Call For Papers: 1999 ACM Sigplan WCSSS'99

Charles Consel <>
15 Feb 1999 23:35:06 -0500

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From: Charles Consel <>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: 15 Feb 1999 23:35:06 -0500
Organization: IRISA/INRIA/University of RENNES I -- FRANCE
Keywords: CFP, conference


                                                ACM SIGPLAN 1999 Workshop on
                                      Compiler Support for System Software (WCSSS'99)

                                                                      Call for Papers

                                              ( May 1, 1999, Atlanta, Georgia, USA )

                                                          Sponsored by ACM SIGPLAN.

                                            In conjunction with the ACM Conference on
                            Programming Language Design and Implementation (PLDI'99)
                                            ( May 1-4, 1999, Atlanta, Georgia, USA )
                            and ACM Federated Computing Research Conference (FCRC'99)
                                            ( May 1-10 1999, Atlanta, Georgia, USA )

                                                                      Prior workshop:



The past several years have seen increased interest in using
compiler-based tools to aid in constructing operating systems and
other systems software. In addition, researchers have developed
systems whose correct operation depends upon novel programming
language support, such as type-safe languages that allow users to
safely bring code into operating systems kernels. Progress in this
area depends on close cooperation between the programming languages
and the systems communities. WCSSS is a one-day workshop that offers
a forum to exchange ideas and encourage interaction between these two

Authors are invited to submit short papers (2-8 pages) describing
their research in applying compilers and compiler concepts to system
software. Papers may describe preliminary or partial results as well
as finished research. Position papers are also welcome. Papers already
published elsewhere are not acceptable, however, new work currently
under submission is encouraged. Topics of interest include, but are
not limited to:

      * Program Specialization
      * Proof Carrying Code.
      * Programmable Networks.
      * Network Application Distribution Formats (e.g., Java, Omniware)
      * Domain-Specific Languages
      * Special-Purpose Compilers
      * Run-Time Code Generation
      * Executable Editing
      * Software Fault Isolation


Submitting Papers

Papers should not exceed 5000 words (approximately 10 typeset on
16-point spacing), including figures and references. Short papers that
describe existing implementations, work-in-progress, or outline new
problems or important issues are also welcome. Short papers should not
exceed 3000 words (6 pages). All accepted papers will be presented at
the workshop and published an informal proceedings that will be
distributed at the workshop. The proceedings will also appear as an
INRIA technical report.

Papers must describe work not previously published in refereed venues.
Since the workshop will not produce a formal publication, simultaneous
submission to another outlet (conference or journal) is acceptable.
In case of doubt, contact the program committee chair.

      * Submissions consist of a 100-200 word ASCII abstract and either a
          5000-word paper, not to exceed 10 pages, or a 3000-word short paper,
          not to exceed 6 pages. Submissions must be either electronic
          (encouraged) or postal (discouraged).
      * To submit, please follow the process available here

      * Electronic submissions must be received by 5:00 PM Pacific Standard
          Time on Friday, February 26, 1999. Electronic papers should be in
          Postscript that is interpretable by Ghostscript, or the Adobe PDF
          format. The Postscript must use standard fonts, or include the
          necessary fonts, and must be prepared for US Letter (8.5x11) or A4
          page sizes. Authors who cannot meet these requirements should submit
          hardcopy by post instead.
      * Postal submissions must be sent to the workshop co-chair James Larus
          and must be received on or before February 26, 1999. 15 copies
          (printed double-sided if possible) must be provided.

These deadlines and constraints are firm; submissions not meeting the
criteria described above will not be considered.


Important Dates

Papers due: February 26, 1999
Author notification: April 9, 1999
Camera-ready final papers due: April 23, 1999


Travel Fellowships for ACM SIGPLAN Student Attendees

Students who have a paper accepted at WCSSS'99 and who are members of
SIGPLAN may apply for travel fellowships from the PAC fund.


Program Chair General Chair

James Larus Charles Consel
Microsoft Research University of
Rennes I/ Irisa
Microsoft Campus
Universitaire de Beaulieu
Redmond, WA 98052-6399 35042 Rennes Cedex
U. S. A. France
phone: 425-936-2981, fax: 425-936-7329 phone: (33) 2 99 84
74 10


Program Committee

      * Brad Calder, UC San Diego
      * Charles Consel, University of Rennes I/ Irisa
      * Dawson Engler, Stanford University
      * Susan Eggers, University of Washington
      * Michael Franz, UC Irvine
      * Wilson Hsieh, University of Utah
      * Earl Killian, Tensilica
      * James Larus, Microsoft
      * Steve Lucco, Microsoft
      * Calton Pu, Oregon Graduate InstituteI
      * David Wood, University of Wisconsin

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