Call for Papers: Meta’17

         Workshop on Meta-Programming Techniques and Reflection

                       Co-located with SPLASH 2017
                   October 22, 2017, Vancouver, Canada

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The heterogeneity of mobile computing, cloud applications, multicore
architectures, and other systems leads to increasing complexity of software and
requires new approaches to programming languages and software engineering
tools. To manage the complexity, we require generic solutions that can be
adapted to specific application domains or use cases, making metaprogramming an
important topic of research once more. However, the challenges with
metaprogramming are still manifold. They start with fundamental issues such as
typing of reflective programs, continue with practical concerns such as
performance and tooling, and reach into the empirical field to understand how
metaprogramming is used and how it affects software maintainability. Thus,
while industry accepted metaprogramming on a wide scale with Ruby, Scala,
JavaScript and others, academia still needs to answer a wide range of questions
to bring it to the same level of convenience, tooling, and programming styles
to cope with the increasing complexity of software systems.

This workshop aims to explore meta-level technologies that help tackling the
heterogeneity, scalability and openness requirements of emerging computations

### Topics of Interest

The workshop is a venue for all approaches that embrace metaprogramming:

- from static to dynamic techniques 
- reflection, meta-level architectures, staging, open language runtimes
applications to middleware, frameworks, and DSLs
- optimization techniques to minimize runtime overhead
- contract systems, or typing of reflective programs
reflection and metaobject protocols to enable tooling
- case studies and evaluation of such techniques, e.g., to build applications,
language extensions, or tools
- empirical evaluation of metaprogramming solutions
- security in reflective systems and capability-based designs
- meta-level architectures and reflective middleware for modern runtime
platforms (e.g. IoT, cyber-physical systems, mobile/cloud/grid computing, etc)
- surveys, conceptualization, and taxonomization of existing approaches

In short, we invite contributions to the workshop on a wide range of topics
related to design, implementation, and application of reflective APIs and
meta-programming techniques, as well as empirical studies and typing for such
systems and languages.

### Workshop Format and Submissions

This workshop welcomes the presentation of new ideas and emerging problems as 
well as mature work as part of a mini-conference format. Furthermore, we plan 
interactive brainstorming and demonstration sessions between the formal 
presentations to enable an active exchange of ideas. Therefore, we seek the 
following kinds of publications:

 • technical paper: max. 8 pages, excluding references
 • position and work-in-progress paper: 1-4 pages, excluding references
 • technology demos or a posters: 1-page abstract

All papers are to be submitted using the SIGPLAN acmart style. Please use the 
provided double-column Latex or Word templates.

For the submission, please use the submission system at:

The workshop technical papers will be published in the ACM DL, if not requested 
otherwise by the authors. Thus, they will be part of SPLASH workshop 
proceedings. Demos, posters, position and work-in-progress papers can be 
submitted on a second, later deadline to discuss the latest results and current 
work and won’t be included in the ACM DL proceedings.

### Important Dates

Abstract Submission:          07 August 2017  
Paper Submission:             20 August 2017  
Author Notification:          06 September 2017  
Position/WIP Paper Deadline:  08 September 2017  
Camera Ready Deadline:        18 September 2017  
Position/WIP Notification:    21 September 2017  

### Program Committee

The program committee consists of the organizers and the following reviewers:

Anya Helen Bagge, University of Bergen, Norway  
Daniele Bonetta, Oracle Labs, Austria  
Nicolas Cardozo, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia  
Sebastian Erdweg, TU Delf, The Nederlands  
Robert Hirschfeld, HPI, Germany    
Roberto Ierusalimschy, PUC-Rio, Brazil  
Pablo Inostroza, CWI, The Nederlands  
Kim Mens, Universite Catholique de Louvain, Belgium  
Cyrus Omar, Carnegie Mellon University, USA  
Guillermo Polito, CNRS, France    
Tiark Rompf, Purdue University, USA  
Tom Van Cutsem, Nokia Bell Labs, Belgium  
Takuo Watanabe, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan  

### Workshop Organizers

Shigeru Chiba, University of Tokyo  
Elisa Gonzalez Boix, Vrije Universiteit Brussel  
Stefan Marr, Johannes Kepler University Linz

### Contact information

For further inquires, do not hesitate to contact the organizers via  meta AT

Stefan Marr
Johannes Kepler Universität Linz
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