Call for Contributions

Call for papers



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 8, 2018.

Acceptance notification: 11:59pm PST Friday, Feb 2, 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 24rd 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 2018 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.

  • The abstract must include the poster title, author names, affiliations, and the name of the academic advisor.

  • 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 8th, 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 8th, 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

For each accepted SRC poster, a one-page extended abstract in the ACM format will be included in the ASPLOS 2019 conference proceedings. The content, however, can be included in a future submission to other conferences or journals.

SRC Chairs

Yufei Ding and Linhai Song


SRC Committee
Shuaiwen (Leon) Song, PNNL & William Mary
Yufei Ding, University of California, Santa Barbara
Linhai Song, The Pennsylvania State University
Dorian Arnold, Emory University
Hung-Wei Tseng, North Carolina State University
Jiajia Li, Georgia Institute of Technology
Amanda Randles, Duke University
Daniel Wong, University of California, Riverside
Dongyoon Lee, Virginia Tech
Ang Li, Pacific Northwest National Lab
Huiyang Zhou, North Carolina State University
Kathryn Mohror, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Xiaochen Guo, Lehigh University
Aparna Chandramowlishwaran, University of California, Irvine
Yingyan Lin, Rice University
Jishen Zhao, University of California, Santa Cruz
Yuxiong He, Microsoft


Submission Information

Extended abstracts of up to 800 words should be submitted through the following easychair link on or before December 8, 2017:

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

Call for WACI

After a brief hiatus in ASPLOS 2019 is looking for forward-looking, visionary, inspiring, far out and just plain amazing ideas for its next Wild and Crazy Ideas session. What we are aiming for is a session full of creativity presented in an exciting way. In case you have been to prior WACI sessions and noted comedy aspects to the presentations, please note that comedy is completely optional and is not part of the selection criteria.

We do not have a prescribed list of topics. Anything directly or indirectly related to computing systems is appropriate. If you are unsure whether a topic is appropriate, please get in touch with the WACI organizers via email.


Submission instructions:

You can submit either a 2-page abstract or a 6-minute video/narrated slide deck.
Please submit your materials here: .
Submission Deadline: 5:00pm EST, January 10, 2019