Workshop on Principles of Abstract Machines

in conjunction with the
Joint International Symposia SAS'98 and PLILP/ALP'98 (14-18.9)

Pisa, Italy
19. September 1998 (

Workshop Program

Recently the topic of abstract machines has got a new boost by the success of the Java Virtual Machine. For many years abstract machines have been designed for different sorts of languages including imperative, object-oriented, eager functional, lazy functional, constraint and logic languages, as well as hybrid languages.
The goal of this workshop is to bring together researchers and developers working on different language paradigms. We are especially looking for papers which investigate principles underlying several abstract machines, analyse the relation of language semantics and abstract machines or discuss implementation alternatives. Topics of interest include, but are not restricted to:

Important Dates


The submission deadline is June 19. Papers will be reviewed by the program committee. Papers must describe original, previously unpublished work, and must not be simultaneously submitted for publication elsewhere. They must be written in English, must not exceed 10 pages (Springer LNCS format, excluding references and figures), and must contain a cover page containing the following: a 200-word abstract, keywords, postal and electronic mailing addresses, and phone and fax numbers of one of the authors. Submission is electronic (up to exceptions) via e-mail to The proceedings will be published as technical reports of the CS department of Universität des Saarlandes and we plan to publish selected papers with an established publisher.


Stephan Diehl (Saarbrücken, Germany)
Peter Sestoft (Copenhagen, Denmark)

Program Committee