Please, find below the first call for papers for IFL 2018.
Please forward these to anyone you think may be interested.
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Publicity Chair of IFL
30th Symposium on Implementation and Application of Functional Languages
University of Massachusetts Lowell, MA, USA
September 5th-7th, 2018
The goal of the IFL symposia is to bring together researchers actively engaged
in the implementation and application of functional and function-based
programming languages. IFL 2018 will be a venue for researchers to present and
discuss new ideas and concepts, work in progress, and publication-ripe results
related to the implementation and application of functional languages and
Topics of interest to IFL include, but are not limited to:
- language concepts
- type systems, type checking, type inferencing
- compilation techniques
- staged compilation
- run-time function specialization
- run-time code generation
- partial evaluation
- (abstract) interpretation
- generic programming
- automatic program generation
- array processing
- concurrent/parallel programming
- concurrent/parallel program execution
- embedded systems
- web applications
- (embedded) domain specific languages
- novel memory management techniques
- run-time profiling performance measurements
- debugging and tracing
- virtual/abstract machine architectures
- validation, verification of functional programs
- tools and programming techniques
- (industrial) applications
### Submissions and peer-review
Differently from previous editions of IFL, IFL 2018 solicits two kinds of
* Regular papers (12 pages including references)
* Draft papers for presentations ('weak' limit between 8 and 15 pages)
Regular papers will undergo a rigorous review by the program committee, and will
be evaluated according to their correctness, novelty, originality, relevance,
significance, and clarity. A set of regular papers will be conditionally
accepted for publication. Authors of conditionally accepted papers will be
provided with committee reviews along with a set of mandatory revisions.
Regular papers not accepted for publication will be considered as draft papers,
at the request of the author.
Draft papers will be screened to make sure that they are within the scope of
IFL, and will be accepted for presentation or rejected accordingly.
Prior to the symposium:
Authors of conditionally accepted papers and accepted presentations will
submit a pre-proceedings version of their work that will appear in the draft
proceedings distributed at the symposium. The draft proceedings does not
constitute a formal publication.
We require that at least one of the authors present the work at IFL 2018.
After the symposium:
Authors of conditionally accepted papers will submit a revised versions of
their paper for the formal post-proceedings.
The program committee will assess whether the mandatory revisions have been
adequately addressed by the authors and thereby determines the final
accept/reject status of the paper.
Our interest is to ultimately accept all conditionally accepted papers. If you
are an author of a conditionally accepted paper, please make sure that you
address all the concerns of the reviewers.
Authors of accepted presentations will be given the opportunity to incorporate
the feedback from discussions at the symposium and will be invited to submit a
revised full article for the formal post-proceedings.
The program committee will evaluate these submissions according to their
correctness, novelty, originality, relevance, significance, and clarity, and
will thereby determine whether the paper is accepted or rejected.
The formal proceedings will appear in the International Conference Proceedings
Series of the ACM Digital Library.
At no time may work submitted to IFL be simultaneously submitted to other
venues; submissions must adhere to ACM SIGPLAN's republication policy:
### Important dates
Submission of regular papers: May 25, 2018
Submission of draft papers: July 17, 2018
Regular and draft papers notification: July 20, 2018
Deadline for early registration: August 8, 2018
Submission of pre-proceedings version: August 29, 2018
IFL Symposium: September 5-7, 2018
Submission of papers for post-proceedings: November 7, 2018
Notification of acceptance: December 22, 2018
Camera-ready version: February 10, 2019
### Submission details
All contributions must be written in English. Papers must use the ACM two
columns conference format, which can be found at:
Authors submit through EasyChair:
### Peter Landin Prize
The Peter Landin Prize is awarded to the best paper presented at the
symposium every year. The honored article is selected by the program committee
based on the submissions received for the formal review process. The prize
carries a cash award equivalent to 150 Euros.
### Organization and Program committee
Chairs: Jay McCarthy & Matteo Cimini, University of Massachusetts Lowell, USA
* Arthur Chargu√©raud, Inria, FR
* Ben Delaware, Purdue University, USA
* Christos Dimoulas, Northwestern University, USA
* David Darais, University of Vermont, USA
* Dominic Orchard, University of Kent, UK
* Ekaterina Komendantskaya, Heriot-Watt University, UK
* Garrett Morris, University of Kansas, USA
* Heather Miller, EPFL & Northeastern University, CH & USA
* Jeremy Yallop, University of Cambridge, UK
* Keiko Nakata, SAP Innovation Center Potsdam, DE
* Laura Castro, University of A Coru√±a, ESP
* Magnus Myreen, Chalmers University of Technology, SWE
* Natalia Chechina, Bournemouth University, UK
* Peter Achten, Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen, NL
* Peter-Michael Osera, Grinnell College, USA
* Richard Eisenberg, Bryn Mawr College, USA
* Trevor McDonell, University of New South Wales, AUS
* Yukiyoshi Kameyama, University of Tsukuba, JAP
The 30th IFL will take place at the UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center in
Lowell (MA), in association with the University of Massachusetts Lowell.
The City of Lowell is located at the heart of the Merrimack Valley just 30 miles
northwest of Boston. Lowell can be easily reached by train or taxi.
See the website for more information on the venue.
This call-for-papers is an adaptation and evolution of content from previous
instances of IFL. We are grateful to prior organizers for their work, which is
A part of IFL 2018 format and CFP language that describes conditionally accepted
papers has been adapted from call-for-papers of OOPSLA conferences.
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