ISMM is a forum for research in management of dynamically allocated memory. Areas of interest include but are not limited to: explicit storage allocation and deallocation; garbage collection algorithms and implementations; compiler analyses to aid memory management; interactions with languages, operating systems, and hardware, especially the memory system; and empirical studies of allocation and referencing behavior in programs that make significant use of dynamic memory.

ISMM solicits full-length papers on all areas of memory management. Survey papers that present an aspect of memory management with a new coherence are also welcome. Submissions will be read by the program committee and designated reviewers and judged on scientific merit, innovation, readability and relevance. Papers previously published or already being reviewed by another conference are not eligible; if a closely related paper has been submitted to a journal, the authors must notify the program chair (see the SIGPLAN republication policy).

Full submissions should be at most 12 pages excluding bibliography and well-marked appendices but including all figures and tables, using at least 11-point font and reasonable margins for US Letter paper.  Papers that violate these guidelines will be rejected by the program chair.  Program committee members are not required to read appendices, and so a paper should be intelligible without them.  All accepted papers will appear in the published proceedings.

Submitted papers must be in English and formatted to print on US Letter (8.5 x 11 inches) paper. Submissions must contain an abstract and postal and electronic mailing addresses for at least one contact author. All papers must be submitted on-line, preferably in Portable Document Format (PDF), although the submission system will also accept PostScript. Instructions for on-line submission of papers will become available on the ISMM web (to be announced). On-line submission of papers must occur no later than 5pm US Eastern Standard Time (UT-4 hours), May 14, 2004.

Authors will be notified of the acceptance or rejection of their papers by June 28, 2004. Final versions of accepted papers must be received in camera-ready form by July 26, 2004. The proceedings will be published by ACM. Authors should read the ACM Author Guidelines and related information. For additional information please feel free to contact the Program Chair, Amer Diwan (


Submission deadline:

May 14, 2004

Author notification:

June 28, 2004

Camera-ready copy due:    

July 26, 2004


Call for Papers in PDF or Postscript format.