ICS 2024: International Conference on Supercomputing

June 4-7, 2024

International Conference Hall, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan

ACM's publications policies


Papers accepted for this conference will be published in the ACM proceedings. ACM's publication policy is as follows.

  • By submitting your article to an ACM Publication, you are hereby acknowledging that you and your co-authors are subject to all ACM Publications Policies, including ACM's new Publications Policy on Research Involving Human Participants and Subjects. Alleged violations of this policy or any ACM Publications Policy will be investigated by ACM and may result in a full retraction of your paper, in addition to other potential penalties, as per ACM Publications Policy.

  • Please ensure that you and your co-authors obtain an ORCID ID, so you can complete the publishing process for your accepted paper. ACM has been involved in ORCID from the start and we have recently made a commitment to collect ORCID IDs from all of our published authors. The collection process has started and will roll out as a requirement throughout 2022. We are committed to improve author discoverability, ensure proper attribution and contribute to ongoing community efforts around name normalization; your ORCID ID will help in these efforts.

Submission guidelines


Authors will submit papers via the HotCRP conference review software here. Papers must be submitted in printable PDF format and should contain a maximum of 11 pages of single-spaced two-column text plus unlimited references. No appendices are allowed.

If you are using Latex please use the following template. A sample PDF generated from the template is available here.

If you wish not to use the above template please use the following specifications

File format: PDF
Page limit: 11 pages, not including references
Paper size: US Letter 8.5in x 11in
Top margin: 1in
Bottom margin: 1in
Left margin: 0.75in
Right margin: 0.75in
Body: 2-column, single-spaced
Space between columns: 0.25in
Line spacing (leading): 11pt
Body font: 10pt, Times
Abstract font: 10pt, Times
Section heading font: 12pt, bold
Subsection heading font: 10pt, bold
Caption font: 9pt (minimum), bold
References: 8pt, no page limit, list all authors' names


Submissions (both abstract and paper) should be prepared for double-blind review, i.e., without author names or other identifying material. The submission system requests information about the authors. This information will not be given to the reviewers. Authors should refer to themselves in the third person when citing their own work. Authors should under no circumstances reveal their identity or affiliation through any side channels, including but not limited to the metadata of the submitted PDF files, their prior work, or acronyms of systems which have already been released to the public. If you are improving upon your prior work, refer to your prior work in the third person and include a full citation for the work in the bibliography. For example, if you are building on your own prior work in, you would say something like: "While the authors of~\cite{your prior work } did X, Y, and Z, this paper additionally does W, and is therefore much better." Do NOT omit or anonymize references for blind review. There is one exception to this for your own prior work that appeared in Computer Architecture Letters, arXiv, workshops without archived proceedings, etc. as discussed later in this document.

If authors have any doubts on whether any aspect of their submission violates anonymity they should contact the Program Chairs. Authors may contact only the Program Chairs for any matters regarding submitted papers during and after the review process. Contacting PC or ERC members about submitted paper(s) is an ethical violation and grounds for immediate rejection of the paper.

Declaring Authors

Declare all the authors of the paper upfront. Addition/removal of authors once the paper is accepted will have to be approved by the program chair, since it potentially undermines the goal of eliminating conflicts for reviewer assignment.

Areas and Topics

Authors should indicate specific topics covered by the paper on the submission page. If you are unsure whether your paper falls within the scope of the conference, please check with the program chair --- ICS is a broad, multidisciplinary conference and encourages new topics.

Declaring Conflicts of Interest

Authors must register all their conflicts on the paper submission site. Conflicts are needed to ensure appropriate assignment of reviewers. If a paper is found to have an undeclared conflict that causes a problem OR if a paper is found to declare false conflicts in order to abuse or `game' the review system, the paper may be rejected.

Please declare a conflict of interest with the following people for any author of your paper. A conflict occurs in the following cases:

  • Between advisor and advisee forever.

  • Between family members forever.

  • Between people who have collaborated in the last 5 years. This collaboration can consist of a joint research or development project, a joint paper, or when there is direct funding from the potential reviewer (as opposed to company funding) to an author of the paper. Co-participation in professional activities, such as tutorials or studies, is not cause for conflict. When in doubt, the author should check with the Program Chair.

  • Between people from same institution (including when the authors are in negotiation about accepting a position at an institution) or who were in the same institution in the last 5 years.

  • Between people whose relationship prevents the reviewer from being objective in his/her assessment.

