Welcome to the 2022 ACM SIGPLAN International Symposium on Memory Management (ISMM). ISMM is a premier forum for research in memory management and solicits papers from areas including but not limited to:

  • Memory system design and analysis
  • Hardware support for memory management
  • Memory management for large-scale data-intensive systems
  • Novel memory architectures
  • Memory management at datacenter and cloud scales
  • Garbage Collection algorithms and implementations
  • Formal analysis and verification of memory management algorithms
  • Compiler analyses to aid memory management
  • Tools to analyze memory usage of programs
  • Memory allocation and de-allocation
  • Empirical analysis of memory intensive programs
  • Formal analysis and verification of memory intensive programs
  • Memory management for machine learning systems
  • Programming and management of emerging or persistent memories

See the Call for Papers for more details.

Call for Papers

The ACM SIGPLAN International Symposium on Memory Management (ISMM 2022) is soliciting full-length submissions covering new work on all memory management related topics, as well as papers presenting confirmations or refutations of important prior results. Surveys and comparative analyses that shed new light on previously published techniques are also welcome. ISMM 2022 will be colocated with PLDI 2022.

Areas of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Garbage collection algorithms and implementations
  • Memory allocation and de-allocation
  • Memory system design and analysis
  • Hardware support for memory management
  • Memory management for large-scale data-intensive systems
  • Novel memory architectures
  • Memory management at datacenter and cloud scales
  • Formal analysis and verification of memory management algorithms
  • Compiler analyses to aid memory management
  • Tools to analyze memory usage of programs
  • Empirical analysis of memory intensive programs
  • Formal analysis and verification of memory intensive programs
  • Memory management for machine learning systems
  • Programming and management of emerging or persistent memories

All papers must be submitted on-line in Portable Document Format (PDF). The symposium welcomes industry practitioners presenting their recent practice and findings in memory management related to real-world deployments.

Formatting Instructions

The formatting instructions will follow the PLDI 2022 guidelines. Information about the required SIGPLAN template can be found here. Submissions must use a 10pt font and be at most 12 pages in length, excluding bibliography. Papers that exceed the length requirement or deviate from the expected format will be rejected.

Double-Blind Reviewing

ISMM uses double-blind reviewing. This means that author names and affiliations must be omitted from the submission. Additionally, if the submission refers to prior work done by the authors, that reference should be made in third person. These are firm submission requirements. Any supplementary material must also be anonymized.

PLDI’s FAQ on Double-Blind Reviewing clarifies the policy for the most common scenarios. But there are many gray areas and trade-offs. If you have any doubts about how to interpret the double blind rules, please contact the Program Chair. Overestimate the need to contact the Program Chair for complex cases that are not fully covered by the FAQ.

Declaring Conflicts

When submitting the paper, you will need to declare potential conflicts. Conflicts should be declared between an adviser and an advisee (e.g., Ph.D., post-doc). Other conflicts include institutional conflicts, financial conflicts of interest, friends or relatives, or any recent co-authors on papers and proposals (last 2 years).

Please do not declare spurious conflicts: such incorrect conflicts are especially harmful if the aim is to exclude potential reviewers, so spurious conflicts can be grounds for rejection. If you are unsure about a conflict, please consult the Program Chair.

Rebuttal

The rebuttal process will occur in April 2022 (see Important Dates), and will give the authors an opportunity to respond to factual errors in reviews before the Program Committee meets to make its decisions. The committee may, but need not, respond to rebuttals or revise reviews at or after the committee meeting.

Acknowledgements

This call-for-papers is an adaptation and evolution of content from previous instances of ISMM and PLDI. We are grateful to prior organizers for their work, which is reused here.

Questions? Use the ISMM contact form.