Managed Languages Conference: PPPJ 2016 Call for Papers

Andrea Rosa andrea.rosa at
Wed Feb 3 09:16:34 UTC 2016

PPPJ '16
13th International Conference on Principles and Practices of Programming on the Java Platform: Virtual Machines, Languages, and Tools

August 29 - September 2, 2016
Lugano, Switzerland

In-cooperation with ACM SIGPLAN, SIGSOFT, SIGAPP and SPEC RG

PPPJ '16 is a forum for researchers and practitioners to present and discuss novel results on all aspects of managed languages and their runtime systems, including virtual machines, tools, methods, frameworks, libraries, case studies, and experience reports. Managed languages and runtime systems of interest include, but are not limited to, Java, Scala, JavaScript, Python, Ruby, C#, F#, Clojure, Groovy, Kotlin, R, Java VM, Dalvik VM and Android Runtime (ART), LLVM, .NET CLR, RPython.



Abstract submission deadline: June 2, 2016
Submission deadline: June 6, 2016
Author notification: July 11, 2016
Camera-ready papers deadline: July 25, 2016



Virtual machines
- Runtime systems (JVM, Dalvik VM and Android Runtime (ART), LLVM, .NET CLR, RPython, etc.)
- VM design and optimization
- VMs for mobile and embedded devices
- Real-time VMs
- Isolation and resource control

- Managed languages (Java, Scala, JavaScript, Python, Ruby C#, F#, Clojure, Groovy, Kotlin, R, etc.)
- Domain-specific languages
- Language design and calculi
- Compilers
- Language interoperability
- Parallelism and concurrency
- Modular and aspect-oriented programming
- Model-driven development
- Frameworks and applications
- Teaching

Techniques and tools
- Static and dynamic program analysis
- Testing
- Verification
- Monitoring and debugging
- Security and information flow
- Workload characterization and performance evaluation



PPPJ '16 accepts three types of paper submissions:
- Regular research paper: up to 12 pages
- Work-in-progress paper: up to 6 pages
- Industry and tool paper: up to 6 pages

The conference proceedings will be published as part of the ACM International Conference Proceedings Series and will be disseminated through the ACM Digital Library.

Research papers will be judged on their relevance, novelty, technical rigor, and contribution to the state-of-the-art. For work-in-progress research papers, more emphasis will be placed on novelty and the potential of the new idea than on technical rigor and experimental results. Industry and tool papers will be judged on their relevance, usefulness, and results. Suitability for demonstration and availability will also be considered for tool papers.



PPPJ '16 will be part of the MANAGED LANGUAGES & RUNTIME WEEK 2016, a premier forum for presenting and discussing innovations and breakthroughs in the area of programming languages and runtime systems.

Managed Languages & Runtimes Week '16 features three international academic and industry venues for the first time:

- PPPJ '16 - 13th International Conference on Principles and Practices of Programming on the Java Platform: Virtual Machines, Languages, and Tools.
- JTRES '16 - 14th International Workshop on Java Technologies for Real-time and Embedded Systems - A workshop for researchers working on real-time and embedded Java with the goal of identifying the challenging problems that still need to be solved in order to assure the success of real-time Java as a technology and reporting results and experience.
- VMM '16 - 3rd Virtual Machine Meetup - A venue for discussing the latest research and developments in the area of managed language execution.

Managed Languages & Runtimes Week '16 will be hosted by the Faculty of Informatics of University of Lugano (USI) from August 29 to September 2, 2016.



General Chair:  Walter Binder - University of Lugano (USI), Switzerland
Program Committee Chair: Petr Tůma - Charles University, Czech Republic
Organizing Chair: Yudi Zheng - University of Lugano (USI), Switzerland
Publicity Chair: Andrea Rosà - University of Lugano (USI), Switzerland
Web Chair: Giacomo Toffetti Carughi - University of Lugano (USI), Switzerland



For additional information on PPPJ ’16 do not hesitate to contact the PC Chair <petr.tuma at<mailto:petr.tuma at>> or visit the website

Andrea Rosà
PhD student - Teaching assistant
Faculty of Informatics - 2nd floor
Università della Svizzera italiana (USI)
Via G. Buffi 13
CH-6904 Lugano
(e) andrea.rosa at<mailto:andrea.rosa at>
(p) +41 58 666 4455 ext. 2183

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