SPLASH 2022
Mon 5 - Sat 10 December 2022 Auckland, New Zealand

The concept of Virtual Machines is pervasive in the design and implementation of programming systems. Virtual Machines and the languages they implement are crucial in the specification, implementation and/or user-facing deployment of most programming technologies.

The VMIL workshop is a forum for researchers and cutting-edge practitioners working on language virtual machines to discuss the various related engineering and research issues.

Plenary

This program is tentative and subject to change.

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10:00 - 10:30
10:00
30m
Coffee break
Coffee break
Catering and Social Events

10:30 - 12:00
Session 1VMIL at Seminar Room G100 (G135 Tuesday Only with 40)
Chair(s): Stefan Marr University of Kent
10:30
5m
Talk
Welcome Notes
VMIL
Stefan Marr University of Kent
10:35
30m
Talk
Ease VM Level Tooling with Language Level Ordinary Object Pointers
VMIL
Pierre Misse-Chanabier Univ Lille, Inria, CNRS, Centrale Lille, UMR 9189 - CRIStAL., Théo Rogliano Inria; University of Lille; CNRS; Centrale Lille; CRIStAL
11:05
30m
Talk
Inlining-Benefit Prediction with Interprocedural Partial Escape Analysis
VMIL
11:35
25m
Talk
Toward a dynamic language toolkit
VMIL
Dave Mason Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University)
12:00 - 13:30
12:00
90m
Lunch
Lunch
Catering and Social Events

13:30 - 15:00
Session 2VMIL at Seminar Room G100 (G135 Tuesday Only with 40)
Chair(s): Stefan Marr University of Kent
13:30
60m
Keynote
Virgil as a Systems Programming Language
VMIL
Ben L. Titzer Carnegie Mellon University
14:30
30m
Talk
Improving Vectorization Heuristics in a Dynamic Compiler with Machine Learning Models
VMIL
Raphael Mosaner Johannes Kepler University Linz, Gergö Barany Oracle Labs Vienna, David Leopoldseder Oracle Labs, Hanspeter Mössenböck JKU Linz
15:00 - 15:30
15:00
30m
Coffee break
Coffee break
Catering and Social Events

15:30 - 17:00
Session 3VMIL at Seminar Room G100 (G135 Tuesday Only with 40)
Chair(s): Stefan Marr University of Kent
15:30
60m
Keynote
MMTk and The Case for Modular VM Development
VMIL
Steve Blackburn Google and Australian National University
16:30
30m
Talk
Profile Guided Offline Optimization of Hidden Class Graphs for JavaScript VMs in Embedded Systems
VMIL
Tomoharu Ugawa University of Tokyo, Stefan Marr University of Kent, Richard Jones University of Kent
DOI

Call for Papers

The workshop is intended to be welcoming to a wide range of topics and perspectives, covering all areas relevant to the workshop’s theme. Aspects of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • design issues in VMs and IRs (e.g. IR design, VM modularity, polyglotism);
  • compilation (static and dynamic compilation strategies, optimizations, data representations);
  • memory management;
  • security considerations;
  • concurrency (both internal and user-facing);
  • performance engineering;
  • tool support and related infrastructure (profiling, debugging, liveness, persistence);
  • the experience of VM development (use of high-level languages, bootstrapping and self-hosting, reusability, portability, developer tooling, etc).
  • empirical studies on related topics, such as usage patterns, the usability of languages or tools, experimental methodology, or benchmark design.

Submission Guidelines

We invite high-quality papers in the following two categories:

  • Research and experience papers: These submissions should describe work that advances the current state of the art in the above or related areas. The suggested length of these submissions is 6–10 pages (maximum 10pp, excluding references).

  • Work-in-progress or position papers: These papers should document ongoing efforts in an area of interest which have not yet yielded final results, and/or should present and defend the authors’ position on a topic related to the broad area of the workshop. The maximum length of these submissions is 6 pages, but we will consider shorter submissions (e.g. a well-written 2-page abstract). For the first submission deadline, all paper types are considered for publication in the ACM Digital Library, except if the authors prefer not to be included. Publication of work-in-progress and position papers at VMIL is not intended to preclude later publication elsewhere.

Submissions will be judged on novelty, clarity, timeliness, relevance, and potential to stimulate discussion during the workshop.

For the second deadline, we will consider only work-in-progress and position papers. Abstracts do not have to be submitted before the deadline. These will not be published in the ACM DL, and will only appear on the website.

The address of the submission site is: https://vmil22.hotcrp.com

All deadlines are Anywhere on Earth (AoE), i.e. GMT/UTC−12:00 hour

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 before the first day of your conference. The official publication date affects the deadline for any patent filings related to published work.

Format Instructions

Please use the SIGPLAN acmart style (sigplan option) for all papers: https://sigplan.org/Resources/Author/#acmart-format. The provided double-column template is available for Latex and Word.