Tenth International Conference on 
Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems

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Call for Papers
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Call For Papers

October 5-9, 2002
at the
San Jose Fairmont
San Jose, CA

Abstract Submission Deadline: March 8, 2002, 6PM CST (US)
Paper Submission Deadline: March 15, 2002, 6PM CST (US)
Rebuttal period: May 6, 2002, 9AM MDT until May 8, 2002 9AM MDT (US)
Acceptance/rejection: June 1, 2002
Camera ready copies due: July 26, 2002
Workshop/Tutorial Proposals due: April 15, 2002

ASPLOS is a multi-disciplinary conference, cross-fertilizing research in areas of hardware, architecture, compilers, operating systems, networking, and applications.  It has captured some of the major computer systems innovations of the past 10-15 years (e.g., RISC and VLIW processors, small and large-scale multiprocessors, clusters and networks-of-workstations, optimizing compilers, RAID and network-storage system designs).  Today such multi-disciplinary research is becoming even more important, as boundaries between hardware/software and local/network computing blur, as the form-factors and capabilities of computing devices becomes ever more varied, and as the user-base and applications expand exponentially.

Like its predecessors, the tenth ASPLOS conference will focus on ground-breaking multi-disciplinary research.  In addition, the program committee welcomes research papers on a wide range of non-traditional topics provided they emphasize the multi-disciplinary aspects of their work.  As ASPLOS expands its scope, we encourage questions to the Program Chair regarding suitability of a topic.  Full papers are solicited on, but not limited to, these topics:

  • Interaction of operating systems, compilers, programming languages, and architectures
  • Hardware/software issues for new form-factor devices, from wireless PDA's to wall-sized displays
  • Hardware/software platform issues focusing on Internet services
  • Hardware/software platforms for delivering graphics and multimedia
  • Embedding computation and storage (e.g., caches) within the network
  • Case studies of hardware/software design in novel experimental systems
  • Studies of Internet applications and services with implications for systems
  • Performance evaluation of experimental systems
  • Effect of future VLSI technology and emerging applications on architectures, operating systems or compilers

Submissions will be read by the program committee and designated reviewers and judged on scientific merit, innovation, readability and relevance. ``New-idea'' papers are encouraged; the program committee recognizes that such papers may contain a significantly less thorough evaluation than papers in more established areas. The committee will also give special consideration to controversial papers that stimulate interesting debate during the committee meeting. Accepted papers will be published in a conference proceedings that will be distributed at the conference and published as an issue of the ACM SIGARCH, SIGOPS and SIGPLAN newsletters. Submitted papers must not be simultaneously under review for any other conference or journal, and authors should point out any substantial overlap with their previously published or currently submitted work.

Authors should submit papers electronically following the instructions at The ABSTRACT DEADLINE for submissions is March 8, 2002, 6 PM CST (US). The FULL PAPER DEADLINE for submissions is one week later: March 15, 2002, 6 PM CST (US). No further extensions will be granted. In order to minimize problems reviewing your paper, please ensure your PDF file is formatted for 8.5" x 11" paper and can be previewed by Adobe Acrobat Reader (version 4.0). Because the review process is blind, authors' names and affiliations should appear only on the submission form. References to the authors' prior work should be in the third person and include the complete citation. Other identifying references should be removed to the extent possible. Papers should not exceed 6000 words. Excessively long papers will be rejected outright by the Program Chair. Please see detailed submission instructions on the ASPLOS-X web site at

As in previous years, a series of tutorials and workshops will be held immediately preceding the symposium. Tutorial and workshop proposals will be accepted until April 15, 2002. If you wish to organize a workshop or tutorial (1/2 or 1 day), e-mail a proposal to the Workshop/Tutorials Chair (John Kubiatowicz, For tutorials, the proposal must include title, brief description of topics to be covered, and bio of the speakers. If you wish to organize a workshop (1 or 2 days), the proposal must include title, brief description of topics to be covered, and bio of the organizers.

All publicity materials for the conference, including a copy of this call for papers, the call for tutorial topics and workshops, an advance program, and registration information, will be made available at the ASPLOS-X Conference Web Site (

General ChairProgram ChairWorkshops/Tutorial Chair
Kourosh Gharachorloo
Western Research Lab
Hewlett Packard Labs
1501 Page Mill Road, Mail Stop 1251/5U
Palo Alto, CA 94304
David A. Wood
Computer Sciences Dept.
University of Wisconsin--Madison
1210 W. Dayton Street
Madison, WI 53706
John D. Kubiatowicz
University of California at Berkeley
Computer Science Division #1776
673 Soda Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720-1776

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