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 in language virtual machines, the intermediate languages they use, and related issues.

Proceedings are available online.

Invited Talks

On the Self in Selfie
Christoph Kirsch

BEAM: A Virtual Machine for Handling Millions of Messages per Second
Erik Stenman

Accepted Presentations and Accepted Papers

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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;
  • concurrency (both internal and user-facing);
  • 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).

  • 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 web site.

The address of the submission site is: https://vmil18.hotcrp.com/

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

Format Instructions

Please use the SIGPLAN acmart style for all papers: http://www.sigplan.org/Resources/Author/. The provided double-column template is available for Latex and Word.

Sun 4 Nov

vmil-2018
09:00 - 10:00: VMIL 2018 - Keynote: Kirsch at Stuart
Chair(s): Stefan MarrUniversity of Kent
vmil-2018154131840000009:00 - 10:00
Talk
Christoph KirschUniversity of Salzburg
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vmil-2018
10:30 - 12:00: VMIL 2018 - I at Stuart
Chair(s): Mark MarronMicrosoft Research
vmil-2018154132380000010:30 - 10:55
Research paper
Michael FaesETH Zurich, Thomas GrossETH Zurich
DOI Pre-print
vmil-2018154132530000010:55 - 11:20
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Juan FumeroThe University of Manchester, Christos KotselidisThe University of Manchester
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vmil-2018154132680000011:20 - 11:40
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Tomoharu UgawaKochi University of Technology, Japan, Hideya IwasakiUniversity of Electro-Communications, Japan
vmil-2018154132800000011:40 - 12:00
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Lun LiuUniversity of California at Los Angeles, USA, Leland TakamineUber Technologies, Adam WelcUber Technologies
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vmil-2018
13:30 - 15:00: VMIL 2018 - Keynote: Stenman at Stuart
Chair(s): Stephen KellUniversity of Kent
vmil-2018154133460000013:30 - 14:30
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vmil-2018154133820000014:30 - 14:55
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David LeopoldsederJohannes Kepler University Linz, Lukas StadlerOracle Labs, Austria, Manuel RiggerJohannes Kepler University Linz, Thomas WuerthingerOracle Labs, Hanspeter MössenböckJKU Linz, Austria
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vmil-2018
15:30 - 17:05: VMIL 2018 - II at Stuart
Chair(s): Adam WelcUber Technologies
vmil-2018154134180000015:30 - 15:55
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Baptiste SaleilUniversité de Montréal, Marc FeeleyUniversité de Montréal
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vmil-2018154134330000015:55 - 16:15
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Julien PagèsUniversité de Montréal, Marc FeeleyUniversité de Montréal
vmil-2018154134450000016:15 - 16:40
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Baptiste PaugetÉcole Normale Supérieure, David PearceVictoria University of Wellington, Alex PotaninVictoria University of Wellington
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vmil-2018154134600000016:40 - 17:05
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Eliot MirandaCadence Design Systems, Clément BéraSofware Languages Lab, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Elisa Gonzalez BoixVrije Universiteit Brussel, Dan Ingalls
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