USENIX ATC '24 Preliminary Call for Papers

Sponsored by USENIX, the Advanced Computing Systems Association.

The 2024 USENIX Annual Technical Conference will be co-located with the 18th USENIX Symposium on Operating Systems Design and Implementation (OSDI '24) and take place on July 10–12, 2024, at the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara in Santa Clara, CA, USA.

Important Dates

  • Abstract registrations due: Tuesday, January 9, 2024, 11:59 pm UTC
  • Submissions due: Tuesday, January 16, 2024, 11:59 pm UTC
  • Authors' response period: Thursday, April 18–Saturday, April 20, 2024, 11:59 pm UTC
  • Notification to authors: Tuesday, April 30, 2024
  • Final papers due: Thursday, June 6, 2024

Conference Organizers

Program Co-Chairs

Saurabh Bagchi, Purdue University
Yiying Zhang, University of California, San Diego

Program Committee


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 2024 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Submissions must contain original unpublished material that is not under review at any other forum, including journals, conferences, and workshops with proceedings.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 '24 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.

There will be an optional artifact evaluation process for accepted papers.

Submission Type: Full vs. Short

USENIX ATC accepts both full and short submissions. Full submissions must not exceed 12 pages, and short submissions must not exceed 6 pages. In both cases, the page limit excludes references and appendices but 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. Optionally, authors can include an appendix to provide material that may be of interest to some reviewers, such as algorithm details, proofs, and code snippets, but is not central to the contributions of the paper. For further details, see the submission instructions.

Deployed Systems Track

USENIX ATC '24 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. The final program will explicitly identify papers accepted to the deployed systems track to distinguish them from papers accepted to the regular track.

Authors' Response Period

USENIX ATC '24 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 '24 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