[Haskell-cafe] FINAL CFP: Haskell Symposium 2024

J. Garrett Morris jgbm at acm.org
Wed May 29 15:14:03 UTC 2024


The Haskell Symposium submission deadline is less than a week away, the PC
is eagerly standing by, the HotCRP instance is open (thanks Mati!),... the
only thing missing is you!

Hope to see you in Milan.


The ACM SIGPLAN Haskell Symposium 2024 will be co-located with the 2024
International Conference on Functional Programming (ICFP).

The Haskell Symposium presents original research on Haskell, discusses
practical experience and future development of the language, and promotes
other forms of declarative programming.

Topics of interest include:


   *Language design,* with a focus on possible extensions and modifications
   of Haskell as well as critical discussions of the status quo;

   *Theory,* such as formal semantics of the present language or future
   extensions, type systems, effects, metatheory, and foundations for program
   analysis and transformation;

   *Implementations,* including program analysis and transformation, static
   and dynamic compilation for sequential, parallel, and distributed
   architectures, memory management, as well as foreign function and component

   *Libraries,* that demonstrate new ideas or techniques for functional
   programming in Haskell;

   *Tools,* such as profilers, tracers, debuggers, preprocessors, and
   testing tools;

   *Applications,* to scientific and symbolic computing, databases,
   multimedia, telecommunication, the web, and so forth;

   *Functional Pearls,* being elegant and instructive programming examples;

   *Experience Reports,* to document general practice and experience in
   education, industry, or other contexts;

   *Tutorials,* to document how to use a particular language feature,
   programming technique, tool or library within the Haskell ecosystem;

   *System Demonstrations,* based on running software rather than novel
   research results.

Regular papers should explain their research contributions in both general
and technical terms, identifying what has been accomplished, explaining why
it is significant, and relating it to previous work, and to other languages
where appropriate.

*New this year*, talk proposals need not be full-length, and should report
work in progress relevant to Haskell language design, theory, tools, or
applications. Talk proposals will be evaluated by the PC for novelty and
relevance to the Haskell community, but are not expected to include
finished results. Talk proposals will not be distributed to attendees, but
authors of talk proposals may provide links to materials to be included on
the program.

Experience reports and functional pearls need not necessarily report
original academic research results. For example, they may instead report
reusable programming idioms, elegant ways to approach a problem, or
practical experience that will be useful to other users, implementers, or
researchers. The key criterion for such a paper is that it makes a
contribution from which other Haskellers can benefit. It is not enough
simply to describe a standard solution to a standard programming problem,
or report on experience where you used Haskell in the standard way and
achieved the result you were expecting.

Like an experience report and a functional pearl, tutorials should make a
contribution from which other Haskellers can benefit. What distinguishes a
tutorial is that its focus is on explaining an aspect of the Haskell
language and/or ecosystem in a way that is generally useful to a Haskell
audience. Tutorials for many such topics can be found online; the
distinction here is that by writing it up for formal review it will be
vetted by experts and formally published.

System demonstrations should summarize the system capabilities that would
be demonstrated. The proposals will be judged on whether the ensuing
session is likely to be important and interesting to the Haskell community
at large, whether on grounds academic or industrial, theoretical or
practical, technical, social or artistic. Please contact the program chair
with any questions about the relevance of a proposal.

If your contribution is not a research paper, please mark the title of your
experience report, functional pearl, tutorial or system demonstration as
such, by supplying a subtitle (Talk Proposal, Experience Report, Functional
Pearl, Tutorial Paper, System Demonstration).
Submission Details Formatting

Submitted papers should be in portable document format (PDF), formatted
using the ACM SIGPLAN style guidelines. Authors should use the acmart
format, with the sigplan sub-format for ACM proceedings. For details, see:


It is recommended to use the review option when submitting a paper; this
option enables line numbers for easy reference in reviews.

Talk proposals, functional pearls, experience reports, tutorials and demo
proposals should be labelled clearly as such.
Lightweight Double-blind Reviewing

Haskell Symposium 2024 will use a lightweight double-blind reviewing
process. To facilitate this, submitted papers must adhere to two rules:

   - Author names and institutions must be omitted, and
   - References to authors’ own related work should be in the third person
   (e.g., not “We build on our previous work” but rather "We build on the work
   of ").

