[Haskell] Haskell Implementors' Workshop talk proposals due in one week!

Johan Tibell johan.tibell at gmail.com
Mon Jul 9 17:24:41 CEST 2012

Reminder. The deadline is end-of-day this Tuesday.

On Tue, Jul 3, 2012 at 7:17 AM, Johan Tibell <johan.tibell at gmail.com> wrote:
>                              Call for Talks
>                ACM SIGPLAN Haskell Implementors' Workshop
>     http://haskell.org/haskellwiki/HaskellImplementorsWorkshop/2012
>                Copenhagen, Denmark, September 14th, 2012
>         The workshop will be held in conjunction with ICFP 2012
>                 http://www.icfpconference.org/icfp2012/
> Important dates
> Proposal Deadline:  10th July      2012
> Notification:       27th July      2012
> Workshop:           14th September 2012
> The Haskell Implementors' Workshop is to be held alongside ICFP 2012
> this year in Copenhagen, Denmark. There will be no proceedings; it is an
> informal gathering of people involved in the design and development of
> Haskell implementations, tools, libraries, and supporting
> infrastructure.
> This relatively new workshop reflects the growth of the user community:
> there is a clear need for a well-supported tool chain for the
> development, distribution, deployment, and configuration of Haskell
> software. The aim is for this workshop to give the people involved with
> building the infrastructure behind this ecosystem an opportunity to bat
> around ideas, share experiences, and ask for feedback from fellow
> experts.
> We intend the workshop to have an informal and interactive feel, 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 2012. 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
> Talks
> -----
> At this stage we would like to invite proposals from potential speakers
> for a relatively short talk. 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 200 words to:
> johan.tibell at gmail.com
> We will also have a lightning talks session which will be organised on
> the day. These talks will be 2-10 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.
> Organisers
> ----------
>   * Lennart Augustsson         (Standard Chartered Bank)
>   * Manuel M T Chakravarty     (University of New South Wales)
>   * Gregory Collins - co-chair (Google)
>   * Simon Marlow               (Microsoft Research)
>   * David Terei                (Stanford University)
>   * Johan Tibell - co-chair    (Google)

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