SPLASH 2020
Sun 15 - Sat 21 November 2020 Online Conference

Onward! is a premier multidisciplinary conference focused on everything to do with programming and software: including processes, methods, languages, communities, applications and education. Onward! is more radical, more visionary, and more open than other conferences to ideas that are well-argued but not yet proven. We welcome different ways of thinking about, approaching, and reporting on programming language and software engineering research.

The Character of Onward!

Onward! is looking for grand visions and new paradigms that could make a big difference in how we will one day build software. Put differently, Onward! is not looking for research-as-usual papers—conferences like OOPSLA are the place for that. Those conferences require rigorous validation such as theorems or empirical experiments, which are necessary for scientific progress, but which typically preclude discussion of larger, bolder or less mature ideas. Since mere speculation is not a good basis for progress, Onward! papers must also supply some degree of validation. However, Onward! accepts less exact methods of validation, such as compelling arguments, exploratory implementations, and substantial examples. The use of worked-out examples to support new ideas is strongly encouraged.

Onward! is reaching out for constructive criticism of current software development technology and practices, and for ideas that could change the realm of software development. Experienced researchers, graduate students, practitioners, and anyone else dissatisfied with the state of our art is welcomed and encouraged to share their insights.

Onward! welcomes your submissions to join the conversation, for the good of our field.

Accepted Papers

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Call for Papers

Selection Process

Onward! papers are peer-reviewed in a double blind manner. Accepted papers will appear in the Onward! Proceedings in the ACM Digital Library. Submissions will be judged on the potential impact of the ideas and the quality of the presentation.

Onward! Papers follows a two-phase review process. This enables us to welcome papers that contain promising ideas and have the potential to meet the conference’s standards, but which may fall short of this in the initial submission. At the end of the first phase, all papers will be either: accepted normally; or asked to perform certain required revisions; or rejected outright. The authors of papers asked to perform revisions will get one month to complete the revisions, at which point the original reviewers decide on the final acceptance of the paper. All papers will thus remain under submission until the authors receive notification of acceptance or rejection.

We expect the typical strong submission to be accepted normally, with authors expected—as is conventional—to revise the paper using the program committee’s feedback.

The program committee may identify certain papers with promising ideas as needing important revisions. These papers will be handled in one of two ways. They may be assigned a shepherd, in the tradition followed by numerous conferences. Otherwise, they will be given a concrete set of goals to accomplish in the revision. In the latter case, the second submission must then be accompanied by a cover letter mapping the revision requests to specific parts of the paper; the program committee will use the cover letter and revised submission to arrive at a final decision.

The second phase will only be used to elevate promising papers to the conference’s standard, not to require additional work of papers already deemed up-to-standard.

Instructions for Authors

Authors are asked to register a title and brief abstract by the end of 17th May, using the submission site. This will help to ensure a careful and thorough review process. However, following a request, fresh submissions are still being accepted up until the paper deadline of 23rd May.

For fairness reasons, all submitted papers should conform to the formatting instructions (see below). Submissions that violate these instructions may be rejected without review, at the discretion of the Program Chair.

Submission Site

https://onward2020papers.hotcrp.com

Concurrent Submissions

Papers must describe unpublished work that is not currently submitted for publication elsewhere as described by SIGPLAN’s Republication Policy. Submitters should also be aware of ACM’s Policy and Procedures on Plagiarism.

Policy on Double Blind Review

Onward! 2020 is using a double-blind submission process. This means that authors will not know who reviewed their papers, and reviewers will not know who authored the papers they review. The aim of double-blind is to treat all papers with minimal bias. Authors must take the following actions to prepare their papers for double-blind reviewing:

  • Remove identifying information (names, institutions, etc) from the author block of the first page of the paper.
  • To the extent possible, when authors cite their own work, they should refer to it in the third person.
  • To the extent possible, authors should remove any other potentially identifying information, such as acknowledgements.

