Reviewers must treat all submissions as strictly confidential
and destroy all papers once the technical program has been finalized.
Reviewers must review their paper assignments themselves and
provide unbiased reviews.
Reviewers must contact the PC chair if they feel there is an ethical
violation of any sort (e.g., authors seeking support for a paper,
authors seeking to identify who the reviewers are).
Reviewers are not allowed to actively look for author identities.
Reviewers should judge a paper solely on its merits.
Reviewers should review the current submission, and not judge
previous versions of the paper they may have reviewed for other
ISCA 2020 PC/ERC members and other reviewers are not allowed to:
Solicit external reviews of submitted papers from third parties,
including their own students.
Reviewers who have any reason to request a third-party review should
contact the PC chair for third-party assignment.
Discuss the content of a submitted paper with anyone other than
unconflicted reviewers of the paper, PC/ERC members, and the PC chair
during the review period (from now until paper publication in
Discuss the content of reviews, including the reviewers' identities,
with anyone other than unconflicted reviewers of the paper,
PC/ERC members, and PC chair during the review period (from now until
paper publication in any venue).
Reveal the name of paper authors in case reviewers happen to be aware
of author identity. (Author names of accepted papers will be revealed
after the PC meeting; author names of rejected papers will never be
Disclose the outcome of a paper until its authors are notified of its
acceptance or rejection.
Disclose the content of a paper until its publication.
Disclose the content of reviews, including the reviewers' identities,
or discussions about a paper until its publication.
After publication, reviewers, PC/ERC members, and the PC chair are
allowed to discuss their own opinions of a paper, but not the content
of others' reviews or any PC/ERC discussion about the papers.
This set of review ethics is derived and based on the ASPLOS 2020