‹Programming› 2018
Mon 9 - Thu 12 April 2018 Nice, France

The MoreVMs 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.

Call for Papers

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

Topics of Interest

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 compiler 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 advances in hardware
  • 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 publication of Programming’18 in the ACM DL.

Author Instructions

Submissions should use the ACM Conference acmart Format with the ‘sigconf’ option with a font size of 10 point and the font family Times New Roman. 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 LaTeX, you will need to set the 10pt option in the \documentclass command. 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.

The submission URL will be published soon.

Important Dates

  • Extended abstract submission: 26 January 2018
  • Author notification: 23 February 2018
  • Workshop: TBD

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

Program Committee


Workshop Organizers

  • Edd Barrett, King’s College London, United Kingdom
  • Adam Welc, Uber Technologies, United States
  • Stefan Marr, University of Kent, United Kingdom