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The ACM SIGPLAN Conference on Systems, Programming, Languages and Applications: Software for Humanity (SPLASH) embraces all aspects of software construction, to make it the premier conference at the intersection of programming, languages, and software engineering. We invite high quality submissions describing original and unpublished work.
Papers may target any stage of software development, including requirements, modeling, prototyping, design, implementation, generation, analysis, verification, testing, evaluation, maintenance, and reuse of software systems. Contributions may include the development of new tools (such as language front-ends, program analyses, and runtime systems), new techniques (such as methodologies, design processes, and code organization approaches), new principles (such as formalisms, proofs, models, and paradigms), and new evaluations (such as experiments, corpora analyses, user studies, and surveys).
Following its long-standing tradition, SPLASH 2020 will host a variety of high-quality workshops, allowing their participants to meet and discuss research questions with peers, to mature new and exciting ideas, and to build up communities and start new collaborations. SPLASH workshops complement the main tracks of the conference and provide meetings in a smaller and more specialized setting. Workshops cultivate new ideas and concepts for the future, optionally recorded in formal proceedings.
The paper submission deadline for all workshops is Sep 4, 2020 AoE.
The following workshops are co-located with SPLASH 2020.
Onward! is a premier multidisciplinary conference focused on everything to do with programming and software: including processes, methods, languages, communities, and applications. Onward! is more radical, more visionary, and more open than other conferences to ideas that are well-argued but not yet proven. We welcome different ways of thinking about, approaching, and reporting on programming language and software engineering research.
Onward! Essays is looking for clear and compelling pieces of writing about topics important to the software community. An essay can be long or short. An essay can be an exploration of the topic and its impact, or a story about the circumstances of its creation; it can present a personal view of what is, explore a terrain, or lead the reader in an act of discovery; it can be a philosophical digression or a deep analysis. It can describe a personal journey, perhaps the one the author took to reach an understanding of the topic. The subject area—software, programming, and programming languages—should be interpreted broadly and can include the relationship of software to human endeavors, or its philosophical, sociological, psychological, historical, or anthropological underpinnings.
The International Conference on Generative Programming: Concepts & Experience (GPCE) is a venue for researchers and practitioners interested in techniques and tools for code generation, language implementation, and metaprogramming. GPCE seeks conceptual, theoretical, empirical, and technical contributions to its topics of interest, which include but are not limited to (i) program transformation, staging, macro systems, preprocessors, program synthesis, and code-recommendation systems, (ii) domain-specific languages, language embedding, language design, and language workbenches, (iii) feature-oriented programming, domain engineering, and feature interactions, (iv) applications and properties of code generation, language implementation, and product-line development.
Software Language Engineering (SLE) is the discipline of engineering languages and their tools required for the creation of software. It abstracts from the differences between programming languages, modelling languages, and other software languages, and emphasizes the engineering facet of the creation of such languages, that is, the establishment of the scientific methods and practices that enable the best results. SLE 2020 solicits high quality contributions in areas ranging from theoretical and conceptual contributions, to tools, techniques, and frameworks in the domain of software language engineering.
Static analysis is widely recognized as a fundamental tool for program verification, bug detection, compiler optimization, program understanding, and software maintenance. The series of Static Analysis Symposia has served as the primary venue for the presentation of theoretical, practical, and application advances in the area.
Rebase is a series of high-quality talks that highlight the challenges that are on the forefront of both research and practice across the SPLASH community's broad spectrum of domains and techniques.
SPLASH-E is a symposium, started in 2013, for software and languages (SE/PL) researchers with activities and interests around computing education. Some build pedagogically-oriented languages or tools; some think about pedagogic challenges around SE/PL courses; some bring computing to non-CS communities; some pursue human studies and educational research.
At SPLASH-E, we share our educational ideas and challenges centred in software/languages, as well as our best ideas for advancing such work. SPLASH-E strives to bring together researchers and those with educational interests that arise from software ideas or concerns.
The SPLASH Poster track provides an excellent forum for authors to present their recent or ongoing projects in an interactive setting, and receive feedback from the community. We invite submissions covering any aspect of programming, systems, languages and applications. The goal of the poster session is to encourage and facilitate small groups of individuals interested in a technical area to gather and interact at any desired level of detail. The poster session is held early in the conference to promote continued discussion among interested parties.
The SPLASH Doctoral Symposium provides students with useful guidance for completing their dissertation research and beginning their research careers. The symposium will provide an interactive forum for doctoral students who have progressed far enough in their research to have a structured proposal, but will not be defending their dissertation in the next 12 months.
