Call for Papers: VMIL 2017
    9th Workshop on Virtual Machines and Intermediate Languages

                     Co-located with SPLASH 2017
                   October 24th, Vancouver, Canada




The VMIL workshop is a forum for research in virtual machines and
intermediate languages. It focuses on novel ideas on modular
approaches to programming language implementation and optimization,
extensible virtual machines, as well as reusable runtime components.
VMIL also investigates programming language mechanisms and dynamic
tooling facilities that are currently implemented as code
transformations or in libraries but are worthwhile candidates for
integration with the run-time environment. VMIL's area of interest
includes exploration how said mechanisms can be elegantly (and
reusably) expressed at the intermediate language level (e.g., in
bytecode), how their implementations can be optimized, and how virtual
machine architectures might be shaped to facilitate such
implementation efforts. Examples of such mechanisms are concurrency
constructs (e.g. actors, capsules, processes, software transactional
memory), transactions, and development tools (profilers, runtime


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

- Modular compilation-based and interpreter-based virtual machine
- Intermediate language constructs that better support programming
 language level features
- Reusable implementation of runtime components (e.g. interpreters,
 garbage collectors, intermediate representations)
- Static and dynamic compiler techniques for different languages
- Tooling support for different languages (e.g. debugging, profiling,
- Modular language implementations that use existing frameworks and
- New research ideas on how we want to build languages in the future.


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 4 pages.

Submissions should use the ACM SIGPLAN Conference acmart Format with
‘sigplan’ Subformat (http://www.sigplan.org/Resources/Author/), 10
point font, using the font family Times New Roman. All submissions
should be in PDF format.

The address of the submission site is: https://vmil17.hotcrp.com/


Submission deadline: August 14, 2017
Authors notification: September 15, 2017
Camera ready deadline: September 22, 2017

All deadlines are Anywhere on Earth (AoE), i.e. GMT/UTC−12:00 hour


Organizing Committee

Steve Blackburn, Australian National University
Christoph Bockisch, Phillips-Univeristat Marburg
Michael Haupt, eBay
Tony Hosking, Australian National University
Hridesh Rajan, Iowa State University
Witawas Srisa-an, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Program Committee

Matthias Grimmer, Oracle Labs (Co-chair)
Adam Welc, Huawei America Research Center (Co-chair)
Walter Binder, University of Lugano
Roberto Ierusalimschy, PUC-Rio
Richard Jones, University of Kent
Tomas Kalibera, Northeastern University
Christor Kotselidis, The University of Manchester
Ben L. Titzer, Google
Jennifer B. Sartor, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
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