JVM Language Summit

August 10–12, 2015
Oracle Corporation, Santa Clara

We are pleased to announce the 2015 JVM Language Summit to be held at Oracle’s Santa Clara campus on August 10–12, 2015.

The JVM Language Summit is an open technical collaboration among language designers, compiler writers, tool builders, runtime engineers, and VM architects. We will share our experiences as creators of both the JVM and programming languages for the JVM. We also welcome non-JVM developers of similar technologies to attend or speak on their runtime, VM, or language of choice.

Presentations will be recorded and made available to the public.

This event is being organized by language and JVM engineers; no marketers involved! So bring your slide rules and be prepared for some seriously geeky discussions.




The summit is held in a single classroom-style room to support direct communication between participants. About 80–100 attendees are expected.

As in previous years, we will divide the schedule between traditional presentations and “workshops.” Workshops are informal, facilitated discussion groups among smaller, self-selected participants, and should enable deeper “dives” into the subject matter. If there is interest, there will also be impromptu “lightning talks.” Traditional presentations (about 7 each day) will be given in a single track, while workshops (2–3 each day) will occur in parallel.

Why Should I Attend?


As space allows, we are open for registration at regonline.com/jvmls2015.

Speakers: If you’d like give a presentation or lead a workshop, please register as a Speaker and include a detailed abstract. Speaker registration will remain open through May 22. There is no fee. See below for help preparing your abstract and talk. You will be notified about whether your proposal has been accepted; if not, you will be able to register as a regular attendee.

Regular attendees: Please register as an Attendee. To cover costs, we are charging a nominal conference fee of $200 when your registration is confirmed. Space is limited, and availability for regular attendees is initially small to ensure we do not overbook. If there are currently no openings, please register with the Attendee Wait List and you will be informed when more openings become available.

Oracle employees: Typically, there are more Oracle employees interested in attending then there is space to accomodate them. Thus, attendance by Oracle employees will be carefully controlled. If you would like to give a presentation, you should register as a Speaker. Otherwise, please register as an Oracle Attendee and let your manager know that you are interested in attending. You will be notified about whether you have been approved to attend.

Questions? Please send inquiries to the inquire alias at jvmlangsummit.com.

All registrants should review the Oracle Event Code of Conduct.

Instructions for Speakers

For a successful presentation or workshop submission, please note the following:

We encourage speakers to submit both a presentation and a workshop; we will arrange to schedule the presentation before the workshop, so that the presentation can spark people’s interest and the workshop will allow those who are really interested to go deeper into the subject area. Workshop facilitators may, but are not expected to, prepare presentation materials; in any case, they should come prepared to guide a deep technical discussion.

The conference will be recorded professionally and posted on the internet. We encourage you to allow your talk (including audio and slides) to be recorded and posted. A speaker release form will be provided before the conference; if you do not wish your talk to be recorded, simply do not complete the release form.

Previous Summits

Our short URL is jvmlangsummit.com. It redirects into the OpenJDK Da Vinci Machine Project.