REBLS 2021: Call for papers

Louis Mandel lmandel@REDACTED
Wed Jul 14 15:31:49 CEST 2021

8th Workshop on Reactive and Event-based Languages and Systems (REBLS 2021)
co-located with the SPLASH Conference
hybrid Virtual and in person in Chicago, Illinois, USA
Sun 17 - Fri 22 October 2021


Submission Deadline: 15 Aug 2021 (there will be no extension this year)
Author Notification: 6 Sep 2021
Camera Ready Deadline: 13 Sep 2021
SPLASH Conference: 17 - 22 Oct 2021


Reactive programming and event-based programming are two closely related
programming styles that are becoming more important with the ever
increasing requirement for applications to run on the web or on mobile
devices, and the advent of advanced High-Performance Computing (HPC)

A number of publications on middleware and language design -- so-called
reactive and event-based languages and systems (REBLS) -- have already seen
the light, but the field still raises several questions. For example, the
interaction with mainstream language concepts is poorly understood,
implementation technology is still lacking, and modularity mechanisms
remain largely unexplored. Moreover, large applications are still to be
developed, and, consequently, patterns and tools for developing large
reactive applications are still in their infancy.

This workshop will gather researchers in reactive and event-based languages
and systems. The goal of the workshop is to exchange new technical research
results and to better define the field by developing taxonomies and
discussing overviews of the existing work.

We welcome all submissions on reactive programming, functional reactive
programming, and event- and aspect- oriented systems, including but not
limited to:

* Language design, implementation, runtime systems, program analysis,
software metrics, patterns and benchmarks.

* Formal models for reactive and event-based programming.

* Study of the paradigm: interaction of reactive and event-based
programming with existing language features such as object-oriented
programming, pure functional programming, mutable state, concurrency.

* Modularity and abstraction mechanisms in large systems.

* Advanced event systems, event quantification, event composition,
aspect-oriented programming for reactive applications.

* Functional Reactive Programming (FRP), self-adjusting computation and
incremental computing.

* Synchronous languages, modeling and verification of real-time systems,
safety-critical reactive and embedded systems.

* Applications, case studies that show the efficacy of reactive

* Empirical studies that motivate further research in the field.

* Patterns and best-practices.

* Related fields, such as complex event processing, reactive data
structures, view maintenance, constraint-based languages, and their
integration with reactive programming.

* Implementation technology, language runtimes, virtual machine support,

* IDEs, Tools.

The format of the workshop is that of a mini-conference where participants
present their work. Because of the declarative nature of reactive programs,
it is often hard to understand their semantics just by looking at the code.
We therefore also encourage authors to use their slots for presenting their
work based on live demos.


REBLS encourages submissions of two types of papers:

* Full papers: papers that describe complete research results. These papers
will be published in the ACM digital library.

* In-progress papers: papers that have the potential of triggering an
interesting discussion at the workshop or present new ideas that require
further systematic investigation. These papers will not be published in the
ACM digital library.


* Submissions should use the ACM SIGPLAN Conference acmart Format with the
two-column, sigplan Subformat, 10 point font, using Biolinum as sans-serif
font and Libertine as serif font. All submissions should be in PDF format.
If you use LaTeX or Word, please use the ACM SIGPLAN acmart Templates.

  The page contains
instructions for authors, and a package that includes an example file

* Authors are required to explicitly specify the type of paper in the
submission (i.e., full paper, in-progress paper).

* Full papers can be up to 12 pages in length, excluding references.
In-progress papers can be up to 6 pages, excluding references.

Instructions for the Authors:

* Papers should be submitted through:

* For fairness reasons, all submitted papers should conform to the
formatting instructions. Submissions that violate these instructions will
be summarily rejected.

* Program Committee members are allowed to submit papers, but their papers
will be held to a higher standard.

* All submissions are expected to comply with the ACM Policies for
Authorship that are detailed at

* Each submission must adhere to SIGPLAN’s republication policy, as
explained on the web at


Louis Mandel (PC Chair; IBM Research)

Patrick Bahr, IT University of Copenhagen
Manuel Bärenz, sonnen eServices GmbH
Guillaume Baudart, Inria
Guerric Chupin, University of Nottingham
Stephen A. Edwards, Columbia University
Alan Jeffrey, Roblox
Tetsuo Kamina, Oita University
Yoshiki Ohshima, Croquet Studio
Jorge Pérez, University of Groningen
Marc Pouzet, École normale superieure
Noemi Rodrigues, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro
Partha Roop, University of Auckland
Mark Santoluzito, Barnard College
Jonathan Thaler, University of Applied Sciences Vorarlberg
Reinhard von Hanxleden, Kiel University
Takuo Watanabe, Tokio Institute of Technology
Pascal Weisenburger, University of St. Gallen
Tian Zhao, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee


Guido Salvaneschi, TU Darmstadt, Germany
Wolfgang De Meuter, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
Patrick Eugster, Universita della Svizzera Italiana, Switzerland
Francisco Sant'Anna, Rio de Janeiro State University, Brazil
Lukasz Ziarek, SUNY Buffalo, United States
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