The Programming Research Group is working on programming languages and programming environments. Our goal is to make programming more fun by advancing theory, design and implementation of programming languages and environments.

  • Theory, design and implementation of programming languages for advanced modularity, including object-oriented, aspect-oriented and context oriented programming languages, and computational reflection.
  • Making it easy to write efficient programs through high-level optimization techniques like partial evaluation and program transformation for advanced computing systems like GPGPU and massively-parallel computers.
  • Improving software development environment like reversible debuggers and code recommendation by exploiting rich computing resources and programming techniques like static program analysis and low-level execution profiling.

For more and detailed research topics, please look our projects page.  We welcome interested students and researchers to join us.

, April 1, 2000. Category: news.

Publication and presentation of a paper on Proactive Empirical Assessment

A paper entitled “Proactive Empirical Assessment of New Language Feature Adoption via Automated Refactoring: The Case of Java 8 Default Methods”, authored by Raffi Khatchadourian and Hidehiko Masuhara, is accepted by the Journal of The Art, Science, and Engineering of Programming, and is presented at <Programming> 2018 conference.

, April 9, 2018. Category: news.

Paper/Poster at WPMVP 2018 and CGO 2018 SRC

Our paper “Ikra-Cpp: A C++/CUDA DSL for Object-oriented Programming with Structure-of-Arrays Data Layout” and associated poster, authored by Matthias Springer and Hidehiko Masuhara, was accepted at the Workshop on Programming Models for SIMD/Vector Processing (WPMVP) 2018 and at the Student Research Competition (SRC) of the International Symposium on Code Generation and Optimization (CGO) 2018.

Akio Oka receives IPSJ Computer Science Research Award for Young Scientists

Akio Oka is awarded IPSJ Computer Science Research Award for Young Scientists for his paper presentation on “Visualization and Interactive Features for Supporting Data Structures in Live Programming.”

Tool Demonstration at ASE 2017

A tool demonstration entitled “Defaultification Refactoring: A Tool for Automatically Converting Java Methods to Default” by Khatchadourian and Masuhara is accepted byat the 32nd IEEE/ACM International Conference on Automated Software Engineering (ASE 2017).

Invited talk on live programming

There is an invited talk on live programming by Masuhara at Joint Conference of Hokuriku Chapters of Electrical Societies 2017.

Paper acceptance: Detecting Broken Pointcuts

A paper entitled “Detecting Broken Pointcuts Using Structural Commonality and Degree of Interest”, authored by Raffi Khatchadourian, Awais Rashid, Hidehiko Masuhara, and Takuya Watanabe, is accepted by Science of Computer Programming.

, June 26, 2017. Category: news.

Paper Presentation at COP 2017

The paper “Push-based Reactive Layer Activation in Context-Oriented Programming” (authored by Kamina, Aotani and Masuhara) is accepted by the 9th International Workshop on Context-Oriented Programming, co-located with ECOOP 2017.

, June 20, 2017. Category: news.

Paper Presentation at ICOOOLPS 2017

The paper “dart2java: Running Dart in Java-based Environments” (authored by Springer, Krieger, Manilov and Masuhara) was accepted at the 12th Workshop on Implementation, Compilation, Optimization of Object-Oriented Languages, Programs and Systems (ICOOOLPS 2017), co-located with ECOOP 2017.

Paper Presentation at ARRAY 2017

Our paper “Modular Array-based GPU Computing in a Dynamically-typed Language” (authored by Springer, Wauligmann and Masuhara) was accepted for publication at the ARRAY ACM SIGPLAN 4th International Workshop on Libraries, Languages and Compilers for Programming (ARRAY 2017), co-located with PLDI 2017.

Performance Analysis of an Accelerate Program at IPSJ-PRO Workshop

A paper on Identification and Elimination of the Overhead of Accelerate with a Super-Resolution Application, authored by Asakura, Masuhara, Matsumoto and Matsuzaki, is presented at 114th IPSJ PRO Workshop.

, June 8, 2017. Category: news.