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MPLR 2022 : 19th International Conference on Managed Programming Languages & Runtimes


When Sep 14, 2022 - Sep 16, 2022
Where Brussels, Belgium
Submission Deadline May 20, 2022
Notification Due Jun 23, 2022
Final Version Due Jul 15, 2022
Categories    programming languages   compilers   interpreters   virtual machines

Call For Papers

Call for Papers

MPLR 2022 - 19th International Conference
on Managed Programming Languages & Runtimes

September 14-16, 2022 in Brussels, Belgium
Follow us @MPLR_Conf

The 19th 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 at the campus of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel(VUB) in Brussels, Belgium.

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, Lua, MATLAB, Raku, Pony, …)
- Portable intermediate representations like Webassembly
- 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 and Demonstrations
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

Accepted submissions will be published in the ACM Digital Library, except if the authors prefer not to be included.

MPLR 2022 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 ‘sigplan’ option. For reviewing, please include page numbers in your submission
using the LaTeX command `\settopmatter{printfolios=true}`.
The standard settings of a 10 point font size.

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

Paper Submission Deadline: 20 May 2022
Paper Author Notification: 23 June 2022
Camera Ready for Papers: 15 July 2022
Posters and Demos Submission Deadline: 12 August 2022
Posters and Demos Notification: 19 August 2022
Conference Dates: 14-16 September 2022

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.


Program Committee:

Ana Milanova, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA
Camil Demetrescu, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Christian Wimmer, Oracle CA, USA
Christophe Scholliers, University of Gent, Belgium
Doug Lea, State University of New York (SUNY) Oswego, USA
Erik Ernst, Google, Denmark
Guillermo Polito, INRIA, France
Jan Vitek, Northeastern University, Czech Technical University
Kostis Sagonas, Uppsala University, Sweden
Lubomir Bulej, Charles University, Czech Republic
Matthew Parkinson, Microsoft Research Cambridge, UK
Matteo Marra, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
Michael Homer, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Sophie Kaleba, University of Kent, UK
Tony Hosking, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
Yu David Liu, State University of New York (SUNY) Binghampton, USA

General Chair:
Elisa Gonzalez Boix, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium

Program Chair:
Tobias Wrigstad, Uppsala University, Sweden

If you are unsure whether a particular topic falls within the scope of MPRL’22 or if you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Program Chair (tobias dot wrigstad at it dot uu dot se).

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