Video Presentations(Tue 3 Nov 2015)

A representative sample of presentations from SPLASH is now available:

Thanks for Attending(Fri 30 Oct 2015)

On behalf of SPLASH thanks for attending we hoped you had a good time. Have a safe trip home and see you next year in Amsterdam for SPLASH 2016!

Jonathan Aldrich (General Chair SPLASH 2015)

Graduate Category:

Undergraduate Category:

Notes: $500 for first, $300 for second, $200 for third place.

GTInspector: A Moldable Domain-Aware Object Inspector. Andrei Chiş, Tudor Gîrba, Oscar Nierstrasz, Aliaksei Syrel

X10: an object-oriented approach to non-uniform cluster computing (DOI). Philippe Charles, Christopher Donawa, Kemal Ebcioglu, Christian Grothoff, Allan Kielstra, Christoph von Praun, Vijay Saraswat, Vivek Sarkar. OOPSLA 2005.

John Vlissides Award(Thu 29 Oct 2015)

In recognition of the contributions to computer science that John Vlissides made during his lifetime, SIGPLAN has established the John Vlissides Award. The award is presented annually to a doctoral student participating in the OOPSLA Doctoral Symposium showing significant promise in applied software research. All doctoral candidates participating in the annual OOPSLA Doctoral Symposium are eligible. The award includes a prize of $2,000.

The John Vlissides Award was established by generous contributions from the following companies, individuals, and organizations: IBM, Addison-Wesley, William Pugh, and SIGPLAN.

John Vlissides Award for 2015:

Jonathan Edwards’ paper from Onward! 2005, Subtext: Uncovering the Simplicity of Programming (DOI), sought to explore the nature and potential of code and programming. Subtext fused the notion of a program and the program’s execution through live, spreadsheet-style text. This paper was notable in that it was influential within the Onward! community: It was one of the first Onward! papers to propose a dramatically new programming model, and it carved a prominent space in Onward! dedicated to lateral thinking in the realm of programming language design. Jonathan’s paper served as an inspiration and a marker for subsequent conceptual contributions to the Onward! track and broader research community.

SPLASH 2015 Supporters(Wed 28 Oct 2015)

We would like to thank our wonderful supporters for making SPLASH 2015 happen including Microsoft, Oracle, NSF, IBM Research, Samsung, Intel, Google, HP, Facebook, Huawei, DePaul University, The Royal Society Publishing ‪#‎splash15‬

We gratefully acknowledge Facebook as one of our corporate supporters for SPLASH 2015. #splash15

You can now create your own Personal Conference Schedules form the conference program. Have a look at the following video created by Eelco Visser.

Accepted Tutorials(Thu 1 Oct 2015)

SPLASH-I Talks(Thu 1 Oct 2015)

Exciting industrial research talks in the SPLASH-I track @ SPLASH 2015

Accepted SPLASH-E Papers(Thu 1 Oct 2015)

Accepted SPLASH-E papers @ SPLASH 2015

We gratefully acknowledge Huawei as one of our corporate supporters for SPLASH 2015. ‪#‎splash15‬

Programming Languages Mentoring Workshop (PLMW) program @ SPLASH 2015

Accepted Posters(Thu 1 Oct 2015)

Accepted Panels (Thu 1 Oct 2015)

Accepted Doctoral Symposium submissions at SPLASH 2015

Accepted Demos(Thu 1 Oct 2015)

Travel Details(Thu 1 Oct 2015)

Travel Details on How to get to SPLASH:

Sharing a Room at SPLASH(Thu 1 Oct 2015)

Looking to share a room? Then complete the following form:

SPLASH Registration Open(Thu 20 Aug 2015)

SPLASH Registration Open and Early Registration closes 28th September.

We gratefully acknowledge The Royal Society Publishing as one of our supporters for SPLASH 2015.‪

The Royal Society journals offer a range of publishing options within computer sciences. Royal Society Open Science is the Society’s newest open access journal publishing high quality research articles. The journal offers open peer review and embraces open data principles. The computer science section of the journal has a high profile international editorial board headed by Subject Editor Luca Cardelli.

