[TYPES/announce] ML Workshop 2013: Call for Presentations
Daan at microsoft.com
Fri Jun 7 11:40:16 EDT 2013
ACM SIGPLAN Workshop on ML
Sunday, September 22, 2013, Boston MA
(co-located with ICFP)
The ML family of programming languages includes dialects known as
Standard ML, OCaml, and F#. These languages have inspired a large
amount of computer-science research, both practical and theoretical.
This workshop aims to provide a forum where users, developers and
researchers of ML languages and related technology can interact and
discuss ongoing research, open problems and innovative applications.
The ML workshop has adopted an informal model since 2010. It is a
workshop with presentations selected from submitted abstracts. There
are no published proceedings, so any contributions may be submitted
for publication elsewhere. We hope that this format encourages the
presentation of exciting (if unpolished) research and deliver a lively
We seek research presentations on topics related to ML, including but
not limited to
* Applications: case studies, experience reports, pearls, etc.
* Extensions: higher forms of polymorphism, generic programming,
objects, concurrency, distribution and mobility, semi-structured
data handling, etc.
* Type systems: inference, effects, overloading, modules, contracts,
specifications and assertions, dynamic typing, error reporting, etc.
* Implementation: compilers, interpreters, type checkers, partial
evaluators, runtime systems, garbage collectors, etc.
* Environments: libraries, tools, editors, debuggers, cross-language
interoperability, functional data structures, etc.
* Semantics: operational, denotational, program equivalence,
parametricity, mechanization, etc.
Three kinds of submissions will be accepted: Research Presentations,
Experience Reports and Demos.
* Research Presentations: Research presentations should describe new
ideas, experimental results, significant advances in ML-related
projects, or informed positions regarding proposals for
next-generation ML-style languages. We especially encourage
presentations that describe work in progress, that outline a
future research agenda, or that encourage lively discussion.
These presentations should be structured in a way which can be, at
least in part, of interest to (advanced) users.
* Experience Reports: Users are invited to submit Experience Reports
about their use of ML languages. These presentations do not need
to contain original research but they should tell an interesting
story to researchers or other advanced users, such as an
innovative or unexpected use of advanced features or a description
of the challenges they are facing or attempting to solve.
* Demos: Live demonstrations or short tutorials should show new
developments, interesting prototypes, or work in progress, in the
form of tools, libraries, or applications built on or related to
ML. (Please note that you will need to provide all the hardware
and software required for your demo; the workshop organizers are
only able to provide a projector.)
Each presentation should take 20-25 minutes, except demos, which
should take 10-15 minutes. The exact time will be decided based on
the number of accepted submissions.
Submissions should be at most two pages, in PDF format, and printable
on US Letter or A4 sized paper. Submissions longer than a half a page
should include a one-paragraph synopsis suitable for inclusion in the
Submissions must be uploaded to the following website before the
submission deadline (2013-06-21):
For any question concerning the scope of the workshop or the
submission process, please contact the program chair
(daan at microsoft.com).
* Friday, June 21 : Submission
* Monday, July 22 : Notification
* Sunday, September 22: Workshop
Daan Leijen (chair) (Microsoft Research, US)
Jesse A. Tov (Harvard University, US)
Derek Dreyer (MPI-SWS, Germany)
Atsushi Ohori (Univ. of Tohoku, Japan)
Lars Bergstrom (Univ. of Chicago, US)
Jean Yang (MIT CSAIL, US)
Gavin Bierman (Microsoft Research, Cambridge, UK)
Tomas Petricek (Univ. of Cambridge, UK)
Yukiyoshi Kameyama (Univ. of Tsukuba, Japan)
Peter Thiemann (Univ. of Freiburg, Germany)
Matthew Fluet (Rochester Institute of Technology)
Alain Frisch (LexiFi)
Jacques Garrigue (Nagoya University)
Yaron Minsky (Jane Street)
Greg Morrisett (Harvard University)
Andreas Rossberg (chair, Google)
Chung-chieh Shan (Indiana University)
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