The 55th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Microarchitecture® (MICRO) will conduct artifact evaluation (AE) for the second time. AE has become a common practice in the systems community (OSDI, PLDI, PACT, MLSys), and has recently been successfully introduced to the architecture community, with ASPLOS conducting AE in the last three years, and MICRO doing so as well in 2021. We invite the authors of accepted MICRO 2022 papers to submit their artifacts to be assessed based on the ACM Artifact Review and Badging policy. Note that this submission is voluntary and will not influence the final decision regarding the papers.

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Important Dates

  • Paper Decision Notification: July 18, 2022
  • Intent to Submit: July 22, 2022 at 11:59 PM PDT
  • Artifact Submission: July 29, 2022 at 11:59 PM PDT
  • Artifact Decision: August 26, 2022


The authors of accepted papers at MICRO 2022 will be invited to submit their artifacts according to the established submission guidelines followed by previous conferences. Submission will be then reviewed according to the reviewing guidelines. Papers that successfully go through AE will receive a set of ACM badges of approval printed on the papers themselves and available as meta information in the ACM Digital Library (it is now possible to search for papers with specific badges in ACM DL). Authors of such papers will have an option to include a two-page-max artifact appendix to their camera-ready paper. The optional artifact appendix pages will be free of charge.

ACM Reproducibility Badges

ACM Badge: Artifacts Available
Artifacts Available
ACM Badge: Artifacts Evaluated
Artifacts Evaluated — Functional
ACM Badge: Results Reproduced
Results Reproduced

Artifact Submission

An artifact submission consists of two parts:

  1. The paper and a two-page appendix. Please prepare your appendix using the provided template. The appendix is expected to contain the following main sections:
    • an abstract
    • an itemized metainformation list
    • access to the artifact
    • system requirements and dependencies
    • experiment workflow
    • steps for evaluation
    • results
    Note that the paper does not need to be the final version, as the main goal of this submission is to let artifact reviewers reproduce your experiments.
  2. The artifact. Please make your artifact accessible by the reviewing committee. We do not limit the way of code delivery. However, if you would like to apply for the "Artifact Available" badge, you will need to have your artifact available at a public archival repository (for more details, see the reviewing guide).

Please submit your artifact on our submission site. When you submit, please provide details about the artifact's software and hardware requirements. This will be extremely helpful for the Artifact Evaluation Committee to find suitable reviewers.


There are major benefits to introducing AE in our conferences.

  1. Dissemination of Ideas: The goal of our research is to disseminate insights and encourage people to build upon that idea. Open-sourcing the artifacts and opening up the ideas to the whole community ensures that the community can work together towards solving an important problem.
  2. Reproducibility of the Results: Artifact evaluation promotes reproducibility of experimental results and encourages code and data sharing to help the community quickly validate and compare alternative approaches.
  3. Safeguarding the Review Process: AE incentivizes people to conduct research in an ethical manner. The recent example of misconduct in our conference reviewing process has greatly hurt the reputation of this community. Introducing AE can help to restore our integrity and commitment to reproducible and ethical research.

Artifact Evaluation Organization

Artifact Evaluation Co-Chairs Affiliation
Alexandros Daglis Georgia Institute of Technology
Jason Lowe-Power University of California, Davis

Selection Committee

Committee Member Affiliation
Sungwoo Ahn Yonsei University
Rutgers University
Vojtech Aschenbrenner École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Ashkan Asgharzadeh University of Murcia
Abhishek Bhattacharyya University of Wisconsin–Madison
Utpal Bora University of Cambridge
Yue Dai University of Pittsburgh
Poulami Das Georgia Institute of Technology
Moumita Dey Georgia Institute of Technology
Sankha Dutta Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
S M Farabi Mahmud Texas A&M University
Farzaneh University of California, Santa Cruz
Boyuan Feng University of California, Santa Barbara
Ivan Fernandez University of Malaga
Eduardo José Gómez Hernández University of Murcia
Christina Giannoula National Technical University of Athens
Sneha Goenka Stanford University
Ramyad Hadidi SK hynix
Kashif Inayat Incheon National University
Vighnesh Iyer University of California, Berkeley
Vahid Janfaza Texas A&M University
Aaron Jezghani Georgia Institute of Technology
Adeeb Kabir Rutgers University
Alireza Khadem University of Michigan
Iacovos Kolokasis University of Crete
Neeraj Ladkani Microsoft Corporation
Bingyao Li University of Pittsburgh
He Li University of Cambridge
Shiyu Li Duke University
Zhaoying Li National University of Singapore
Zirui Li Rutgers University
Jilan Lin University of California, Santa Barbara
Sara Mahdizadeh Shahri University of Michigan
Satvik Maurya University of Wisconsin–Madison
Toluwanimi Odemuyiwa UC Davis
Asmita Pal University of Wisconsin–Madison
Zhewen Pan University of Wisconsin–Madison
Benjamin Reidys University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Xida Ren University of Virginia
Ananda Samajdar IBM Research
Akash Sridhar Qualcomm
Cheng Wan Rice University
Zishen Wan Georgia Institute of Technology
Yuke Wang University of California, Santa Barbara
Zheng Wang UC Santa Barbara
Yuqi Xue University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Bicheng Yang Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Ziyang (Zion) Yang Rice University
Haojie Ye University of Michigan
Yicheng Zhang University of California, Riverside
Ziyi Zhao Rice University

Frequently Asked Questions

Will my artifacts get rejected if they do not run on the first try?

AE is an iterative process between authors and reviewers. It is a positive and constructive process that makes most artifacts much stronger. The authors can revise their submission and communicate with the reviewers through the submission website.

My artifacts run on special hardware. Can I submit it?

AE supports submissions with specialized hardware and simulators. The authors provide access to their specialized hardware through the submission website. ASPLOS 2021 evaluated artifacts include FPGA prototypes, ASICs, and specialized simulators.

Some parts of my artifacts have IP restrictions. Can I submit it?

AE supports artifacts with IP restrictions. In cases where some parts of the software/hardware stack cannot be shared, we let the authors provide direct access to their platform just to our evaluators so that they can perform measurements directly on those platforms. We have several successful cases of such an approach at ASPLOS 2021. In the end, authors can still receive functional and reproduced badges, but not the available badge.