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CF 2023 : ACM International Conference on Computing Frontiers


Conference Series : Computing Frontiers
When May 9, 2023 - May 11, 2023
Where Bologna, Italy
Submission Deadline Jan 27, 2023
Notification Due Mar 17, 2023
Final Version Due Mar 24, 2023

Call For Papers

Call For Papers
The next ACM International Conference on Computing Frontiers will take place on May 9th - 11th, 2023. Computing Frontiers 2023 will be held in person in the town of Bologna, Italy.

Computing Frontiers is an eclectic, interdisciplinary, collaborative community of researchers who investigate emerging technologies in the broad field of computing: our common goal is to drive the scientific breakthroughs that support society.

CF's broad scope is driven by recent technological advances in wide-ranging fields impacting computing, such as novel computing models and paradigms, advancements in hardware, network and systems architecture, cloud computing, novel device physics and materials, new application domains of artificial intelligence, big data analytics, wearables and IoT. The boundaries between the state-of-the-art and revolutionary innovation constitute the advancing frontiers of science, engineering, and information technology — and are the CF community focus. CF provides a venue to share, discuss, and advance broad, forward-thinking, early research on the future of computing and welcomes work on a wide spectrum of computer systems, from embedded and hand-held/wearable devices to supercomputers and datacenters.

Topics of Interest
We seek original research contributions at the frontiers of a wide range of topics, including novel computational models and algorithms, new application paradigms, computer architecture (from embedded to HPC systems), computing hardware, memory technologies, networks, storage solutions, compilers, and environments.

Innovative Computing Approaches, Architectures, Accelerators, Algorithms, and Models
Approximate, analog, inexact, probabilistic computing
Neuromorphic, biologically-inspired computing, and hyperdimensional computing
Dataflow architectures, near-data, and in-memory processing
Quantum computing systems, including algorithms and applications for near-term quantum devices, programming models and compilers, and error correction
Benchmarks, methods, and performance metrics to evaluate innovative computing approaches
Physics-based models of computation
Technological Scaling Limits and Beyond
Limits: Defect- and variability-tolerant designs, graphene and other novel materials, nanoscale design, dark silicon
Extending past Moore's law: 3D-stacking, heterogeneous architectures and accelerators, chiplets, distributed and federated computing and their challenges
Efficient AI computing
Deep learning co-processors including architectures, efficient algorithms, chip design and hardware-software codesign, frameworks and programming models
Edge deep learning for IoT
Distributed AI computing for cloud data servers
Embedded, IoT, and Cyber-Physical Systems
Ultra-low power designs, energy scavenging
Physical security, attack detection and prevention
Reactive, real-time, scalable, reconfigurable, and self-aware systems
Sensor networks, IoT, and architectural innovation for wearable computing
Large-Scale System Design and Networking
Large-scale homogeneous/heterogeneous architectures and networking
System-balance and CPU-offloading
Power- and energy-management for clouds, data centers, and exascale systems
Big Data analytics and exascale data management
System Software, Compiler Technologies, and Programming Languages
Technologies that push the limits of operating systems, virtualization, and container technologies
Large scale frameworks for distributed computing and communication
Resource and job management, scheduling and workflow systems for managing large-scale heterogeneous systems
Compiler technologies: hardware/software integrated solutions, high-level synthesis, compilers for heterogeneous architectures
Tools for analyzing and managing performance at large scale
Novel programming approaches
Fault Tolerance and Resilience
Solutions for ultra-large and safety-critical systems (e.g., infrastructure, airlines)
Hardware and software approaches in adverse environments such as space
Methods, system support, and hardware for protecting against malicious code
Real-time implementations of security algorithms and protocols
Quantum and post-quantum cryptography
Computers and Society
Artificial Intelligence (AI) ethics and AI environmental impact
Education, health, cost/energy-efficient design, smart cities, emerging markets, and interdisciplinary applications
We also strongly encourage submissions in emerging fields that may not fit into traditional categories — if in doubt, please contact the PC co-chairs by email.

We encourage the submission of both full and short papers containing high-quality research describing original and unpublished work. Papers must be submitted through

In the paper submission form authors are invited to flag the Artifact Evaluation option if they are willing to participate in the evaluation. Authors are encouraged, but not required, to already include the AE appendix in the paper at the time of submission. Note that the AE appendix does not count towards the page limit.

Short papers may be position papers or may describe preliminary or highly speculative work. Full papers are a maximum of eight (8) (excluding references) and short papers are a maximum of four (4) (including references) double-column pages in ACM conference format. Authors may buy up to two (2) extra pages for accepted full papers. Page limits include figures, tables and appendices, but exclude references for full papers. As the review process is double-blind, removal of all identifying information from paper submissions is required (i.e., cite own work in third person). Papers not conforming to the above submission policies on formatting, page limits and the removal of identifying information, will be automatically rejected. Authors are strongly advised to submit their papers with the final list of authors in the submission system, as changes may not be feasible at later stages.

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.

No-show policy: Any accepted papers are expected to be presented in-person at the conference and at least one full registration is required from a submission author for each accepted paper. A no-show of papers will result in exclusion from the ACM digital library proceedings. If circumstances arise such that authors are unable to present their papers at the conference, they must contact the PC co-chairs with a proposal for a replacement presenter.

Submission Format
Stage 1 - Paper submission: The short or full papers must be submitted by January 27th February 3rd, 2023 (AoE) (Extended).

Stage 2 - Authors Notifications: March 17th, 2023.

Stage 3 - Camera Ready: March 24th, 2023 .

Call for Artifact Evaluation and disclaimer
The CF23 Organizing Committee strongly encourages authors on a voluntary basis to present the Artifact Evaluation documentation to support their scientific results. The Artifact Evaluation is run by a different committee after the acceptance of the paper and does not affect the paper evaluation itself.

Authors may submit the artifact during the submission period or after the notification. To arrange the CF23 AE Committee and the necessary computing resources, authors are invited to flag the option during the paper registration if they are willing to participate in the evaluation. Authors are encouraged, but not required, to already include the AE appendix in the paper at the time of submission. Note that the AE appendix does not count towards the page limit.

Artifact Preparation
CF23 adopts the ACM Artifact Review and Badging (Version 1.1 - August 24, 2020). By "artifact", we mean a digital object that was either created by the authors to be used as part of the study or generated by the experiment itself. Typical artifacts may include system description or scripts to install the environment or reproduce specific experiments. Authors are invited to include a one-page appendix to the main paper (after the references). The appendix does not count in the page limit.

To prepare the Appendix, authors may refer to the following guide to avoid common mistakes.

A Latex template can be found at the following link:

Review Process
The Artifact Evaluation (AE) Committee will reproduce the paper by following the instructions included in the appendix and verify ACM roles for assigned badges. For example, in order to have a paper with an Artifact Available badge, the code and data should be stored in a permanent archive with a DOI or another unique identifier.

Authors may be invited by the AE Committee to revise their instructions according to their feedback. At the end of the process, AE Committee will recommend one or more badges to assign to the paper among those supported by the ACM reproducibility policy.

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