`Service' collaborations, such as co-authoring a report for a professional organization, serving on a program committee, or co-presenting tutorials, do not themselves create a conflict of interest. Co-authoring a paper that is a compendium of various projects with no true collaboration among the projects does not constitute a conflict among the authors of the different projects. On the other hand, there may be others not covered by the above with whom you believe a COI exists, for example, an ongoing collaboration which has not yet resulted in the creation of a paper or proposal. Please report such COIs; however, you may be asked to justify them. Please be reasonable. For example, you cannot declare a COI with a reviewer just because that reviewer works on topics similar to or related to those in your paper. The program chair may contact co-authors to explain a COI whose origin is unclear.

Most reviews will be solicited among the members of the PC, but other members from the community may also write reviews. Please declare all your conflicts (not just restricted to the PC) on the submission form. When in doubt, contact the program chair.

ArXiv Submissions

Authors may submit their work to ICS 2024 for publication even if the paper has been submitted to or currently appears on Arxiv. However, please do recognize that Arxiv submissions cause serious issues with the double-blind review process. The PC chair will advise the PC members not to consider Arxiv submissions in their evaluation. However, we encourage the authors to reduce the possibility of their name being disclosed. While there is no magical solution to hide from the power of web search in locating Arxiv papers, we encourage authors to avoid substantially similar titles abstract etc., to reduce this match.

Concurrent Submissions and Workshops

By submitting a manuscript to ICS 2024, the authors guarantee that the manuscript has not been previously published or accepted for publication in a substantially similar form in any conference, journal, or the archived proceedings of a workshop (e.g., in the ACM/IEEE digital libraries) --- see exceptions below. The authors also guarantee that no paper that contains significant overlap with the contributions of the submitted paper will be under review for any other conference or journal or an archived proceedings of a workshop during the review period. Violation of any of these conditions will lead to rejection.

The only exceptions to the above rules are for the authors' own papers in (1) workshops without archived proceedings such as in the ACM/IEEE digital libraries (or where the authors chose not to have their paper appear in the archived proceedings), or (2) venues such as IEEE CAL or arXiv where there is an explicit policy that such publication does not preclude longer conference submissions. In all such cases, the submitted manuscript may ignore the above work to preserve author anonymity. This information must, however, be provided on the submission form --- the program chair will make this information available to reviewers if it becomes necessary to ensure a fair review. As always, if you are in doubt, it is best to contact program chairs. Finally, we also note that the ACM Plagiarism Policy covers a range of ethical issues concerning the misrepresentation of other works or one's own work.

Ethical Obligations

  • Authors are not allowed to contact reviewers or PC members to encourage or solicit them to bid on any paper.

  • Authors are not allowed to attempt to sway a reviewer to review any paper positively or negatively.

  • Authors are not allowed to contact reviewers or PC members requesting any type of information about the reviewing process, either in general or specifically about submitted papers.

  • Authors are not allowed to contact reviewers or PC members to ask about the outcomes of any papers.

  • Authors must also abide by the ACM ethics policy. Violation of the ACM ethics policy may result in rejection of the submission and possible action by the ACM.

  • Authors are not allowed to advertise their submissions or related technical reports and postings (e.g., to arxiv.org or online repositories) on social media or community blogs and webpages during the period starting from the submission deadline and ending when the ICS acceptance results are public.

  • ICS follows the ACM Author Representations Policy.

Upon Acceptance of Your Paper

Authors will be notified of acceptance or rejection on the Decision Notification Date. At this point, contact authors of accepted papers will receive instructions on how to prepare and submit a final version by the Camera-Ready Deadline.

AUTHORS TAKE NOTE: The official publication date is the date the proceedings are made available in the ACM Digital Library. This date may be up to two weeks prior to the first day of the conference. The official publication date may affect the deadline for any patent filings related to published work. (For those rare conferences whose proceedings are published in the ACM Digital Library after the conference is over, the official publication date remains the first day of the conference.)

Your Paper at the Conference

Authors are required to present their work in a scheduled session with other ICS Papers. Papers whose authors are not at the conference to present their paper may be removed from the ACM Digital Library.


Elements in this document regarding concurrent submissions, anonymity, and ethical obligations are taken from previous SIGARCH conferences, particularly the last two instances of the ASPLOS conference (ASPLOS'22, ASPLOS'21), ICS 2023, the program chairs of which we wish to thank.

Murali Annavaram, USC.
Ana Lucia Varbanescu, University of Twente.