MoreVMs 2020 : Workshop on Modern Language Runtimes, Ecosystems, and VMs

by Fabio Niephaus, Nov. 15, 2019

Following three previous successful editions, the MoreVMs’20 workshop aims to bring together industrial and academic programmers to discuss the design, implementation, and usage of modern languages and runtimes. This includes aspects such as reuse of language runtimes, modular implementation, language design and compilation strategies. By bringing together both researchers and practitioners, the workshop aims to enable a diverse discussion on how languages and runtimes are currently being utilized, and where they need to improve further.

https://2020.programming-conference.org/home/MoreVMs-2020

Call for Extended Abstracts and Talks: MoreVMs’20

4th Workshop on Modern Language Runtimes, Ecosystems, and VMs
Co-located with ‹Programming›’20
March 23rd or 24th, 2020, Porto, Portugal
https://2020.programming-conference.org/home/MoreVMs-2020

Following three previous successful editions, the MoreVMs’20 workshop aims to bring together industrial and academic programmers to discuss the design, implementation, and usage of modern languages and runtimes. This includes aspects such as reuse of language runtimes, modular implementation, language design, and compilation strategies. By bringing together both researchers and practitioners, the workshop aims to enable a diverse discussion on how languages and runtimes are currently being utilized, and where they need to improve further.

In addition to conventional workshop-style submissions, MoreVMs also accepts (and encourages) submissions that present early-stage work and emerging ideas.

Relevant topics include, but are definitely not limited to, the following:

  • Extensible VM design (compiler- or interpreter-based VMs)
  • Reusable components (e.g. interpreters, garbage collectors, ...)
  • Static and dynamic compilation techniques
  • Techniques for targeting high-level languages such as JavaScript
  • Interoperability between languages
  • Tooling support (e.g. debugging, profiling, etc.)
  • Programming language development environments
  • Case studies of existing language implementation approaches
  • Language implementation challenges and trade-offs
  • Surveys and usage reports to understand usage in the wild
  • Ideas for more predictable performance
  • Ideas for how VMs could take advantage of new hardware features
  • Ideas for how we should build languages in the future

Workshop Format and Submissions

We welcome presentation proposals in the form of extended abstracts (2 to 4 pages long) and talk proposals (title and 400 words abstract) discussing new techniques, insights, experiences, works-in-progress, as well as future visions, from either an academic or industrial perspective.

The extended abstracts and talk proposals, and if the speakers wish, their slides, will be published on the workshop's website. Alternatively, extended abstracts can be published as part of the companion of ‹Programming›’20 in the ACM DL. Publication in the ACM DL is conditional on the acceptance by the program committee.

Please note that MoreVMs’20 is organized as an academic workshop, and as such, speakers will be required to register for the workshop. We regret that we are unable to cover registration, travel, or accommodation costs for authors.

Author Instructions

Submissions should use the ACM `acmart` format: https://www.acm.org/publications/proceedings-template

If you are using LaTeX, submissions should use the 'acmart' document class with the 'sigconf' option, and with a font size of 9 point. Please use the Libertine/Biolinum font family. Please include page numbers in your submission using the LaTeX command `\settopmatter{printfolios=true}`.

All submissions should be in PDF format.

Please also ensure that your submission is legible when printed on a black and white printer. In particular, please check that colors remain distinct and font sizes are legible.

Submission Site: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=morevms20

Important Dates

Extended abstract and talk submissions:  2020-01-10

Author notification:                     2020-02-10

Camera Ready:                            2020-02-21

Workshop:                                2020-03-23 or 2020-03-24

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

Invited Speakers

Roman Kennke, Shenandoah GC Project Lead, Red Hat

Leszek Swirski, Software Engineer, V8 Team, Google

Program Committee

Nicolas B. Pierron, Mozilla, France

Clément Béra, Google, Denmark

Elisa Gonzalez Boix, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium

Stephen Kell, University of Kent, United Kingdom

Christoph Kirsch, University of Salzburg, Austria

Hidehiko Masuhara, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

Gabriela Alexandra Moldovan, Cloudflare, United Kingdom

David Pearce, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Manuel Rigger, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Jennifer B. Sartor, Ghent University and Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium

Tomoharu Ugawa, Kochi University of Technology, Japan

Michael Van De Vanter, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, United States

Andy Wingo, Igalia, S.L., United States

Organizers

Edd Barrett, King's College London, United Kingdom

Fabio Niephaus, Hasso Plattner Institute, University of Potsdam, Germany