The 11th Dynamic Languages Symposium (DLS) at SPLASH 2015 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 to Python to Javascript – on real-world practice and research continues to grow.

Tue 27 Oct

08:30 - 10:00: DLS - Session 1, Language Design at Grand Station 3
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Day opening
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Eelco VisserDelft University of Technology
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James NobleVictoria University of Wellington, Michael HomerVictoria University of Wellington, Timothy JonesVictoria University of Wellington
10:30 - 12:00: DLS - Session 2, Formalization, Semantics, and Static Analysis at Grand Station 3
dls2015144593820000010:30 - 10:52
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Éric TanterUniversity of Chile, Chile, Nicolas TabareauInria
dls2015144594090000011:15 - 11:37
Erik Ernst, Mathias SchwarzUber Aarhus, Fabio StroccoAarhus University, Denmark, Anders MøllerAarhus University
dls2015144594225000011:37 - 12:00
Steven Lyde, Matthew MightUniversity of Utah, USA, William E. Byrd
13:30 - 15:00: DLS - Session 3, Compilation at Grand Station 3
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Matthias GrimmerJohannes Kepler University Linz, Chris SeatonOracle Labs / University of Manchester, Roland SchatzJohannes Kepler University Linz, Thomas WuerthingerOracle Labs, Hanspeter MössenböckJohannes Kepler University Linz
dls2015144595170000014:15 - 14:37
David LeopoldsederJohannes Kepler University Linz, Lukas StadlerOracle Labs, Christian WimmerOracle Labs, Hanspeter MössenböckJohannes Kepler University Linz
dls2015144595305000014:37 - 15:00
Tim FelgentreffHPI, Germany, Tobias PapeHasso-Plattner-Institute, Potsdam, Robert HirschfeldHPI, Carl Friedrich Bolz-TereickKing's College London , Anton GulenkoTU Berlin
15:30 - 17:30: DLS - Session 4, Empirical Studies at Grand Station 3
dls2015144595620000015:30 - 15:54
Beatrice ÅkerblomStockholm University, Tobias WrigstadUppsala University
dls2015144595764000015:54 - 16:18
dls2015144595908000016:18 - 16:42
Madhukar KedlayaUniversity of California, Santa Barbara, Behnam RobatmiliQualcomm Research, Ben HardekopfUC Santa Barbara
dls2015144596052000016:42 - 17:06
Lars FischerUniversity of Duisburg-Essen, Essen, Germany, Stefan HanenbergUniversity of Duisburg-Essen
dls2015144596196000017:06 - 17:30
Camille TeruelINRIA, Stéphane DucasseINRIA, France, Damien CassouLille 1 University, Marcus Denker INRIA Lille

Call for Submissions

DLS 2015 invites high quality papers reporting original research, innovative contributions, or experience related to dynamic languages, their implementation, and applications. Accepted papers will be published in the ACM Digital Library, and freely available for 2 weeks before and after the event itself.

Areas of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Innovative language features and implementation techniques
  • Development and platform support, tools
  • Interesting applications
  • Domain-oriented programming
  • Very late binding, dynamic composition, and run-time adaptation
  • Reflection and meta-programming
  • Software evolution
  • Language symbiosis and multi-paradigm languages
  • Dynamic optimization
  • Hardware support
  • Experience reports and case studies
  • Educational approaches and perspectives
  • Semantics of dynamic languages

Invited Speaker

DLS is pleased to announce a talk by the following invited speaker:

  • Eelco Visser (TU Delft): Declare your Language.

Submissions and Proceedings

Submissions should not have been published previously nor under review at other events. Research papers should describe work that advances the current state of the art. Experience papers should be of broad interest and should describe insights gained from substantive practical applications. The program committee will evaluate each contributed paper based on its relevance, significance, clarity, length, and originality.

Papers are to be submitted electronically at in PDF format. Submissions must be in the ACM SIGPLAN Conference Format and not exceed 12 pages. Authors are reminded that brevity is a virtue.

DLS 2015 will run a two-phase reviewing process to help authors make their final papers the best that they can be. After the first round of reviews, papers will be rejected, conditionally accepted, or unconditionally accepted. Conditionally accepted papers will be given a list of issues raised by reviewers. Authors will then submit a revised version of the paper with a cover letter explaining how they have or why they have not addressed these issues. The reviewers will then consider the cover letter and revised paper and recommend final acceptance or rejection.

Accepted papers will be published in the ACM Digital Library.

Accepted Papers

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