Call for Papers

Important Dates

Submission: 29 May, 2020 (+7 days)*
Submission Date Extended to June 12th.
Notification: 31 July, 2020
Camera-Ready: 15 September, 2020
*Automatic 1-week submission extension

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).

Keynotes & Panelists

Yitzhak Birk, Technion
Chen Ding, University of Rochester
Dave Dunning, Qualcomm
Matthias Jung, Fraunhofer IESE
John Leidel, Tactical Computing Labs
Petar Radojkovic, BSC
Arun Rodrigues, Sandia National Labs
Kevin Rudd, DoD
Robert Trout, Micron


Bruce Jacob, University of Maryland
Kathy Smiley, Memory Systems
Ameen Akel, Micron
James Ang, PNNL
Abdel-Hameed Badawy, NMSU
Jonathan Beard, Arm
Bruce Childers, University of Pittsburgh
Zeshan Chishti, Intel
Bruce Christenson, Intel
David Donofrio, Tactical Computing Labs
Wendy Elsasser, Arm
Dietmar Fey, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg
Maya Gokhale, LLNL
Michael Healy, IBM
Thuc Hoang, NNSA
Mike Ignatowski, AMD
Michael Jantz, University of Tennessee
Hyesoon Kim, Georgia Tech
Edgar Leon, LLNL
Scott Lloyd, LLNL
Trevor Mudge, University of Michigan
J. Thomas Pawlowski, Pawlowski Cons.
Hemant Rotithor, Arm
Robert Voigt, Northrop Grumman
Gwendolyn Voskuilen, Sandia National Labs
Owens Walker, US Naval Academy
David Wang, Samsung
Norbert Wehn, U. Kaiserslautern
Noel Wheeler, DoD

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Previously unpublished papers containing significant novel ideas and technical results are solicited.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 IEEE Xplore and ACM Digital Library.