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PPPJ 2016 : 13th International Conference on Principles and Practices of Programming on the Java Platform: Virtual Machines, Languages, and Tools


Conference Series : Principles and Practice of Programming in Java
When Aug 29, 2016 - Sep 2, 2016
Where Lugano, Switzerland
Submission Deadline Jun 13, 2016
Notification Due Jul 11, 2016
Final Version Due Jul 25, 2016
Categories    managed languages   programming languages   software engineering

Call For Papers

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



Wonsun Ahn - University of Pittsburgh, USA
Lorenzo Bettini - University of Turin, Italy
Irene Finocchi - University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy
Michael Franz - University of California Irvine, USA
David Gregg - Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
David Grove - IBM Research, USA
Apala Guha - Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, India
Görel Hedin - Lund University, Sweden
Nigel Horspool - University of Victoria, Canada
Andreas Krall - Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Prasad Kulkarni - University of Kansas, USA
Doug Lea - State University of New York at Oswego, USA
Ondrej Lhotak - University of Waterloo, Canada
Du Li - Hewlett Packard Labs, USA
Anders Møller - University of Aarhus, Denmark
Hanspeter Mössenböck - Johannes Kepler Universität, Austria
Rei Odaira - IBM Research Austin, USA
Jeremy Singer - University of Glasgow, Scotland
Eli Tilevich - Virginia Tech, USA
Laurence Tratt - King's College London, England
Petr Tuma - Charles University, Czech Republic
Christian Wimmer - Oracle Labs, USA
Jianjun Zhao - Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China



For additional information on PPPJ ’16 do not hesitate to contact the PC Chair ( or visit the website

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