USENIX ATC '22 Call for Papers

The 2022 USENIX Annual Technical Conference will be co-located with the 16th USENIX Symposium on Operating Systems Design and Implementation (OSDI '22) and take place on July 11–13, 2022, at the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa in Carlsbad, CA, USA.

Sponsored by USENIX, the Advanced Computing Systems Association.

Important Dates

  • Abstract registrations due: Thursday, January 6, 2022, 11:59 pm UTC
  • Submissions due: Thursday, January 13, 2022, 11:59 pm UTC
  • Beginning of authors' response period: Monday, April 11, 2022
  • Authors' response due: Wednesday, April 13, 2022, 11:59 pm UTC
  • Notification to authors: Friday, April 29, 2022
  • Final paper files due: Thursday, June 9, 2022

Conference Organizers

Program Co-Chairs

Jiri Schindler, Tranquil Data
Noa Zilberman, University of Oxford

Program Committee

Reto Achermann, University of British Columbia
Gustavo Alonso, ETH Zurich
Raja Appuswamy, EURECOM
Anys Bacha, University of Michigan
Saurabh Bagchi, Purdue University
Yungang Bao, Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Antonio Barbalace, University of Edinburgh
Yaniv Ben Itzhak, VMware Research
Annette Bieniusa, TU Kaiserslautern
Roberto Bifulco, NEC Laboratories Europe
Laurent Bindschaedler, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
William Bolosky, Microsoft Research
James Bottomley, IBM Research
Nathan Bronson, Rockset
Mihai Budiu, VMware Research
Somali Chaterji, Purdue University
Lydia Chen, Delft University of Technology
Young-ri Choi, UNIST (Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology)
David Cock, ETH Zurich
Dilma Da Silva, Texas A&M University
Angela Demke Brown, University of Toronto
Fred Douglis, Peraton Labs
Abhinav Duggal, Dell EMC
Pascal Felber, University of Neuchatel
Pedro Fonseca, Purdue University
Wei Gao, University of Pittsburgh
Eran Gilad, Yahoo Research
Yotam Harchol, DFINITY Foundation
Tim Harris, Microsoft
Niranjan Hasabnis, Intel Labs
David Hay, Hebrew University
Michio Honda, University of Edinburgh
Jon Howell, VMware
Yu Hua, Huazhong University of Science and Technology
Rebecca Isaacs, Twitter
Zsolt Istvan, TU Darmstadt
Anand Iyer, Microsoft Research
Bill Jannen, Williams College
Theo Jepsen, Stanford University
Anuj Kalia, Microsoft
Michael Kozuch, Intel Labs
John Kubiatowicz, University of California, Berkeley
Youngjin Kwon, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)
Sándor Laki, ELTE Eötvös Loránd University
Shir Landau Feibish, The Open University of Israel
Alberto Lerner, University of Fribourg
Youyou Lu, Tsinghua University
Xiaosong Ma, Qatar Computing Research Institute
A. Theodore Markettos, University of Cambridge
Ali Mashtizadeh, University of Waterloo
Michael Mesnier, Intel
Ethan Miller, University of California, Santa Cruz / Pure Storage
Changwoo Min, Virginia Tech
Jayashree Mohan, Microsoft Research India
Sue Moon, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)
Kiran-Kumar Muniswamy-Reddy, Amazon
Onur Mutlu, ETH Zurich
Shadi Noghabi, Microsoft Research
Fernando Pedone, Università della Svizzera italiana
Adrian Perrig, ETH Zurich
Babu Pillai, Intel Labs
Thanumalayan Pillai, Google
Fernando Ramos, Universidade de Lisboa
Kaveh Razavi, ETH Zurich
Elissa M. Redmiles, Max Planck Institute for Software Systems
Larry Rudolph, Two Sigma Investments, LP
Russell Sears, Apple
Mark Silberstein, Technion—Israel Institute of Technology
Georgios Smaragdakis, Delft University of Technology
Keith A. Smith, MongoDB
Ripduman Sohan, Xilinx
Patrick Stuedi, Confluent
Vasily Tarasov, IBM Research - Almaden
Jens Teubner, TU Dortmund
Eno Thereska, Amazon
Daniel Thomas, University of Strathclyde
Theodore Ts'o, Google
Shay Vargaftik, VMWare Research
Nandita Vijaykumar, University of Toronto
Haris Volos, University of Cyprus
Keval Vora, Simon Fraser University
Han Wang, Intel
Ric Wheeler, Facebook
Avani Wildani, Emory University
Dan Williams, Virginia Tech
Youjip Won, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)
Eiko Yoneki, University of Cambridge


The 2022 USENIX Annual Technical Conference seeks original, high-quality submissions that improve and further the knowledge of computing systems, with an emphasis on implementations and experimental results. We are interested in systems of all scales, from small embedded mobile devices to data centers and clouds. The scope of USENIX ATC covers all practical aspects related to computer systems, including but not limited to: operating systems; runtime systems; parallel and distributed systems; storage; networking; security and privacy; virtualization; software-hardware interactions; performance evaluation and workload characterization; reliability, availability, and scalability; energy and power management; and bug-finding, tracing, analyzing, and troubleshooting.

We value submissions more highly if they are accompanied by clearly defined artifacts not previously available, including traces, original data, source code, or tools developed as part of the submitted work. We particularly encourage new ideas and approaches.

Submissions must contain original unpublished material that is not under review at any other forum, including journals, conferences, and workshops with proceedings. They will be judged on relevance, novelty, technical merit, correctness, and clarity. An idea or a design that the PC committee deems flawed can be grounds for rejection.

USENIX ATC '22 will employ double-blind reviewing. Papers that are not properly anonymized may be rejected without review.

Papers need to be registered and their abstracts submitted by the abstract registration deadline. Papers with an empty abstract will be rejected.

Submission Type: Full vs. Short

USENIX ATC accepts both full and short submissions. Short submissions are limited to roughly half the space of full-length submissions. Both types are reviewed to the same standards and differ primarily in scope. A short paper presents a complete idea that is properly evaluated, just like in a full-length submission.

Operational Systems Track

USENIX ATC '22 solicits papers that describe the design, implementation, analysis, and experience with large-scale, operational systems and networks. Such operational papers need not present new ideas or results to be accepted. Note that the rules regarding submission and anonymization are different for operational systems track papers (see the submission instructions for more details). The final program will explicitly identify papers accepted from the operational track to distinguish papers accepted from the regular track.

Early Rejection Notifications

USENIX ATC '22 will conduct its reviews in multiple rounds. As some papers may be rejected in an early round, USENIX ATC '22 will send early rejection notifications to such authors at least a month ahead of the date that all remaining notifications are sent (acceptances and additional rejections).

Authors' Response Period

USENIX ATC '22 will provide an opportunity for authors to respond to reviews prior to final consideration of the submissions at the program committee meeting according to the schedule detailed above.


All submissions will be treated as confidential prior to publication on the USENIX ATC '22 website. Rejected submissions will be permanently treated as confidential.


Please direct any questions to the program co-chairs at or to the USENIX office at

Go to Submission Instructions