[TYPES/announce] CFP: Practical Aspects of Declarative Languages (PADL 2013)

Viktor Vafeiadis viktor at mpi-sws.org
Wed Aug 22 02:34:21 EDT 2012

                         Call for Papers

                 15th International Symposium on
     Practical Aspects of Declarative Languages (PADL 2013)


              Rome, Italy, January 21-22, 2013
                  Co-located with ACM POPL 2013

                     Conference Description

  Declarative languages build on sound theoretical bases to provide
attractive frameworks for application development. These languages
have been successfully applied to many different real-world
situations, ranging from data base management to active networks to
software engineering to decision support systems.

  New developments in theory and implementation have opened up new
application areas. At the same time, applications of declarative
languages to novel problems raise numerous interesting research
issues. Well-known questions include designing for scalability,
language extensions for application deployment, and programming
environments. Thus, applications drive the progress in the theory and
implementation of declarative systems, and benefit from this progress
as well.

  PADL is a forum for researchers and practitioners to present
original work emphasizing novel applications and implementation
techniques for all forms of declarative concepts, including,
functional, logic, constraints, etc. Topics of interest include, but
are not limited to:

  * Innovative applications of declarative languages
  * Declarative domain-specific languages and applications
  * Practical applications of theoretical results
  * New language developments and their impact on applications
  * Declarative languages and software engineering
  * Evaluation of implementation techniques on practical applications
  * Practical experiences and industrial applications
  * Novel uses of declarative languages in the classroom
  * Practical extensions such as constraint-based, probabilistic, and
    reactive languages.

  PADL 2013 welcomes new ideas and approaches pertaining to
applications and implementation of declarative languages. In this
occasion PADL is co-located, as traditionally, with ACM POPL, which
will be held immediately following PADL. The symposium will be held
in beautiful Rome, Italy.

             Important Dates and Submission Guidelines

             Abstract Submission:    September 10, 2012
             Paper Submission:       September 17, 2012
             Notification:             October 28, 2012
             Camera-ready:            November 12, 2012
             Symposium:             January 21-22, 2013

  Authors should submit an electronic copy of the full paper in PDF
using the Springer LNCS format. The submission will be done through
EasyChair conference system. If electronic submission is impossible,
please contact the program chair long in advance for information on
how to submit hard copies. All submissions must be original work
written in English. Submissions must be unpublished and not submitted
for publication elsewhere. Work that already appeared in unpublished
or informally published workshops proceedings may be submitted but the
authors should notify the program chair about the place on which it
has previously appeared.

PADL 2013 will accept both technical and application papers:

  * Technical papers must describe original, previously unpublished
    research results. Technical papers must not exceed 16 pages in
    Springer LNCS format.
  * Application papers are a mechanism to present important practical
    applications of declarative languages that occur in industry or
    in areas of research other than Computer Science. Application
    papers will be published in the Springer-Verlag conference
    proceedings, and will be presented in a separate session.
    Application papers are expected to describe complex and/or
    real-world applications that rely on an innovative use of
    declarative languages. Application descriptions, engineering
    solutions and real-world experiences (both positive and negative)
    are solicited. The limit for application papers is 6 pages in
    Springer LNCS format but such papers can also point to sites with
    supplemental information about the application or the system that
    they describe.

                        Program Committee

   Elvira Albert, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain
   Maria Garcia de la Banda, Monash University, Australia
   Adam Chlipala, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, U.S.A.
   Bart Demoen, K.U. Leuven, Belgium
   Maurizio Gabbrielli, University of Bologna, Italy
   Jurriaan Hage, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
   Kevin Hammond, University of St. Andrews, U.K.
   Ralf Hinze, University of Oxford, U.K.
   Jacob Howe, City University London, U.K.
   Joxan Jaffar, National University of Singapore, Singapore
   Gabriele Keller, University of New South Wales, Australia
   Naoki Kobayashi, University of Tokyo, Japan
   Kim Nguyen, LRI, Université Paris-Sud, France
   Norman Ramsey, Tufts University, U.S.A.
   Kostis Sagonas, Uppsala University, Sweden; NTUA, Greece (chair)
   Vitor Santos Costa, University of Porto, Portugal
   Terrance Swift, Univ. Nova de Lisboa, Portugal; Johns Hopkins Univ., USA
   Dimitrios Vytiniotis, Microsoft Research, U.K


  For additional information about papers and submissions, please
contact the Program Chairs:

   Kostis Sagonas
   Uppsala University, Sweden
   Email: kostis <AT> it <DOT> uu <DOT> se

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