ISMM 2009 Call for Papers

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    International Symposium on Memory Management 2009
    http://sysrun.haifa.il.ibm.com/hrl/ISMM2009

    CALL FOR PAPERS

    ISMM is a forum for research in management of dynamically allocated
    memory. Areas of interest include but are not limited to: explicit
    storage allocation and deallocation; garbage collection algorithms and
    implementations; compiler analyses to aid memory management;
    interactions with languages, operating systems, and hardware,
    especially the memory system; memory management related tools; and
    empirical studies of allocation and referencing behavior in programs
    that make significant use of dynamic memory. ISMM solicits full-length
    papers on all areas of memory management. Survey papers that present
    an aspect of memory management with a new coherence are also welcome.

    ORGANIZERS

    General Chair: Hillel Kolodner Program Chair: Guy L. Steele Jr.

    Steering Committee: Program Committee:
    David F. Bacon, IBM Research Angela Demke Brown, U. Toronto
    Steve Blackburn, ANU Dino Distefano, Queen Mary, U. London
    Amer Diwan, U. Colorado Dan Grossman, U. Washington
    Richard Jones, U. Kent Ranjit Jhala, UC San Diego
    Hillel Kolodner, IBM Haifa Research Pramod Joisha, HP Labs
    Greg Morrisett, Harvard Matthias Meyer, U. Stuttgart
    Eliot Moss, U. Massachusetts Martin Rinard, MIT
    Erez Petrank, Technion Xipeng Shen, William and Mary College
    Mooly Sagiv, Tel-Aviv U. Fridtjof Siebert, Aicas GmbH
    Guy L. Steele Jr., Sun Microsystems Bjarne Steensgaard, Microsoft
    Research
    Kenjiro Taura, U. Tokyo
    Martin Vechev, IBM Research

    KEY DATES

    Full papers: January 29, 2009 (11:08pm PST)
    Author response period: March 5-6, 2009
    Notification: March 12, 2009
    Camera-ready copy: April 6, 2009

    Submissions will be read by the program committee and designated
    reviewers, and judged on scientific merit, innovation, readability,
    and relevance. Papers previously published or already being reviewed
    by another conference are not eligible; if a closely related paper has
    been submitted to a journal, the authors must notify the program
    chair
    (see the SIGPLAN republication policy). Note: this year the
    submission deadline for ISMM is two days after the author notification
    deadline for PLDI, to make it possible for authors of relevant papers
    not accepted for PLDI to submit them to ISMM.

    Submissions should be no more than 10 pages (including bibliography,
    excluding well marked appendices) in standard ACM SIGPLAN conference
    format: two columns, nine-point font (or larger) on a ten-point
    baseline (or larger), with columns 20pc (3.33in) wide and 54pc (9in)
    tall, and a column gutter of 2pc (0.33in). Detailed formatting
    guidelines are available at the URL below, along with formatting
    templates or style files for LaTeX. Papers that violate these
    guidelines will be rejected by the program chair. Program committee
    members are not required to read appendices, and so a paper should be
    intelligible without them. All accepted papers will appear in the
    published proceedings.

    http://www.acm.org/sigs/sigplan/authorInformation.htm

    Double-blind reviewing

    The ISMM paper reviewing process uses double-blind reviewing and
    provides an opportunity for rebuttal. In double-blind reviewing, the
    authors are anonymous to the reviewers, just as reviewers are
    anonymous to the authors. Authors are required to make reasonable
    efforts not to disclose their identities to reviewers. For example,
    you should not give your names nor mention your institution, research
    group or project name, etc. Where necessary for flow, you could say
    "the XYZ project" and add in a footnote that the name is withheld.
    Discuss your own prior work in the third person, as you would other
    related work. Avoid making paper drafts too public, to reduce the
    possibility of inadvertently revealing your identities to reviewers.
    Authors will be able to provide reviewers with anonymous auxiliary
    material such as proofs and source code via the PC Chair (see below).
    Reviewers, for their part, will be honor-bound not to try to discover
    authors' identities, which will be known only by the program chair
    until a suitable point in the program committee's deliberations. We
    are using this process because research indicates that author
    anonymity reduces bias in reviewing.

    Auxiliary Material

    When submitting papers to ISMM 09, authors will be able to provide the
    PC Chair with a URL for upload of auxiliary material. The URL itself
    will not be seen by reviewers. The authors may reference such
    material in their paper, noting that the material has been made
    available to the PC Chair. This facility may be used by authors to
    provide reviewers with useful information beyond the scope of the
    submitted paper, such as technical reports, proofs, and source code,
    without disclosing the authors' identity. Authors are obliged to make
    reasonable efforts to make all auxiliary material suitably anonymous.
    Authors are reminded that reviewers are under no obligation to read
    any auxiliary material.

    Review committee

    ISMM 09 follows the practice introduced for ISSM 2008 of using a
    separate Review Committee (RC) as part of the reviewing process. The
    RC complements the Program Committee (PC) by providing expert reviews.
    The same reviewing standards apply to the RC as for the PC. However,
    RC members review only around four papers each, and do not participate
    in the PC meeting. The purpose of the RC is to increase the breadth
    and depth of the reviewer pool, thus increasing the likelihood of
    conflict-free expert reviews. This approach should be more practical
    with double-blind reviewing than ad hoc expert review assignments (as
    used by a number of conferences). The formal selection process,
    transparency of its constituency, and the fact that each reviewer will
    review multiple papers should increase the quality and accountability
    of reviews as compared to traditional ad hoc expert review
    assignments.

    Rebuttal

    The rebuttal process will occur in early March 2009, and will give the
    authors opportunity to respond succinctly 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.

    Submissions

    Submitted papers must be in English and formatted to print on US
    Letter (8.5 x 11 inches) paper. Submissions must contain an abstract
    and postal and electronic mailing addresses for at least one contact
    author. All papers must be submitted on-line, preferably in Portable
    Document Format (PDF), although the submission system will also accept
    PostScript.

    Proceedings

    The proceedings will be published by the ACM. Authors should read the
    ACM Author Guidelines and related information. Authors of accepted
    papers must guarantee that their paper will be presented at the
    conference. For additional information please feel free to contact
    the Program Chair, Guy Steele, (Guy.Steele at sun.com).
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