The purpose of this process is to help the reviewers come to an initial
judgment about the paper without bias, not to make it impossible for them
to discover the authors if they were to try. Nothing should be done in the
name of anonymity that weakens the submission or makes the job of reviewing
the paper more difficult (e.g., important background references should not
be omitted or anonymized). In addition, authors should feel free to
disseminate their ideas or draft versions of their paper as they normally
would. For instance, authors may post drafts of their papers on the web or
give talks on their research ideas.

A reviewer will learn the identity of the author(s) of a paper after a
review is submitted.
Page Limits

The length of submissions should not exceed the following limits:

   - *Regular paper:* 12 pages
   - *Talk proposals:* 6 pages
   - *Functional pearl:* 12 pages
   - *Tutorial:* 12 pages
   - *Experience report:* 6 pages
   - *Demo proposal:* 2 pages

There is no requirement that all pages are used. For example, a good talk
proposal might be two pages, and a functional pearl may be much shorter
than 12 pages. In all cases, the list of references is not counted against
these page limits.

   - *Paper submission:* 3 June 2024 (Mon)
   - *Notification:* 5 July 2024 (Fri)
   - *Camera-ready Deadline:* 18 July 2024 (Thu)

Deadlines are end of day Anywhere on Earth (UTC-12)

Submissions must adhere to SIGPLAN’s republication policy
<http://sigplan.org/Resources/Policies/Republication/>, and authors should
be aware of ACM’s policies on plagiarism
<https://www.acm.org/publications/policies/plagiarism>. Program Committee
members are allowed to submit papers, but their papers will be held to a
higher standard.

The paper submission deadline and length limitations are firm. There will
be no extensions, and papers violating the length limitations will be
summarily rejected.

Papers should be submitted through HotCRP at:


Improved versions of a paper may be submitted at any point before the
submission deadline using the same web interface.

*Supplementary material:* Authors have the option to attach supplementary
material to a submission, on the understanding that reviewers may choose
not to look at it. This supplementary material should not be submitted as
part of the main document; instead, it should be uploaded as a separate PDF
document or tarball. Supplementary material should be uploaded at
submission time, not by providing a URL in the paper that points to an
external repository. Authors can distinguish between anonymized and
non-anonymized supplementary material. Anonymized supplementary material
will be visible to reviewers immediately; non-anonymized supplementary
material will be revealed to reviewers only after they have submitted their
review of the paper and learned the identity of the author(s).

*Resubmitted Papers:* authors who submit a revised version of a paper that
has previously been rejected by another conference have the option to
attach an annotated copy of the reviews of their previous submission(s),
explaining how they have addressed these previous reviews in the present
submission. If a reviewer identifies him/herself as a reviewer of this
previous submission and wishes to see how his/her comments have been
addressed, the conference chair will communicate to this reviewer the
annotated copy of his/her previous review. Otherwise, no reviewer will read
the annotated copies of the previous reviews.

Accepted papers will be included in the ACM Digital Library. Their authors
will be required to choose one of the following options:

   - Author retains copyright of the work and grants ACM a non-exclusive
   permission-to-publish license (and, optionally, licenses the work with a
   Creative Commons license);
   - Author retains copyright of the work and grants ACM an exclusive
   permission-to-publish license;
   - Author transfers copyright of the work to ACM.

For more information, please see ACM Copyright Policy
<http://www.acm.org/publications/policies/copyright-policy> and ACM Author
Rights <http://authors.acm.org/main.html>.

Accepted proposals for system demonstrations will be posted on the symposium
website but not formally published in the proceedings.

*Publication date:* The official publication date of accepted papers is the
date the proceedings are made available in the ACM Digital Library. This
date may be up to two weeks prior to the first day of the conference. The
official publication date affects the deadline for any patent filings
related to published work.

Authors of accepted papers are encouraged to make auxiliary material
(artifacts like source code, test data, etc.) available with their paper.
They can opt to have these artifacts published alongside their paper in the
ACM Digital Library (copyright of artifacts remains with the authors).

If an accepted paper’s artifacts are made permanently available for
retrieval in a publicly accessible archival repository like the ACM Digital
Library, that paper qualifies for an Artifacts Available badge (
Applications for such a badge can be made after paper acceptance and will
be reviewed by the PC chair.
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