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As an author who has previously published in ISMM, we would like to invite you to consider submitting a paper to ISMM 2008. The call for papers is below; if you are submitting a paper to PLDI 2008, please note that you can also submit it to ISMM (see the guidelines below). Richard Jones Steve Blackburn International Symposium on Memory Management 2008 http://www/cs.kent.ac.uk/~rej/ismm2008 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: Richard Jones Programme Chair: Steve Blackburn Steering Committee: Programme Committee: David Bacon, IBM David Detlefs, Microsoft Steve Blackburn, ANU David Gay, Intel Amer Diwan, U. Colorado Dan Grossman, U. Washington David Detlefs, Microsoft Martin Hirzel, IBM Richard Jones, U. Kent Matthias Meyer, U. Stuttgart Greg Morrisett, Harvard Kathryn McKinley, U. Texas Eliot Moss, U. Massachusetts Martin Rinard, MIT Erez Petrank, Technion U. Witawas Srisa-an, U. Nebraska Mooly Sagiv, Tel-Aviv U. Bjarne Steensgaard, Microsoft Guy Steele, Sun Microsystems David Ungar, IBM Craig Zilles, U. Illinois KEY DATES Abstracts: 16 January 2008 (5pm PST) Full papers: 23 January 2008 (5pm PST) Author response period: 3-5 March 2008 Notification: 10 March 2008 Camera-ready copy: 7 April 2008 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 (except see below); if a closely related paper has been submitted to a journal, the authors must notify the program chair (see the SIGPLAN republication policy). Authors can submit an abstract for a paper that is under consideration for another venue. However, they can only submit a full paper if the paper is not already being considered or published elsewhere. ***The intent of this policy is to allow authors to submit an abstract for a paper that has also been sumitted to PLDI. If the paper is accepted at PLDI, then no paper should be submitted to ISMM and the abstract withdrawn.*** 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 on a ten-point baseline, with pages 20pc (3.33in) wide and 54pc (9in) tall, with a column gutter of 2pc (0.33in). Detailed formatting guidelines are available at www.acm.org/sigs/sigplan/ authorInformation.htm 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. 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. This requires effort from authors 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 third person, as you would other related work. Avoid making paper drafts too public, to reduce the possibility of inadvertantly revealing your identities to reviewers. Reviewers, for their part, will be honour bound not to try to discover authors' identities, which will be known only by the programme chair until a suitable point in the programme committee's deliberations. We are using this process because research indicates that author anonymity reduces bias in reviewing. The rebuttal process 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 to reflect better the committee's rationale. 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. 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 Programme Chair, Steve Blackburn ([EMAIL PROTECTED]).