Systems, Programming, Languages, and Applications: Software for Humanity (SPLASH)


SPLASH (Systems, Programming, Languages, and Applications: Software for Humanity) contains several conferences concerned with programming, languages, and software engineering, including OOPSLA (Object-oriented Programming, Systems, Languages, and Applications), Onward!, DLS (the Dynamic Languages Symposium), and PLoP (Pattern Languages of Programming).

SPLASH fast facts

SPLASH Web Site

SPLASH Steering Committee

The SPLASH Steering Committee is constituted by the following members:

  • current SIGPLAN Chair,
  • current SIGPLAN Vice chair,
  • current and past three SPLASH General Chairs,
  • current and past three OOPSLA Program Chairs,
  • current and past three Onward! Program Chairs, and
  • the outgoing Chair of the Steering Committee, for one year past the end of his or her term as Chair.

The Chair of the Steering Committee is elected by the Steering Committee from among the members of the committee to serve a two-year term. The outgoing chair serves an additional year on the committee past his or her term as chair to provide institutional memory.

The constitution of the steering committee changes each year upon conclusion of that year’s conference.

The current SPLASH steering committee is:

  • Michael Hicks (University of Maryland), SIGPLAN Chair
  • Peter Thiemann (Universität Freiburg), SIGPLAN Vice Chair
  • Tony Hosking, 2013 SPLASH General Co-Chair, Chair
  • Patrick Eugster, 2015 OOPSLA PC Chair and 2013 SPLASH General Co-Chair
  • Eelco Visser, 2016 SPLASH General Chair
  • Yannis Smaragdakis, 2016 OOPSLA PC Chair
  • Emerson Murphy-Hill, 2016 Onward! PC Chair
  • Gail Murphy, 2017 SPLASH General Chair and 2015 Onward! Papers Chair
  • Jonathan Aldrich, 2017 OOPSLA PC Chair and 2015 SPLASH General Chair
  • Emina Torlak, 2017 Onward! PC Chair

Web Pages of Previous Conferences

SPLASH 2017 (Vancouver, Canada)
SPLASH 2016 (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
SPLASH 2015 (Pittsburgh, PA)
SPLASH 2014 (Portland, OR)
SPLASH 2013 (Indianapolis, IN)
SPLASH 2012 (Tucson, AZ)
SPLASH 2011 (Portland, OR)
SPLASH 2010 (Reno, NV)
OOPSLA 2009 (Orlando, FL)
OOPSLA 2008 (Nashville, TN)
OOPSLA 2007 (Montréal, Canada)
OOPSLA 2006 (Portland, OR)
OOPSLA 2005 (San Diego, CA)
OOPSLA 2004 (Vancouver, BC)
OOPSLA 2003 (Anaheim, CA)
OOPSLA 2002 (Seattle, WA)
OOPSLA 2001 (Tampa Bay, FL)
OOPSLA 2000 (Minneapolis, MN)