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Grace at SPLASHSun 30 Oct 2016

“What?”, you ask, “are there no Grace talks at SPLASH this year?” Well, yes and no.

There are no Grace papers at SPLASH this year, in the sense that there are no papers describing changes to the Grace language. However, there will be two talks that use Grace to explain something important …

Possible disruption of train service on MondaySun 30 Oct 2016

If you arriving at Amsterdam Airport on Monday, be aware that a possible strike by train personnel from 5PM to 7PM in the Amsterdam area has been announced. This may affect trains from the airport to Amsterdam Central station.

Proeflokaal in AmsterdamSat 29 Oct 2016

In case you have some free time and curiosity, I can heartily recommend visiting Wynand Fockink, a proeflokaal or “tasting tavern”. They have been distilling their own genever – Dutch gin – and liqueurs since the seventeenth century, and they have a huge selectio …

Winter is comingFri 28 Oct 2016

Note that on Saturday night Daylight Saving Time Ends.

That is, when local daylight time is about to reach Sunday, 30 October 2016, 03:00:00 clocks are turned backward 1 hour to Sunday, 30 October 2016, 02:00:00 local standard ti …

Language Research with Truffle at SPLASH'16Fri 28 Oct 2016

This year, the SPLASH program includes at least 9 talks about research using or extending the Truffle Language Framework and Graal Just-in-Time Compiler. Th …

CWI SWAT at SPLASH'16Wed 26 Oct 2016

The CWI Software Analysis and Transformation (SWAT) group researches techniques and tools to make software easier to understand and create. This year at SPLASH, the group is well represented with som …

Planning Your AttendanceMon 24 Oct 2016

Dear SPLASH 2016 attendee,

It is less than a week before we get started with SPLASH 2016 in Amsterdam. Here are some useful pointers for planning your attendance.

Getting Around

The conference website provides some useful information about getting to Amsterdam and the conference venue:

ECOOP Retrospective (by Titus Barik)Wed 17 Aug 2016

Through my research in HCI and software engineering tools, I typically make the annual rounds in conferences such as ICSE, FSE, and VL/HCC. Thus, having the opportunity to attend ECOOP 2016 was definitely outside of my comfort area, but it was worthwhile in that it provided me with exposure to a …

Post-ECOOP (by William J. Bowman)Thu 11 Aug 2016

I returned from ECOOP a few weeks ago, and have been trying to figure out what I got of the experience. I’ll focus on two big things.

For a long time I have been debating what I should do after I graduate, which I usually phrase as “industry vs academia”. I’m coming to understand this is a fals …

Post-ECOOP (by Andre Kuhlenschmidt)Wed 10 Aug 2016

While I am happy to be back home in Indiana, I wish ECOOP could have lasted for another week. During my time at ECOOP I talked with other researchers about my research, and listened to talks about others’ research. I learned new benchmarking techniques that will improve my current research, lear …

My Week in Rome (by Felipe Bañados Schwerter)Wed 10 Aug 2016

I am really delighted to have attended the ECOOP conference this year in Rome. While this was my first time at ECOOP, I have attended other PL conferences before (POPL, ICFP), which made this experience a bit different, as I begin a new stage in my life as a researcher. While there is less nov …

Post-ECOOP (by Ming-Ho Yee)Wed 10 Aug 2016

ECOOP was very fun, interesting, and exhausting. I attended STOP, ICOOLPS, FTfJP, the Summer School, and also got to see a few talks from CurryOn and the main research track. There was a wide variety of topics, and even though I missed some talks I was interested in (due to volunteering shifts o …

My Trip to Curry On and ECOOP (by Frank Wang)Wed 10 Aug 2016

A few weeks ago, I gave my first talk at an industry conference, Curry On, that was co-located with ECOOP, a programming languages conference in Europe. The conference was not your typical industry conference. Their goal was to bridge academia and industry. Here were my expectations going into t …

Post-ECOOP (by Chenglong Wang)Wed 10 Aug 2016

What a great conference! My trip to the conference is indeed an amazing experience to me - I got chances to talk to great researchers in the field and also able to make friends with a lot of students attending the conference.

The first great parts of the conference are the keynotes: Mark gave …

Post-ECOOP (by Benjamin Greenman)Wed 10 Aug 2016

ECOOP was a great experience. Thank you organizers for hiring so many volunteers!

The summer school this year was very rewarding, especially the breakfast program. It was hard to wake up in time, but very worthwhile. And the summer school talks were great too, especially Jan’s opening remarks ( …