[ecoop-info] SPLASH 2017: 3rd Combined Call for Contributions

SPLASH Publicity splash.publicity at gmail.com
Fri Apr 14 04:14:01 CEST 2017

October 22-27, 2017
Vancouver, Canada


The ACM SIGPLAN Conference on Systems, Programming, Languages and Applications:
Software for Humanity (SPLASH) embraces all aspects of software construction,
to make it the premier conference at the intersection of programming,
languages, and software engineering. We invite high quality submissions
describing original and unpublished work.

Combined Call for Contributions:
 * Onward! Papers
 * Onward! Essays
 * SPLASH-I            **New to this call!**
 * Dynamic Languages Symposium (DLS)
 * Software Language Engineering (SLE)
 * Generative Programming: Concepts & Experiences (GPCE)
 * Scala Symposium     **New to this call!**
 * Posters
 * Doctoral Symposium
 * Student Research Competition


Papers may target any stage of software development, including requirements,
modeling, prototyping, design, implementation, generation, analysis,
verification, testing, evaluation, maintenance, and reuse of software systems.
Contributions may include the development of new tools (such as language
front-ends, program analyses, and runtime systems), new techniques (such as
methodologies, design processes, and code organization approaches), new
principles (such as formalisms, proofs, models, and paradigms), and new
evaluations (such as experiments, corpora analyses, user studies, and surveys).

Abstracts due: Thu April 13, 2017
Submissions due: Mon April 17, 2017

## Onward! Papers

Onward! is a premier multidisciplinary conference focused on everything to do
with programming and software: including processes, methods, languages,
communities, and applications. Onward! is more radical, more visionary, and
more open than other conferences to ideas that are well-argued but not yet
proven. We welcome different ways of thinking about, approaching, and reporting
on programming language and software engineering research.

Submissions due: Fri April 21, 2017

## Onward! Essays

Onward! Essays is looking for clear and compelling pieces of writing about
topics important to the software community. An essay can be an exploration of a
topic, its impact, or the circumstances of its creation; it can present a
personal view of what is, explore a terrain, or lead the reader in an act of
discovery; it can be a philosophical digression or a deep analysis. It can
describe a personal journey, perhaps that by which the author reached an
understanding of such a topic. The subject area should be interpreted broadly
and can include the relationship of software to human endeavors, or its
philosophical, sociological, psychological, historical, or anthropological

Submissions due: Fri April 21, 2017


SPLASH-I is a series of research and industry talks, demos and panels that
address topics relevant to the SPLASH community. We invite short proposals for
novel and innovative talks, panels, and demonstrations that address all aspects
of software construction and delivery relevant to SPLASH attendees. Suitable
topics include, but are not limited to, data science, big data, probabilistic
languages in data science, compilers, virtual machines, augmented/virtual
reality, visualization, cloud computing, security, software engineering, and
software defined networks.

Proposals due: Fri May 5, 2017

## Dynamic Languages Symposium (DLS)

>From Lisp, Snobol, and Smalltalk to Python, Racket, and Javascript, Dynamic
Languages have been playing a fundamental role both in programming research and
practice. DLS is the premier forum for researchers and practitioners to share
research and experience on all aspects on Dynamic Languages. DLS invites high
quality papers reporting original research and experience related to the
design, implementation, and applications of dynamic languages.

Abstracts due: Fri May 26, 2017
Submissions due: Fri June 2, 2017

## Software Language Engineering (SLE)

Software Language Engineering (SLE) is the application of systematic,
disciplined, and measurable approaches to the development, use, deployment, and
maintenance of software languages. The term “software language” is used
broadly, and includes: general-purpose programming languages; domain-specific
languages (e.g. BPMN, Simulink, Modelica); modeling and metamodeling languages
(e.g. SysML and UML); data models and ontologies (e.g. XML-based and OWL-based
languages and vocabularies). SLE solicits high-quality contributions in areas
ranging from theoretical and conceptual contributions to tools, techniques, and
frameworks in the domain of language engineering.

Abstracts due: Fri June 2, 2017
Submissions due: Fri June 9, 2017

## Generative Programming: Concepts & Experiences (GPCE)

The International Conference on Generative Programming: Concepts & Experience
(GPCE) is a venue for researchers and practitioners interested in techniques
and tools for code generation, language implementation, and product-line
development. GPCE seeks conceptual, theoretical, empirical, and technical
contributions to its topics of interest, which include but are not limited to
(i) program transformation, staging, macro systems, preprocessors, program
synthesis, and code-recommendation systems, (ii) domain-specific languages,
language embedding, language design, and language workbenches, (iii)
feature-oriented programming, domain engineering, and feature interactions,
(iv) applications and properties of code generation, language implementation,
and product-line development.

Abstracts due: Sun June 25, 2017
Submissions due: Sun July 2, 2017


SPLASH-E is a new (started in 2013) forum for software and languages (SE/PL)
researchers with activities and interests around computing education. Some
build pedagogically-oriented languages or tools; some think about pedagogic
challenges around SE/PL courses; some bring computing to non-CS communities;
some pursue human studies and educational research. At SPLASH-E, we share our
educational ideas and challenges centered in software/languages, as well as our
best ideas for advancing such work. Unlike general conferences on computing
education, SPLASH-E strives to bring together researchers and those with
educational interests that arise from software ideas or concerns.

