Dynamic Languages Symposium 2021  OOPSLA/SPLASH 2021

Co-located with SPLASH 2021

In association with ACM SIGPLAN

Chicago, Illinois, USA, Oct 19, 2021


Welcome to the the 17th edition of the Dynamic Language Symposium (DLS), co-located with SPLASH 2021.

DLS is the premier forum for researchers and practitioners to share research results and experience on all aspects on dynamic languages&emdash;by which we mean languages like Clojure, Dart, Elixer, Erlang, JavaScript, Julia, Lisp, Lua, Perl, Python, Ruby, R, Racket, Scheme, Smalltalk, and more. As demonstrated again by this year's program, the influence of work in these languages extends beyond the implementation and direct use of dynamic languages.

This year, we received seven submissions reporting original research and experience related to the design, implementation, and applications of dynamic languages. Five of those papers have been accepted to symposium. As in previous years, reviewing proceeded in two rounds. The first round followed a lightweight double-blind process, meaning that author identities were not revealed to reviewers until the discussion phase. In the second phase, authors revised their submissions to address reviewer concerns, and we believe that this resulted in better papers and enabled a more complete dissemination of work on dynamic languages.

Our sincere thanks go to the Program Committee, the SPLASH organization, the authors, and the DLS community for all of your efforts toward this year's symposium.

Arjun Guha
DLS 2021 Program Chair
Northeastern University

Tim Felgentreff
DLS 2021 Steering Committee Chair
Oracle Labs Potsdam

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