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SPLASH 2016 Combined Call for Contributions

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The conference embraces all aspects of software construction and delivery to make it the premier conference at the intersection of programming, languages and software engineering.

SPLASH 2016 consists of several components, and conference organizers are requesting high-quality submissions that describe original and unpublished work. Please look at the information below to determine if you might be interested in contributing to this important conference.


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 and 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 and are optionally recorded in formal proceedings.

Late Phase Submissions of Workshop Proposals due: Friday, March 4, 2016


The SPLASH Poster track provides an excellent forum for authors to present their recent or ongoing projects in an interactive setting and receive feedback from the community. SPLAH organizers invite submissions that cover any aspect of programming, systems, languages and applications. The goal of the poster session is to encourage and facilitate small groups of individuals interested in a technical area to gather and interact.

Poster submissions due: Friday, July 8, 2016

The SPLASH Doctoral Symposium

The SPLASH Doctoral Symposium provides students with useful guidance for completing their dissertation research and beginning their research careers. The Symposium will provide an interactive forum for doctoral students who have progressed far enough in their research to have a structured proposal, but will not be defending their dissertation in the next 12 months.

Submissions due: Thursday, June 30, 2016

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).

Submissions due: Wed, March 23, 2016

Onward! Research Papers

Onward! is a premier multidisciplinary conference focused on everything 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. The conference welcomes different ways of thinking about, approaching and reporting on programming languages and software engineering research.

Submissions due: Friday, April 1, 2016

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; it can present a personal view of what is, explore a terrain or lead the reader in an act of discovery; it can be a philosophical digression or a deep analysis. It can describe a personal journey, perhaps 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.

Submissions due: Friday, April 1, 2016

Dynamic Languages Symposium (DLS)

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 to Smalltalk and Python to Javascript—on real-world practice and research continues to grow. DLS invites high-quality papers that report original research, innovative contributions or experience related to dynamic languages, their implementation and applications.

Submissions due: Friday, June 10, 2016

Software Language Engineering (SLE)

Software Language Engineering (SLE) is the application of systematic, disciplined and measurable approaches to the development, use, deployment and maintenance of software languages. The term “software language” is used broadly and includes: general-purpose programming languages, domain-specific languages (e.g., BPMN, Simulink, Modelica), modeling and metamodeling languages (e.g., SysML and UML), data models and ontologies (e.g., XML-based and OWL-based languages and vocabularies). SLE solicits high-quality contributions in areas ranging from theoretical and conceptual contributions to tools, techniques and frameworks in the domain of language engineering.

Submissions due: Friday, June 17, 2016 (abstracts); Friday, June 24, 2016 (papers)

Generative Programming: Concepts & Experiences (GPCE)

The International Conference on Generative Programming: Concepts & Experiences (GPCE) is a venue for researchers and practitioners who are interested in techniques that use program generation, domain-specific languages and component deployment to increase programmer productivity, improve software quality and shorten the time-to-market of software products. In addition to exploring cutting-edge techniques of generative software, our goal is to foster further cross-fertilization between the software engineering and the programming languages research communities.

Submissions due: Friday, June 17, 2016 (abstracts); Friday, June 24, 2016 (papers)

Contact Information


  • SPLASH General Chair:  Eelco Visser (TU Delft)
  • OOPSLA Papers Chair:  Yannis Smaragdakis (University of Athens)
  • Onward! Papers Chair:  Emerson Murphy-Hill (North Carolina State University)
  • Onward! Essays Chair:  Crista Lopes (University of California, Irvine)
  • DLS PC Chair:  Roberto Ierusalimschy (PUC-Rio)
  • SLE PC Co-Chairs:  Emilie Balland (Sensational AG) and Daniel Varro (Budapest University of Technology and Economics)
  • GPCE PC Chair:  Ina Schaefer (TU Braunschweig)
  • Doctoral Symposium Chair:  Matthew Flatt (University of Utah)
  • SPLASH-E Co-Chair:  Matthias Hauswirth (University of Lugano) and Steve Blackburn (Australian National University)
  • SPLASH-I Co-Chairs:   Eelco Visser (TU Delft) and Tijs van der Storm (CWI)
  • Artifacts Co-Chairs:  Michael Hind (IBM Research) and Michael Bond (Ohio State University)
  • Workshops Co-Chairs:  Jan Rellermeyer (IBM Research) and Craig Anslow (Middlesex University, London)
  • Posters Co-Chairs:  Sebastian Erdweg (TU Darmstadt) and Jeff Huang (Texas A&M University)
  • Student Research Competition Co-Chairs:  Patrick Lam (University of Waterloo) and Sam Guyer (Tufts University)
  • Student Volunteer Co-Chairs:  Daco Harkes (TU Delft) and Giovanni Viviani (University of British Columbia)
  • Publications Chair:   Alex Potanin (Victoria University of Wellington)
  • Sponsorship Chair:  Jurgen Vinju (Purdue University)
  • Publicity and Web Co-Chairs:  Tijs van der Storm (CWI) and Ron Garcia (University of British Columbia)
  • Web Technology Chair:  Eelco Visser (TU Delft)