Authors are encouraged to submit previously unpublished research at the intersection of computer systems and machine learning.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).