[Haskell] Haskell workshop 2005: final call for papers

Daan Leijen daan at cs.uu.nl
Mon May 30 19:42:24 EDT 2005

Final call for papers, with still two working weeks to go:

                      2005 Haskell Workshop
                Tallinn, Estonia, 30 September, 2005

                      Final Call for papers

  -- Important Dates ---------------------------------------------------

Submission deadline    : June 10
Acceptance notification: July  5
Final version due      : July 19
Haskell workshop       : September 30

-- The Haskell Workshop ----------------------------------------------

The Haskell Workshop 2005 is an ACM SIGPLAN sponsored workshop affiliated with
the 2005 International Conference on Functional Programming (ICFP). Previous
Haskell Workshops have been held in La Jolla (1995), Amsterdam (1997), Paris
(1999), Montreal (2000), Firenze (2001), Pittsburgh (2002), Uppsala (2003), and
Snowbird (2004).

-- Scope -------------------------------------------------------------

The purpose of the Haskell Workshop is to discuss experience with Haskell, and
future developments for the language.  The scope of the workshop includes all
aspects of the design, semantics, theory, application, implementation, and
teaching of Haskell. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the

* Language Design,
     with a focus on possible extensions and modifications of Haskell as well as
     critical discussions of the status quo;
* Theory,
     in the form of a formal treatment of the semantics of the present language
     or future extensions, type systems, and foundations for program analysis and
* 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 interfaces;
* Tools,
     in the form of profilers, tracers, debuggers, pre-processors, and so forth;
* Applications, Practice, and Experience,
     with Haskell for scientific and symbolic computing, database, multimedia and
     Web applications, and so forth as well as general experience with Haskell in
     education and industry;
* Functional Pearls,
     being elegant, instructive examples of using Haskell.

Papers in the latter two categories need not necessarily report original
research results; they may instead, for example, report practical experience
that will be useful to others, re-usable programming idioms, or elegant new ways
of approaching a problem. The key criterion for such a paper is that it makes a
contribution from which other practitioners can benefit. It is not enough simply
to describe a program!

If there is sufficient demand, we will try to organise a time slot for system or
tool demonstrations.  If you are interested in demonstrating a Haskell related
tool or application, please send a brief demo proposal to the program chair
(daan at cs.uu.nl).

-- Submissions -------------------------------------------------------

Authors should submit papers in postscript or portable document format (pdf),
formatted for A4 paper, to Daan Leijen (daan at cs.uu.nl). The length should be
restricted to 12 pages in standard ACM SIG proceedings format. In particular,
LaTeX users should use the most recent sigplan proceedings style available from
the Haskell workshop web-site. Furthermore, the "abbrv" style should be used for
the bibliography. Accepted papers are published by the ACM and appear in the ACM
digital library.

Each paper should explain its contributions in both general and technical terms,
clearly identifying what has been accomplished, explaining why it is
significant, and comparing it with previous work. Authors should strive to make
the technical content of their papers understandable to a broad audience.

-- Program committee -------------------------------------------------

Martin Erwig     Oregon State University
John Hughes      Chalmers University of Technology
Mark Jones       OGI School of Science and Engineering at OHSU
Ralf Lämmel      Microsoft Corp.
Daan Leijen      Universiteit Utrecht (Program Chair)
Andres Löh       Universiteit Utrecht
Andrew Moran     Galois Connections Inc.
Simon Thompson   University of Kent
Malcolm Wallace  University of York

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