SPLASH 2023 - Second Combined Call for Contributions

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                 Second Combined Call For Contributions

   ACM Conference on Systems, Programming, Languages, and Applications:  

                   Software for Humanity (SPLASH'23)

                October 22-27, 2023, Cascais, Portugal



SPLASH - The ACM SIGPLAN conference on Systems, Programming, Languages, and Applications: Software for Humanity embraces all aspects of software construction and delivery, to make it the premier conference on the applications of programming languages - at the intersection of programming languages and software engineering.

Follow the registration space on the SPLASH website to attend this fantastic line-up of events - we aim to open for registration on July 20.  



SPLASH upcoming deadlines:

 * Posters (deadline: 15 Aug)

 * SPLASH-E (deadline: 27 Jul)

 * Doctoral Symposium (deadline: 7 Jul)

 * Student Research Competition (deadline: 14 Jul)

 * Programming Languages Mentoring Workshop (PLMW) (deadline: 24 Jul)

SPLASH Workshops (submission deadline: 12 Jul):







 * PLF


 * ST30

SPLASH Co-located Events:

 * DLS (Deadline: 28 Jun)

 * GPCE (Deadline: 7 July)

 * MPLR (Deadline: 26 Jun)



SPLASH - The ACM SIGPLAN conference on Systems, Programming, Languages, and Applications: Software for Humanity embraces all aspects of software construction and delivery, to make it the premier conference on the applications of programming languages - at the intersection of programming languages and software engineering.

SPLASH 2023 aims to signify the reopening of the world and being able to meet your international colleagues in person.

** Co-located Events **

**** Dynamic Languages Symposium (DLS) ****

The Dynamic Languages Symposium (DLS) is the premier forum for researchers and practitioners to share research and experience on all aspects of dynamic languages.

After two decades of dynamic language research and DLS, it is time to reflect and look forward to what the next two decades will bring. This year's DLS will therefore be a special DLS focusing on the Future of Dynamic Languages. To do the notion of "symposium" justice, we will actively invite speakers to present their opinions on where Dynamic Languages might be, will be, or should be going in the next twenty years.

Paper Submission Deadline:                 28 Jun 2023

Details: https://2023.splashcon.org/home/dls-2023

**** Generative Programming: Concepts & Experiences (GPCE)****

ACM SIGPLAN International Conference on Generative Programming: Concepts & Experiences (GPCE) is a venue for researchers and practitioners interested in techniques that use program generation, domain-specific languages, and component deployment to increase programmer productivity, improve software quality, and shorten the time-to-market of software products. In addition to exploring cutting-edge techniques of generative software, our goal is to foster further cross-fertilization between the software engineering and the programming languages research communities.

Abstract Submission Deadline:              3 Jul 2023

Paper Submission Deadline:                 7 Jul 2023

Details: https://2023.splashcon.org/home/gpce-2023

**** Managed Programming Languages & Runtimes (MPLR)****

The 20th International Conference on Managed Programming Languages & Runtimes (MPLR'23, formerly ManLang, originally PPPJ) is a premier forum for presenting and discussing novel results in all aspects of managed programming languages and runtime systems, which serve as building blocks for some of the most important computing systems around, ranging from small-scale (embedded and real-time systems) to large-scale (cloud-computing and big-data platforms) and anything in between (mobile, IoT, and wearable applications).

Paper/Abstract Submission Deadline:       26 Jun 2023

Details: https://2023.splashcon.org/home/mplr-2023

**** Posters ****

The SPLASH Posters 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. It is held early in the conference, to promote continued discussion among interested parties.

Submission Deadline:       15 Aug 2023

**** SPLASH-E ****

SPLASH-E is a symposium, started in 2013, for software and languages (SE/PL) researchers with activities and interests around computing education. Some build pedagogically-oriented languages or tools; some think about pedagogic challenges around SE/PL courses; some bring computing to non-CS communities; some pursue human studies and educational research.

At SPLASH-E, we share our educational ideas and challenges centered in software/languages, as well as our best ideas for advancing such work. SPLASH-E strives to bring together researchers and those with educational interests that arise from software ideas or concerns.

Archival Submission Deadline:       27 Jul 2023

** Student Research Competition (SRC) **

The ACM Student Research Competition (SRC) offers a unique opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to present their research to a panel of judges and conference attendees at SPLASH. The SRC provides visibility and exposes up-and-coming researchers to computer science research and the research community. This competition also gives students an opportunity to discuss their research with experts in their field, get feedback, and sharpen their communication and networking skills.

Abstract Submission Deadline:       14 Jul 2023

** Programming Languages Mentoring Workshop (PLMW) **

The SPLASH Programming Languages Mentoring Workshop encourages graduate students (PhD and MSc) and senior undergraduate students to pursue research in programming languages. This workshop will provide mentoring sessions on how to prepare for and thrive in graduate school and in a research career, focusing both on cutting-edge research topics and practical advice. The workshop brings together leading researchers and junior students in an inclusive environment in order to help welcome newcomers to our field of programming languages research. The workshop will show students the many paths that they might take to enter and contribute to our research community.

