ACM SIGPLAN 2003 Workshop on

Interpreters, Virtual Machines and Emulators


Call for papers








San Diego, California

June 12, 2003

Co-located with PLDI 2003.

The ACM SIGPLAN 2003 Workshop on Interpreters, Virtual Machines and Emulators (IVME 03) provides a venue to bring together researchers and practitioners on interpreters, virtual machine design, emulators and machine simulators. The theme of the workshop includes novel research on new techniques, as well as experience reports on innovative real systems and applications.


Papers are solicited in areas including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Interpreter optimisations
  • Virtual machine design
  • Virtual machines for code compression
  • Machine emulators
  • Processor simulators
  • Interpreters for embedded systems
  • Mixed-mode interpretive/compiled systems
  • Hardware support
  • Portable (retargetable) interpreters
  • Interpreters for very high-level languages
  • Simplicity, maintainability and correctness issues
  • Software engineering aspects (e.g. cost, time to market)
  • Experience reports

In principle, any topic relating to the design or implementation of interpreter-based systems is suitable for this workshop. If there is any doubt about the suitability of a given topic for the workshop, please contact the program chair for confirmation.

Submission Information

Please submit your paper electronically via the workshop web site. The final versions of papers will be formatted according the ACM proceedings format and will be no longer than 8 pages in this format. This 8 pages includes everything (i.e., it is the total length of the paper). Templates for ACM format are available for Latex, Word Perfect, and Microsoft Word are located at Submitted versions of papers do not have to use this format, but should not be excessively long.

Submissions should be in PDF or Postscript (preferred) that is interpretable by Ghostscript and printable on US Letter and A4 sized paper. Papers already being reviewed by another conference or workshop are not eligible. If a closely related paper has been submitted to a journal, the authors must notify the program chair.

The proceedings of the workshop will be published in the ACM Digital Library. Attendees at the workshop will receive a soft-bound copy of the proceedings. The proceedings are also under consideration for publication as a special issue of SIGPLAN Notices, but no decision has yet been reached.

The deadline for submissions was extended to Thursday March 13th 2003 at 12 noon GMT. This extended dealine was firm. Paper submission is now closed. Thanks for your interest in IVME 03.

Important Dates

  • March 13th, 2003 - 12 noon GMT: Paper submission
  • April 28th 2003: Author notification
  • May 21st 2003: Camera ready copy
  • June 12th 2003: Workshop

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