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Sun 23 - Sat 29 September 2018 St. Louis, Missouri, United States

Haskell Symposium 2018 web page: https://www.haskell.org/haskell-symposium/2018/

Dates: 27–28 September 2018, St. Louis, MO, United States

The ACM SIGPLAN Haskell Symposium 2018 will be co-located with the 2018 International Conference on Functional Programming (ICFP), in St. Louis, MO, United States. The Haskell Symposium aims to present original research on Haskell, discuss practical experience and future development of the language, and to promote other forms of denotative programming.

Topics of interest include:

Language design, with a focus on possible extensions and modifications of Haskell as well as critical discussions of the status quo;

Theory, such as formal semantics of the present language or future extensions, type systems, effects, metatheory, and foundations for program analysis and transformation;

Implementations, including program analysis and transformation, static and dynamic compilation for sequential, parallel, and distributed architectures, memory management, as well as foreign function and component interfaces;

Libraries, that demonstrate new ideas or techniques for functional programming in Haskell;

Tools, such as profilers, tracers, debuggers, preprocessors, and testing tools;

Applications, to scientific and symbolic computing, databases, multimedia, telecommunication, the web, and so forth;

Functional Pearls, being elegant and instructive programming examples;

Experience Reports, to document general practice and experience in education, industry, or other contexts.

System Demonstrations, based on running software rather than novel research results. Regular papers should explain their research contributions in both general and technical terms, identifying what has been accomplished, explaining why it is significant, and relating it to previous work, and to other languages where appropriate.

Experience reports and functional pearls need not necessarily report original academic research results. For example, they may instead report reusable programming idioms, elegant ways to approach a problem, or practical experience that will be useful to other users, implementors, or researchers. The key criterion for such a paper is that it makes a contribution from which other Haskellers can benefit. It is not enough simply to describe a standard solution to a standard programming problem, or report on experience where you used Haskell in the standard way and achieved the result you were expecting. More advice is available via the Haskell wiki.

System demonstrations should summarize the system capabilities that would be demonstrated. The proposals will be judged on whether the ensuing session is likely to be important and interesting to the Haskell community at large, whether on grounds academic or industrial, theoretical or practical, technical, social or artistic. Please contact the program chair with any questions about the relevance of a proposal.

Call for Papers

The ACM SIGPLAN Haskell Symposium 2018 will be co-located with the 2018 International Conference on Functional Programming (ICFP), in St. Louis, Missouri, USA.

The Haskell Symposium aims to present original research on Haskell, discuss practical experience and future development of the language, and to promote other forms of denotative programming.

Topics of interest include:

  • Language design, with a focus on possible extensions and modifications of Haskell as well as critical discussions of the status quo;

  • Theory, such as formal semantics of the present language or future extensions, type systems, effects, metatheory, and foundations for program analysis and transformation;

  • Implementations, including program analysis and transformation, static and dynamic compilation for sequential, parallel, and distributed architectures, memory management, as well as foreign function and component interfaces;

  • Libraries, that demonstrate new ideas or techniques for functional programming in Haskell;

  • Tools, such as profilers, tracers, debuggers, preprocessors, and testing tools;

  • Applications, to scientific and symbolic computing, databases, multimedia, telecommunication, the web, and so forth;

  • Functional Pearls, being elegant and instructive programming examples;

  • Experience Reports, to document general practice and experience in education, industry, or other contexts.

  • System Demonstrations, based on running software rather than novel research results.

Regular papers should explain their research contributions in both general and technical terms, identifying what has been accomplished, explaining why it is significant, and relating it to previous work, and to other languages where appropriate.

Experience reports and functional pearls need not necessarily report original academic research results. For example, they may instead report reusable programming idioms, elegant ways to approach a problem, or practical experience that will be useful to other users, implementers, or researchers. The key criterion for such a paper is that it makes a contribution from which other Haskellers can benefit. It is not enough simply to describe a standard solution to a standard programming problem, or report on experience where you used Haskell in the standard way and achieved the result you were expecting. More advice is available via the Haskell wiki.

