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ManLang 2018 : 15th International Conference on Managed Languages & Runtimes


When Sep 10, 2018 - Sep 14, 2018
Where Linz, Austria
Abstract Registration Due Apr 27, 2018
Submission Deadline May 4, 2018
Notification Due Jul 6, 2018
Final Version Due Aug 3, 2018
Categories    programming languages   virtual machines   compilers

Call For Papers

The 15th International Conference on Managed Languages & Runtimes (ManLang, formerly PPPJ) 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, which range from small-scale (embedded and real-time systems) to large-scale (cloud-computing and big-data platforms) and anything in between (mobile, IoT, and wearable applications).

More information can be found at:


Topics 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, Dalvik VM, Android Runtime (ART),
LLVM, .NET CLR, RPython, etc.)
- VM design and optimization
- VMs for mobile and embedded devices
- VMs for real-time applications
- Memory management
- 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

Important Dates

Abstract Submission: April 27, 2018
Paper Submission: May 4, 2018
Paper acceptance notification: July 6, 2018
Camera ready version due: August 3, 2018
Poster submission: August 6, 2018
Poster acceptance notification: August 13, 2018
Conference: September 10-14, 2018

Submission and Proceedings

Submissions to the conference will be evaluated on the basis of originality, relevance, technical soundness and presentation quality. Papers should be written in English and not exceed 12 pages in ACM format for full papers (6 pages for WiP, industry, and tool papers). You can also submit posters, which can be accompanied by a one-page abstract, and are due on August 6, 2018. The conference proceedings will be published as part of the ACM International Conference Proceedings Series and will be disseminated through the ACM Digital Library.

See the homepage ( for details on paper formats and submission.


=General Chair
Hanspeter Mössenböck, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria

=Program Chair
Eli Tilevich, Virginia Tech, USA

=Steering Committee
Walter Binder, University of Lugano (USI), Switzerland
Bruce Childers, University of Pittsburgh, USA
Martin Plümicke, DHBW Stuttgart, Germany
Christian Probst, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
Petr Tůma, Charles University, Czech Republic
Thomas Würthinger, Oracle Labs, Switzerland

=Local Organization Chair
Christian Wirth, Oracle Labs, Austria

=Publicity Chairs
Rick Rabiser, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
Manuel Rigger, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria

=Web Chair
Michael Kaffenda, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria

=Proceedings Chair
Yin Liu, Virginia Tech, USA

=Registration Chair
Birgit Kranzl, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria

=Student Volunteers Chair
Markus Weninger, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria

Program Committee

Godmar Back, Virginia Tech, USA
Clément Béra, INRIA, France
Christoph Bockisch, Philipps Universität Marburg, Germany
Man Cao, Google, USA
Shigeru Chiba, University of Tokyo, Japan
Yvonne Coady, University of Victoria, Canada
Julian Dolby, IBM Research, USA
Patrick Eugster, University of Lugano, Switzerland
Irene Finocchi, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Görel Hedin, Lund University, Sweden
Robert Hirschfeld, Hasso Plattner Institute, Germany
Tony Hosking, Purdue University, USA
Doug Lea, SUNY Oswego, USA
Eliot Moss, University of Massachusetts, USA
Nate Nystrom, University of Lugano, Switzerland
Tiark Rompf, Purdue University, USA
Jennifer B. Sartor, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
Jeremy Singer, University of Glasgow, UK
Petr Tůma, Charles University, Czech Republic
Jan Vitek, Northeastern University, USA
Christian Wimmer, Oracle Labs, USA
Jianjun Zhao, Kyushu University, Japan


Linz, the capital of Upper Austria, is both a city of culture and of industry. Located at the Danube it features a historic downtown and a modern university campus just north of the Danube, where the conference will take place. For information on JKU and Linz, also see:, and

Other Information

The 5th Virtual Machine Meetup (VMM) is a collocated event with ManLang '18. It is a venue for discussing the latest research and developments in the area of managed language execution.

ManLang'18 is organized in cooperation with ACM, ACM SIGPLAN and ACM ICPS, and is sponsored by the JKU Department of Computer Science, Oracle Labs, and Linz AG.

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