The Meta’18 workshop aims to bring together researchers working on
metaprogramming and reflection, as well as users building
applications, language extensions, or software tools using them.
The changing hardware and software landscape, and the increased
heterogeneity of systems make metaprogramming once more an important
research topic to handle the associate complexity.
The challenges which metaprogramming faces are manifold. They start
with typing of reflective programs, continue with performance and
tooling, and reach into the empirical field to understand how
metaprogramming is used and how it affects software maintainability.
While industry accepted metaprogramming on a wide scale with Ruby,
the same level of convenience, tooling, and understanding as for
direct programming styles.
Contributions to the workshop are welcome on a wide range of topics
related to the design, implementation, and application of
metaprogramming techniques, as well as empirical studies on typing
models for such systems and languages.
### Topics of Interest
The workshop is a venue for all approaches that embrace
metaprogramming, from static to dynamic techniques:
- reflection, meta-level architectures, staging,
open language runtimes applications to middleware,
frameworks, and DSLs
- optimization techniques
- contract systems, or typing of reflective programs
- reflection and metaobject protocols to enable tooling
- case studies and evaluation of such techniques, e.g.,
to build applications, language extensions, or tools
- empirical evaluation of metaprogramming solutions
- security in reflective systems and capability-based designs
- meta-level architectures and reflective middleware for
modern runtime platforms (e.g. IoT, cyber-physical systems,
mobile/cloud/grid computing, etc)
- surveys, conceptualization, and taxonomization of existing approaches
In short, we invite contributions to the workshop on a wide range of
topics related to design, implementation, and application of
reflective APIs and meta-programming techniques, as well as
empirical studies and typing for such systems and languages.
### Workshop Format and Submissions
This workshop welcomes the presentation of new ideas and emerging
problems as well as mature work as part of a mini-conference format.
Furthermore, we plan interactive brainstorming and demonstration
sessions between the formal presentations to enable an active
exchange of ideas.
Papers submitted by the first deadline will be considered for
publication in the ACM DL, if not requested otherwise by the authors.
Thus, they will be part of SPLASH workshop proceedings.
For all papers, use of the SIGPLAN acmart style is mandatory:
Please use the provided double-column templates for Latex or Word.
position and work-in-progress paper: 1-4 pages, excluding references
technology demos or a posters: 1-page abstract
Demos, posters, position and work-in-progress papers can be submitted
on a second, later deadline to discuss the latest results and current
work, but will not be considered for publication in the ACM DL.
7 Aug 2018 - Abstract Submission
17 Aug 2018 - Paper Submission (considered for ACM DL)
14 Sep 2018 - Notification
7 Sep 2018 - Demo, position or work-in-progress paper submission
30 Sep 2018 - Demo, position or work-in-progress paper notification
6 Nov 2018 - Workshop
### Organizing Committee
Guido Chari, Czech Technical University
Elisa Gonzalez Boix, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Stefan Marr, University of Kent
### Program Committee
Anya Helene Bagge, University of Bergen, Norway
Camilo Bruni, Google, Germany
Walter Cazzola, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Pascal Costanza, imec
Marcus Denker, INRIA, Lille
Matthew Flatt, University of Utah, United States
Diego Garbervetsky, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
Eduardo Guerra, INPE, National Institute for Space Research
Pablo Inostroza, CWI, Netherlands
Hidehiko Masuhara, Tokyo Institute of Technology ,Japan
Tom Van Cutsem, Nokia Bell Labs, Belgium