Call for Papers

Important Dates

Paper submissions due: August 19, 2024 AoE

Notification to authors: September 19, 2024 AoE

Final version due: October 3, 2024 AoE


Using ML for improving computer systems has seen a significant amount of work both in academia and industry. With the recent advances in Generative AI models, the potential offered by AI has been growing rapidly. However, deployed uses of such techniques remain rare. While many published works in this space focus on solving the underlying learning problems, we observe a gap between these fundamental learning methods and actually using these methods to drive real world impact. The goal of this workshop is to raise awareness of this gap and to seek understanding of why it occurs. Examples of topics include: Highlighting potential issues with ML feature stability, reliability, availability, ML integration into rollout processes, verification, safety guarantees, feedback loops introduced by learning, debuggability, and explainability. 

We hope to identify these problems and bring together practitioners and academic researchers, both on the production systems and ML side, to work towards a methodology for capturing these problems in academic research. We believe that starting this conversation between the academic and industrial research communities will facilitate the adoption of ML for Systems research in production systems, and will provide the academic community with access to new research problems that exist in real-world deployments but have seen less attention in the academic community.

To this end, we invite three types of papers in the broad area of challenges associated with using machine learning in computer systems

We encourage a wide variety of submissions, from success-stories to retrospectives, and are particularly interested in 

anecdotes and experiences from real-world deployments. We also encourage academic and research submissions that are 

describing techniques that could be applicable to such deployments, even if they do not describe a real system.

A paper accepted to PACMI would not preclude its future publication at a major conference. Accepted papers will have the option to be included in ACM proceedings. Submissions that are likely to generate vigorous discussion will be favored!

Topics of Interest

Some areas of interest include:

We define computer systems to broadly include (not limited to): Computer Architecture, Network Systems, Operating Systems, Runtime Systems, Software Systems, Code Modeling, Compilers, Databases, Data Centers, Distributed Systems, Security and Performance Tools. We define ML to broadly include any data-driven methods.

Submission Instructions & Formatting

Papers will be submitted electronically in PDF format via the web submission form.

All submissions will be single-blind to allow for going into details without worrying about anonymity. Authors are allowed to post their papers on arXiv or other public forums.

The formatting should follow the same guidelines as SOSP submissions:

Use A4 or US letter paper size, with all text and figures fitting inside a 178 x 229 mm (7 x 9 in) block centered on the page, using two columns separated by 8 mm (0.33 in) of whitespace. Use 10-point font (typeface Times Roman, Linux Libertine, etc.) on 12-point (single-spaced) leading. Graphs and figures should be readable without magnification; they are encouraged to be in color, but should remain readable if printed in grayscale. All pages should be numbered, and references within the paper should be hyperlinked.

Submissions violating these rules may not be considered for publication. We encourage you to upload an early draft of the paper well before the deadline to check if the paper meets the formatting rules.

Most of these rules are automatically applied when using the official SIGPLAN LaTeX or MS Word templates from the ACM.

For Latex, we recommend you use: