Seventeenth International Conference on
Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems (ASPLOS 2012)
London, UK, March 3–7 2012
The submission deadlines have now passed for ASPLOS 2012 research papers, posters, and provocative ideas.

The programme of selected papers and posters is online at

Submissions may still be open for some of the workshops.

Call for Papers:

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ASPLOS is the premier forum for multidisciplinary systems research, spanning hardware, computer architecture, compilers, languages, operating systems, networking, and applications. Such work is increasingly important, as computing faces the end of single-processor performance scaling, the divergent trends of mobile and petascale computing, the need for energy efficiency across the computing spectrum, and the growing diversity of users and applications.

Like its predecessors, ASPLOS 2012 invites submissions on ground-breaking research at the intersection of architecture, programming languages, and/or operating systems. A hardware or architecture component is not a necessary requirement for publication in ASPLOS, but papers that emphasize only one of the three main focus areas are not encouraged. In addition to the main program, there will be a variety of tutorials and workshops in areas of current interest. Papers on non-traditional topics are especially encouraged.

Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Interactions among architecture, programming languages, and operating systems
  • Effective use of multicore systems
  • Emerging platforms, from sensor networks to petascale systems
  • Internet services, networking, and distributed/cloud computing
  • Heterogeneous architectures; graphics and media processing
  • Power, energy, and thermal management
  • Embedded systems
  • Memory and storage technologies and architectures
  • Case studies of architecture or software design in novel settings
  • Security, reliability and availability
  • Novel systems to address social, educational, and environmental challenges
  • Non-traditional computing models, including molecular, biological, and quantum computing

Abstract deadline: Monday, July 18, 2011 (noon, EDT)
Full paper deadline: Monday, July 25, 2011 (noon, EDT)
Rebuttal period: Tuesday–Thursday, October 4–6, 2011
Notification of acceptance: Friday, October 28, 2011
Final copy deadline: January 9, 2012

Please note that (1) abstract submission (250 words max) is required, and (2) the full paper deadline is final; there will be no extensions.


Paper Submission Instructions

Submission site:

Please make sure that your paper satisfies all the requirements for content and format below before submission. If you have a question about any of these issues, please send email to the Program Chair, Michael L. Scott (University of Rochester).


  • The paper must be original material that has neither been previously published nor is currently under review at any archival forum, including journals, conferences, and workshops with copyrighted proceedings. You may, however, submit material presented previously at a workshop without copyrighted proceedings.
  • Paper submissions must be anonymous. Reviewing will be double blind. Author names, affiliations, personal acknowledgments, and any other hints of identity must not be included in the submitted paper. At the same time, you should not anonymize your bibliographic references; instead, cite any of your work in the third person so that the paper is self-contained. Make a good-faith effort to conceal any authorship connection between the prior work and yours.


  • Your submission is limited to twelve (12) 8.5"x11" pages in 9pt font, in ACM standard conference format. The 12 pages must include all content, including figures, references, and appendices if any. The program chair may summarily reject any paper that violates the submission format or length requirements. Templates for the ACM format are available for LaTeX, Word and WordPerfect at
  • Your paper (including figures) must be formatted in such a way that it is clear to read when printed on a black and white printer using either A4 or US Letter-size paper.
  • The paper must be submitted in PDF format. We cannot accept any other format, and we must be able to print the document just as we receive it. If this presents a hardship, please contact the Program Chair by email at least one week before the submission deadline. We strongly suggest that you use only the four widely-used printer fonts: Times, Helvetica, Courier, and Symbol.
  • Please number the pages.

Conflict of Interest

As part of the submission process, you will be asked to identify potential reviewers who may have a conflict of interest with your work. Such potential reviewers include:
  • Your Ph.D. advisor(s), post-doctoral advisor(s), Ph.D. students, and post-doctoral advisees, forever.
  • Family relations by blood or marriage, or their equivalent (e.g., a partner), forever.
  • People with whom you have collaborated in the past five years. Collaborators include co-authors on an accepted/rejected/pending research paper, co-PIs on an accepted/rejected/pending grant, those who fund your research, and researchers whom you fund. "Service" collaborations, such as writing a report for a professional organization or serving on a program committee, do not by themselves create a conflict of interest.
  • People who were employed by, or a student at, your primary institution(s) in the past five years.
  • Close personal friends or others with whom you believe a conflict of interest exists. Send email to the Program Chair if you have a question.


Program Commitee

Program chair:Michael L. Scott (University of Rochester)
Committee: Chris Batten (Cornell University)
Rastislav Bodik (University of California, Berkeley)
Angela Demke Brown (University of Toronto)
Evelyn Duesterwald (IBM T.J. Watson Research Center)
Dawson Engler (Stanford University)
Alexandra Fedorova (Simon Fraser University)
Antonio Gonzalez (Intel and UPC)
Dan Grossman (University of Washington, Seattle)
Rebecca Isaacs (Microsoft Research, Silicon Valley)
Idit Keidar (Technion – Israel Inst. of Technology)
Hyesoon Kim (Georgia Tech)
James Larus (Microsoft Research, Redmond)
Jan-Willem Maessen (Google, Inc.)
Evangelos Markatos (University of Crete)
Margaret Martonosi (Princeton University)
Kathryn S. McKinley (Microsoft Research)
Pablo Montesinos (Qualcomm, Inc.)
Onur Mutlu (Carnegie Mellon University)
Kunle Olukotun (Stanford University)
Xipeng Shen (College of William & Mary)
Tatiana Shpeisman (Intel Labs, Santa Clara)
Daniel Sorin (Duke University)
Per Stenström (Chalmers University of Technology)
Steven Swanson (University of California, San Diego)
Christoph von Praun (Georg Simon Ohm University, Nuremberg)


External Review Commitee

Ali-Reza Adl-Tabatabai
Anastassia Ailamaki
Krste Asanović
David Bacon
Rajeev Balasubramonian
Luiz Barroso
Ricardo Bianchini
Michael Bond
George Candea
John Carter
Călin Cașcaval
Luis Ceze
Jaewoong Chung
Lawrence Crowl
Brian Demsky
Stephan Diestelhorst
Chen Ding
Sandhya Dwarkadas
Babak Falsafi
Pascal Felber
Bryan Ford
Guang Gao
Maria Garzaran
Garth Gibson
James Goodman
Thomas Gross
Rajiv Gupta
Steve Hand
Maurice Herlihy
Matthew Hertz
Anne Holler
Michael Huang
Galen Hunt
Engin Ipek
Kim Keeton
Terence Kelly
Martha Kim
Konrad Lai
Alvin Lebeck
Ben Lee
Milo Martin
Andreas Moshovos
Eliot Moss
Ashwini Nanda
Jason Nieh
Mark Oskin
Keshav Pingali
Lori Pollock
Feng Qin
Kishore Ramachandran
Krithi Ramamritham
Steve Reinhardt
Mothy Roscoe
Martin Schulz
Marc Shapiro
Kai Shen
Chris Stewart
Mike Swift
Josep Torellas
Emmett Witchel
Peng Wu
Antonia Zhai
Yutao Zhong
Yuanyuan Zhou
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