Application Submission Deadline:       24 Jul 2023

** Workshops **

**** CONFLANG ****

CONFLANG is a workshop on the design, the theory, the practice and the future evolution of configuration languages. It aims to gather the emerging community in this area in order to engage in fruitful interactions, to share ideas, results, opinions, and experiences on languages for configuration. Correct configuration is an actual industrial problem, and would greatly benefit from existing and ongoing academic research. Dually, this is a space with new challenges to overcome and new directions to explore, which is a great opportunity to confront new ideas with large-scale production.

**** FTSCS ****

The aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers and engineers who are interested in the application of formal and semi-formal methods to improve the quality of safety-critical computer systems. FTSCS strives to promote research and development of formal methods and tools for industrial applications, and is particularly interested in industrial applications of formal methods.

Specific topics include, but are not limited to: case studies and experience reports on the use of formal methods for analyzing safety-critical systems, including avionics, automotive, medical, railway, and other kinds of safety-critical and QoS-critical systems;  methods, techniques and tools to support automated analysis, certification, debugging, etc., of safety/QoS-critical systems; analysis methods that address the limitations of formal methods in industry (usability, scalability, etc.); formal analysis support for modeling languages used in industry, such as AADL, Ptolemy, SysML, SCADE, Modelica, etc.; code generation from validated models.

The workshop will provide a platform for discussions and the exchange of innovative ideas, so submissions on work in progress are encouraged.

**** HATRA ****

Programming language designers seek to provide strong tools to help developers reason about their programs. For example, the formal methods community seeks to enable developers to prove correctness properties of their code, and type system designers seek to exclude classes of undesirable behavior from programs. The security community creates tools to help developers achieve their security goals. In order to make these approaches as effective as possible for developers, recent work has integrated approaches from human-computer interaction research into programming language design. This workshop brings together programming languages, software engineering, security, and human-computer interaction researchers to investigate methods for making languages that provide stronger safety properties more effective for programmers and software engineers.

We have two goals: (1) to provide a venue for discussion and feedback on early-stage approaches that might enable people to be more effective at achieving stronger safety properties in their programs; (2) to facilitate discussion about relevant topics of participant interest.

**** IWACO ****

Many techniques have been introduced to describe and reason about stateful programs, and to restrict, analyze, and prevent aliases. These include various forms of ownership types, capabilities, separation logic, linear logic, uniqueness, sharing control, escape analysis, argument independence, read-only references, linear references, effect systems, and access control mechanisms. These tools have found their way into type systems, compilers and interpreters, runtime systems and bug-finding tools. Their immediate practical relevance is self-evident from the popularity of Rust, a programming language built around reasoning about aliasing and ownership to enable static memory management and data race freedom, voted the "most beloved" language in the annual Stack Overflow Developer Survey seven times in a row.

IWACO'23 will focus on these techniques, on how they can be used to reason about stateful (sequential or concurrent) programs, and how they have been applied to programming languages. In particular, we will consider papers on: models, type systems and other formal systems, programming language mechanisms, analysis and design techniques, patterns and notations for expressing ownership, aliasing, capabilities, uniqueness, and related topics; empirical studies of programs or experience reports from programming systems designed with these techniques in mind; programming logics that deal with aliasing and/or shared state, or use ownership, capabilities or resourcing; applications of capabilities, ownership and other similar type systems in low-level systems such as programming languages runtimes, virtual machines, or compilers; and optimization techniques, analysis algorithms, libraries, applications, and novel approaches exploiting ownership, aliasing, capabilities, uniqueness, and related topics.

**** LIVE ****

Programming is cognitively demanding, and too difficult. LIVE is a workshop exploring new user interfaces that improve the immediacy, usability, and learnability of programming. Whereas PL research traditionally focuses on programs, LIVE focuses more on the activity of programming.

Our goal is to provide a supportive venue where early-stage work receives constructive criticism. Whether graduate students or tenured faculty, researchers need a forum to discuss new ideas and get helpful feedback from their peers. Towards that end, we will allot about ten minutes for discussion after every presentation.

**** PAINT ****

Programming environments that integrate tools, notations, and abstractions into a holistic user experience can provide programmers with better support for what they want to achieve. These programming environments can create an engaging place to do new forms of informational work - resulting in enjoyable, creative, and productive experiences with programming.

In the workshop on Programming Abstractions and Interactive Notations, Tools, and Environments (PAINT), we want to discuss programming environments that support users in working with and creating notations and abstractions that matter to them. We are interested in the relationship between people centric notations and general-purpose programming languages and environments. How do we reflect the various experiences, needs, and priorities of the many people involved in programming — whether they call it that or not?

**** PLF ****

Applications supporting multi-device are ubiquitous. While most of the distributed applications that we see nowadays are cloud-based, avoiding the cloud can lead to privacy and performance benefits for users and operational and cost benefits for companies and developers. Following this idea, Local-First Software runs and stores its data locally while still allowing collaboration, thus retaining the benefits of existing collaborative applications without depending on the cloud. Many specific solutions already exist: operational transformation, client-side databases with eventually consistent replication based on CRDTs, and even synchronization as a service provided by commercial offerings, and a vast selection of UI design libraries.