DLS 2015 Accepted Papers(Mon 17 Aug 2015)

Some workshops have extended their deadlines:

SLE 2015 Accepted Papers(Fri 14 Aug 2015)

DBPL 2015 Accepted Papers(Fri 14 Aug 2015)

SPLASH Panels(Fri 14 Aug 2015)

We are excited to have two panels at SPLASH 2015:

NSF - SPLASH Supporter(Thu 6 Aug 2015)

We gratefully acknowledge NSF as one of our supporters for SPLASH 2015.‪ See our Students page on how the NSF is helping the conference.

Hotel Scam Alert(Wed 5 Aug 2015)

Dear SPLASH authors and attendees,

SPLASH is being targeted by a hotel-related scam. You may be contacted on the phone by a company acting as Sheraton Pittsburgh.

They say they are unable to track your hotel reservation and will ask details or to call an 800 number to confirm your booking. For example, one of the calls gave the number 800-217-4402 extension 115.

Please ignore this call, as neither SPLASH nor the Sheraton is associated with this number. Should you have an existing reservation with Sheraton, please hang up and call 888-627-7029 or +1-412-261-2000. The special booking link for SPLASH (with a discounted room rate) will be posted when registration opens in the near future.

The paper submission deadline is extended to August, 16th. Authors can submit original and unpublished work of up to 6 pages via the Easychair website

Intel - SPLASH Supporter(Tue 21 Jul 2015)

We gratefully acknowledge Intel as one of our corporate supporters for SPLASH 2015.‪

Workshops @ SPLASH 2015(Thu 16 Jul 2015)

13 exciting workshops @ SPLASH 2015 #splash15 submission deadlines: 7 August

Combined Call for Submissions extended deadlines ALL DUE 7 JULY:
- Posters
- Demos

Google - SPLASH Supporter(Fri 26 Jun 2015)

We gratefully acknowledge Google as one of our corporate supporters for SPLASH 2015.‪

Oracle - SPLASH Supporter(Sun 21 Jun 2015)

We gratefully acknowledge Oracle as one of our corporate supporters for SPLASH 2015.‪

HP - SPLASH Supporter(Sat 6 Jun 2015)

We gratefully acknowledge HP as one of our corporate supporters for SPLASH 2015.‪

We gratefully acknowledge Samsung as one of our corporate supporters for SPLASH 2015.‪

The Third International Workshop on Mobile Development Lifecycle (MobileDeLi 2015) ( ***Monday, Oct. 26, or Tuesday, Oct 27 (Exact date will be posted later.) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Co-located with the The ACM SIGPLAN conference on Systems, Programming, Languages and Applications: Software for Humanity (SPLASH) October 25-30, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States


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Our excellent keynotes will be given by: - Robert C. Seacord (CERT, Carnegie Mellon University) speaking on “Mobile security”; and
- One more keynote speaker (IBM) with details to be posted soon

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Mobile application usage and development is experiencing exponential growth. According to Gartner, by 2016 more than 200 billion total apps will have been downloaded. The mobile domain presents new challenges to software engineering. Mobile platforms are rapidly changing, including diverse capabilities enabled by GPS, sensors, and other input modes. Mobile platforms are rapidly changing and include diverse capabilities such as GPS, cameras, multiple input modes, wireless communications on many frequencies and bandwidths, a variety of on-device memory and disk capacities, and various sensors. Applications must function on a wide range of platforms.

Mobile applications must be elastic and scale on demand according to the hardware’s abilities. Many applications support and use third-party services, requiring application development to include effective security and authorization processes for those dataflows. Bring your own device (BYOD) policies offer new security challenges, including guarding against data leaks on behalf of both employer and employee data privacy.

Efficient development and optimization of secure mobile applications requires new tools and practices that relate to the complexity at hand, such as improved refactoring tools for hybrid applications using dynamic languages; polyglot development and applications; and testing techniques for applications that run on different devices.

This workshop aims at establishing a community of researchers and practitioners to share their work and lead to further research in the mobile development area.

