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

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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.

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Thu 27 Sep

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09:00 - 10:00
KeynoteHaskell at Illinois Central
Chair(s): Nicolas Wu University of Bristol, UK
09:00
5m
Day opening
Welcome and Chair's Report
Haskell
Nicolas Wu University of Bristol, UK
09:05
55m
Talk
Neither Web nor Assembly (Invited Talk)
Haskell
10:30 - 12:00
Session 1Haskell at Illinois Central
Chair(s): Michael D. Adams University of Utah
10:30
30m
Talk
AutoBench: Comparing the Time Performance of Haskell Programs
Haskell
Martin A. T. Handley University of Nottingham, UK, Graham Hutton University of Nottingham, UK
DOI
11:00
30m
Talk
Autobahn 2.0: Minimizing Bangs while Maintaining Performance (System Demonstration)
Haskell
Marilyn Sun Tufts University, USA, Kathleen Fisher Tufts University, USA
DOI
11:30
30m
Talk
Improving Typeclass Relations by Being Open
Haskell
Guido Martínez CIFASIS-CONICET, Argentina, Mauro Jaskelioff CONICET, Argentina, Guido De Luca Universidad Nacional de Rosario, Argentina
DOI
13:30 - 15:00
Session 2Haskell at Illinois Central
Chair(s): Sam Lindley University of Edinburgh, UK
13:30
30m
Talk
Rhine: FRP with Type-Level Clocks
Haskell
Manuel Bärenz University of Vienna, Austria, Ivan Perez National Institute of Aerospace, USA
DOI
14:00
30m
Talk
A High-Performance Multicore IO Manager Based on libuv (Experience Report)
Haskell
Dong Han Beijing Bytedance, China, Tao He Beijing Bytedance, China
DOI
14:30
30m
Talk
Embedding Invertible Languages with Binders: A Case of the FliPpr Language
Haskell
Kazutaka Matsuda Tohoku University, Japan, Meng Wang University of Bristol, UK
DOI
15:30 - 16:00
Session 3Haskell at Illinois Central
Chair(s): Ryan Yates
15:30
30m
Talk
Ghosts of Departed Proofs (Functional Pearl)
Haskell
Matt Noonan Kataskeue, USA
DOI

Fri 28 Sep

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09:00 - 10:00
Session 4Haskell at Illinois Central
Chair(s): Iavor Diatchki Galois, Inc.
09:00
30m
Talk
Deriving Via: or, How to Turn Hand-Written Instances into an Anti-pattern
Haskell
Baldur Blöndal n.n., n.n., Andres Löh Well-Typed, UK, Ryan Scott Indiana University at Bloomington, USA
DOI
09:30
30m
Talk
Generic Programming of All Kinds
Haskell
Alejandro Serrano Utrecht University, Netherlands, Victor Cacciari Miraldo Utrecht University, Netherlands
DOI
10:30 - 12:00
Session 5Haskell at Illinois Central
Chair(s): Niki Vazou University of Maryland, USA
10:30
30m
Talk
Type Variables in Patterns
Haskell
Richard A. Eisenberg Bryn Mawr College, USA, Joachim Breitner DFINITY Foundation, Simon Peyton Jones Microsoft, UK
DOI
11:00
30m
Talk
The Thoralf Plugin: For Your Fancy Type Needs
Haskell
Divesh Otwani Haverford College, USA, Richard A. Eisenberg Bryn Mawr College, USA
DOI
11:30
30m
Talk
Suggesting Valid Hole Fits for Typed-Holes (Experience Report)
Haskell
Matthías Páll Gissurarson Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
DOI
13:30 - 15:00
Session 6Haskell at Illinois Central
Chair(s): Brent Yorgey Hendrix College
13:30
30m
Talk
A Promise Checked Is a Promise Kept: Inspection Testing
Haskell
Joachim Breitner DFINITY Foundation
DOI
14:00
30m
Talk
Branching Processes for QuickCheck Generators
Haskell
Agustín Mista Universidad Nacional de Rosario, Argentina, Alejandro Russo Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, John Hughes Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
DOI
14:30
30m
Talk
Coherent Explicit Dictionary Application for Haskell
Haskell
Thomas Winant KU Leuven, Belgium, Dominique Devriese Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
DOI File Attached
15:30 - 16:00
Session 7Haskell at Illinois Central
Chair(s): Simon Marlow Facebook
15:30
29m
Talk
Theorem Proving for All: Equational Reasoning in Liquid Haskell (Functional Pearl)
Haskell
Niki Vazou University of Maryland, USA, Joachim Breitner DFINITY Foundation, Rose Kunkel University of Maryland, USA, David Van Horn University of Maryland, USA, Graham Hutton University of Nottingham, UK
DOI
15:59
1m
Talk
Closing Statement
Haskell
Nicolas Wu University of Bristol, UK

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)

Accepted Papers

Title
A High-Performance Multicore IO Manager Based on libuv (Experience Report)
Haskell
DOI
A Promise Checked Is a Promise Kept: Inspection Testing
Haskell
DOI
AutoBench: Comparing the Time Performance of Haskell Programs
Haskell
DOI
Autobahn 2.0: Minimizing Bangs while Maintaining Performance (System Demonstration)
Haskell
DOI
Branching Processes for QuickCheck Generators
Haskell
DOI
Closing Statement
Haskell
Coherent Explicit Dictionary Application for Haskell
Haskell
DOI File Attached
Deriving Via: or, How to Turn Hand-Written Instances into an Anti-pattern
Haskell
DOI
Embedding Invertible Languages with Binders: A Case of the FliPpr Language
Haskell
DOI
Generic Programming of All Kinds
Haskell
DOI
Ghosts of Departed Proofs (Functional Pearl)
Haskell
DOI
Improving Typeclass Relations by Being Open
Haskell
DOI
Neither Web nor Assembly (Invited Talk)
Haskell
Rhine: FRP with Type-Level Clocks
Haskell
DOI
Suggesting Valid Hole Fits for Typed-Holes (Experience Report)
Haskell
DOI
The Thoralf Plugin: For Your Fancy Type Needs
Haskell
DOI
Theorem Proving for All: Equational Reasoning in Liquid Haskell (Functional Pearl)
Haskell
DOI
Type Variables in Patterns
Haskell
DOI