Salt Lake City

Call for Wild And Crazy Ideas ( WACI ) Session

Submission instructions:
You can submit either a 2-page abstract or a 6-minute video/narrated slide deck.
Please email a file or a link to
Submission Deadline: January 17.

Call for Tutorial Proposals

Tutorial proposals are solicited for ASPLOS-2014, Salt Lake City, Utah. Tutorials will be held on March 1, 2014 (Sat) and March 2, 2014 (Sun).
Proposals for both half- and full-day tutorials are solicited on any topic that is relevant to the ASPLOS audience. Tutorials that focus on tools and techniques that enable research across layers of the computational stack are strongly encouraged.
In previous years, tutorials seeking to achieve any 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:
  • Title.
  • 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:
    1. Tutorial scope and objectives,
    2. Topics to be covered,
    3. Target audience,
    4. If the tutorial has been held previously, the location (i.e., conference), date, and number of attendees.

Proposals should take the form of a PDF document, and be submitted via e-mail to Ioana Baldini ( and Livio Soares (, with the subject "ASPLOS 2014 Tutorial Proposal". Submissions will be acknowledged via e-mail.

Important Dates
Submission deadline: Thursday, December 12th, 2013
Notification: Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

Call for Workshop Proposals

Workshop proposals are solicited for ASPLOS-2014 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Workshops will be held on March 1, 2014 (Sat) and March 2, 2014 (Sun).

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.

Important Dates
Submission Deadline : October 25, 2013
Notification : November 1, 2013

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

Please send proposals to Venkatesh Akella (akella AT via email

Feel free to contact Venkatesh Akella or Al Davis (ald AT if you have any questions about the suitability of a workshop for ASPLOS or for any other related matters.

Call for papers

Abstracts (required): 5PM EDT, July 17, 2013 (no extensions)
Full Paper Submissions: 5PM EDT, July 24, 2013 (no extensions)
Author Response Period: Oct 7 to 5pm EDT Oct 11, 2013
Notification: Nov 8, 2013
Final Version: Jan 9, 2014

Accepted papers will be available in the ACM digital library up to two weeks prior to the conference.

General Co-Chairs: Rajeev Balasubramonian and Al Davis, University of Utah
Program Chair: Sarita Adve, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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 research may target diverse goals such as performance, energy and thermal efficiency, resiliency, security, and sustainability. The importance of such 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 new ways.

ASPLOS 2014 invites papers on ground-breaking research on current and future computer systems. Submissions should emphasize synergy of at least two ASPLOS disciplines: architecture, programming languages, operating systems, and related areas. Non-traditional topics are especially encouraged. The review process will be sensitive to the challenges of multidisciplinary work in emerging areas.

Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • emerging platforms at all scales; e.g., networks of embedded devices, multicore client devices, and cloud systems
  • applications and systems that address social, educational, and environmental challenges
  • programming and compilation for existing and emerging platforms
  • managing, storing, and computing on big data
  • virtualization, memory, and storage technologies and architectures
  • power, energy, and thermal management
  • security, reliability, and availability
  • verification and testing
  • heterogeneous architectures and accelerators
  • new computing models

Submission Instructions

Submission Site

The Call For Papers (PDF Version) can be found here