Call for Contributions

Call for papers

23rd International Conference on Architectural Support for  Programming Languages and Operating Systems

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Abstract submissions      Aug 4, 2017
Full paper submissions  Aug 11, 2017
Author response             Oct 25, 2017
Notification                        Nov 13, 2017
Final copy deadline         Jan 19, 2018


ASPLOS is the premier forum for multidisciplinary systems research spanning computer architecture and hardware, programming languages and compilers, operating systems and networking. The ASPLOS 2018 will be held in Williamsburg, Virginia, a town that combines a rich slice of American Colonial and Revolutionary history with a modern college atmosphere. Like its predecessors, ASPLOS 2018 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-2018, which will take place in Williamsburg, VA. Tutorials will be held on March 24, 2018 (Saturday) and March 25, 2018 (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 Zhijia Zhao ( ) and Rajiv Gupta ( with the subject “ASPLOS2018 Tutorial Proposal”. Submissions will be acknowledged via e-mail.

Important Dates
Submission deadline: Monday, November 3, 2017
Notification:Monday, November 24th 2017



Call for Workshop Proposals

Workshop and tutorial proposals are solicited for ASPLOS-2018, Williamsburg, VA. Workshops will be held on March 24, 2018 (Saturday) and March 25, 2018 (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 Zhijia Zhao ( and Rajiv Gupta ( with the subject “ASPLOS2018 Workshop Proposal”. Submissions will be acknowledged via e-mail.
Feel free to contact Zhijia and Rajiv 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 3, 2017
Notification:Monday, November 24th 2017



Call for Shadow PC Participation

23rd International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems

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ASPLOS is organizing a shadow program committee for ASPLOS 2018. If you are interested in participating, please send an email to the shadow PC organizers: Johann Hauswald (University of Michigan, jahausw AT and Yunqi Zhang (University of Michigan, yunqi AT before July 31st, 2017. Please include a short paragraph describing your current research, areas of expertise, and publications: this will help us with selecting candidates and assigning papers for review. Feel free to reach out should you have any questions.


Being on a shadow PC is an excellent opportunity for systems researchers (PhD students, post-docs and new faculty members) to get experience in community service, i.e., program committee practices.

Shadow PC members are expected to write their own detailed and rigorous reviews for their assigned papers. We expect a review load of 15-20 papers per member. Members especially are also expected to attend a one-day shadow PC meeting in person which will coincide with the official PC meeting location (Chicago or Atlanta) and date. The reviews from the shadow PC will not impact the decisions of the main conference PC. Shadow PC co-chairs (Prof. Lingjia Tang and Prof. Thomas Wenisch) will lead the discussions at the shadow PC meeting, and other members of the main conference PC will also be invited to the meeting, making this an invaluable learning experience for the shadow PC members.

The ASPLOS shadow PC will follow the same timeline as the main PC ( We plan to have the shadow PC meeting a day after the conference PC meeting (November 11th, 2017).

Being a member of a shadow PC is a lot of work but also a great learning experience for a number of reasons:

  • Getting to know how a PC is run and how it operates.
  • Seeing how more experienced reviewers judge the same papers that you review.
  • Getting to see both strong and weak papers at the submission stage.
  • Submitting high quality reviews makes one a possible candidate for future PCs.
  • Discussing the papers with ASPLOS main PC members who will attend the shadow meeting.

Important Dates

  • Deadline to apply for shadow PC: July 31st, 2017
  • Shadow PC meeting: November 11th, 2017

Shadow PC Co-Chairs

  • Lingjia Tang, University of Michigan
  • Thomas Wenisch, University of Michigan


  • Johann Hauswald, University of Michigan
  • Yunqi Zhang, University of Michigan