After submitting their review, reviewers will be able to see author identities. When the paper is accepted for publication, the camera-ready copy must not be blinded.

See OOPSLA’s FAQ on double-blind reviewing for more information. Please contact the PC chair if you have any questions.

Policy on Authorship Changes

Any addition of authors after initial submission of a paper must be cleared with the PC chair. Authors are very strongly advised to list all authors prior to initial submission as the addition of authors may create new conflicts with the PC. In all cases, the PC chair must be provided with a rationale. The PC chair has the authority to reject any requested change.

Format

Submissions should use ACM SIGPLAN Conference acmart Format, sigplan sub-format and 10 point font. All submissions should be in PDF format.

If you are formatting your paper using LaTeX, you will need to use the sigplan, anonymous and review options. Note that by default the SIGPLAN template produces two-column, 9 point papers, but you will need to you will need to set the 10pt option in the \documentclass command. If you are formatting your paper using Word, you may wish to use the provided Word template that supports this font size. Please include page numbers in your submission. Setting the review option in the LaTeX \documentclass command generates page numbers, and the anonymous option hides author names. Please also ensure that your submission is legible when printed on a black and white printer. In particular, please check that colors remain distinct and font sizes are legible.

Page Limit

To ensure that papers stay focused on their core contributions, the main part of the paper (excluding bibliographic references) should be no longer than 13 pages. There is no page limit for bibliographic references and appendices, and, therefore, for the overall submission. However, reviewers are not obligated to read the appendices, so the main part of the paper should be self contained. If the paper is accepted, the final submission will be limited to 17 pages. (The 13-page limit for the main body of the paper no longer applies.)

Publication (Digital Library Early Access Warning)

AUTHORS TAKE NOTE: The official publication date is the date the proceedings are made available in the ACM Digital Library. This date may be up to two weeks prior to the first day of the conference. The official publication date affects the deadline for any patent filings related to published work.

More Information

For additional information, clarification, or answers to questions please contact the Program Chair via onward@splashcon.org

Dates
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Plenary
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Tue 17 Nov
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00:20 - 01:00: Breakfast in ParisMeet The Speakers (MTS) at SPLASH-I
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02:20 - 03:00: Cocktails in SydneyMeet The Speakers (MTS) at SPLASH-I
02:20 - 03:00
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04:20 - 05:00: Dinner in BeijingMeet The Speakers (MTS) at SPLASH-I
04:20 - 05:00
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06:20 - 07:00: Dinner in DelhiMeet The Speakers (MTS) at SPLASH-I
06:20 - 07:00
Social Event
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07:00 - 08:20: TKeynotes at SPLASH-I +12h
Chair(s): Steve BlackburnAustralian National University
07:00 - 08:20
Keynote
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Mary Lou SoffaUniversity of Virginia
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08:20 - 09:00: Breakfast in ChicagoMeet The Speakers (MTS) at SPLASH-I +12h
08:20 - 09:00
Social Event
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09:00 - 10:20: T-2-OnwardOnward! Papers / Onward! Essays at SPLASH-III +12h
Chair(s): Avraham ShinnarIBM Research
09:00 - 09:20
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Onward! Papers
Fabio NiephausHasso Plattner Institute, University of Potsdam, Patrick ReinHasso Plattner Institute, Jakob EddingHasso Plattner Institute, University of Potsdam, Jonas HeringHasso Plattner Institute, University of Potsdam, Bastian KönigHasso Plattner Institute, University of Potsdam, Kolya OpahleHasso Plattner Institute, University of Potsdam, Nico ScordialoHasso Plattner Institute, University of Potsdam, Robert HirschfeldHasso-Plattner-Institut (HPI), Germany
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09:20 - 09:40
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09:40 - 10:00
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Marc RonellU.S. Federal Aviation Administration
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10:00 - 10:20
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Jennifer FishCarnegie Mellon University, Darya MelicherGoogle, Jonathan AldrichCarnegie Mellon University
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10:20 - 11:00: Breakfast in SeattleMeet The Speakers (MTS) at SPLASH-I +12h
10:20 - 11:00
Social Event
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11:00 - 12:20: T-3-OnwardOnward! Papers / Onward! Essays at SPLASH-III +12h
Chair(s): Stephen KellUniversity of Kent, William CookUniversity of Texas at Austin
11:00 - 11:20
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Manas ThakurIIT Mandi
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11:20 - 11:40
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Kalev AlpernasTel Aviv University, Yotam M. Y. FeldmanTel Aviv University, Hila PelegUniversity of California at San Diego
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11:40 - 12:00
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Patrick LamUniversity of Waterloo, Jens DietrichVictoria University of Wellington, David J. PearceVictoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
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12:00 - 12:20
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12:20 - 13:00: Breakfast in WellingtonStudent Research Competition at SPLASH-I +12h
  • Aidan Yang, SOAR: Synthesis for Open-Source API Refactoring

