Call for Submissions

Authors are encouraged to submit previously unpublished research at the intersection of computer systems and machine learning. The SysML Program Committee will select papers based on a combination of novelty, quality, interest, and impact.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Efficient model training, inference, and serving
  • Distributed and parallel learning algorithms
  • Privacy and security for ML applications
  • Testing, debugging, and monitoring of ML applications
  • Fairness and interpretability for ML applications
  • Data preparation, feature selection, and feature extraction
  • ML programming models and abstractions
  • Programming languages for machine learning
  • Visualization of data, models, and predictions
  • Customized hardware for machine learning
  • Hardware-efficient ML methods

Reviewing process: All SysML submissions will be double blind, though authors are allowed to post their paper on arXiv or other public forums. Key dates related to the reviewing process are given below:

  • Paper submission deadline: September 28, 2018 at 4:59pm PDT
  • Author rebuttal period: November 14-21, 2018 New dates: November 26 - December 3 at 5:00pm PT
  • Decision notification: January 4, 2019

Dual submission policy: SysML will not accept any paper which, at the time of submission, is under review for another conference or has already been published. This policy also applies to papers that overlap substantially in technical content with conference papers under review or previously published. Authors may, however, submit to SysML substantially different versions of journal papers that are currently under review by a journal, but not yet accepted at the time of submission. After submission and during the review period, SysML submissions must not be submitted to other conferences. However, authors may submit to non-archival venues, such as workshops without proceedings, or as technical reports (or similar, e.g., arXiv).

Proceedings: Accepted papers will be published in the form of online proceedings.

Submission format: To prepare your submission to SysML 2019, please use the LaTeX style files provided at: sysml2019style.tar.gz. Submitted papers will be in a 2-column format and can be up to 10 pages long, not including references. Authors may use as many pages of appendices as they wish, but reviewers are not required to read these. If you wish to include an appendix, please upload this separately from your main paper. You will be able to upload the appendix after submitting your main paper.

Submission site:

Submission deadline: September 28th, 2018 at 4:59pm PDT

Notification of acceptance: January 4th, 2019

Artifact Evaluation


SysML promotes reproducibility of experimental results and encourages code and data sharing to help the community quickly validate and compare alternative approaches. We invite authors of accepted SysML’19 papers to submit their supporting materials (code, data, models, experimental workflows, results) to the Artifact Evaluation process based on the ACM Artifact Review and Badging policy, a standard for systems conferences including CGO, PLDI, PPoPP and SuperComputing.

The Artifact Evaluation process is run by a separate committee whose task is to assess how the artifacts support the work described in the papers. This submission is voluntary and will not influence the final decision regarding the papers. Camera-ready papers that successfully go through the Artifact Evaluation process will include Artifact Appendix and will receive a set of ACM badges printed on the camera-ready papers. Additional information is available on the SysML’19 AE web page.

For additional information regarding your artifact evaluation submission, please contact the Artifact Evaluation Chairs, Gennady Pekhimenko (University of Toronto) and Grigori Fursin (cTuning foundation/dividiti).

Call for Demonstration Proposals

The Conference on Systems and Machine Learning (SysML) 2019 has a Demonstration Track running in parallel with some of the Poster Sessions, March 31st - April 2nd, 2019, in Stanford, California. The emphasis of the SysML demonstration program is on visionary, next generation systems requiring significant research and/or development effort. Proposals on prototypes that demonstrate new research ideas as well as open-source tools that have a high potential to facilitate research are highly encouraged.

Demonstrations offer a unique opportunity to showcase:

  • Interactive applications of learning algorithms
  • Efficient model training, inference, and serving
  • Real-time visualization of learning models
  • Hardware technology
  • Testing, debudding, and monitoring of ML applications
  • ML programming models and abstractions
  • Programming languages for machine learning
  • Systems which are relevant to the technical areas covered at SysML

Demonstrations must show novel technology and must be run live. Unlike poster presentations or slide shows, live action and interaction with the audience are critical elements.

Demonstration Proposal Deadline: February 10, 2019, 11:59pm PST

Submit demo proposals at the following URL:

Submission instructions: Please use the same format as the main SysML Conference, sysml2019style.tar.gz. The demo track is single-blind and you do not need to anonymize the submission.

Notifications for the accepted proposals will be sent by March 1, 2019. Accepted proposals will NOT appear in the final proceedings (i.e., will not be archival) but will be posted on the SysML 2019 website as part of the conference program. The camera-ready deadline is March 15, 2019, at 12:00pm PST.

Selection of demonstrations for presentation at SysML is highly competitive. The evaluation criteria include both the audience experience and the novelty of the system. The proposal should describe in detail what SysML attendees who view the demonstration will experience. What exactly will the audience see? Will they be able to interact with the system? Is there an interesting scenario or script that the demonstration will use to motivate the demonstration?

Each demonstration proposal is submitted as a single PDF file and it must be no more than TWO pages in length. This page limit includes all parts of the proposal: title, abstract, body, and bibliography. The camera-ready of an accepted proposal must observe the same page limit. For the appropriate format follow the link provided above.

All submitted demonstration proposals should address the following points:

  • the technology demonstrated
  • the elements of novelty
  • the live action part
  • the interactive part
  • the equipment brought by the demonstrator (if applicable)
  • the special needs or equipment required at the place of the demo

Submissions will be refereed based on technical quality, novelty, live action, and potential for interaction.

Demonstration chairs: Theodoros Rekatsinas and Ce Zhang