Welcome to ISMM 2013
ISMM is a forum for research in memory management. Areas of interest include but are not limited to:
- Memory allocation and de-allocation
- Garbage Collection algorithms and implementations
- Compiler analyses and tools to aid memory management
- Empirical analysis of heap intensive programs
- Formal analysis and verification of heap intensive programs
- Memory system design and analysis
- Verification of memory management algorithms
- Development and evaluation of open source implementations related to memory management
- Memory management on non-traditional or new architectures or systems
ISMM solicits full-length submissions covering new work on these and related topics. Surveys, comparative analysis, and methodological papers delving into areas covered by prior work are also welcome. An author rebuttal period of 3 days will be provided. The principal criteria for acceptance are 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). The submission deadline for ISMM is chosen to be shortly after the author notification deadline for PLDI , to allow for authors of relevant papers not accepted for PLDI to re-submit them to ISMM. The review process will be "double-blind" so that author anonymity is preserved to avoid bias.
Note that PLDI and ISMM are co-located.
Details on the paper submission process will be posted here when available. Feel free to distribute this CFP. As is traditional, accepted papers should
|Submissions due:||February 10, 2013. (Anywhere on Earth).|
|Rebuttal Period:||March 17-19, 2013|
|Notification:||March 26, 2013|
|Final copy:||April 18, 2013|
|Conference:||June 20, 2013|
All papers must be submitted on-line in Portable Document Format (PDF). The submission web site is: https://www.easychair.org/account/signin.cgi?conf=ismm20130
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 elsewhere, the authors must notify the program chair (see the SIGPLAN republication policy). Note: this year the submission deadline for ISMM is five 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 must be in English, formatted to print on US Letter (8.5 x 11 inches) paper, and 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 should be self-contained and auxiliary material will not be accepted. 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.
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, 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. 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.
External Review Committee
ISMM 2013 follows the practice introduced in earlier ISMM's of using a separate External Review Committee (ERC) as part of the reviewing process. The ERC complements the Program Committee (PC) by providing expert reviews. The same reviewing standards apply to the ERC as for the PC. However, ERC members review only around four papers each, do not participate in the PC meeting, but will review and determine the fate of PC submissions. The purpose of the ERC 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.
The rebuttal process will occur in March 2013 (see above), 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.