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MobileDeli’s main objective is to develop and cultivate a vibrant research community of researchers and practitioners for sharing work and leading to further research in the area of mobile software development. Participants at MobileDeli will help to identify the most important research problems in the mobile application development space.

The workshop also has a set of specific technical goals:

  • Investigating new directions of model-driven development in the context of mobile software development
  • Examining the lifecycle of mobile software development and how it relates to the software engineering lifecycle
  • Exploring and evaluating existing techniques, patterns, and best practices of mobile software development
  • Bringing together people from both academia and industry to discuss and learn about real-world problems facing mobile software engineering

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The topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Mobile development environments and tools
  • Mobile testing
  • Agile development for mobile applications
  • Empirical studies and metrics
  • Maintenance and evolution
  • Mobile patterns, frameworks, and product lines
  • Mobile software refactoring, restructuring, and renovation
  • Mobile program transformation and optimization
  • Practice and experience reports
  • Management of mobile applications
  • User experience of mobile applications
  • Hybrid versus native applications
  • Model-driven development for mobile applications
  • Mobile application security
  • Mobile operating system and middleware security
  • Secure application development methodologies
  • Cloud support for mobile security
  • Static and dynamic analysis of mobile applications
  • Mobile optimization debugging techniques and tools
  • Research challenges in mobile software engineering

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We solicit contributions of three types:

  1. Research papers up to 8 pages that describe original work in the area of mobile software engineering.
  2. Short papers up to 4 pages of emerging ideas and on research in progress.
  3. Extended abstracts up to 2 pages on in-practice experience.

Your paper must conform to the ACM format: Submit your paper in Adobe PDF via EasyChair:

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* Paper Submission: August 7, 2015 * Paper Notification: September 7, 2015

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Aharon Abadi, IBM Research - Haifa, Israel Lori Flynn, (CERT) Carnegie Mellon University Jeff Gray, University of Alabama Contacting email:

We gratefully acknowledge LogicBlox as one of our corporate supporters for DBPL 2015.‪

We gratefully acknowledge Microsoft as one of our corporate supporters for SPLASH 2015.‪

We gratefully acknowledge IBM Research as one of our corporate supporters for SPLASH 2015.‪

SPLASH Keynotes(Wed 29 Apr 2015)

We are delighted to announce the following keynote speakers at SPLASH 2015.

PLoP Call for Papers(Wed 29 Apr 2015)

PLoP papers due 4 May 2015

DBPL Keynote Speaker(Tue 28 Apr 2015)

We are pleased to announce that the DBPL 2015 keynote speaker will be Marko Rodriguez, founder of Aurelius LLC and currently Director of Engineering at DataStax.

A special issue of Elsevier Computer Languages, Systems and Structures (COMLAN) will feature top ranked papers from GPCE ’15.

Onward! Papers due 2 April 2015, submit your Onward! Papers and Onward! Essays

We are pleased to announce that Prof. Priya Narasimhan from Carnegie Mellon University will give the GPCE 2015 keynote.

SLE 2015 Keynote speaker(Tue 24 Feb 2015)

We are pleased to announce that Stephane Ducasse, Research Director at INRIA Lille, will give the SLE 2015 keynote.

OOPSLA Call for Papers(Wed 18 Feb 2015)

OOPSLA Papers due 25 March 2015, submit your OOPSLA papers.

Visit Pittsburgh(Sat 17 Jan 2015)

SPLASH 2015 Web Site (Mon 15 Sep 2014)

SPLASH 2015 Web Site made live!

Video PresentationsTue 3 Nov 2015
Thanks for AttendingFri 30 Oct 2015
SPLASH Student Research Competition AwardsFri 30 Oct 2015
SPLASH Most Distinguished DemoFri 30 Oct 2015
OOPSLA Most Influential Paper AwardThu 29 Oct 2015
OOPSLA Distinguished Artifact AwardThu 29 Oct 2015
John Vlissides AwardThu 29 Oct 2015
Onward! Most Notable Paper AwardThu 29 Oct 2015
OOPSLA Distinguished Paper AwardsThu 29 Oct 2015
SPLASH 2015 SupportersWed 28 Oct 2015