Call for Speakers -- 2015 JVM Language Summit

Dan Smith daniel.smith at
Wed Apr 15 17:02:04 UTC 2015


We are pleased to announce the 2015 JVM Language Summit to be held at Oracle's Santa Clara campus on August 10-12, 2015. Registration is now open for speaker submissions (presentations and workshops) and will remain open until May 22, 2015. There is no registration fee for speakers.

The JVM Language Summit is an open technical collaboration among language designers, compiler writers, tool builders, runtime engineers, and VM architects. We will share our experiences as creators of both the JVM and programming languages for the JVM. We also welcome non-JVM developers of similar technologies to attend or speak on their runtime, VM, or language of choice.

Presentations will be recorded and made available to the public via the Oracle Technology Network.

This event is being organized by language and JVM engineers; no marketers involved! So bring your slide rules and be prepared for some seriously geeky discussions.


The summit is held in a single classroom-style room to support direct communication between participants. About 80-100 attendees are expected.

As in previous years, we will divide the schedule between traditional presentations and "workshops." Workshops are informal, facilitated discussion groups among smaller, self-selected participants, and should enable deeper "dives" into the subject matter. If there is interest, there will also be impromptu "lightning talks." Traditional presentations (about 7 each day) will be given in a single track, while workshops (2–3 each day) will occur in parallel.

Instructions for Speaker Registration

If you'd like give a presentation or lead a workshop, please register as a Speaker and include a detailed abstract. There is no fee. You will be notified about whether your proposal has been accepted; if not, you will be able to register as a regular attendee.

For a successful presentation or workshop submission, please note the following:

- All talks should be deeply technical, given by designers and implementors to designers and implementors. We all speak Code here!

- Each talk, we hope and expect, will inform the audience, in detail, about the state of the art of language design and implementation on the JVM, or will explore the present and future capabilities of the JVM itself. (Some will do so indirectly by discussing non-JVM technologies.)

- Know your audience: attendees may not be likely to ever use your specific language or tool, but could learn something from your interactions with the JVM. A broad goal of the summit is to inspire us to work together on JVM-based technologies that enable a rich ecosystem at higher layers.

We encourage speakers to submit both a presentation and a workshop; we will arrange to schedule the presentation before the workshop, so that the presentation can spark people's interest and the workshop will allow those who are really interested to go deeper into the subject area. Workshop facilitators may, but are not expected to, prepare presentation materials; in any case, they should come prepared to guide a deep technical discussion.

To register:

For further information:

inquire at

We hope to see you in August!

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