[TYPES/announce] ML 2013: last call for presentations

Daan Leijen Daan at microsoft.com
Wed Jun 19 02:09:49 EDT 2013

There are still a few days left to write a short talk proposal 
for the ML workshop 2013! Since there are no official proceedings, 
this is an ideal venue if you are working on a  full submission 
for some other conference but want to talk about the  work early 
on and get useful community feedback.

Hope to see you there,
-- Daan 

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 
workshop atmosphere.


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 half a page
should include a one-paragraph synopsis suitable for inclusion in the
workshop program.

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       (Chair, Rochester Institute of Technology) 
  Alain Frisch        (LexiFi) 
  Jacques Garrigue    (Nagoya University) 
  Yaron Minsky        (Jane Street) 
  Greg Morrisett      (Harvard University) 
  Chung-chieh Shan    (Indiana University) 
  Anil Madhavapeddy   (Cambridge University)
  Daan Leijen         (Microsoft Research)

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