[ecoop-info] CFP: Managed Programming Languages and Runtimes

Jeremy Singer Jeremy.Singer at glasgow.ac.uk
Tue Apr 13 00:07:47 CEST 2021

18th International Conference on
Managed Programming Languages & Runtimes (MPLR)

Submission deadline: 28 May 2021
Conference: 29-30 September 2021

Alexander-von-Humboldt Haus, Münster, Germany

The 18th International Conference on Managed Programming Languages &
Runtimes (MPLR, formerly ManLang, originally PPPJ) 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 in Munster, Germany, as permitted
considering the health and safety concerns. We expect there will be a
mix of in-person and remote attendance options for the event.


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, ...)
    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,
    JavaScriptCore, 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
    Program understanding
    Program synthesis
    Security and privacy
    Performance analysis and monitoring
    Compiler and program verification

If you are unsure whether a particular topic falls within the scope of
MPLR'21 or if you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to
contact the Program Chair (jeremy dot singer at glasgow dot ac dot

Submission Categories

MPLR accepts four types of submissions:

    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)

    Work-in-progress research papers, describing hot topics or
    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)
    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)
    Posters, which 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:
    poster and 1-page abstract)

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

MPLR 2021 submissions must conform to the ACM Policy on Prior
Publication and Simultaneous Submissions and to the SIGPLAN
Republication Policy.

Submissions need to use the ACM acmart format with the sigconf style.

Submission Site: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=mplr2021


General Chair: Herbert Kuchen (Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster)
Program Chair: Jeremy Singer (University of Glasgow)

Program Committee:
* Andrew Anderson, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
* Jacob Bramley, Arm
* Ting Cao, Microsoft Research, China
* Natalia Chechina, Erlang Solutions
* Irene Finnochi, Luiss Guido Carli University, Rome, Italy
* Christine Flood, Red Hat
* Juan Fumero, University of Manchester, UK
* Daniel Goodman, Oracle Labs
* Martin Plümicke, DHBW Stuttgart, Germany
* Noemi Rodriguez, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
* Andrea Rosa, USI, Lugano, Switzerland
* Jennifer Sartor, University of Gent, Belgium
* Tom Stuart, Shopify
* Baltasar Trancón Widemann, Nordakademie, Elmshorn, Germany

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