Friday, February 8, 2013

ICFP 2013: Call for papers

=====================================================================     18th ACM SIGPLAN International Conference on Functional Programming     ICFP 2013     Boston, MA, USA, 25-27 September 2013    =====================================================================    Important Dates  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~       Submissions due:  Thursday, 28 March 2013 23:59 UTC-11                                           (Pago Pago, American Samoa, time)     Author response:  Wednesday, 22 May 0:00 UTC-11                          Friday, 24 May 2013 23:59 UTC-11        Notification:  Friday, 7 June 2013      Final copy due:  Friday, 5 July 2013    Scope  ~~~~~    ICFP 2013 seeks original papers on the art and science of functional  programming.  Submissions are invited on all topics from principles to  practice, from foundations to features, and 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, concurrency,  or parallelism.  Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):    * Language Design: concurrency and distribution; modules; components    and composition; metaprogramming; interoperability; type systems;    relations to imperative, object-oriented, or logic programming    * Implementation: abstract machines; virtual machines; interpretation;    compilation; compile-time and run-time optimization; memory    management; multi-threading; exploiting parallel hardware; interfaces    to foreign functions, services, components, or low-level machine    resources    * Software-Development Techniques: algorithms and data structures;    design patterns; specification; verification; validation; proof    assistants; debugging; testing; tracing; profiling    * Foundations: formal semantics; lambda calculus; rewriting; type    theory; monads; continuations; control; state; effects; program    verification; dependent types    * Analysis and Transformation: control-flow; data-flow; abstract    interpretation; partial evaluation; program calculation    * Applications and Domain-Specific Languages: symbolic computing;    formal-methods tools; artificial intelligence; systems programming;    distributed-systems and web programming; hardware design; databases;    XML processing; scientific and numerical computing; graphical user    interfaces; multimedia programming; scripting; system    administration; security    * Education: teaching introductory programming; parallel programming;    mathematical proof; algebra    * Functional Pearls: elegant, instructive, and fun essays on    functional programming    * Experience Reports: short papers that provide evidence that    functional programming really works or describe obstacles that have    kept it from working    If you are concerned about the appropriateness of some topic, do not  hesitate to contact the program chair.    Abbreviated instructions for authors  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~    * By Thursday, 28 March 2013, 23:59 UTC-11 (American Samoa time),    submit a full paper of at most 12 pages (6 pages for an Experience    Report), including bibliography and figures.    The deadlines will be strictly enforced and papers exceeding the page  limits will be summarily rejected.    * Authors have the option to attach supplementary material to a submission,    on the understanding that reviewers may choose not to look at it.    * Each submission must adhere to SIGPLAN's republication policy, as    explained on the web at    * Authors of resubmitted (but previously rejected) papers 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 program 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.    Overall, a submission will be evaluated according to its relevance,  correctness, significance, originality, and clarity.  It 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.  The technical  content should be accessible to a broad audience.  Functional Pearls  and Experience Reports are separate categories of papers that need not  report original research results and must be marked as such at the  time of submission.  Detailed guidelines on both categories are on the  conference web site.    Proceedings will be published by ACM Press.  Authors of accepted  submissions are expected to transfer the copyright to the  ACM.  Presentations will be videotaped and released online if the  presenter consents.    Formatting: Submissions must be in PDF format printable in black and  white on US Letter sized paper and interpretable by  Ghostscript. Papers must adhere to the standard ACM conference format:  two columns, nine-point font on a ten-point baseline, with columns  20pc (3.33in) wide and 54pc (9in) tall, with a column gutter of 2pc  (0.33in).  A suitable document template for LaTeX is available:    Submission: Submissions will be accepted on the web at . Improved  versions of a paper may be submitted at any point before the  submission deadline using the same web interface.    Author response: Authors will have a 72-hour period, starting at 0:00  UTC-11 on Wednesday, 22 May 2013, to read reviews and respond to them.    Special Journal Issue: There will be a special issue of the Journal of  Functional Programming with papers from ICFP 2013.  The program  committee will invite the authors of select accepted papers to submit  a journal version to this issue.      General Chair:    Greg Morrisett, Harvard University    Program Chair:    Tarmo Uustalu, Institute of Cybernetics, Tallinn    Program Committee:    Thorsten Altenkirch, University of Nottingham    Olaf Chitil, University of Kent    Silvia Ghilezan, University of Novi Sad    Michael Hanus, Christian-Albrechts-Universit├Ąt zu Kiel    Fritz Henglein, University of Copenhagen      Mauro Jaskelioff, Universidad Nacional de Rosario    Alan Jeffrey, Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs    Shin-ya Katsumata, Kyoto University    Shriram Krishnamurthi, Brown University    John Launchbury, Galois      Ryan Newton, Indiana University    Sungwoo Park, Pohang University of Science and Technology    Sam Staton, University of Cambridge    Nikhil Swamy, Microsoft Research, Redmond, WA    Dimitrios Vytiniotis, Microsoft Research, Cambridge