MPLR 2022: Call for Papers, Posters & Demos, Deadline Extension

by smarr, May 16, 2022

Paper Submission Deadline Extended to May 27th, 2022.

The 19th International Conference on Managed Programming Languages &
Runtimes (MPLR, formerly ManLang) is a premier forum for presenting and
discussing novel results in all aspects of managed programming languages
and runtime systems, which serve as building blocks for some of the most
important computing systems in use, ranging from small-scale (embedded and
real-time systems) to large-scale (cloud-computing and big-data platforms)
and anything in between (desktop, mobile, IoT, and wearable applications).

Paper Submission Deadline Extended to May 27th, 2022.
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                           Call for Papers

              MPLR 2022 - 19th International Conference
             on Managed Programming Languages & Runtimes

             September 14-16, 2022 in Brussels, Belgium

                 https://soft.vub.ac.be/mplr22/
                       Follow us @MPLR_Conf
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The 19th International Conference on Managed Programming Languages &
Runtimes (MPLR, formerly ManLang) is a premier forum for presenting and
discussing novel results in all aspects of managed programming languages
and runtime systems, which serve as building blocks for some of the most
important computing systems in use, ranging from small-scale (embedded and
real-time systems) to large-scale (cloud-computing and big-data platforms)
and anything in between (desktop, mobile, IoT, and wearable applications).

This year, MPLR will be held at the campus of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel(VUB) in Brussels, Belgium. 

For up-to-date details, check out the conference website:
https://soft.vub.ac.be/mplr22/ and follow us on Twitter @MPLR_Conf.

The areas of interest include but are not limited to:

* Languages and Compilers
   -  Managed languages (e.g., Java, Scala, JavaScript, Python, Ruby, C#, F#, Clojure, Groovy, Kotlin, R, Smalltalk, Racket, Rust, Go, Lua, MATLAB, Raku, Pony, …)
   - Portable intermediate representations like Webassembly  
   - Domain-specific languages
   - Language design
   - Compilers and interpreters
   - Type systems and program logics
   - Language interoperability
   - Parallelism, distribution, and concurrency

* Virtual Machines
   - Managed runtime systems (e.g., JVM, Android Runtime (ART), V8, LLVM, .NET CLR, RPython, GraalVM, etc.)
   - VM design and optimization
   - VMs for mobile and embedded devices
   - VMs for real-time applications
   - Memory management and garbage collection
   - Hardware/software co-design

* Techniques, Tools, and Applications
   - Static and dynamic program analysis
   - Testing and debugging
   - Refactoring
   - Program understanding
   - Program synthesis
   - Security and privacy
   - Performance analysis and monitoring
   - Compiler and program verification

Keynotes
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Interesting Performance Optimizations in the .NET GC
 Dr. Maoni Stephens, Microsoft, USA

Static Compilation of JavaScript
 Dr. Manuel Serrano, Inria Sophia-Antipolis, France

Submission Categories
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MPLR accepts four types of submissions:

1. Regular research papers
     describing novel contributions involving managed language platforms.
     Research papers will be evaluated based on their relevance,
     novelty, technical rigor, and contribution to the state-of-the-art.

  Format: up to 12 pages, excluding bibliography and appendix

2. Work-in-progress research papers
     describing promising new ideas, with perhaps less maturity than full
     Papers.
     Work-in-progress papers will be  evaluated with an emphasis on novelty
     and the potential of the new ideas instead of technical rigor and
     experimental results.

  Format: up to 6 pages, excluding bibliography and appendix

3. Industry and tool papers
     presenting technical challenges and solutions for managed language
     platforms in the context of deployed applications and systems.
     Industry and tool papers will be evaluated on their relevance,
     usefulness, and results. Suitability for demonstration and availability
     will also be considered for tool papers.

   Format: up to 6 pages, excluding bibliography and appendix

4. Posters and Demonstrations
     They will be evaluated similarly to work-in-progress papers.
     Posters can accompany any submission as a way to provide additional
     demonstration and discussion opportunities.

   Format: see https://soft.vub.ac.be/mplr22/posters/

Accepted submissions will be published in the ACM Digital Library, except if the authors prefer not to be included.

MPLR 2022 submissions must conform to the ACM Policy on Prior Publication
and Simultaneous Submissions and to the SIGPLAN Republication Policy.
See http://www.sigplan.org/Resources/Policies/Republication/


Author Instructions
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Submissions need to use the ACM `acmart` format with the `sigconf` style:
https://www.acm.org/publications/proceedings-template

If you are using LaTeX, submissions need to use the 'acmart' document class with the ‘sigplan’ option. For reviewing, please include page numbers in your submission
using the LaTeX command `\settopmatter{printfolios=true}`.
The standard settings of a 10 point font size.

All submissions need to be in PDF format.

MPLR uses single-blind reviewing, i.e., author names are generally included in submissions.

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://mplr22.hotcrp.com

Important Dates
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Paper Deadline, Extended:   	27 May 2022
Paper Author Notification:    23 June 2022
Camera Ready for Papers:      15 July 2022
Posters and Demos Submission Deadline: 	12 August 2022
Posters and Demos Notification:		19 August 2022
Conference Dates:     		14-16 September 2022


All deadlines are 23:59 AoE (UTC-12h).

AUTHORS TAKE NOTE: The official publication date is the date the
proceedings are made available in the ACM Digital Library. This date
may be up to two weeks prior to the first day of your conference.
The official publication date affects the deadline for any patent
filings related to published work.


Organization
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Program Committee:

 Ana Milanova, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA
 Camil Demetrescu, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
 Christian Wimmer, Oracle CA, USA
 Christophe Scholliers, University of Gent, Belgium
 Doug Lea, State University of New York (SUNY) Oswego, USA
 Erik Ernst, Google, Denmark
 Guillermo Polito, INRIA, France
 Jan Vitek, Northeastern University, Czech Technical University
 Kostis Sagonas, Uppsala University, Sweden 
 Lubomir Bulej, Charles University, Czech Republic
 Matthew Parkinson, Microsoft Research Cambridge, UK
 Matteo Marra, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
 Michael Homer,  Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
 Sophie Kaleba, University of Kent, UK
 Tony Hosking, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
 Yu David Liu, State University of New York (SUNY) Binghampton, USA


General Chair:
 Elisa Gonzalez Boix, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium

Program Chair:
 Tobias Wrigstad, Uppsala University, Sweden


If you are unsure whether a particular topic falls within the scope of MPRL’22 or if you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Program Chair (tobias dot wrigstad at it dot uu dot se).