System demonstrations should summarize the system capabilities that would be demonstrated. The proposals will be judged on whether the ensuing session is likely to be important and interesting to the Haskell community at large, whether on grounds academic or industrial, theoretical or practical, technical, social or artistic. Please contact the program chair with any questions about the relevance of a proposal.

Submission Details

Early and Regular Track

The Haskell Symposium uses a two-track submission process so that some papers can gain early feedback. Strong papers submitted to the early track are accepted outright, and the others will be given their reviews and invited to resubmit to the regular track. Papers accepted via the early and regular tracks are considered of equal value and will not be distinguished in the proceedings. Although all papers may be submitted to the early track, authors of functional pearls and experience reports are particularly encouraged to use this mechanism. The success of these papers depends heavily on the way they are presented, and submitting early will give the program committee a chance to provide feedback and help draw out the key ideas.

Formatting

Submitted papers should be in portable document format (PDF), formatted using the ACM SIGPLAN style guidelines. Authors should use the acmart format, with the sigplan sub-format for ACM proceedings. For details, see:

http://www.sigplan.org/Resources/Author/#acmart-format

Functional pearls, experience reports, and demo proposals should be labelled clearly as such. Paper submissions should not be anonymous.

Page Limits

The length of submissions should not exceed the following limits:

Regular paper: 12 pages Functional pearl: 12 pages Experience report: 6 pages Demo proposal: 2 pages

There is no requirement that all pages are used. For example, a functional pearl may be much shorter than 12 pages.

Deadlines

Early track: Submission deadline: 30 March 2018 (Fri) Notification: 18 May 2018 (Fri)

Regular track and demos: Submission deadline: 8 June 2018 (Fri) Notification: 13 July 2018 (Fri)

Deadlines are valid anywhere on Earth.

Submission

Submissions should adhere to SIGPLAN’s republication policy, as explained on the web.

The paper submission deadline and length limitations are firm. There will be no extensions, and papers violating the length limitations will be summarily rejected.

Papers should be submitted through easychair at:

https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=haskell2018

Travel Support

Student attendees with accepted papers can apply for a SIGPLAN PAC grant to help cover travel expenses. PAC also offers other support, such as for child-care expenses during the meeting or for travel costs for companions of SIGPLAN members with physical disabilities, as well as for travel from locations outside of North America and Europe. For details on the PAC program, see its web page (http://pac.sigplan.org).

Proceedings

Accepted papers will be included in the ACM Digital Library. Authors must grant ACM publication rights upon acceptance (http://authors.acm.org/main.html). Authors are encouraged to publish auxiliary material with their paper (source code, test data, etc.); they retain copyright of auxiliary material.

Accepted proposals for system demonstrations will be posted on the symposium website but not formally published in the proceedings.

All accepted papers and proposals will be posted on the conference website one week before the meeting.

Publication date: The official publication date of accepted papers is the date the proceedings are made available in the ACM Digital Library. This date may be up to two weeks prior to the first day of the conference. The official publication date affects the deadline for any patent filings related to published work.

Program Committee

  • Michael D. Adams (University of Utah)
  • Patrick Bahr (IT University of Copenhagen)
  • Olaf Chitil (University of Kent)
  • Nils Anders Danielsson (University of Gothenburg)
  • Graham Hutton (University of Nottingham)
  • Mauro Jaskelioff (CONICET/Universidad Nacional de Rosario)
  • Oleg Kiselyov (Tohoku University)
  • Sam Lindley (The University of Edinburgh)
  • Andres Löh (Well-Typed LLP)
  • Bruno Oliveira (The University of Hong Kong)
  • Maciej Piróg (University of Wrocław)
  • Wren Romano (Google)
  • Mark Shinwell (Jane Street)
  • Niki Vazou (University of California)
  • Marcos Viera (Universidad de la República)
  • Nicolas Wu (chair) (University of Bristol)
  • Ryan Yates (University of Rochester)
  • Brent Yorgey (Hendrix College)