ASPLOS is the premier forum for multidisciplinary systems research spanning computer architecture and hardware, programming languages and compilers, operating systems and security, as well as applications and human-computer interaction. The importance of such crosscutting systems research has been growing hand in hand with the amount of parallelism in hardware, the scope of distribution in internet-scale software, and energy constraints in all forms of computers, from wearable to exascale.

ASPLOS 2013 invites submissions on ground-breaking research on current and future computer systems, from low-power embedded and wearable devices to large-scale parallel computers. Submissions should emphasize synergy of at least two ASPLOS communities: architecture; programming languages; and operating systems. Papers on non-traditional topics are especially encouraged.

Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Programming and compilation for parallel, distributed, and heterogeneous systems
  • Security, reliability and availability in distributed and cloud computing
  • Software and hardware support for power, energy, and thermal management at all scales
  • Programming models for existing and emerging platforms
  • Emerging computing platforms, including molecular, biological, and quantum computing
  • Virtualization, memory, and storage systems
  • Application stacks for embedded and mobile computing
  • Applications and systems that address social, educational, and environmental challenges

Important Dates

Abstract deadline: Monday, July 16, 2012 (3pm, PDT)
Full paper deadline: Monday, July 23, 2012 (3pm, PDT)
Rebuttal period: around October 15, 2012
Notification of acceptance: Friday, November 9, 2012
Final copy deadline: Sunday, January 20 23, 2013

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


  • 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.
  • Conflict of interest policy.


  • Your submission is limited to twelve (12) 8.5″x11″ pages in 9pt font, in the standard ACM 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 both 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.
  • Please number the pages.


The submission web site is Note: some parts of the world are experiencing DNS problems that prevent authors from accessing  We have contacted the administrators of the site.  In the meantime, you should be able to access the site using the address If problems persist, please contact

If you have a question about submission issues such as deadlines and paper formatting, please send email to the Program Chair, Ras Bodik.

Call for Tutorials

ASPLOS is the premier forum for multidisciplinary systems research
spanning computer architecture and hardware, programming languages and
compilers, operating systems and security, as well as applications and
human-computer interaction.

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.

The tutorials for ASPLOS 2013 will be held on Saturday, March 16.

Submission Procedures

Proposals should provide the following information:

  • Title.
  • Presentor(s) and contact information.
  • Proposed duration (full day, half day).
  • 1-2 paragraph abstract suitable for tutorial publicity.
  • 1-3 page description (for evaluation). This should include the 
    objectives, topics to be covered, presentation philosophy (if any), 
    target audience, and prerequisite knowledge.
  • 1 paragraph biography suitable for tutorial publicity.

Proposals should take the form of a text or PDF document, and be
submitted via e-mail to Alan Cox ( Submissions will
be acknowledged via e-mail.

Important Dates

  • Submission deadline: Friday, November 30, 2012
  • Notification: Friday, December 14, 2012