1st Workshop on Advances in Open Runtime Technology for the Cloud

Associated with CASCON 2017

We invite you to participate in the 1st Workshop on Advances in Open Runtime Technology for the Cloud which will be held during the IBM Centre for Advanced Studies Conference (CASCON) 2017 in Markham, Ontario, Canada.

This is a full-day speaker session workshop where researchers, students, and practitioners are invited to present their recent innovative work and research directions.

Topics to be discussed in this workshop include, but are not limited to:

  • Open runtime technology frameworks
  • Compiler technology and innovative optimizations for dynamic cloud environments
  • Garbage collection and memory subsystem performance
  • Hardware techniques to assist runtime technologies
  • Dynamic languages for the cloud
  • Testing and correctness of runtime technology
  • Throughput and startup performance, and memory footprint reduction
  • Use of tools and infrastructure built on open technologies
  • Innovative ways of exploiting open runtime technologies


If you would like to submit a talk for your research or innovative development work in runtime technology please send an email to ken@unb.ca no later than October 10th, 2017. Please include the title of your talk, the author list with affiliations, and a short abstract (max 1 page) using the ACM template (http://www.acm.org/publications/proceedings-template). Also, identify the speaker and provide a short 1-2 sentence bio.

The number of speaking slots is limited. Once the submission deadline has passed you will be notified whether your topic has been selected. The duration allotted to each talk will depend on the number of submissions received, but expect that each talk will be approximately 20-30 minutes in length.

This workshop will not publish proceedings. Presenters are required to provide a soft-copy of their slides which will be made available on a website shortly after the workshop.

Registration at CASCON is free and lunch will be provided to registered attendees. We look forward to your participation in Advances in Open Runtime Technology for the Cloud 2017!

Steering Committee:

  • Dr. Kenneth Kent, University of New Brunswick
  • Daryl Maier, IBM Canada Lab