[Haskell] CFP: 2012 ML workshop

oleg at okmij.org oleg at okmij.org
Fri Mar 16 07:08:41 CET 2012

ACM SIGPLAN Workshop on ML
Thursday, September 13th, 2012, Copenhagen, Denmark
(co-located with ICFP)


The ML family of programming languages includes dialects known as
Standard ML, OCaml, and F#.  These languages have inspired a large
amount of computer-science research, both practical and theoretical.
This workshop aims to provide a forum where users, developers and
researchers of ML languages and related technology can interact and
discuss ongoing research, open problems and innovative applications.

The format of ML 2012 will continue the return in 2010 and 2011 to a
more informal model: a workshop with presentations selected from
submitted abstracts.  The workshop will not publish proceedings, so
any contributions may be submitted for publication elsewhere.  We hope
that this format will encourage the presentation of exciting (if
unpolished) research and deliver a lively workshop atmosphere.


We seek research presentations on topics related to ML, including but
not limited to

  * applications: case studies, experience reports, pearls, etc.
  * extensions: higher forms of polymorphism, generic programming,
    objects, concurrency, distribution and mobility, semi-structured
    data handling, etc.
  * type systems: inference, effects, overloading, modules, contracts,
    specifications and assertions, dynamic typing, error reporting, etc.
  * implementation: compilers, interpreters, type checkers, partial
    evaluators, runtime systems, garbage collectors, etc.
  * environments: libraries, tools, editors, debuggers, cross-language
    interoperability, functional data structures, etc.
  * semantics: operational, denotational, program equivalence,
    parametricity, mechanization, etc.

Three kinds of submissions will be accepted: Research Presentations,
Experience Reports and Demos.

  * Research Presentations: Research presentations should describe new
    ideas, experimental results, significant advances in ML-related
    projects, or informed positions regarding proposals for
    next-generation ML-style languages.  We especially encourage
    presentations that describe work in progress, that outline a
    future research agenda, or that encourage lively discussion.
    These presentations should be structured in a way which can be, at
    least in part, of interest to (advanced) users.

  * Experience Reports: Users are invited to submit Experience Reports
    about their use of ML languages. These presentations do not need
    to contain original research but they should tell an interesting
    story to researchers or other advanced users, such as an
    innovative or unexpected use of advanced features or a description
    of the challenges they are facing or attempting to solve.

  * Demos: Live demonstrations or short tutorials should show new
    developments, interesting prototypes, or work in progress, in the
    form of tools, libraries, or applications built on or related to
    ML.  (Please note that you will need to provide all the hardware
    and software required for your demo; the workshop organizers are
    only able to provide a projector.)

Each presentation should take 20-25 minutes, except demos, which
should take 10-15 minutes.  The exact time will be decided based on
the number of accepted submissions.


Submissions should be at most two pages, in PDF format, and printable
on US Letter or A4 sized paper. Submissions longer than a half a page
should include a one-paragraph synopsis suitable for inclusion in the
workshop program.

Submissions must be uploaded to the following website before the
submission deadline (2012-06-04):


For any question concerning the scope of the workshop or the
submission process, please contact the program chair
(alain at frisch.fr).


  * 2012-06-04: Submission
  * 2012-07-13: Notification
  * 2012-09-13: Workshop


    Alain Frisch (chair)    (LexiFi)
    Anders Schack-Nielsen   (SimCorp)
    Cedric Fournet          (Microsoft Research)
    Francois Pottier        (INRIA)
    Gian Ntzik              (Imperial College)
    Jeremy Yallop
    Keiko Nakata            (Institute of Cybernetics, Tallinn)
    Matthias Blume          (Google)
    Oleg Kiselyov
    Stephen Weeks           (Jane Street Capital)
    Tomas Petricek          (University of Cambridge)


    Andreas Rossberg        (Google)
    Chung-chieh Shan        (Cornell University)
    Eijiro Sumii (chair)    (Tohoku University)
    Jacques Garrigue        (Nagoya University)
    Matthew Fluet           (Rochester Institute of Technology)
    Robert Harper           (Carnegie Mellon University)
    Yaron Minsky            (Jane Street)

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