VMIL 2008

A workshop on Virtual Machines and Intermediate Languages for emerging modularization mechanisms

Co-located with OOPSLA 2008 in Nashville, Tennessee on October 19, 2008

Supported by:

AOSD Europe

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Motivation and Objectives

Modern programming languages are compiled to intermediate code preserving the intention of high-level language constructs. Emerging modularization mechanisms, however, lack such handling. Recent research results have shown that deeper support for these modularization mechanisms, e.g., in virtual machines and intermediate languages, is feasible; it allows applying tailored optimizations and radically improves development processes such as incremental compilation, debugging, etc.

The VMIL workshop, second in the series, is a forum for research in virtual machines and intermediate languages with support for emerging modularization mechanisms such as mix-ins, units, open classes, hyper-slices, adaptive methods, roles, composition filters, layers, pointcuts-and-advice, and inter-type declarations. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: compilation-based and interpreter-based virtual machines as well as intermediate language designs with dedicated support for emerging modularization mechanisms, compilation techniques, optimization strategies, improved techniques for fast predicate evaluation (e.g., of pointcuts) inside virtual machines, and advanced caching and memory management schemes.

Invited Talks

Memory Management for Hard Real-time Systems
Jan Vitek
Purdue University

Compiling the Web--Building a Just-in-Time Compiler for JavaScript
Andreas Gal
Mozilla Corporation

Liquid Metal: Blurring the Hardware/Software Boundary
David F. Bacon
IBM Watson Research Center

Important Dates

Submission Deadline: Aug 15, 2008, 23:59 Samoan (World Clock)
Notification of Acceptance: Sept 4, 2008
Camera ready copy due: Oct 3, 2008
Workshop: Oct 19, 2008