[Haskell-cafe] Call for talks: Haskell Implementors Workshop 2016, Sep 24 (FIXED), Nara

Edward Z. Yang ezyang at mit.edu
Thu Jun 9 07:17:18 UTC 2016

(...and now with the right date in the subject line!)

                        Call for Contributions
               ACM SIGPLAN Haskell Implementors' Workshop

                Nara, Japan, 24 September, 2016

                    Co-located with ICFP 2016

Important dates
Proposal Deadline:  Monday, 8 August, 2016
Notification:       Monday, 22 August, 2016
Workshop:           Saturday, 24 September, 2016

The 8th Haskell Implementors' Workshop is to be held alongside ICFP
2016 this year in Nara. 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 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 a
flexible timetable and plenty of room for ad-hoc discussion, demos,
and impromptu short 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 2016. 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.

In the Haskell Implementors' Workshop, we hope to study the underlying
technology. We want to bring together anyone interested in the
nitty-gritty details behind turning plain-text source code into a
deployed product. Having said that, members of the wider Haskell
community are more than welcome to attend the workshop -- we need your
feedback to keep the Haskell ecosystem thriving.

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


At this stage we would like to invite proposals from potential speakers
for talks and demonstrations. We are aiming for 20 minute talks with 10
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 should be made via HotCRP. The website is:

We will also have a lightning talks session which will be organised on
the day. These talks will be 5-10 minutes, depending on available time.
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.


  * Joachim Breitner        (Karlsruhe Institut für Technologie)
  * Duncan Coutts           (Well Typed)
  * Michael Snoyman         (FP Complete)
  * Luite Stegeman          (ghcjs)
  * Niki Vazou              (UCSD)
  * Stephanie Weirich       (University of Pennsylvania) 
  * Edward Z. Yang - chair  (Stanford University)

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