• Managed Languages & Runtimes Week '16 - Call for Participation

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    Managed Languages & Runtimes Week '16
    PPPJ '16 / JTRES '16 / VMM '16

    August 29 - September 2, 2016
    Lugano, Switzerland



    Managed Languages & Runtimes Week '16 is a premier forum for presenting and discussing innovations and breakthroughs in the area of programming languages and runtime systems, which form the basis of many modern computing systems, from small scale (
    embedded and real-time systems) to large-scale (cloud-computing and big-data platforms).

    Managed Languages & Runtimes Week '16 features three international academic and industry venues for the first time:

    - PPPJ '16 - 13th International Conference on Principles and Practices of Programming on the Java Platform: virtual machines, languages, and tools - A forum for researchers, practitioners, and educators to present and discuss novel results on all aspects
    of managed languages and their runtime systems, including virtual machines, tools, methods, frameworks, libraries, case studies, and experience reports. Managed languages and runtime systems of interest include, but are not limited to, Java, Scala,
    JavaScript, Python, Ruby, C#, F#, Clojure, Groovy, Kotlin, R, Java VM, Dalvik VM and Android Runtime (ART), LLVM, .NET CLR, RPython. PPPJ'16 is in-cooperation with ACM SIGPLAN, SIGSOFT, SIGAPP and SPEC RG.

    - JTRES '16 - 14th International Workshop on Java Technologies for Real-time and Embedded Systems - A workshop for researchers working on real-time and embedded Java with the goal of identifying the challenging problems that still need to be solved in
    order to assure the success of real-time Java as a technology and reporting results and experience.

    - VMM '16 - 3rd Virtual Machine Meetup - A venue for discussing the latest research and developments in the area of managed language execution.



    Managed Languages & Runtimes Week takes place from August 29 to September 2, 2016. Presentation of papers accepted at PPPJ '16 and JTRES '16 will take place on August 29-31, while VMM '16 will be held on September 1-2.

    The preliminary program is available at the following links:
    - PPPJ '16 and JTRES '16: http://manlang16.inf.usi.ch/programme
    - VMM '16: http://vmmeetup.github.io/2016/



    Registration is open! To register to PPPJ '16 and JTRES '16, please follow the instruction at the following link: http://manlang16.inf.usi.ch/registration.

    Attendance to VMM '16 (September 1-2) is free of charge but requires admission from Thomas Würthinger <thomas.wuerthinger@oracle.com>. Please visit http://vmmeetup.github.io/2016/ for additional information.

    Early registration deadline: August 1, 2016



    We are proud to announce our keynote speaker for Managed Languages & Runtimes Week '16:

    Thomas Gross
    (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)

    Title: From Managed Languages to Guarded Programs
    Date and Time: Tuesday, August 30th - h. 14.30

    Managed languages allow the runtime system to perform dynamic checks to detect a wide range of problems. But even the combination of managed languages and static checks has not eliminated software attacks. One reason is that non-managed languages
    continue to be important (and will likely remain so). In this talk I'll argue that managed languages may not have gone far enough and discuss how dynamic checking based on binary translation can detect various kinds of attacks. Given the abundance of
    computing cycles, it appears prudent to rethink the role of the core software system and the hardware execution engine(s) in supporting reliable software.

    About The Speaker:
    Thomas R. Gross is a Professor of Computer Science at ETH Zurich. He joined Carnegie Mellon University in 1984 after receiving a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. In 2000, he became a Full Professor at ETH Zurich. He is interested
    in tools, techniques, and abstractions for software construction and has worked on many aspects of the design and implementation of software and computer systems. His current work concentrates on low-cost/low-complexity networks (in collaboration with
    Disney Research, Zurich), compilers, and programming parallel systems.
    Thomas R. Gross has been a PI or co-PI of various research grants and contracts. Recent projects, supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation, include the "Datacenter Observatory", a joint EPFL-ETH Zurich-USI project to support system-level
    research and teaching, and a collaboration with USI on novel approaches for dynamic program analysis.



    PPPJ '16 and JTRES '16 General Chair: Walter Binder - University of Lugano (USI), Switzerland
    PPPJ '16 Program Committee Chair: Petr Tůma - Charles University, Czech Republic
    JTRES '16 Program Committee Chair: Martin Schoeberl - Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
    VMM '16 Organizer: Thomas Würthinger - Oracle Labs, Switzerland

    Organizing Chair: Yudi Zheng - University of Lugano (USI), Switzerland Publicity Chair: Andrea Rosà - University of Lugano (USI), Switzerland
    Web Chair: Giacomo Toffetti Carughi - University of Lugano (USI), Switzerland



    Do not hesitate to contact the organizers at <manlang16@usi.ch> for more information about Managed Languages & Runtimes Week '16 and the co-located venues.

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