However, these solutions are not integrated with the programming languages that applications are developed in. Language based solutions related to distribution such as type systems describing protocols, reliable actor runtimes, data processing, machine learning, etc., are designed and optimized for the cloud not for a loosely connected set of cooperating devices. This workshop aims at bringing the issue to the attention of the PL community, and accelerating the development of suitable solutions for this area.

**** REBELS ****

Reactive programming and event-based programming are two closely related programming styles that are becoming ever more important with the advent of advanced HPC technology and the ever increasing requirement for our applications to run on the web or on collaborating mobile devices. A number of publications on middleware and language design — so-called reactive and event-based languages and systems (REBLS) — have already seen the light, but the field still raises several questions. For example, the interaction with mainstream language concepts is poorly understood, implementation technology is in its infancy and modularity mechanisms are almost totally lacking. Moreover, large applications are still to be developed and patterns and tools for developing reactive applications is an area that is vastly unexplored.

This workshop will gather researchers in reactive and event-based languages and systems. The goal of the workshop is to exchange new technical research results and to define better the field by coming up with taxonomies and overviews of the existing work.

**** ST30 ****

Session types are a type-theoretic approach to specifying communication protocols so that they can be verified by type-checking. This year marks 30 years since the first paper on session types, by Kohei Honda at CONCUR 1993. Since then the topic has attracted increasing interest, and a substantial community and literature have developed. Google Scholar lists almost 400 articles with "session types" in the title, and most programming language conferences now include several papers on session types each year. In terms of the technical focus, there have been continuing theoretical developments (notably the generalisation from two-party to multi-party session types by Honda, Yoshida and Carbone in 2008, and the development of a Curry-Howard correspondence with linear logic by Caires and Pfenning in 2010) and a variety of implementations of session types as programming language extensions or libraries, covering (among others) Haskell, OCaml, Java, Scala, Rust, Python, C#, Go.

ST30 is a workshop to celebrate the 30th anniversary of session types by bringing together the community for a day of talks and technical discussion.


Be part of these fantastic events!


Organizing Committee

General Chair: Vasco T. Vasconcelos (University of Lisbon)

OOPSLA Review Committee Chair: Mira Mezini (TU Darmstadt)

OOPSLA Publications Co-Chair: Ragnar Mogk (TU Darmstadt)

OOPSLA Artifact Evaluation Co-Chair: Benjamin Greenman (Brown University)

OOPSLA Artifact Evaluation Co-Chair: Guillaume Baudart (INRIA)

DLS General Chair: Stefan Marr (University of Kent)

GPCE General Chair: Bernhard Rumpe (RWTH Aachen University)

GPCE PC Chair: Amir Shaikhha (University of Edinburgh)

LOPSTR PC Chair: Robert Glück (University of Copenhagen, Denmark)

LOPSTR PC Chair: Bishoksan Kafle (IMDEA)

MPLR General Chair: Rodrigo Bruno (University of Lisbon)

MPLR PC Chair: Elliot Moss (University of Massachusetts Amherst)

PPDP PC Chair: Santiago Escobar (Universitat Politècnica de València )

SAS Co-Chair: Manuel Hermenegildo (Technical University of Madrid & IMDEA)

SAS Co-Chair: José Morales (IMDEA)

SAS Artifact Evaluation Chair: Marc Chevalier (Snyk)

SLE Chair: João Saraiva (University of Minho)

SLE PC Co-Chair: Thomas Degueule (CNRS, LaBRI)

SLE PC Co-Chair: Elizabeth Scott (Royal Holloway University of London)

Onward! Papers Chair: Tijs van der Storm (CWI & University of Groningen)

Onward! Essays Chair: Robert Hirschfeld (University of Potsdam; Hasso Plattner Institute)

SPLASH-E Co-Chair: Molly Feldman (Oberlin College)

Posters Co-Chair: Xujie Si (University of Toronto)

Workshops Co-Chair: Mehdi Bagherzadeh (Oakland University)

Workshops Co-Chair: Amin Alipour (University of Houston)

Hybridisation Co-Chair: Youyou Cong (Tokyo Institute of Technology)

Hybridisation Co-Chair: Jonathan Immanuel Brachthäuser (University of Tübingen)

Video Co-Chair: Guilherme Espada (University of Lisbon)

Video Co-Chair: Apoorv Ingle (University of Iowa)

Publicity Chair, Web Co-Chair: Andreea Costea (National University Of Singapore)

Publicity Chair, Web Co-Chair: Alcides Fonseca (University of Lisbon)

PLMW Co-Chair: Molly Feldman (Oberlin College)

PLMW Co-Chair: Youyou Cong (Tokyo Institute of Technology)

PLMW Co-Chair: João Ferreira (University of Lisbon)

Sponsoring Co-Chair: Bor-Yuh Evan Chang (University of Colorado Boulder & Amazon)

Sponsoring Co-Chair: Nicolas Wu (Imperial College London)

Student Research Competition Co-Chair: Xujie Si (McGill University, Canada)

Local Organizer Chair: Andreia Mordido (University of Lisbon)

SIGPLAN Conference Manager: Neringa Young

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