November 4-9, 2018
Boston, MA, USA

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and unpublished work.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:
 * SPLASH Workshops
 * Onward! Papers
 * Onward! Essays
 * Dynamic Languages Symposium (DLS)
 * Generative Programming: Concepts & Experiences (GPCE)
 * Software Language Engineering (SLE)
 * Posters
 * Doctoral Symposium
 * Student Research Competition
 * Student Volunteers

## SPLASH Workshops
Following its long-standing tradition, SPLASH 2018 will host a variety of
high quality workshops, allowing their participants to meet and discuss research
questions with peers, to mature new and exciting ideas, and to build up
communities and start new collaborations. SPLASH workshops complement the main
tracks of the conference and provide meetings in a smaller and more specialized
setting. Workshops cultivate new ideas and concepts for the future, optionally
recorded in formal proceedings. Submissions are currently being accepted on “a
rolling basis” with 6 out of 15 available slots already filled by the middle of

The rolling call will close on Sat March 3, 2018.

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).

Submissions due: Mon, April 16, 2018

## 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: Mon, April 23, 2018

## Onward! Essays
Onward! Essays is looking for clear and compelling pieces of writing about
topics important to the software community. An essay can be long or short. An
essay can be an exploration of the topic and its impact, or a story about 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 the one the author took to reach an understanding of the topic. The
subject area—software, programming, and programming languages—should be
interpreted broadly and can include the relationship of software to human
endeavors, or its philosophical, sociological, psychological, historical, or
anthropological underpinnings.

Submissions due: Mon, April 23, 2018

## 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 of Dynamic Languages. DLS invites high
quality papers reporting original research and experience related to the design,
implementation, and applications of dynamic languages.

Submissions due: Sun, July 1, 2018

## 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 metaprogramming. 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: Fri, June 29, 2018
Submissions due: Fri, July 6, 2018

## Software Language Engineering (SLE)
Software Language Engineering (SLE) is the discipline of engineering languages
and their tools required for the creation of software. It abstracts from the
differences between programming languages, modelling languages, and other
software languages, and emphasizes the engineering facet of the creation of such
languages, that is, the establishment of the scientific methods and practices
that enable the best results. SLE 2018 solicits high quality contributions in
areas ranging from theoretical and conceptual contributions, to tools,
techniques, and frameworks in the domain of software language engineering.

Abstracts due: Fri, June 29, 2018
Submissions due: Fri, July 6, 2018

## 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 at any desired level of detail.  To further
facilitate, we will also host 15-minute demo sessions for interested presenters.
The poster session and demo presentations are held early in the conference to
promote continued discussion among interested parties.

Submissions due: Sat, September 22, 2018

## 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, July 20, 2018

## 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: Fri, July 27, 2018

## Student Volunteers
The SPLASH Student Volunteers program provides an opportunity for students from
around the world to associate with some of the leading personalities in industry
and research in the following areas: programming languages, object-oriented
technology and software development. Student volunteers contribute to the smooth
running of the conference by performing tasks such as: assisting with
registration, providing information about the conference to attendees, assisting
session organizers and monitoring sessions. Detailed information on how to apply
will be available on the main conference page in March 2018. Estimated
deadline for
the SV applications will be towards the end of September 2018.

## Information
Location: Boston Park Plaza Hotel Boston, MA USA

## Organization

SPLASH General Chair:
 * Jan Vitek (Northeastern University)
OOPSLA Program Chair:
 * Manu Sridharan (Uber)
Onward! Papers Chair:
 * Elisa Gonzalez Boix (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)
Onward! Essays Chair:
 * Richard P. Gabriel (Dream Songs, Inc & HPI)
DLS Program Chair:
 * Tim Felgentreff (Oracle Labs, Potsdam)
GPCE General Chair:
 * Eric Van Wyk (University of Minnesota)
GPCE Program Chair:
 * Tiark Rompf (Purdue University)
SLE General Chair:
 * David Pearce (Victoria University of Wellington)
SLE Program Co-Chairs:
 * Tanja Mayerhofer (TU Wien)
 * Friedrich Steimann (Fernuniversität)
SPLASH-I Co-Chairs:
 * Karim Ali (University of Alberta)
 * Michael Carbin (MIT)
Workshops Co-Chairs:
 * Arjun Guha (University of Massachusetts Amherst)
 * Alex Potanin (Victoria University of Wellington)
OOPLSA Artifact Evaluation Co-Chairs:
 * Sam Tobin-Hochstadt (Indiana University)
 * Jan Vitek (Northeastern University)
Posters Co-Chairs:
 * Paley Li (Czech Technical University in Prague)
 * Konrad Siek (Czech Technical University in Prague)
Doctoral Symposium Chair:
 * Philipp Haller (KTH Royal Institute of Technology)
Student Research Competition Co-Chairs:
 * Shan Shan Huang (LogicBlox)
 * Jay McCarthy (University of Massachusetts Lowell)
Student Volunteers Co-Chairs:
 * Juliana Franco (Imperial College London)
 * Petr Maj (ReactorLabs)
Publications Chair:
 * Tijs van der Storm (CWI & University of Groningen)
 * Fabio Niephaus (Hasso Plattner Institute, University of Potsdam)
Publicity Co-Chairs:
 * Jonathan Bell (George Mason University)
 * Celeste Hollenbeck (Northeastern University)
Housing Chair:
 * Ben Greenman (Northeastern University)
Diversity Chair:
 * Etiene Dalcol (Red Badger)
Accessibility Chair:
 * Justin Slepak (Northeastern University)
Sponsorships Co-Chairs:
 * Tocker Taft (AdaCore)
 * Heather Miller (Northeastern University)
Video Co-Chairs:
 * Benjamin Chung (Northeastern University)
 * Leif Andersen (Northeastern University)
Web Co-Chairs:
 * Aviral Goel (Northeastern University)
 * Filip Krikava (Czech Technical University)
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