Call for Talks: Haskell Implementors' Workshop 2023

Ryan Scott at
Wed Mar 8 12:24:22 UTC 2023

ACM SIGPLAN Haskell Implementors' Workshop
Seattle, Washington, United States, September 4, 2023

Co-located with ICFP 2023

Important dates

Deadline: July 4, 2023 (AoE)
Notification: August 4, 2023
Workshop: September 4, 2023

The 15th Haskell Implementors' Workshop is to be held alongside ICFP
2023 this year in Seattle. It is a forum for people involved in the
design and development of Haskell implementations, tools, libraries,
and supporting infrastructure to share their work and to discuss future
directions and collaborations with others.

Talks and/or demos are proposed by submitting an abstract, and
selected by a small program committee. There will be no published
proceedings. The workshop will be informal and interactive, with
open spaces in the timetable and room for ad-hoc discussion, demos,
and short lightning talks.

Scope and target audience

It is important to distinguish the Haskell Implementors' Workshop from
the Haskell Symposium which is also co-located with ICFP 2023. The
Haskell Symposium is for the publication of Haskell-related research. In
contrast, the Haskell Implementors' Workshop will have no proceedings --
although we will aim to make talk videos, slides, and presented data
available with the consent of the speakers.

The Implementors' Workshop is an ideal place to describe a Haskell
extension, describe works-in-progress, demo a new Haskell-related tool,
or even propose future lines of Haskell development. Members of the
wider Haskell community are encouraged to attend the workshop -- we need
your feedback to keep the Haskell ecosystem thriving. Students working
with Haskell are especially encouraged to share their work.

The scope covers any of the following topics. There may be some topics
that people feel we've missed, so by all means submit a proposal even if
it doesn't fit exactly into one of these buckets:

* Compilation techniques
* Language features and extensions
* Type system implementation
* Concurrency and parallelism: language design and implementation
* Performance, optimisation and benchmarking
* Virtual machines and run-time systems
* Libraries and tools for development or deployment


We invite proposals from potential speakers for talks and
demonstrations. We are aiming for 20-minute talks with 5 minutes for
questions and changeovers. We want to hear from people writing
compilers, tools, or libraries, people with cool ideas for directions in
which we should take the platform, proposals for new features to be
implemented, and half-baked crazy ideas. Please submit a talk title and
abstract of no more than 300 words.

Submissions can be made via HotCRP at
until July 4 (anywhere on earth).

We will also have a lightning talks session. These have been very well
received in recent years, and we aim to increase the time available to
them. Lightning talks should be ~7mins and are scheduled on the day of the
workshop. Suggested topics for lightning talks are to present a single
idea, a work-in-progress project, a problem to intrigue and perplex
Haskell implementors, or simply to ask for feedback and collaborators.

Program Committee

* Gergő Érdi (Standard Chartered Bank)
* Sebastian Graf (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)
* Wen Kokke (University of Strathclyde)
* Ryan Scott (Galois, Inc.)
* Rebecca Skinner (Mercury)
* Li-yao Xia (University of Edinburgh)


* Ryan Scott < at>

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