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; 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.

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 OOPSLA.  If the paper is accepted at OOPSLA, then no paper should be submitted to ISMM and the abstract withdrawn.)

Important Dates:

Abstract Submission:
7 May 2007
Papers Submission:
14 May 2007
Author Response Period:
8-11 June 2007
20 June 2007
Camera-ready Copy:
30 July 2007

Formatting Details:
Submissions should be no more than 10 pages (including bibliography, excluding clearly marked appendices) of English 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). Papers should be submitted in Portable Document Format (PDF) and formatted to print on US Letter (8.5 x 11 inches) paper.  Detailed formatting guidelines are available at, 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. 

Abstract, Paper Submission and Rebuttal Period:
The on-line submission site is now open at

To facilitate assignment of papers to committee members, authors are required to submit contact information and a one-to-two paragraph abstract by 11pm US Pacific Standard Time (PST), 7 May 2007.  We are happy to accept abstracts for papers that have been simultaneously submitted to another conference, though of course, a paper should only be submitted if it has not been accepted to another conference.  Our intention is to allow authors to submit abstracts for papers before knowing whether or not the paper has been accepted at another venue. 

Complete papers are to be sumitted by 11pm US Pacific Standard Time (PST), 14 May 2007.  You can calculate the local times here:

The ISMM 2007 paper reviewing process will give the authors an opportunity for rebuttal. The rebuttal process will occur June 8th-11th, and will enable the authors 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.

Authors will be notified of the acceptance or rejection of their papers by 20 June 2007. Final versions of accepted papers must be received in camera-ready form by 30 July 2007. The proceedings will be published by 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 symposium. For additional information please feel free to contact the Program Chair, Mooly Sagiv ( The call for papers is also available in PDF format.