[Vm-dev] 2nd CfP (new submission deadline) for VMIL

Michael Haupt mhaupt at gmail.com
Thu Jul 31 11:55:07 UTC 2008

** apologies for multiple copies **

** update: submission deadline moved to August 15 **

Second international workshop on Virtual Machines and Intermediate
Languages for emerging modularization mechanisms (VMIL 2008) - a
one-day workshop affiliated with OOPSLA 2008.


Submission URL: http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=VMIL-08

Important Dates
Submission Deadline: Aug 15, 2008, 23:59 Samoan
Notification of Acceptance: Sept 4, 2008
Camera ready copy due: Oct 1, 2008
Workshop: Oct 19, 2008

Program Committee

* Eric Bodden (McGill University, Canada)
* Juan Chen (Microsoft Research, USA)
* Shigeru Chiba (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)
* Sophia Drossopoulou (Imperial College, UK)
* Eric Eide (University of Utah, USA)
* Matthew Flatt (University of Utah, USA)
* Gregor Kiczales (University of British Columbia, Canada)
* Hidehiko Masuhara (University of Tokyo, Japan)
* Greg Morrisett (Harvard University, USA)
* Angela Nicoara (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
* Harold Ossher (IBM Research, USA)
* and the organizers

* Hridesh Rajan, (Iowa State University, USA)
* Christoph Bockisch, (Darmstadt University of Technology)
* Michael Haupt (Hasso Plattner Institute, University of Potsdam, Germany)
* Robert Dyer (Iowa State University, USA)

Motivation and Objectives

Modern programming languages are compiled to intermediate code
preserving the intention of high-level language constructs. Emerging
modularization mechanisms, however, lack such handling. Recent
research results have shown that deeper support for these
modularization mechanisms, e.g., in virtual machines and intermediate
languages, is feasible; it allows applying tailored optimizations and
radically improves development processes such as incremental
compilation, debugging, etc.

The VMIL workshop, second in the series, is a forum for research in
virtual machines and intermediate languages with support for emerging
modularization mechanisms such as mix-ins, units, open classes,
hyper-slices, adaptive methods, roles, composition filters, layers,
pointcuts-and-advice, and inter-type declarations. Topics of interest
include, but are not limited to: compilation-based and
interpreter-based virtual machines as well as intermediate language
designs with dedicated support for emerging modularization mechanisms,
compilation techniques, optimization strategies, improved techniques
for fast predicate evaluation (e.g., of pointcuts) inside virtual
machines, and advanced caching and memory management schemes.

The areas of interest include, but are not limited to:
compilation-based and interpreter-based virtual machine as well as
intermediate language designs that better support these emerging
modularization mechanisms, intermediate language constructs that
better support these modularization mechanisms, compilation techniques
from high-level languages to enhanced intermediate languages,
optimization strategies for reduction of runtime overhead due to
either compilation or interpretation, improved techniques for fast
evaluation of pointcuts and other predicates inside virtual machines,
use cases for deeper support in the virtual machines and intermediate
languages, advanced caching and memory management schemes in support
of the mechanisms.

Paper Categories

In these key areas, we invite high-quality papers in the following two

* Research and experience papers: These submissions should describe
work that advances the current state of the art in support of advanced
separation of concerns techniques in virtual machines and intermediate
languages. Experience papers that are of broader interest and describe
insights gained from practical applications. The page limit for these
submissions is 10 pages.

* Position papers: These submissions present and defend the author/s
position on a topic related to the broader area of the workshop. The
page limit for these submissions is 6 pages.

Review Process

The program committee will evaluate each paper based on its relevance,
significance, clarity and originality. Each submission will be
reviewed by at least three PC members.

Paper Submission

Papers should be submitted in PDF format at the submission URL
http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=VMIL-08. The results
described must be unpublished and must not be under review for another
workshop, conference or journal. Submissions must conform to ACM
SIGPLAN format and must not exceed the page limit of the category in
which it is classified by authors (including all text, figures,
references and appendices). Submissions which do not conform to this
will be desk rejected without reviews.

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