Call for Abstracts and Talks for the International Workshop on Modern Language Runtimes, Ecosystems, and VMs

by smarr, Dec. 20, 2023

The 8th MoreVMs 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, compilation strategies, as
well as the interaction of modern languages and runtimes with operating systems
and modern hardware architectures.

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              Call for Extended Abstracts and Talks: MoreVMs’24

                       8th International Workshop on
               Modern Language Runtimes, Ecosystems, and VMs

                     Co-located with ‹Programming›’24
             March 11th to 14th, 2024, Lund, Sweden

         https://2024.programming-conference.org/home/MoreVMs-2024
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The 8th MoreVMs 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, compilation strategies, as
well as the interaction of modern languages and runtimes with operating systems
and modern hardware architectures. 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. MoreVMs welcomes early-stage work, emerging ideas, insightful
discussions of existing systems, as well as extended abstracts for publication
in the ACM DL.


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 developments environments
 - Interaction of virtual machines, operating systems, and computer architecture
 - Case studies of existing language implementation approaches
 - Language implementation challenges and trade-offs
 - Surveys and usage reports to understand usage in the wild
 - Survey and analysis of existing VMs and compilers
 - 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
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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. We will also
consider submissions in the form of blog posts. These can be submitted either
as HTML files or URL, as well as a brief (ca. 100 word) abstract for the
workshop website. The extended abstracts, talk proposals, and if the speakers
wish, their slides, will be published on the workshop’s website.

Extended abstracts can be published as part of the companion of
‹Programming›’24 in the ACM DL. Publication in the ACM DL is conditional on the
acceptance by the program committee.

Please note that MoreVMs’24 is organized as an academic workshop, and as such,
speakers will be required to register for the workshop.

Author Instructions
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Extended abstracts should use the ACM `acmart` format and be submitted as PDF:
   https://www.acm.org/publications/proceedings-template

The format of your paper must strictly adhere to the ACM Format. LaTeX: Use
version acmart v1.87 or newer. You can directly download the LaTeX class file
acmart and the BibTeX ACM Reference Format, which are also available from CTAN.
Please use the 'sigconf' style by using the following LaTeX class
configuration: \documentclass[sigconf,screen]{acmart}. Word: Download the
template from ACM format site. Please use the 'sigconf' style by selecting the
right template.

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. Talk proposals can be plain text, and blog posts can be
submitted as HTML or simply a URL to the post.

Submission Site: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=morevms24

Important Dates
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Extended abstract and talk submissions: 2024-01-17
Author notification: 2024-02-05
Camera Ready: 2024-02-29


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


Program Committee
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Florin Blanaru, Axelera AI
Rodrigo Bruno, INESC-ID - IST-ULisboa
Roberto Castañeda Lozano, Oracle
Elisa Gonzalez Boix, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Yusuke Izawa, IBM Research - Tokyo
Georgia Kouveli, ARM
Manuel Rigger, National University of Singapore
Manuel Serrano, Inria; University of Côte d'Azur
Foivos S. Zakkak, Red Hat
Tijs van der Storm, CWI & University of Groningen

Organizers
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Jonas Norlinder, Uppsala University, Sweden
Maria Xekalaki, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Stefan Marr, The University of Kent, United Kingdom