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MPLR 2020 : 17th International Conference on Managed Programming Languages & Runtimes


When Nov 4, 2020 - Nov 6, 2020
Where Manchester, UK
Submission Deadline Aug 12, 2020
Notification Due Sep 14, 2020
Final Version Due Oct 5, 2020
Categories    language implementation   compilers   virtual machines   tools

Call For Papers

Call for Papers

MPLR 2020 - 17th International Conference
on Managed Programming Languages & Runtimes

November 4-6, 2020 in Manchester, United Kingdom
Follow us @MPLR_Conf

The 17th International Conference on Managed Programming Languages &
Runtimes (MPLR, formerly ManLang) 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 in use, ranging from small-scale (embedded and
real-time systems) to large-scale (cloud-computing and big-data platforms)
and anything in between (desktop, mobile, IoT, and wearable applications).

This year, MPLR will be held in Manchester, UK, as permitted considering
Health and safety concerns.

For up-to-date details, check out the conference website: and follow us on Twitter @MPLR_Conf.

The areas of interest include but are not limited to:

* Languages and Compilers
- Managed languages (e.g., Java, Scala, JavaScript, Python, Ruby, C#, F#, Clojure, Groovy, Kotlin, R, Smalltalk, Racket, Rust, Go, etc.)
- Domain-specific languages
- Language design
- Compilers and interpreters
- Type systems and program logics
- Language interoperability
- Parallelism, distribution, and concurrency

* Virtual Machines
- Managed runtime systems (e.g., JVM, Android Runtime (ART), V8, LLVM, .NET CLR, RPython, GraalVM, etc.)
- VM design and optimization
- VMs for mobile and embedded devices
- VMs for real-time applications
- Memory management and garbage collection
- Hardware/software co-design

* Techniques, Tools, and Applications
- Static and dynamic program analysis
- Testing and debugging
- Refactoring
- Program understanding
- Program synthesis
- Security and privacy
- Performance analysis and monitoring
- Compiler and program verification

Submission Categories

MPLR accepts four types of submissions:

1. Regular research papers
describing novel contributions involving managed language platforms.
Research papers will be evaluated based on their relevance,
novelty, technical rigor, and contribution to the state-of-the-art.

Format: up to 12 pages, excluding bibliography and appendix

2. Work-in-progress research papers
describing promising new ideas, with perhaps less maturity than full
Work-in-progress papers will be evaluated with an emphasis on novelty
and the potential of the new ideas instead of technical rigor and
experimental results.

Format: up to 6 pages, excluding bibliography and appendix

3. Industry and tool papers
presenting technical challenges and solutions for managed language
platforms in the context of deployed applications and systems.
Industry and tool papers will be evaluated on their relevance,
usefulness, and results. Suitability for demonstration and availability
will also be considered for tool papers.

Format: up to 6 pages, excluding bibliography and appendix

4. Posters
They will be evaluated similarly to work-in-progress papers.
Posters can accompany any submission as a way to provide additional
demonstration and discussion opportunities.

Format: poster and 1-page abstract

MPLR 2020 submissions must conform to the ACM Policy on Prior Publication
and Simultaneous Submissions and to the SIGPLAN Republication Policy.

Author Instructions

Submissions need to use the ACM `acmart` format with the `sigconf` style:

If you are using LaTeX, submissions need to use the 'acmart' document class with the 'sigconf' option. For reviewing, please include page numbers in your submission
using the LaTeX command `\settopmatter{printfolios=true}`.
The standard settings of a 9 point font size and the
Libertine/Biolinum font family are to be kept.

All submissions need to be in PDF format.

MPLR uses single-blind reviewing, i.e., author names are generally included in submissions.

Please also ensure that your submission is legible when printed on a black
and white printer. In particular, please check that colors remain distinct
and font sizes are legible.

Submission Site:

Important Dates

Submission Deadline: 12 August 2020
Author Notification: 14 September 2020
Camera Ready: 05 October 2020
Conference Dates: 04-06 November 2020

All deadlines are 23:59 AoE (UTC-12h).

AUTHORS TAKE NOTE: The official publication date is the date the
proceedings are made available in the ACM Digital Library. This date
may be up to two weeks prior to the first day of your conference.
The official publication date affects the deadline for any patent
filings related to published work.


Given the uncertainties of the current situation, we want to assure you that
MPRL is going to happen. To increase the likelihood of having a physical conference, we are planning it for November.

If this won’t be possible, we are preparing a virtual MPLR, learning from the
conferences taking place right now and over the summer.

In either case, the submission and reviewing process will happen as outlined
to ensure timely feedback and continuity for our research work.


Program Committee:

Jeronimo Castrillon, TU Dresden, Germany
Shigeru Chiba, University of Tokyo, Japan
Irene Finocchi, LUISS Guido Carli University, Italy
Juliana Franco, Microsoft Research, UK
Elisa Gonzalez Boix, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
Robert Hirschfeld, Hasso Plattner Institute, Germany
Roberto Ierusalimschy, PUC-Rio, Brazil
Georgia Kouveli, ARM, UK
Burcu Külahçıoğlu Özkan, MPI-SWS, Germany
Doug Lea, SUNY Oswego, USA
Daryl Maier, IBM, Canada
Mark Marron, Microsoft Research, USA
Hidehiko Masuhara, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Hanspeter Mössenböck, JKU Linz, Austria
Hannes Payer, Google, Germany
Julien Ponge, Red Hat, France
Aleksandar Prokopec, Oracle Labs, Switzerland
Manuel Rigger, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Andrea Rosa, USI, Switzerland
Jeremy Singer, University of Glasgow, UK
Eli Tilevich, Virginia Tech, USA
Sam Tobin-Hochstadt, Indiana University, USA
Tobias Wrigstad, Uppsala University, Sweden

General Chair:
Christos Kotselidis, University of Manchester, UK

Program Chair:
Stefan Marr, University of Kent, UK

If you are unsure whether a particular topic falls within the scope of MPRL’20 or if you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Program Chair (

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