Call for Contributions

ASPLOS ’21 Call for Papers

The 26th International Conference on
Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems

Paper registrationAugust 14, 2020
Full paper submissionAugust 21, 2020
Author responseNovember 4-6, 2020
NotificationNovember 19, 2020
Final paper deadlineFebruary 1, 2021

ASPLOS is the premier forum for multidisciplinary systems research spanning computer architecture and hardware, programming languages and compilers, operating systems and networking. The 26th ASPLOS will be held in Detroit, Michigan (USA), a.k.a. Motor City, the historic heart of America’s automotive industry and the birthplace of Motown Records.

Like its predecessors, ASPLOS 2021 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 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 target new problems in innovative ways. The research may target diverse goals, such as performance, energy and thermal efficiency, resiliency, security, sustainability, applicability to future technologies, applications, and environments. 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 (embedded to cloud)
      • Internet services, cloud computing, and datacenters
      • Multicore architectures and systems
      • Heterogeneous architectures and accelerators
      • Systems for enabling parallelism at 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, including emerging devices