The 8th Workshop on

Systems for Multi-core and Heterogeneous Architectures

co-located with Eurosys 2018
23 April 2018, Porto, Portugal

February 12th, 23:55 (GMT)
Paper Submission Deadline [extended]
March 3rd
Notification of Acceptance [delayed]
April 1st
Camera Ready Submission
April 23rd
Workshop Day

News: the program and the keynotes are online.

Thanks everyone for attending! Hope to see you next year!


Modern multi-core and accelerator-rich architectures present a variety of challenges for system developers. To achieve high performance on these platforms, application developers will need to exploit parallelism and leverage low-level hardware features to a much greater extent than before. At the same time, these traits are transcending single host systems as emerging integrated fabric technologies enable disaggregated rack-scale system designs in data centers, with hundreds of GB/s, sub-microsecond interconnects blurring traditional machine boundaries.

The workshop (the eight installment of the successful SFMA and MaRS workshops) brings together researchers in operating systems, language runtime, virtual machine and architecture communities to present and discuss their system building experiences with the new generations of parallel and heterogeneous hardware.

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
  • novel multi-core operating system designs,
  • runtime systems and programming environments for future hardware,
  • OS or runtime support for heterogeneous processing cores,
  • scheduling on many-core architectures,
  • hybrid scale-up/scale-out system designs
  • energy efficiency, fault tolerance and resource management on future multi-core architectures,
  • performance evaluation of potential future hardware,
  • architectural support for systems-level software, and
  • case studies of system-level software design for current or future multi-core hardware.

Publication policy

The papers will be distributed to workshop participants via the website, but will not be published via ACM Digital Library with the aim  to encourage the submission of early-stage work soliciting feedback from the community. This policy allows  later submission to more formal venues, e.g., EuroSys, OSDI, or ISCA. 

Workshop format

We plan to have 4-8 presentations of accepted papers, and 3 keynote speakers with world-established expertise in the field of interest for the workshop. The workshop will conclude with a panel discussion.

Paper submission

Authors are invited to submit original work that exposes a new problem, advocates a specific solution, or reports on actual experience. In addition, this year we are also considering  already published  papers for those who wishes to expose their work to a new audience. The submissions are of three types: short papers (5 pages) or position papers (1-2 pages), and extended abstract (1 page) for already published papers.  The page count does not include references.  Papers should be submitted using the standard two-column ACM SIG proceedings or SIG alternate template.  

Paper submission is single-blind.  

For any information, please contact workshop organizers