition (SRC)

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ACM Student Research Competition

Important Dates

Abstract submission: 11:59pm PST Friday, December 14, 2018.  

(NEW:  Extended deadline:  11 :59pm PST Friday, December 21, 2018)

Acceptance notification: 11:59pm PST Friday, Feb 8, 2019.

ASPLOS is the premier forum for multidisciplinary systems research spanning computer architecture and hardware, programming languages and compilers, operating systems and networking, as well as applications and user interfaces.


The 24th International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems (ASPLOS) invites participation in the ACM Student Research Competition (SRC). Sponsored by ACM and Microsoft Research, the SRC is a forum for undergraduates and graduate students to share their research results, exchange ideas, and improve their communication skills while competing for prizes. Students accepted to participate in the SRC are entitled to a travel grant (up to $500) to help cover travel expenses. The top 3 undergraduate and graduate winners will receive all of the following prizes:

1. Monetary prizes of $500, $300, and $200, respectively.

2. An award medal (gold, silver or bronze) and a one-year complimentary ACM membership with a subscription to ACM’s Digital Library.

3. The names of the winners and their placement will be posted on the ACM SRC web site.

4. In addition, the first place winner in each category (undergraduate, graduate) will receive an invitation to participate in the SRC Grand Finals, an on-line round of competitions among the first place winners of individual conference-hosted SRCs. The top three graduate and undergraduate Grand Finalists will receive an additional $500, $300, and $200, respectively, along with Grand Finalist medals (gold, silver, bronze). Grand Finalists and their advisors will be invited to the Annual ACM Awards Banquet for an all-expenses-paid trip, where they will be recognized for their accomplishments, along with other prestigious ACM award winners, including the winner of the Turing Award.

The SRC consists of two rounds: a poster session and a presentation session. A panel of judges will select a number of finalists from the poster session, who will be invited to the presentation session at ASPLOS 2019 and compete for the prizes. The evaluation will be concentrated on the quality of both visual and oral presentation, the research methods, and the significance of contribution. You can find more information on the ACM Student Research Competition site.


      A participant in the SRC must meet all following conditions:

    • The participant must submit an up to 800-word abstract outlining the content of a poster that is going to be presented during the competition.

    • It should describe the research problem, motivation and background, techniques and results, and the prospect for clearly and concisely conveying the work in a poster format.

    • It should state the novelty and contributions of the work explicitly.

    • The submission deadline is December 21th, 2018 at 23:59 PST.

    • The abstract must have not appeared before. Novelty is one of the criteria for selection.

    • The abstract and the poster must be authored solely by the participant.

    • The participant can be from anywhere in the world, but must be an ACM student member, and must maintain an undergraduate or graduate student status as of December 21th, 2018.

    • In your submission, please indicate whether you are an undergraduate or a graduate student.

    • You may join ACM prior to entering. Basic student membership is $19 per year or less

  • Team projects will be accepted from Undergraduates. One person should be designated by the team to make the oral presentation. Only individual research is accepted from Graduate (Masters or Ph.D. program) students: group research projects will not be considered. However, if an individual is part of a group research project and wants to participate in an SRC, they can only present their part of the research. Only they will receive the travel stipend and monetary award (should they win).

SRC Chairs

Yufei Ding and Linhai Song

SRC Committee

Ryan Huang, Johns Hopkins University
Felix Xiaozhu Lin, Purdue University
Dongyoon Lee, Virginia Tech
Changhee Jung, Virginia Tech
Daniel Wong, University of California, Riverside
Yanzhi Wang, Northeastern University
Yanjing Li, University of Chicago
Ashish Venkat, University of Virginia
John Criswell, University of Rochester
Zhijia Zhao, University of California, Riverside
Jun Xu Stevens, Institute of Technology
Jishen Zhao, University of California, San Diego

Submission Information

Extended abstracts of up to 800 words should be submitted through the following link on or before December 21, 2018:

The ACM Student Research Competition at ASPLOS 2019 is sponsored by the ACM and Microsoft Research.

Call for WACI

ASPLOS 2019 “Wild and Crazy Ideas” (WACI) is seeking submissions on forward-looking, visionary, and currently under-represented research topics that fall under the ASPLOS umbrella.  Submissions should strive to make ASPLOS attendees think about things that our community is not, but should be thinking about today; a submission could identify and address an emerging area or a long-standing open question that needs another look.  As part of ASPLOS’s interdisciplinary culture, WACI continues to have a strong preference for work that cuts across the traditional boundaries of Programming Languages, Operating Systems, and Computer Architecture research. If you are unsure whether a topic relates to WACI, contact the organizers by email.

A WACI submission should be an earnest investigation into an important research topic area and we are not inviting comedy submissions, as have featured prominently in some past incarnations of WACI.

Submission instructions:

Your submission should be a 2-page extended abstract in the sigplanconf format. You may alternatively submit a 1-page extended abstract supplemented by a link to a Youtube video up to two minutes in length.

For either submission format, if accepted for inclusion in the WACI program, an author of your submission must be able to attend the conference and be prepared to give a 6-minute presentation.

Submit your paper via HotCRP at  The deadline for submissions is 5pm PST on Friday February 15th.


Brandon Lucia (Carnegie Mellon University,

Tim Sherwood (Univ. of California Santa Barbara,