Intermediate Representation Engineering
for the Java Virtual Machine
Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
June 13-14, 2002
An associated workshop of the conference on Principles and Practice of Programming in JavaTM
Call for papers: PDF version,
or PS version,
or text version
The widespread use of JavaTM technology has given
increased prominence to the study of portable intermediate
representation formats, particularly those similar to the stack-based
design of the Java Virtual Machine. While much attention has been
given to performance issues, it is also important to consider the
design of JVM bytecode in the light of its relationship to to its
ancestors, such as Forth, as well as more recent competitors such as
the Microsoft .NET framework.
This workshop seeks to explore issues relating to the design and
engineering of intermediate representations. We are interested in
position papers, work-in-progress reports and synopses of current
Topics of interest include:
Papers covering related areas and systems (such as Forth, Oberon,
C# etc.) will also be considered.
- design and analysis of intermediate representations
- static and/or dynamic analysis of Java bytecode
- stack-based abstract machines
- optimisation strategies
- alternative intermediate representations
- benchmarking and test suites
It is intended to run the event in true
workshop style, so authors should expect to discuss their proposals
for 20-25 minutes in total, allowing time for interaction and
Authors should submit a 3-5 page extended abstract (Postscript or PDF
format) to email@example.com,
to arrive not later than April 1 2002.
Papers will be reviewed for relevance, and the authors will be
contacted with feedback within two weeks of the submission date.
- James Power, Department of Computer Science, National University of
Ireland, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Ireland.
- John Waldron, Department of Computer Science, University of Dublin,
Trinity College, Dublin 2, Ireland.
M. Anton Ertl, Institut für Computersprachen, Technische Universität Wien
Paul Gibson, National University of Ireland, Maynooth
David Gregg, University of Dublin, Trinity College
Geoff Hamilton, Dublin City University
James Power, National University of Ireland, Maynooth
John Waldron, University of Dublin, Trinity College
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