‹Programming› 2019
Mon 1 - Thu 4 April 2019 Genoa, Italy

Following two previous successful editions, the MoreVMs’19 workshop aims to bring together industrial and academic programmers to discuss the design, implementation, and usage of modern languages and runtimes. This includes aspects such as reuse of language runtimes, modular implementation, language design and compilation strategies. By bringing together both researchers and practitioners, the workshop aims to enable a diverse discussion on how languages and runtimes are currently being utilized, and where they need to improve further.

Invited Talks

Region-Based Compilation in the HHVM JIT Compiler
Guilherme Ottoni

VM design in an Ideal World vs. VM design in the Real World
Lukas Stadler

Accepted Papers


Call for Extended Abstracts

We welcome presentation proposals in the form of extended abstracts (1 to 2 pages long) discussing experiences, work-in-progress, as well as future visions, from either an academic or industrial perspective.

Relevant topics include, but are definitely not limited to, the following:

  • Extensible VM design (compiler- or interpreter-based VMs)
  • Reusable components (e.g. interpreters, garbage collectors, …)
  • Static and dynamic compilation techniques
  • Techniques for targeting high-level languages such as JavaScript
  • Interoperability between languages
  • Tooling support (e.g. debugging, profiling, etc.)
  • Programming language development environments
  • Case studies of existing language implementation approaches
  • Language implementation challenges and trade-offs
  • Surveys and usage reports to understand usage in the wild
  • Ideas for more predictable performance
  • Ideas for how VMs could take advantage of new hardware features
  • Ideas for how we should build languages in the future

Workshop Format and Submissions

This workshop welcomes the presentation and discussion of new ideas and emerging problems to facilitate interaction among workshop participants and exchange of ideas. We accept presentation proposals in the form of extended abstracts (1-2 pages).

The extended abstracts, and if the speakers wish, their slides, will be published on the workshop’s web site. Alternatively, the abstracts can be published as part of the companion of <Programming>’19 in the ACM DL.

Please note further that this workshop is organized as an academic gathering to exchange ideas. As such, speakers are required to register for the workshop.

Author Instructions

Submissions should use the ACM Conference acmart Format with the ‘sigconf’ option with a font size of 9 point and the font family Libertine/Biolinum. All submissions should be in PDF format. If you use LaTeX or Word, please use the provided ACM acmart templates. Otherwise, please follow the ACM author instructions.

If you are formatting your paper using Word, you may wish to use the provided Word template that supports this font size. Please include page numbers in your submission for review using the LaTeX command \settopmatter{printfolios=true} (see examples in template).

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.

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

Tue 2 Apr

08:50 - 10:30: MoreVMs'19 - Just-in-Time Compilation at Michelangelo
MoreVMs-201908:50 - 09:00
Day opening
Edd BarrettKing's College London, Stefan MarrUniversity of Kent
MoreVMs-201909:00 - 10:00
MoreVMs-201910:00 - 10:30
Yusuke IzawaTokyo Institute of Technology, Hidehiko MasuharaTokyo Institute of Technology, Tomoyuki AotaniTokyo Institute of Technology
11:00 - 12:30: MoreVMs'19 - Implementation Aspects at Michelangelo
MoreVMs-201911:00 - 11:30
Fabio NiephausHasso Plattner Institute, University of Potsdam, Tim FelgentreffOracle Labs, Potsdam, Tobias PapeHasso Plattner Institute, Germany, Robert HirschfeldHasso-Plattner-Institut (HPI), Germany
MoreVMs-201911:30 - 12:00
Eduardo RosalesUniversity of Lugano, Switzerland, Andrea RosàUniversity of Lugano, Switzerland, Walter BinderUniversity of Lugano, Switzerland
MoreVMs-201912:00 - 12:30
Shoaib AkramGhent University
14:00 - 15:30: MoreVMs'19 - VMs and an Ideal World at Michelangelo
MoreVMs-201914:00 - 15:00
Lukas StadlerOracle Labs, Austria
MoreVMs-201915:00 - 15:30
16:00 - 17:30: MoreVMs'19 - Programming Across the System Stack at Michelangelo
MoreVMs-201916:00 - 16:30
Jeanine Miller AdkissonTokyo Institute of Technology, Johannes WestlundTokyo Institute of Technology, Japan / KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden, Hidehiko MasuharaTokyo Institute of Technology
MoreVMs-201916:30 - 17:00
Anthony CaninoSUNY Binghamton, Yu David LiuState University of New York (SUNY) Binghamton
MoreVMs-201917:00 - 17:30
Aditya OakTechnische Universität Darmstadt, Mira MeziniTU Darmstadt, Germany, Guido SalvaneschiTU Darmstadt