Submissions due: Thu June 29, 2017

## Scala Symposium

The Scala Symposium is the leading forum for researchers and practitioners
related to the Scala programming language. We welcome a broad spectrum of
research topics and support many submission formats for industry and academia
alike. We seek submissions on all topics related to Scala, including (but not
limited to): language design and implementation, library design and
implementation patterns for extending Scala, formal techniques for Scala-like
programs, concurrent and distributed programming in Scala, big data and machine
learning libraries and applications using Scala, safety and reliability of
Scala programs, interoperability with other languages and runtimes, tools, case
studies, experience reports, and pearls.

Abstracts due: Sun July 2, 2017
Submissions due: Sun July 9, 2017

## Posters

The SPLASH Poster track provides an excellent forum for authors to present
their recent or ongoing projects in an interactive setting, and receive
feedback from the community. We invite submissions covering any aspect of
programming, systems, languages and applications. The goal of the poster
session is to encourage and facilitate small groups of individuals interested
in a technical area to gather and interact. It is held early in the conference,
to promote continued discussion among interested parties.

Submissions due: Sat July 15, 2017

## Doctoral Symposium

The SPLASH Doctoral Symposium provides students with useful guidance for
completing their dissertation research and beginning their research careers.
The symposium will provide an interactive forum for doctoral students who have
progressed far enough in their research to have a structured proposal, but will
not be defending their dissertation in the next 12 months.

Submissions due: Fri June 30, 2017

## Student Research Competition

The ACM Student Research Competition (SRC), sponsored by Microsoft Research,
offers a unique forum for ACM student members at the undergraduate and graduate
levels to present their original research at SPLASH before a panel of judges
and conference attendees. The SRC gives visibility to not only up-and-coming
young researchers, but also exposes them to the field of computer science
research and its community. This competition also gives students an opportunity
to discuss their research with experts in their field, get feedback, and to
help them sharpen their communication and networking skills.

Submissions due: Mon July 17, 2017

## Information

Contact: publicity at splashcon.org
Website: http://2017.splashcon.org

Location: Hyatt Regency Vancouver
Vancouver, Canada

## Organization

SPLASH General Chair:
 * Gail Murphy (University of British Columbia)
OOPSLA Program Chair:
 * Jonathan Aldrich (Carnegie Mellon University)
Onward! Papers Chair:
 * Emina Torlak (University of Washington)
Onward! Essays Chair:
 * Robert Biddle (Carleton University)
DLS Program Chair:
 * Davide Anaconde (University of Genova)
GPCE General Chair:
 * Matthew Flatt (University of Utah)
GPCE Program Chair:
 * Sebastian Erdweg (TU Delft)
SLE General Chair:
 * Benoit Combemale (University of Rennes 1)
SLE Program Co-Chairs:
 * Marjan Mernik (University of Maribor)
 * Bernhard Rumpe (RWTH Aachen University)
Scala Symposium General Chair:
 * Heather Miller (Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne)
Scala Symposium Program Co-Chairs:
 * Philipp Haller (KTH Royal Institute of Technology)
 * Ondrej Lhotak (University of Waterloo)
Scala Symposium Organizers:
 * Paolo G. Giarrusso (University of Tuebingen)
 * Jonathan Immanuel Brachtaeuser (University of Tuebingen)
 * Joe Gibbs Politz (University of California, San Diego)
SPLASH-I Co-Chairs:
 * Karim Ali (University of Alberta)
 * Avik Chaudhuri (Facebook)
Workshops Co-Chairs:
 * Craig Anslow (Middlesex University)
 * Alex Potanin (Victoria University of Wellington)
OOPLSA Artifact Evaluation Co-Chairs:
 * Michael Bond (Ohio State University)
 * Sam Tobin-Hochstadt (Indiana University)
Posters Co-Chairs:
 * Jonathan Bell (George Mason University)
 * Patrick Lam (University of Waterloo)
Doctoral Symposium Chair:
 * Elisa Gonzalez Boix (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)
Programming Languages Mentoring Workshop Co-Chairs:
 * Lori Pollock (University of Delaware)
 * Barbara Ryder (Virginia Tech)
Student Research Competition Co-Chairs:
 * Shan Shan Huang (LogicBlox)
 * Jennifer Sartor (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)
Student Volunteers Co-Chairs:
 * Daco Harkes (TU Delft)
 * Giovanni Viviani (University of British Columbia)
Publications Chair:
 * Alex Potanin (Victoria University of Wellington)
 * Tijs van der Storm (CWI & University of Groningen)
Sponsorships Co-Chairs:
 * Tony Hosking (Australian National University, Data61, Purdue University)
 * Jurgen Vinju (CWI & TU Eindhoven)
Video Co-Chairs:
 * David Darais (University of Maryland)
 * Michael Hilton (Oregon State University)
Web and Publicity Co-Chairs:
 * Ronald Garcia (University of British Columbia)
 * Eric Walkingshaw (Oregon State University)

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