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 Steering Committee

The SPLASH Steering Committee is constituted by the following members:

  • current SIGPLAN Chair,
  • current SIGPLAN Vice chair,
  • future, current, and past three SPLASH General Chairs,
  • future, current, and past three OOPSLA Program Chairs,
  • future, current, and past three Onward! Program Chairs,
  • four members-at-large, 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.

Steering Committee membership was expanded by adding members-at-large in 2020, with the intention of adding one member-at-large each subsequent year. Members-at-large serve 4 year terms and are selected by the Steering Committee.

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

The current SPLASH steering committee is:

  • David Grove, IBM Research, Chair
  • Amal Ahmed, Northeastern University
  • Wolfgang De Meuter, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
  • Sophia Drossopoulou, Imperial College London
  • Jeff Foster, Tufts University
  • Antony Hosking, Australian National University
  • Stephen Kell, King’s College London
  • Hidehiko Masuhara, Tokyo Institute of Technology
  • Mira Mezini, TU Darmstadt
  • Anders Møller, Aarhus University
  • Alex Potanin, Victoria University of Wellington
  • Hridesh Rajan, Iowa State University
  • Yannis Smaragdakis, University of Athens
  • Vasco T. Vasconcelos, University of Lisbon
  • Eelco Visser, Delft University of Technology
  • Jan Vitek, Northeastern University / Czech Technical University

Web Pages of Previous Conferences