[ecoop-info] VMIL 2021 (Workshop on Virtual Machines and Language Implementations)

Manuel Rigger manuel.rigger at inf.ethz.ch
Tue Jul 13 11:03:18 CEST 2021

Call for Papers

Workshop on Virtual Machines and Language Implementations (VMIL’21)

Co-located with SPLASH 2021
October 17, 2021, Chicago, USA

Follow us on twitter @VMIL2021

The concept of virtual machines is pervasive in the design and 
implementation of programming systems. Virtual machines and the 
languages they implement are crucial in the specification, 
implementation and/or user-facing deployment of most programming 

VMIL 2021 will have a hybrid model, though the details are yet to be 
fully worked out. You can keep up to date with the hybrid conference 
model on SPLASH's web site: https://2021.splashcon.org/

The workshop is intended to be welcoming to a wide range of topics and 
perspectives, covering all areas relevant to the workshop’s theme. 
Aspects of interest include, but are not limited to:

- design issues in VMs and IRs (e.g. IR design, VM modularity, polyglotism);
- compilation (static and dynamic compilation strategies, optimizations, 
data representations);
- memory management;
- concurrency (both internal and user-facing);
- tool support and related infrastructure (profiling, debugging, 
liveness, persistence);
- the experience of VM development (use of high-level languages, 
bootstrapping and self-hosting, reusability, portability, developer 
tooling, etc).
- empirical studies on related topics, such as usage patterns, the 
usability of languages or tools, experimental methodology, or benchmark 

Submission Guidelines

We invite high-quality papers in the following two categories:

  * Research and experience papers: These submissions should describe 
work that advances the current state of the art in the above or related 
areas. The suggested length of these submissions is 6–10 pages (maximum 
10pp, excluding references).

  * Work-in-progress or position papers: These papers should document 
ongoing efforts in an area of interest which have not yet yielded final 
results, and/or should present and defend the authors’ position on a 
topic related to the broad area of the workshop. The maximum length of 
these submissions is 6 pages, but we will consider shorter submissions 
(e.g. a well-written 2-page abstract).

For the first submission deadline, all paper types are considered for 
publication in the ACM Digital Library, except if the authors prefer not 
to be included. Publication of work-in-progress and position papers at 
VMIL is not intended to preclude later publication elsewhere.

Submissions will be judged on novelty, clarity, timeliness, relevance, 
and potential to stimulate discussion during the workshop.

For the second deadline, we will consider only work-in-progress and 
position papers. Abstracts do not have to be submitted before the 
deadline. These will not be published in the ACM DL, and will only 
appear on the website.

The address of the submission site is: https://vmil21.hotcrp.com/

Important Dates

All deadlines are Anywhere on Earth (AoE), i.e., UTC-12h

Tuesday, August 3: Abstract submission deadline
Friday, August 6: Submission deadline (research and experience papers)
Wednesday, August 18: Submission deadline (WIP and position papers)
Friday, September 3: Acceptance notification
Monday, September 13: Camera-ready paper deadline

Format Instructions

Please use the SIGPLAN acmart style for all papers: 
http://www.sigplan.org/Resources/Author/. The provided double-column 
template is available for Latex and Word.


Program Committee:

Daniele Bonetta, Oracle Labs
Marc Feeley, Université de Montréal
Matthew Flatt, University of Utah
Olivier Flückiger, Northeastern University
Elisa Gonzalez Boix, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Tianxiao Gu, Alibaba Group
Fernando Magno Quintão Pereira, Federal University of Minas Gerais
Guannan Wei, Purdue University

PC Chairs:

Manuel Rigger, ETH Zurich
Gregor Richards, University of Waterloo

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