  • Gahwon Lee, SASIL: A Domain-Specific Language for Simulating Declarative Specifications of Scheduling Systems

  • Ian C. McCormack, A Software Library Model for the Internet of Things

  • Mona Zhang and Jacob Gorenburg, Design and Implementation of a Gradual Verifier

  • Raphael Mosaner, Machine Learning to Ease Understanding of Data Driven Compiler Optimizations

  • Reed Oei, Psamathe: A DSL for Safe Blockchain Assets

  • Sang Heon Choi, Consolidation: A Technique for Improving Permissiveness of Human-Machine Interfaces

  • Sophia Kolak, Detecting Performance Patterns with Deep Learning

  • Vitaly Romanov, Evaluating Importance of Edge Types when Using Graph Neural Network for Predicting Return Types of Python Functions

12:20 - 13:00
Poster
Student Research Competition
13:00 - 14:00: T-4-OnwardOnward! Essays / Onward! Papers at SPLASH-III +12h
Chair(s): Marc RonellU.S. Federal Aviation Administration
13:00 - 13:20
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Jeremy SingerGlasgow University
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13:20 - 13:40
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Tong ZhouGeorgia Institute of Technology, Jun ShirakoGeorgia Institute of Technology, Anirudh JainGeorgia Institute of Technology, Sriseshan SrikanthGeorgia Institute of Technology, Thomas ConteGeorgia Institute of Technology, Richard VuducGeorgia Tech, Vivek SarkarGeorgia Institute of Technology
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13:40 - 14:00
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L. Thomas van BinsbergenCWI, Mauricio Verano MerinoTechnische Universiteit Eindhoven, Pierre JeanjeanInria, Univ Rennes, CNRS, IRISA, Tijs van der StormCWI & University of Groningen, Netherlands, Benoit CombemaleUniversity of Rennes, France / Inria, France / CNRS, France / IRISA, France, Olivier BaraisUniversity of Rennes, France / Inria, France / CNRS, France / IRISA, France
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14:20 - 15:00: Cocktails in ParisMeet The Speakers (MTS) at SPLASH-I +12h
14:20 - 15:00
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15:00 - 16:00: T-5-OnwardOnward! Essays / Onward! Papers at SPLASH-III +12h
Chair(s): Stephen KellUniversity of Kent
15:00 - 15:20
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Stefan K. MullerCarnegie Mellon University, Hannah RinglerCarnegie Mellon University, USA
15:20 - 15:40
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Paolo CiancariniUniversity of Bologna / Innopolis University, Sergey MasyaginInnopolis University, Russia, Giancarlo SucciInnopolis University
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15:40 - 16:00
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Matthew SotoudehUniversity of California, Davis, Aditya V. ThakurUniversity of California, Davis
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16:20 - 17:00: Breakfast in SeoulMeet The Speakers (MTS) at SPLASH-I +12h
16:20 - 17:00
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18:20 - 19:00: Cocktails in RioMeet The Speakers (MTS) at SPLASH-I +12h
18:20 - 19:00
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19:00 - 20:20: TKeynotes at SPLASH-I
Chair(s): Steve BlackburnAustralian National University
19:00 - 20:20
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Mary Lou SoffaUniversity of Virginia
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20:20 - 21:00: Cocktails in New YorkMeet The Speakers (MTS) at SPLASH-I
20:20 - 21:00
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21:00 - 22:20: T-2-OnwardOnward! Papers / Onward! Essays at SPLASH-III
Chair(s): Jonathan Edwards
21:00 - 21:20
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Onward! Papers
