[CFP] Workshop on Virtual Machines and Language Implementations (VMIL’18)

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[CFP] Workshop on Virtual Machines and Language Implementations (VMIL’18)

Stefan Marr-3
                          Call for Papers

  Workshop on Virtual Machines and Language Implementations (VMIL’18)

                    Co-located with SPLASH 2018
                   November 4, 2018, Boston, USA

                    Follow us on twitter @vmil18

The concept of virtual machines is pervasive in the design and
implementation of programming systems. Virtual machines and the
languages they implement are crucial in the specification,
implementation and/or user-facing deployment of most programming

The VMIL workshop is a forum for researchers and cutting-edge
practitioners in language virtual machines, the intermediate
languages they use, and related issues.

The workshop is intended to be welcoming to a wide range of
topics and perspectives, covering all areas relevant to the
workshop’s theme. Aspects of interest include, but are not limited to:

- design issues in VMs and IRs (e.g. IR design,
 VM modularity, polyglotism)

- compilation (static and dynamic compilation strategies,
 optimizations, data representations)

- memory management

- concurrency (both internal and user-facing)

- tool support and related infrastructure (profiling,
 debugging, liveness, persistence)

- the experience of VM development (use of high-level languages,
 bootstrapping and self-hosting, reusability, portability,
 developer tooling, etc)

- empirical studies on related topics, such as usage patterns,
 the usability of languages or tools, experimental methodology,
 or benchmark design

#### Submission Guidelines

We invite high-quality papers in the following two categories:

Research and experience papers:

These submissions should describe work that advances the
current state of the art in the above or related areas.
The suggested length of these submissions
is 6-10 pages (maximum 10pp).

Work-in-progress or position papers:

These papers should document ongoing efforts in an area of
interest which have not yet yielded final results, and/or
should present and defend the authors' position on a topic
related to the broad area of the workshop.
The suggested length of these submissions
is 4-6 pages (maximum 6pp).

For the first submission deadline, all paper types are considered
for publication in the ACM Digital Library, except if the authors
prefer not to be included.
Publication of work-in-progress and position papers at VMIL is not
intended to preclude later publication elsewhere.

Submissions will be judged on novelty, clarity, timeliness,
relevance, and potential to stimulate discussion during the workshop.

For the second deadline, we will consider only work-in-progress
and position papers. These will not be published in the ACM DL,
and will only appear on the web site.

The address of the submission site is: https://vmil18.hotcrp.com/ 

#### Important Dates

All deadlines are Anywhere on Earth (AoE), i.e. GMT/UTC−12:00 hour

Abstract Submission         07 August 2018
Paper Submission            17 August 2018
Paper Notification          14 September 2018
ACM Camera Ready Deadline   28 September 2018

“Late submission” deadline      07 September 2018  (WIP/position papers only)
“Late submission” notification  30 September 2018

Workshop Date               04 November 2018

#### Format Instructions

Please use the SIGPLAN acmart style for all papers:
The provided double-column template is available for Latex and Word.

#### Program Committee

Stephen Kell, University of Cambridge
Stefan Marr, University of Kent
Leif Andersen, Northeastern University
Steve Blackburn, Australian National University
Stephen Dolan, University of Cambridge
Apala Guha, Simon Fraser University
Christine H. Flood, Red Hat
Roberto Ierusalimschy, PUC-Rio
Tomas Kalibera, Czech Technical University
Christos Kotselidis, The University of Manchester
Doug Lea, State University of New York (SUNY) Oswego
Sanhong Li, Alibaba Inc.
Mark Marron, Microsoft Research
Erez Petrank, Technion
Julien Ponge, INSA Lyon, CITI Laboratory / Red Hat
Richard Roberts, Victoria University of Wellington
Jeremy Singer, University of Glasgow
Sam Tobin-Hochstadt, Indiana University

Stefan Marr
School of Computing, University of Kent

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