[hofa] ICFP 2011: Call for papers

David Van Horn dvanhorn at ccs.neu.edu
Fri Dec 17 23:24:30 PST 2010


                         Call for Papers

    ICFP 2011: International Conference on Functional Programming

        Tokyo, Japan, Monday 19 -- Wednesday 21 September 2011



Important Dates

Titles, abstracts & keywords due:  Thursday 17 March 2011 at 14:00 UTC
                  Submissions due:  Thursday 24 March 2011 at 14:00 UTC
                  Author response:  Tuesday & Wednesday 17-18 May
                     Notification:  Monday 30 May  2011
                   Final copy due:  Friday 01 July  2011
                       Conference:  Monday-Wednesday 19-21 September 2011


ICFP 2011 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.  Particular topics of interest include

* Language Design: type systems; concurrency and distribution;
  modules; components and composition; metaprogramming; relations to
  imperative, object-oriented, or logic programming; interoperability

* 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

* 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; mathematical logic; monads; continuations; delimited
  continuations; global, delimited, or local effects

* Transformation and Analysis: abstract interpretation; partial
  evaluation; program transformation; program calculation; program
  proofs; normalization by evaluation

* 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

* 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 in a particular application

Abbreviated instructions for authors

* By 17 March 2011, 14:00 UTC, submit a title, an abstract of at most
  300 words, and keywords.

* By 24 March 2011, 14:00 UTC, submit a full paper of at most 12 pages
  (6 pages for a Functional Pearl and 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

  In addition, 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 rewiewer 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 by signing an additional permission form at the
time of the presentation.

Formatting: Submissions must be in PDF format printable in black and
white on US Letter sized paper and interpretable by Ghostscript.  If
this requirement is a hardship, make contact with the program chair at
least one week before the deadline.  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 from SIGPLAN at

Submission: Submissions will be accepted electronically at a URL to be
named later.  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 48-hour period, starting at 14:00
UTC on Tuesday 17 May 2010, 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 2011.  The program
committee will invite the authors of select accepted papers to submit
a journal version to this issue.

Conference Chairs:
  Manuel M T Chakravarty, University of New South Wales, Australia
  Zhenjiang Hu, National Institute of Informatics (NII), Japan

Program Chair:
  Olivier Danvy, Aarhus University, Denmark

Program Committee:
  Kenichi Asai, Ochanomizu University, Japan
  Josh Berdine, Microsoft Research, UK
  Adam Chlipala, Harvard University, USA
  William Cook, University of Texas at Austin, USA
  Maribel Fernandez, King's College London, UK
  Ronald Garcia, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
  Neal Glew, Intel Labs, USA
  Jacques Garrigue, Nagoya University, Japan
  Suresh Jagannathan, Purdue University, USA
  Sam Lindley, University of Edinburgh, UK
  Frank Pfenning, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
  Paola Quaglia, University of Trento, Italy
  Alexis Saurin, University of Paris VII, France
  Mike Spivey, Oxford University, UK
  Kristian Stoevring, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  Doaitse Swierstra, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
  David Van Horn, Northeastern University, USA
  Rene Vestergaard, JAIST, Japan
  Edwin Westbrook, Rice University, USA

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