Fabio NiephausHasso Plattner Institute, University of Potsdam, Patrick ReinHasso Plattner Institute, Jakob EddingHasso Plattner Institute, University of Potsdam, Jonas HeringHasso Plattner Institute, University of Potsdam, Bastian KönigHasso Plattner Institute, University of Potsdam, Kolya OpahleHasso Plattner Institute, University of Potsdam, Nico ScordialoHasso Plattner Institute, University of Potsdam, Robert HirschfeldHasso-Plattner-Institut (HPI), Germany
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21:20 - 21:40
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21:40 - 22:00
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Marc RonellU.S. Federal Aviation Administration
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22:00 - 22:20
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Jennifer FishCarnegie Mellon University, Darya MelicherGoogle, Jonathan AldrichCarnegie Mellon University
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22:20 - 23:00: Lunch in TokyoMeet The Speakers (MTS) at SPLASH-I
22:20 - 23:00
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23:00 - 00:20: T-3-OnwardOnward! Papers / Onward! Essays at SPLASH-III
Chair(s): Crista LopesUniversity of California, Irvine
23:00 - 23:20
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Manas ThakurIIT Mandi
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23:20 - 23:40
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Kalev AlpernasTel Aviv University, Yotam M. Y. FeldmanTel Aviv University, Hila PelegUniversity of California at San Diego
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23:40 - 00:00
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Onward! Essays
Patrick LamUniversity of Waterloo, Jens DietrichVictoria University of Wellington, David J. PearceVictoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
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00:00 - 00:20
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Wed 18 Nov
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01:00 - 02:00: T-4-OnwardOnward! Essays / Onward! Papers at SPLASH-III
Chair(s): Didier VernaEPITA / LRDE
01:00 - 01:20
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Jeremy SingerGlasgow University
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01:20 - 01:40
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Tong ZhouGeorgia Institute of Technology, Jun ShirakoGeorgia Institute of Technology, Anirudh JainGeorgia Institute of Technology, Sriseshan SrikanthGeorgia Institute of Technology, Thomas ConteGeorgia Institute of Technology, Richard VuducGeorgia Tech, Vivek SarkarGeorgia Institute of Technology
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01:40 - 02:00
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Onward! Papers
L. Thomas van BinsbergenCWI, Mauricio Verano MerinoTechnische Universiteit Eindhoven, Pierre JeanjeanInria, Univ Rennes, CNRS, IRISA, Tijs van der StormCWI & University of Groningen, Netherlands, Benoit CombemaleUniversity of Rennes, France / Inria, France / CNRS, France / IRISA, France, Olivier BaraisUniversity of Rennes, France / Inria, France / CNRS, France / IRISA, France
Link to publication DOI Pre-print
03:00 - 04:00: T-5-OnwardOnward! Essays / Onward! Papers at SPLASH-III
Chair(s): Stephen KellUniversity of Kent
03:00 - 03:20
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Onward! Essays
Stefan K. MullerCarnegie Mellon University, Hannah RinglerCarnegie Mellon University, USA
03:20 - 03:40
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Onward! Essays
Paolo CiancariniUniversity of Bologna / Innopolis University, Sergey MasyaginInnopolis University, Russia, Giancarlo SucciInnopolis University
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03:40 - 04:00
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Matthew SotoudehUniversity of California, Davis, Aditya V. ThakurUniversity of California, Davis
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