PPPJ 2013 – Call for Papers

Eric | March 1, 2013

2013 International Conference on Principles and Practices of Programming on the Java platform

The Java platform is multi-faceted, covering a rich diversity of systems, languages, tools, frameworks, and techniques. PPPJ’13 – the 10th conference in the PPPJ series – provides a forum for researchers, practitioners, and educators to present and discuss novel results on all aspects of programming on the Java platform including virtual machines, languages, tools, methods, frameworks, libraries, case studies, and experience reports.


Virtual machines for Java and Java-like language support:
– JVM and similar VMs
– VM design and optimization
– VMs for mobile and embedded devices
– Real-time VMs
– Isolation and resource control

Languages on the Java platform:
– JVM languages (Clojure, Groovy, Java, JRuby, Kotlin, Scala, …)
– Domain-specific languages
– Language design and calculi
– Compilers
– Language interoperability
– Parallelism and concurrency
– Modular and aspect-oriented programming
– Model-driven development
– Frameworks and applications
– Teaching

Techniques and tools for the Java platform:
– Static and dynamic program analysis
– Testing
– Verification
– Security and information flow
– Workload characterization

Do not hesitate to contact the PC Chair <walter.binder(at) usi.ch> to clarify whether a particular topic is in the scope of PPPJ’13 or not.


PPPJ’13 submissions must conform to both the ACM Policy on Prior Publication and Simultaneous Submissions and to the SIGPLAN Republication Policy.

Papers will be evaluated according to their significance, originality, technical content, style, and relevance to the conference.

Three types of paper submissions are accepted:

– Full research paper: up to 12 pages
– Short research paper: up to 6 pages
– Tool paper: up to 4 pages

Clearly indicate in the paper whether it is to be evaluated as a full research paper, short research paper, or tool paper. Papers that do not meet the formatting requirements or are too long for the respective paper type will be rejected without review.

All papers must conform to the ACM SIGPLAN style ‘sigplanconf.cls’ with a font size of 9 point (option ‘9pt’).

Submission page: http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=pppj13 

The conference proceedings will be published as part of the ACM International Proceedings Series and will be disseminated through the ACM Digital Library. At least one author of each accepted paper is required to attend the conference and present the paper. The authors of the best papers presented at PPPJ’13 will be invited to submit extended versions of their papers to a journal special issue.


– May  27: Abstracts due (23:59 anywhere on earth)
– May  31: Submissions due (23:59 anywhere on earth)
– June 28: Author notification
– July 12: Camera-ready papers due
– Sept. 11-13: Conference


– Walter Binder, University of Lugano, Switzerland (Chair)
– Judith Bishop, Microsoft Research, USA
– Steve Blackburn, Australian National University, Australia
– Christoph Bockisch, University of Twente, The Netherlands
– Eric Bodden, EC SPRIDE, Germany
– Shigeru Chiba, University of Tokyo, Japan
– Ferruccio Damiani, University of Torino, Italy
– Erik Ernst, Aarhus University, Denmark
– Michael Franz, University of California Irvine, USA
– Nicolas Geoffray, Google Inc., Denmark
– Samuel Z. Guyer, Tufts University, USA
– Michael Haupt, Oracle Labs, Germany
– Nigel Horspool, University of Victoria, Canada
– Einar Broch Johnsen, University of Oslo, Norway
– Stephen Kell, University of Lugano, Switzerland
– Andreas Krall, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
– Doug Lea, State University of New York at Oswego, USA
– Hanspeter Mössenböck, Johannes Kepler University of Linz, Austria
– Nathaniel Nystrom, University of Lugano, Switzerland
– Rei Odaira, IBM Research Tokyo, Japan
– Jens Palsberg, University of California Los Angeles, USA
– Jennifer Sartor, Ghent University, Belgium
– Ina Schaefer, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany
– Martin Schoeberl, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
– Bernhard Scholz, University of Sydney, Australia
– Andreas Sewe, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
– Niranjan Suri, Florida Institute for Human & Machine Cognition, USA
– Eli Tilevich, Virginia Tech, USA
– Petr Tuma, Charles University, Czech Republic
– Alex Villazón, Universidad Privada Boliviana, Bolivia
– Christian Wimmer, Oracle Labs, USA
– Jianjun Zhao, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China