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SPLASH 2015: Second Call for Contributions

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SPLASH15The ACM Conference on Systems, Programming, Languages and Applications: Software for Humanity (SPLASH’15) will be held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA on October 25-30, 2015, and conference organizers are issuing a call for contributions, which includes submissions for OOPSLA, Onward!, workshop tracks and the Dynamic Languages Symposium (DS).

The ACM SIGPLAN conference on Systems, Programming, Languages and Applications: Software for Humanity (SPLASH) embraces all aspects of software construction and delivery, making it the premier conference at the intersection of programming, languages and software engineering. SPLASH is now accepting high-quality submissions that describe original and unpublished work.

OOPSLA Research Papers

Papers that address any aspect of software development are welcome, including requirements, modeling, prototyping, design, implementation, generation, analysis, verification, testing, evaluation, maintenance, reuse, replacement and retirement of software systems. Papers may address these topics in a variety of ways, including new tools (such as languages, program analyses and runtime systems), new techniques (such as methodologies, design processes, code organization approaches and management techniques) and new evaluations (such as formalisms and proofs, corpora analyses, user studies and surveys).

The deadline for submissions is March 25, 2015.  Click here for more information.

Onward! Research Papers

Onward! is a premier multidisciplinary conference that focuses on everything having to do with programming and software including processes, methods, languages, communities and applications. Onward! is more radical, more visionary and more open than other conferences to ideas that are well-argued but not yet proven. We welcome different ways of thinking about, approaching and reporting on programming languages and software engineering research.

The deadline for submissions is April 2, 2015.  Click here for more information.

Onward! Essays

Onward! Essays is looking for clear and compelling pieces of writing about topics that are important to the software community.

An essay can

  • Be an exploration of a topic, its impact or the circumstances of its creation,
  • Present a personal view of what is, explore a terrain or lead the reader in an act of discovery,
  • Be a philosophical digression or a deep analysis, or
  • Describe a personal journey, perhaps that by which the author reached an understanding of such a topic.

The subject area should be interpreted broadly and can include the relationship of software to human endeavors or its philosophical, sociological, psychological, historical or anthropological underpinnings.

The deadline for submissions is April 2, 2015.  Click here for more information.


The SPLASH Workshops track will host a variety of high-quality workshops, allowing their participants to meet and discuss research questions with peers, to mature new and exciting ideas, to build up communities and start new collaborations. SPLASH workshops complement the main tracks of the conference and provide meetings in a smaller and more specialized setting. Workshops cultivate new ideas and concepts for the future, optionally recorded in formal proceedings.

The deadline for early phase submissions is March 25, 2015 and the deadline for late phase submissions is June 30, 2015.  Click here for more information.

Dynamic Languages Symposium

DLS is the premier forum for researchers and practitioners to share knowledge and research on dynamic languages, their implementation and applications. The influence of dynamic languages—from Lisp and Smalltalk to Python and Javascript—on real-world practice and research continues to grow. DLS organizers invite high-quality papers reporting original research, innovative contributions or experience related to dynamic languages, their implementation and applications.

The deadline for submissions is June 7, 2015.  Click here for more information.

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Additional Information

The SPLASH early registration deadline is September 25, 2015.  It will be held at the Sheraton Station Square Hotel in Pittsburgh, PA, USA. For additional information, send an email to or visit the SPLASH website at

Organization Information

SPLASH General Chair: Jonathan Aldrich (Carnegie Mellon University)
OOPSLA Papers Chair: Patrick Eugster (Purdue University)
Onward! Papers Chair: Gail Murphy (University of British Columbia)
Onward! Essays Chair: Guy Steele (Oracle Labs)
DLS Papers Chair: Manuel Serrano (INRIA)
Artifact Evaluation Co-Chairs: Robby Findler (Northwestern University) and Michael Hind (IBM Research)
Demos Co-Chairs: Igor Peshansky (Google) and Pietro Ferrara (IBM Research)
Inspirations Co-Chairs: Darya Kurilova (Carnegie Mellon University), Zach Tatlock (University of Washington), and Crista Lopes (UC Irvine)
Local Arrangements Chair: Claire Le Goues (Carnegie Mellon University)
Posters Chair: Nick Sumner (Simon Fraser University)
Publications Chair: Alex Potanin (Victoria University of Wellington)
Publicity and Web Co-Chairs: Craig Anslow (University of Calgary) and Tijs van der Storm (CWI)
SPLASH-E Chair: Eli Tilevich (Virginia Tech)
SPLASH-I Co-Chairs: Tijs van der Storm (CWI) and Jan Vitek (Northeastern University)
Sponsorship Chair: Tony Hosking (Purdue University)
Student Research Competition Co-Chairs: Sam Guyer (Tufts University) and Patrick Lam (University of Waterloo)
Student Volunteer Co-Chairs: Jonathan Bell (Columbia University) and Daco Harkes (TU Delft)
Wavefront Co-Chairs: Dennis Mancl (Alcatel-Lucent)
Web Technology Chair: Eelco Visser (TU Delft)
Workshops Co-Chairs: Du Li (Carnegie Mellon University) and Jan Rellermeyer (IBM Research)
SLE General Chair: Richard Paige, University of York
GPCE General Chair: Christian Kästner, Carnegie Mellon University
PLoP General Chair: Filipe Correia, University of Porto

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