Call for Papers

Important Dates

Submission: August 1st 2023
Notification: August 21st 2023
Camera-Ready: September 4th 2023

MEMSYS: October 2nd – October 5th 2023

Submission Formats

1–2 page Abstracts
5–6 page Position Papers
10-16 page Research Papers
Conference paper format, ACM ‘sigconf’ proceedings template, blind submission (no authors listed).


General Chair:
Bruce Jacob, Naval Academy

Program Chairs:
Matthias Jung, University of Würzburg
Wendy Elsasser, Rambus

Publicity Chair:
Chen Ding, University of Rochester

Web Chair:
Matthias Jung, University of Würzburg

Program Committee

Ameen Akel, Micron
Abdel-Hameed Badawy, NMSU
Jonathan Beard, Arm
Yitzhak Birk, Technion
Bruce Childers, University of Pittsburgh
Zeshan Chishti, Intel
Bruce Christenson, Intel
David Donofrio, Tactical Computing Labs
Dietmar Fey, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg
Mike Ignatowski, AMD
Michael Jantz, University of Tennessee
Hyesoon Kim, Georgia Tech
John Leidel, Tactical Computing Labs
Trevor Mudge, University of Michigan
Petar Radojkovic, BSC
Arun Rodrigues, Sandia National Labs
Hemant Rotithor, Arm
Kevin Rudd, DoD
Robert Trout, Micron
Owens Walker, US Naval Academy
Norbert Wehn, U. Kaiserslautern
Noel Wheeler, DoD
Donald Yeung, University of Maryland
Ke Zhang, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Marc Reichenbach, BTU Cottbus

Memory-device manufacturing, memory-architecture design, and the use of memory technologies by application software all profoundly impact today’s and tomorrow’s computing systems, in terms of their performance, function, reliability, predictability, power dissipation, and cost. Existing memory technologies are seen as limiting in terms of power, capacity, and bandwidth. Emerging memory technologies offer the potential to overcome both technology- and design-related limitations to answer the requirements of many different applications. Our goal is to bring together researchers, practitioners, and others interested in this exciting and rapidly evolving field, to update each other on the latest state of the art, to exchange ideas, and to discuss future challenges. Please visit for more information.

Areas of Interest

Previously unpublished papers containing significant novel ideas and technical results are solicited. Papers that focus on system, software, and architecture level concepts specifically memory-related, i.e. topics outside of traditional conference scopes, will be preferred over others (e.g., the desired focus is away from pipeline design, processor cache design, prefetching, data prediction, etc.). Symposium topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Memory-system design from both hardware and software perspectives
  • Memory failure modes and mitigation strategies
  • Memory and system security issues
  • Memory for embedded and autonomous systems (e.g., automotive)
  • Operating system design for hybrid/nonvolatile memories
  • Technologies including flash, DRAM, STT-MRAM, 3DXP, etc.
  • Memory-centric programming models, languages, optimization
  • Compute-in-memory and compute-near-memory technologies
  • Data-movement issues and mitigation techniques
  • Interconnects to support large-scale data movement
  • Algorithmic & software memory-management techniques
  • Emerging memory technologies, their controllers, and novel uses
  • Interference at the memory level across datacenter applications
  • Issues in the design and operation of large-memory machines
  • In-memory databases and NoSQL stores
  • Post-CMOS scaling efforts and memory technologies to support them, including cryogenic, neural, and heterogeneous memories

To reiterate, papers that focus on topics outside the scope of traditional architecture conferences will be preferred over others.

Submissions and Presentations

Our primary goal is to showcase interesting ideas that will spark conversation between disparate groups—to get applications people, operating systems people, system architecture people, interconnect people and circuits people to talk to each other. We accept extended abstracts, position papers, and/or full research papers, and each accepted submission is given a 20-minute presentation time slot. Accepted papers will be submitted for inclusion into and ACM Digital Library.


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