USENIX ATC '23 Call for Papers

Sponsored by USENIX, the Advanced Computing Systems Association.

The 2023 USENIX Annual Technical Conference will be co-located with the 17th USENIX Symposium on Operating Systems Design and Implementation (OSDI '23) and take place on July 10–12, 2023, at the Sheraton Boston in Boston, MA, USA.

Important Dates

  • Abstract registrations due: Thursday, January 5, 2023, 11:59 pm UTC
  • Submissions due: Thursday, January 12, 2023, 11:59 pm UTC
  • Beginning of authors' response period: Tuesday, April 11, 2023
  • Authors' response due: Thursday, April 13, 2023, 11:59 pm UTC
  • Notification to authors: Friday, April 28, 2023
  • Final paper files due: Thursday, June 8, 2023

Conference Organizers

Program Co-Chairs

Julia Lawall, Inria
Dan Williams, Virginia Tech

Program Committee

Reto Achermann, University of British Columbia
Godmar Back, Virginia Tech
Saurabh Bagchi, Purdue University
Jia-Ju Bai, Tsinghua University
Yungang Bao, Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Yaniv Ben-Itzhak, VMware Research
Annette Bieniusa, University of Kaiserslautern-Landau
Roberto Bifulco, NEC Laboratories Europe
Laurent Bindschaedler, Max Planck Institute for Software Systems (MPI-SWS)
Eleanor Birrell, Pomona College
William Bolosky, Microsoft
Philippe Bonnet, IT University of Copenhagen
Sara Bouchenak, INSA Lyon
Nathan Bronson, Rockset
Maria Carpen-Amarie, Huawei Zurich Research Center
Somali Chaterji, Purdue University
Lydia Chen, Delft University of Technology
Yu Chen, Tsinghua University
Young-ri Choi, UNIST (Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology)
David Cock, ETH Zurich
Dave Dice, Oracle
Thaleia Dimitra Doudali, IMDEA Software Institute
Abhinav Duggal, Dell
Eric Eide, University of Utah
Dan Feng, Huazhong University of Science and Technology
Xinwei (Mason) Fu, Amazon Web Services
Wei Gao, University of Pittsburgh
Jana Giceva, Technische Universität Munich
Kartik Gopalan, Binghamton University
Redha Gouicem, Technische Universität Munich
Xiaohui (Helen) Gu, North Carolina State University
Nastaran Hajinazar, Intel Labs
Kyle Hale, Illinois Institute of Technology
Niranjan Hasabnis, Intel Labs
Chris Hawblitzel, Microsoft Research
Michio Honda, University of Edinburgh
Liting Hu, Virginia Tech
Yu Hua, Huazhong University of Science and Technology
Călin Iorgulescu, Oracle Labs
Zsolt István, Technische Universität Darmstadt
Anand Iyer, Microsoft Research
Hani Jamjoom, IBM
Yu Jiang, Tsinghua University
Myoungsoo Jung, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)
Asim Kadav, Tonal
Vasiliki Kalavri, Boston University
Anuj Kalia, Microsoft
Sudarsun Kannan, Rutgers University
Sanidhya Kashyap, EPFL
Wook-Hee Kim, Konkuk University
Ricardo Koller, Google
Kenji Kono, Keio University
Youngjin Kwon, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)
Sándor Laki, Eötvös Loránd University
Julia Lawall, Inria
Michael Le, IBM Research
Eunji Lee, Soongsil University
Baptiste Lepers, Université de Neuchâtel
Alberto Lerner, University of Fribourg
Yu Liang, City University of Hong Kong
Jean-Pierre Lozi, Inria
Youyou Lu, Tsinghua University
Xiaosong Ma, Qatar Computing Research Institute, HBKU
Sarah Meiklejohn, University College London / Google
Mike Mesnier, Intel Labs
Subrata Mitra, Adobe Research
Apoorve Mohan, IBM Research
Amy L. Murphy, Bruno Kessler Foundation
Ruslan Nikolaev, Pennsylvania State University
Pierre Olivier, The University of Manchester
Amy Ousterhout, University of California, San Diego
Yuvraj Patel, University of Edinburgh
Fernando Pedone, University of Lugano
Kevin Pedretti, Sandia National Laboratory
Jan Rellermeyer, Leibniz University Hannover
Larry Rudolph, Two Sigma Investments, LP
Leonid Ryzhyk, VMware Research
Russell Sears, Apple
Mohammad Shahrad, University of British Columbia
Yizhou Shan, Huawei Cloud
Liuba Shrira, Brandeis University
Georgios Smaragdakis, Delft University of Technology
Nik Sultana, Illinois Institute of Technology
Cheng Tan, Northeastern University
Vasily Tarasov, IBM Research - Almaden
Alain Tchana, ENSIMAG
Daniel R. Thomas, University of Strathclyde
Gaël Thomas, Télécom SudParis - Institut Polytechnique de Paris
Animesh Trivedi, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Theodore Ts'o, Google
Chia-Che Tsai, Texas A&M University
Shay Vargaftik, VMware
Lluís Vilanova, Imperial College London
Chen Wang, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center
Jason Waterman, Vassar College
Dan Williams, Virginia Tech
Emmett Witchel, The University of Texas at Austin and Katana Graph
Youjip Won, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)
Suzhen Wu, Xiamen University
Suli Yang, NetApp Inc.
Eiko Yoneki, University of Cambridge
Feng Zhang, Tsinghua University
Jie Zhang, Peking University
Yongle Zhang, Purdue University
Yuan Zhang, Fudan University
Zheng Zhang, Rutgers University
Yibo Zhu, ByteDance Inc.

Steering Committee

Irina Calciu, VMware Research
Ada Gavrilovska, Georgia Institute of Technology
Casey Henderson, USENIX Association
Arvind Krishnamurthy, University of Washington
Geoff Kuenning, Harvey Mudd College
Brian Noble, University of Michigan
Jiri Schindler, Tranquil Data
Hakim Weatherspoon, Cornell University
Erez Zadok, Stony Brook University
Noa Zilberman, University of Oxford


The 2023 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 deems flawed can be grounds for rejection.

USENIX ATC '23 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 at the time of the abstract registration deadline will be rejected.

Submission Type: Full vs. Short

USENIX ATC accepts both full and short submissions. Full submissions must not exceed 11 pages, and short submissions must not exceed 5 pages. In both cases, the page limit excludes references and includes all text, figures, tables, footnotes, etc. 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. For further details, see the submission instructions.

Deployed Systems Track

USENIX ATC '23 solicits papers that describe the design, implementation, analysis, and experience with real-world deployment of systems and networks. Papers for the deployed systems track (occasionally referred to as the operational systems track in other USENIX conferences) need not present new ideas or results to be accepted but should convey practical insights. Note that the rules regarding submission and anonymization are different for deployed systems track papers (see the submission instructions for more details). The final program will explicitly identify papers accepted to the deployed systems track to distinguish them from papers accepted to the regular track.

Early Rejection Notifications

USENIX ATC '23 will conduct its reviews in multiple rounds. As some papers may be rejected in an early round, USENIX ATC '23 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 '23 will provide an opportunity for authors of papers that are not early rejected to respond to the reviews prior to the 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 '23 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