This year ISMM will include two tutorials of special interest to researchers working in memory management, on two of the most widely used systems for research in and development of garbage collectors. The tutorials will be held on the afternoon of Saturday, October 23, 2004 (the day before the ISMM program commences).

The tutorials will cost $75 for ISMM registrants ($125 if registering late); OOPSLA participants may take the ISMM tutorials for the regular OOPSLA tutorial fee.

Student registrants of ISMM may attend the tutorials free of charge thanks to grants from HP Labs and IBM Research. Space permitting, student registrants at OOPSLA may also attend. However, all students wishing to take the tutorials must register.


Location: Vancouver Convention Centre -- Meeting Room 13


MMTk: the Java Memory Tool-kit (Tutorial Slides)

Steve Blackburn, Australian National University
Perry Cheng, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center

Saturday, October 23, 2004, 12:30-3:00pm

MMTk is framework for construction of garbage collectors within the open-source Jikes Research Virtual Machine. The tutorial will be given by two of its creators.


The Boehm-Demers-Weiser Conservative Collector (Tutorial Slides)

Hans Boehm, HP Labs

Saturday, October 23, 2004, 3:30-6:00pm

The BDW collector is a conservative garbage collector that can be linked into languages or systems that lack garbage collection. The tutorial will be given by its author.