This year, the John Vlissides Award will be presented to a doctoral student participating in the SPLASH Doctoral Symposium showing significant promise in applied software research. All doctoral candidates participating in the SPLASH Doctoral Symposium are eligible. The award includes a prize of $2,000.
The SPLASH 2020 Programming Languages Mentoring Workshop encourages graduate students (PhD and MSc) and senior undergraduate students to pursue research in programming languages. This workshop will provide mentoring sessions on how to prepare for and thrive in graduate school and in a research career, focusing both on cutting-edge research topics and practical advice, such as a panel of Ph.D. students discussing topics like “What I wish I had known before attending graduate school.” The workshop brings together leading researchers and junior students in an inclusive environment in order to help welcome newcomers to our field of programming languages research. The workshop will show students the many paths that they might take to enter and contribute to our research community.
We will provide travel grants that will fully support student attendance to PLMW. Information on the application process will be available by August 2, 2020
The ACM Student Research Competition (SRC), sponsored by Microsoft Research, offers a unique forum for ACM student members at the undergraduate and graduate levels to present their original research at SPLASH before a panel of judges and conference attendees. The SRC gives visibility to not only up-and-coming young researchers, but also exposes them to the field of computer science research and its community. This competition also gives students an opportunity to discuss their research with experts in their field, get feedback, and to help them sharpen their communication and networking skills.
The SPLASH Student Volunteers program provides an opportunity for students from around the world to associate with some of the leading personalities in industry and research in the following areas: programming languages, object-oriented technology and software development. Student volunteers contribute to the smooth running of the conference by performing tasks such as: assisting with registration, providing information about the conference to attendees, assisting session organizers and monitoring sessions.
SPLASH General Chair: * Hridesh Rajan (Iowa State University) OOPSLA Review Committee Chair: * David Grove (IBM Research) Onward! Papers Chair: * Stephen Kell (University of Kent) Onward! Essays Chair: * Didier Verna (EPITA/LRDE) DLS Program Chair: * Matthew Flat (University of Utah) GPCE General Chair: * Martin Erwig (Oregon State University) GPCE Program Chair: * Jeff Gray (University of Alabama) SLE General Chair: * Ralf Lämmel (Facebook) SLE Program Co-Chairs: * Laurence Tratt (King's College London) * Juan de Lara (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid) SLE Publicity Chair: * Loli Burgueño (Open University of Catalonia & CEA LIST) SLE AEC Co-Chairs: * Lukas Diekmann (King’s College London) * Antonio Garcia-Dominguez (Aston University) SAS Program Co-Chairs: * David Pichardie (Univ Rennes, ENS Rennes, IRISA) * Mihaela Sighireanu (IRIF, Université Paris Diderot, France) SAS AEC Chair: * Jyothi Vedurada (Microsoft Research) Rebase Co-Chairs: * Satish Chandra (Facebook) * Yu David Liu (State University of New York (SUNY) Binghamton) PLMW Co-Chairs: * Karim Ali (University of Alberta) * Jonathan Bell (George Mason University) * Malavika Samak (CSAIL, MIT) Workshops Co-Chairs: * Neville Grech (University of Athens) * Ali Jannesari (Iowa State University) * Mehdi Bagherzadeh (Oakland University) OOPSLA Artifact Evaluation Co-Chairs: * Colin S. Gordon (Drexel University) * Anders Møller (Aarhus University) Posters Co-Chairs: * Christos Dimoulas (Northwestern University) * Murali Krishna Ramanathan(Uber Technologies Inc.) Doctoral Symposium Chair: * Yvonne Coady (University of Victoria) * Matthias Hauswirth (Università della Svizzera italiana) Student Research Competition Co-Chairs: * Sasa Misailovic (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) * Julia Rubin (University of British Columbia) Student Volunteers Co-Chairs: * Robert Dyer (Bowling Green State University) * Samantha Syeda Khairunnesa (Iowa State University) SPLASH-E Co-Chairs: * Elisa Baniassad (University of British Columbia) * Charlie Curtsinger (Grinnell College) Publicity Chair: * Hitesh Sajnani (Microsoft) Publication Chair: * Saba Alimadadi (Simon Fraser University) Local Arrangements Chair: * Ravi Chugh (University of Chicago) Accessibility Chair: * Henrique Rebelo (Universidade Federal de Pernambuco) Sponsorships Chair: * Ganesha Upadhyaya (Harmony.One) Web Chair: * Rangeet Pan (Iowa State University)