CARES & Code of Conduct



SIGARCH/SIGMICRO CARES is a subcommittee of SIGARCH and SIGMICRO. The purpose of CARES’ presence at conferences sponsored by SIGARCH and SIGMICRO is threefold.  

  1. By shining a light on this issue, we wish to raise awareness so as to deter violations of ACM’s Policy Against Discrimination and HarassmentACM Policy on Plagiarism, Misrepresentation, and Falsification, and Policy on Coercion and Abuse in the ACM Publication Process. We encourage all attendees to uphold these policies.  
  2. If there are any alleged violations of the policy (which we hope won’t occur), CARES members serve as a support resource—to listen empathetically, be a helpful sounding board, and provide reporting options to anyone who raises concerns about alleged incidents—we do so without making a judgement call as adjudicating such matters is outside of our scope.  
  3. We wish to promote openness and inclusiveness. Our computer architecture conferences should be “safe places and courageous spaces” for the free exchange of research results and ideas, intellectual discourse, and scholarly interactions. As such, CARES members encourage everyone in attendance at our conferences to broaden their networks and be accessible to our diverse community of scholars, and be especially open and welcoming to our more junior colleagues (e.g., students). We CARE, and we hope the importance of this issue will inspire and encourage everyone in attendance at ASPLOS’24 also to care.

For this year’s ASPLOS, two CARES members, Timothy Sherwood and Shan Lu, are on site to chat and interact with attendees. 

During every coffee break, one of the CARES members will host the CARES:

Monday, April 29:10:00-10:30Timothy Sherwood

Timothy Sherwood

Timothy Sherwood
Tuesday, April 30:09:30-10:00Shan Lu

Shan Lu

Shan Lu

At the business meeting on April 29th, CARES members will offer a presentation and discussion about ACM’s recent effort in refining its investigation disclosure policy and soliciting community feedback on this critical issue.

All attendees are welcome to come by and chat with us during the above CARES table hours and throughout the conference.  We hope everyone will have an enjoyable ASPLOS’24 conference experience!

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Code of Conduct

ASPLOS strongly supports the ACM Open Conference Statement:

The open exchange of ideas and the freedom of thought and expression are central to the aims and goals of ACM and its conferences.  These aims and goals require an environment that recognizes the inherent worth of every person and group, that fosters dignity, understanding, and mutual respect, and that embraces diversity.

ACM is firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination at its conferences against individuals because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, marital status religion, national origin, ancestry, or disability. All individuals are entitled to participate in any ACM activity free of discrimination, including harassment based on any of the above factors.

ACM is concerned about discriminatory legislation in various locations and will work with conference organizers to best address location related issues.


ASPLOS is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience and follows the ACM Policy Against Harassment at ACM Activities.

Conference participants violating these standards may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference, at the discretion of the conference organizers.

If you believe that an ASPLOS participant has violated the ACM policy on harassment, please follow the ACM guidelines for Reporting Unacceptable Behavior at ACM Activities.