Call for Contributions
The Dynamic Languages Symposium (DLS) is the premier forum for researchers and practitioners to share research and experience on all aspects on dynamic languages.
After two decades of dynamic language research and DLS, it is time to reflect and look forward to what the next two decades will bring. This year’s DLS will therefore be a special DLS focusing on the Future of Dynamic Languages. To do the notion of “symposium” justice, we will actively invite speakers to present their opinions on where Dynamic Languages might be, will be, or should be going in the next twenty years.
Speakers will be announced step by step over the coming weeks.
As a research venue, we also invite high quality papers reporting original research and experience related to the design, implementation, and applications of dynamic languages. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:
- innovative language features
- innovative implementation techniques
- innovative applications
- development environments and tools
- experience reports and case studies
- domain-oriented programming
- late binding, dynamic composition, and run-time adaptation
- reflection and metaprogramming
- software evolution
- language symbiosis and multi-paradigm languages
- dynamic optimization
- just-in-time and ahead-of-time compilation
- soft/optional/gradual typing
- hardware support
- educational approaches and perspectives
- semantics of dynamic languages
- frameworks and languages for the Cloud and the IoT
Submissions must neither be previously published nor under review at other events. DLS 2023 uses a lightweight double-blind reviewing process.
Papers are assumed to be in one of the following categories:
Research Papers: describe work that advances the current state of the art
Experience Papers: describe insights gained from substantive practical applications that should be of a broad interest
Dynamic Pearls: describe a known idea in an appealing way to remind the community and capture a reader’s interest
The program committee will evaluate each paper based on its relevance, significance, clarity, and originality. The paper category needs to be indicated during submission, and papers are judged accordingly.
Papers must be submitted electronically in PDF format. Submissions must be in the ACM SIGPLAN conference acmart format, 10 point font, and should not exceed 12 pages. Please see full details in the Instructions for Authors.
DLS 2023 will run a single-phase reviewing process with shepherding to help authors make their final papers the best that they can be. Accepted papers will be published in the ACM Digital Library (TBC) and will be freely available for one month, starting two weeks before the event.
Tue 24 OctDisplayed time zone: Lisbon change
09:00 - 10:30
|Is Polyglot Programming Really a Thing?
Walter Cazzola Università degli Studi di Milano
|The importance of facing outwards: why dynamic languages can and should address the world
Stephen Kell King's College London
|Going Static, Gradually: Semantic Soundness and Telling the Truth at Scale
Maxwell Heiber Meta
11:00 - 12:30
|All Languages are Dynamic
James Noble Research & Programming
|Are we Heading Towards a Dynamic Language Winter?
Maxime Chevalier-Boisvert Shopify
|Prof. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Dynamic Languages
Jan Vitek Northeastern University
14:00 - 15:30
|JITs are Nice, but Why Aren’t We Using Them?
Kevin Menard Shopify
|Keeping the asm in Wasm – Running high-level languages on a low-level VM
Andreas Rossberg Independent
|Language Runtimes for the New Cloud Era
Rodrigo Bruno INESC-ID - IST-ULisboa
16:00 - 17:30
|Programming Languages for AI Programing Agents
Mark Marron University of Kentucky
|The Bright Future of Debuggers: Challenges and Opportunities
Christophe Scholliers Universiteit Gent, Belgium
|Most Notable Paper Award
Stefan Marr University of Kent