[gclist] ISMM (Intl Symp on Memory Management) Call for Papers

David Detlefs - Sun Microsystems Labs BOS David Detlefs <david.detlefs@east.sun.com>
Thu, 6 Dec 2001 11:08:30 -0500 (EST)

GC Hackers --

For some of you this will be a reminder.

The Symposium web page is at


Get those awesome submissions polished up!

Dave Detlefs



       2002 International Symposium on Memory Management (ISMM)

		       Sponsored by ACM SIGPLAN
		  Berlin, Germany, June 20-21, 2002
		   (in conjunction with PLDI 2002)


    Submission deadline:   February 8, 2002
			   5pm, US Eastern Standard Time (-4 hours UT)
    Author notification:   March 22, 2002
    Camera-ready copy due: April 20, 2002

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; and empirical studies of allocation and
referencing behavior in programs that make significant use of dynamic

ISMM 2002 continues the tradition of the successful conference series
established with the International Workshops on Memory Management held
in 1992 (St. Malo, France) and 1995 (Kinross, Scotland), and the ISMM
symposia of 1998 (Vancouver, Canada), and 2000 (Minneapolis, USA)
Proceedings of the IWMM conferences are available from Springer-Verlag
(Lecture Notes in Computer Science no. 637 and no. 986), while the
ISMM proceedings are published by the Association for Computing
Machinery (ACM).

ISMM solicits both short and 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.  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.

Full submissions should be at most 12 pages excluding bibliography and
well-marked appendices, using at least 11-point font and reasonable
margins for US Letter paper.  Program committee members are not
required to read appendices, and so a paper should be intelligible
without them.  Short papers (of no more than 6 pages) will be
considered for abbreviated presentation.  A short paper may present
results of work in progress but which are not as developed as those
expected in a full paper: for example, it might offer new ideas that
are intriguing but not ``fully baked,'' or present useful and solid
measurements.  All accepted papers (both short and full) will appear
in the published proceedings.

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 portable PostScript will also be
accepted.  Instructions for on-line submission of papers will become
available on the ISMM web-site given above.  On-line submission of
papers must occur no later than 5pm US Eastern Standard Time (-4 hours
UT), February 8, 2002.

Authors will be notified of the acceptance or rejection of their
papers by March 22, 2002.  Final versions of accepted papers must be
received in camera-ready form by April 20, 2002.  The proceedings will
be published by ACM.  Authors should read the ACM Author Guidelines
and related information.  For additional information please feel free
to contact the Program Chair, David Detlefs (david.detlefs@sun.com).

General Chair
Hans Boehm, Hewlett-Packard, USA

Program Chair
David Detlefs, Sun Microsystems Labs, USA

Program Committee
David Bacon, IBM TJ Watson, USA
Rick Hudson, Intel, USA
Kathryn McKinley, UT Austin, USA
Luc Moreau, University of Southampton, UK
Erez Petrank, The Technion, Israel
Tony Printezis, University of Glasgow, UK
David Tarditi, Microsoft Research, USA

Steering Committee
Antony Hosking, Purdue U., USA
Richard Jones, U. Kent at Canterbury, UK
J. Eliot B. Moss, U. Mass. at Amherst, USA
Simon Peyton Jones, Microsoft Research, UK
Ben Zorn, Microsoft Research, USA