[Haskell] ICFP 2006 --- Call for Papers

Simon Marlow simonmar at microsoft.com
Mon Feb 20 07:49:50 EST 2006

[posting on behalf of John Reppy <jhr at cs.uchicago.edu>]


              International Conference on Functional Programming
                                 (ICFP 2006)

                               Call for Papers

                            September 18-20, 2006
                            Portland, Oregon, USA

                     Submission deadline: 7 April, 2006

ICFP 2006 seeks original papers on the art and science of functional
programming.  Submissions are invited on all topics ranging from
principles to practice, from foundations to features, from abstraction
to application. The scope includes all languages that encourage
functional programming, including both purely applicative and
imperative languages, as well as languages with objects and
concurrency. Particular topics of interest include:

     * Applications and domain-specific languages: Systems
       programming, scientific and numerical computing, symbolic
       computing and artificial intelligence, databases, graphical
       user interfaces, multimedia programming, application scripting,
       system administration, distributed-systems and web programming,
       XML processing, security.

     * Foundations: Formal semantics, lambda calculus, type theory,
       monads, continuations, control, state, effects.

     * Design: Algorithms and data structures, modules and type
       systems, concurrency and distribution, components and
       composition, relations to object-oriented and logic

     * Implementation: Abstract machines, compile-time and run-time
       optimization, just-in-time compilers, memory
       management. Interfaces to foreign functions, services,
       components and low-level machine resources.

     * Transformation and analysis: Abstract interpretation, partial
       evaluation, program transformation.

     * Software-development techniques for functional programming:
       Design patterns, specification, verification, validation,
       debugging, test generation, tracing and profiling.

     * Practice and experience: Functional programming in education
       and industry.

     * Functional pearls: Elegant, instructive examples of functional

Papers in the last 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.  A special issue
of the Journal of Functional Programming will highlight selected
papers from the meeting.

Submission instructions are available at http://www.easychair.org/ 

The top submitted papers, as determined by the program committee, will
be invited to submit journal versions for a special issue of JFP.

Important Dates:

      Submission deadline:         7 April, 2006
      On-line response to reviews: 14 May, 2006
      Author notification:         273 May, 2006
      Camera-ready copy:           26 June, 2006


      Conference Chair:  John Reppy (University of Chicago)
      Program Chair:     Julia Lawall (DIKU)

Program Committee:

      Torben Amtoft (Kansas State University)
      Matthias Blume (Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago)
      Robby Findler (University of Chicago)
      Alain Frisch (INRIA Rocquencourt)
      Patricia Johann (Rutgers University)
      Yukiyoshi Kameyama (University of Tsukuba)
      Andres Loh (Universitat Bonn)
      Simon Marlow (Microsoft Research Ltd.)
      Greg Morrisett (Harvard University)
      Riccardo Pucella (Northeastern University)
      Doaitse Swierstra (Utrecht University)
      Mitch Wand (Northeastern University)
      Joe Wells (Heriot-Watt University)
      Hongwei Xi (Boston University)
      Steve Zdancewic (University of Pennsylvania)

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