Mon 5 - Sat 10 December 2022 Auckland, New Zealand

The 18th Dynamic Languages Symposium (DLS) at SPLASH 2022 is the premier forum for researchers and practitioners to share research and experience on all aspects on dynamic languages.

Call for Contributions

The 18th Dynamic Languages Symposium (DLS) at SPLASH 2022 is the premier forum for researchers and practitioners to share research and experience on all aspects of dynamic languages.

DLS 2022 invites high quality papers reporting original research and experience related to the design, implementation, and applications of dynamic languages. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • innovative language features
  • innovative implementation techniques
  • innovative applications
  • development environments and tools
  • experience reports and case studies
  • domain-oriented programming
  • late binding, dynamic composition, and run-time adaptation
  • reflection and metaprogramming
  • software evolution
  • language symbiosis and multi-paradigm languages
  • dynamic optimization
  • interpretation
  • just-in-time and ahead-of-time compilation
  • soft/optional/gradual typing
  • hardware support
  • educational approaches and perspectives
  • semantics of dynamic languages
  • frameworks and languages for the Cloud and the IoT

Submission Details

Submissions must neither be previously published nor under review at other events. DLS 2022 uses a lightweight double-blind, two-phase reviewing process.

Papers are assumed to be in one of the following categories:

Research Papers: describe work that advances the current state of the art

Experience Papers: describe insights gained from substantive practical applications that should be of a broad interest

Dynamic Pearls: describe a known idea in an appealing way to remind the community and capture a reader’s interest

The program committee will evaluate each paper based on its relevance, significance, clarity, and originality. The paper category needs to be indicated during submission, and papers are judged accordingly.

Papers must be submitted electronically in PDF format. Submissions must be in the ACM SIGPLAN conference acmart format, 10 point font, and should not exceed 12 pages. Please see full details in the Instructions for Authors.

DLS 2022 will run a two-phase reviewing process to help authors make their final papers the best that they can be. Accepted papers will be published in the ACM Digital Library and will be freely available for one month, starting two weeks before the event.

Submitted papers need to conform to the formatting instructions. Submissions that violate these instructions may be rejected without review at the discretion of the Program Chair.

DLS 2022 uses a lightweight double-blind review process. Authors must omit their names and affiliations in their paper submissions.

Submission Site

Please take a moment to read the instructions below before using the submission site. After acceptance, the camera-ready versions will be collected by Conference Publishing Consulting.

Concurrent Submissions

Papers must describe unpublished work that is not currently submitted for publication elsewhere as described by SIGPLAN’s Republication Policy. Submitters should also be aware of ACM’s Policy and Procedures on Plagiarism.


Submissions should use the ACM SIGPLAN Conference acmart format, sigplan sub-format, 10 point font. All submissions should be in PDF format. If you use LaTeX or Word, please use the provided ACM SIGPLAN acmart templates. Author–year and numeric citation styles are both acceptable.

Note that by default the SIGPLAN Conference Format templates produce papers in 9 point font. If you are formatting your paper using LaTeX, you will need to set the 10pt option in the \documentclass command: \documentclass[10pt,sigplan]{acmart}. If you are formatting your paper using Word, you may wish to use the provided Word template that supports this font size.

For reviewing, please include page numbers in your submission with the LaTeX \settopmatter{printfolios=true} command.

Please also ensure that your submission is legible when printed on a black and white printer. In particular, please check that colors remain distinct and font sizes are legible.

Page Limit

To ensure that papers stay focused on their core contributions, papers are limited to 12 pages and 10pt including bibliographic references and appendices. For the second phase, the page limit is 14 pages including bibliographic references.

Second-Phase Revisions

DLS 2022 uses a two-phase review system to provide authors with extra support and an opportunity to revise submissions. The extent of revisions is limited by the available time of about 4 weeks, so the program committee will use the two-phase process only for mandatory revisions that can be completed in that time.

To facilitate reviewing, we ask that the revisions be accompanied with:

  • Highlighted changes, either done manually or with a tool such as latexdiff
  • A brief, high-level description of changes, and how they address the concerns raised in the reviews

For the second phase, the page limit is 14 pages, including bibliographic references.

Publication (Digital Library Early Access Warning)

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

Questions? Use the DLS contact form.