[ecoop-info] CfP ProWeb 2018: Programming Technology for the Future Web

Coen DE ROOVER Coen.De.Roover at vub.be
Mon Nov 27 10:59:21 CET 2017

ProWeb 2018: 2nd International Workshop on Programming Technology for the Future Web
Co-located with the <Programming> conference 
April 10, Nice, France

Full-fledged web applications have become ubiquitous on desktop and mobile devices alike. Whereas “responsive” web applications already offered a more desktop-like experience, there is an increasing demand for “rich” web applications (RIAs) that offer collaborative and even off-line functionality —Google docs being the prototypical example. Long gone are the days that web servers merely had to answer incoming HTTP request with a block of static HTML. Today’s servers react to a continuous stream of events coming from JavaScript applications that have been pushed to clients. As a result, application logic and data is increasingly distributed. Traditional dichotomies such as “client vs. server” and “offline vs. online” are fading.

** Call for Papers **

The 2nd International Workshop on Programming Technology for the Future Web, or ProWeb18, is a forum for researchers and practitioners to share and discuss new technology for programming these and future evolutions of the web. We welcome submissions introducing programming technology (i.e., frameworks, libraries, programming languages, program analyses and development tools) for implementing web applications and for maintaining their quality over time, as well as experience reports about the use of state-of-the-art programming technology. 

Relevant topics include, but are not limited to:
* Quality on the new web: 
static and dynamic program analyses; code, design test and process metrics; development and migration tools; automated testing and test generation; contract systems, type systems, and web service API conformance checking; ...
* Hosting languages on the web: 
new runtimes; transpilation or compilation to JavaScript, WebAssembly, asm.js, ...
* Designing languages for the web: 
multi-tier (or tierless) programming; reactive programming; frameworks for multi-tier or reactive programming on the web; ...
* Distributed data sharing, replication and consistency: 
cloud types, CRDTs, eventual consistency, offline storage, peer-to-peer communication, ...
* Security on the web: 
client-side and server-side security policies; policy enforcement; proxies and membranes; vulnerability detection; dynamic patching, ...
* Surveys and case studies using state-of-the-art web technology 
* Ideas on and experience reports about: 
how to reconcile the need for quality with the need for agility on the web; how to master and combine the myriad of tier-specific technologies required to develop a web application, ..
* Position statements on what the future of the web should look like

We solicit three kinds of submissions via EasyChair:

- 6-page **technical papers** and **experience reports** that, when accepted, will be published in the workshop post-proceedings as part of of the ACM’s Digital Library.
- 3-page **position statements** that, when accepted, will be published in the workshop post-proceedings as part of of the ACM’s Digital Library.
- 1-page **presentation abstracts** that, when accepted, will be made available on the website.

Each submission will be reviewed by at least three members of the program committee. We welcome submissions that identify new problems, or report on promising ideas in early stages of research. Submissions of the third kind are ideal to further disseminate existing ideas within the community, to demonstrate existing tools, or simply to instigate a discussion. 

More information: https://2018.programming-conference.org/track/proweb-2018-papers

** Important dates (AoE) **

- Submission deadline: Mon 15 Jan 2018
- Author notification: Mon 12 Feb 2017
- Camera-ready version: Wed 21 Feb 2017

** Organizers ** 

- Coen De Roover, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
- Tom Van Cutsem, Nokia Bell Labs, Belgium

** Program Committee **

- Nataliia Bielova, Inria, France
- Tobias Distler, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
- Philipp Haller, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
- Sam Lindley, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
- Anders Møller, Aarhus University, Denmark
- Frank Piessens, KU Leuven, Belgium
- Michael Prädel, TU Darmstadt, Germany
- Alejandro Russo, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
- Alan Schmitt, India, France
- Christophe Scholliers, Universiteit Gent, Belgium
- Manuel Serrano, Inria, France
- Mario Südholt, IMT Atlantique Nantes, France
- Peter Thiemann, University of Freiburg, Germany
- Erik Wittern, IBM, United States

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