[Haskell-cafe] [HiW'20] Call for Talks

Ben Gamari ben at well-typed.com
Mon Mar 16 15:59:16 UTC 2020

Hello everyone,

Haskell Implementors Workshop is calling for talk proposals. Co-located
with ICFP, HiW is an ideal place to describe a Haskell library, a
Haskell extension, compiler, works-in-progress, demo a new
Haskell-related tool, or even propose future lines of Haskell
development. The deadline for submissions is July 2nd 2020.

Call for Talks

The 12th Haskell Implementors’ Workshop is to be held alongside ICFP 2020
this year in New Jersey. 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 open spaces in the
timetable and room for ad-hoc discussion, demos and 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 2020. 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 encouraged to attend the workshop – we need your feedback
to keep the Haskell ecosystem thriving. Students working with Haskell are
specially 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, optimization 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

Submissions can be made via HotCRP at https://icfp-hiw20.hotcrp.com/ until
July 2nd (anywhere on earth).

We will also have lightning talks session. These have been very well
received in recent years, and we aim to increase the time available to
them. Lightning talks 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.


We recognize the on-going threat that COVID-19 poses to our
participants' safety. While August is nearly half a year away, we must
account for the possibility that the virus continues to pose a
significant threat into the summer.

For this reason, we are investigating options that would allow remote
presentations this year. In light of this, we urge potential presenters
not to be discouraged from submitting and encourage participants to keep
time open in their calendars, regardless of the on-going COVID

Rest assured that the conference organizers are working to ensure that
the Implementors Workshop can be held safely and productively,
regardless of how the COVID-19 situation evolves.

Program Committee

   - Andrey Mokhov (Newcastle University)
   - Ben Gamari (Well-Typed LLP)
   - Christian Baaij (QBayLogic)
   - George Karachalias (Tweag I/O)
   - Klara Marntirosian (KU Leuven)
   - Matthew Pickering (Univeristy of Bristol)
   - Ryan Scott (Indiana University Bloomington)

Best wishes,


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