FIRST Call For Papers: FLOPS 2018: 14th International Symposium on Functional and Logic Programming

by John Gallagher, June 29, 2017

FLOPS 2018: 14th International Symposium on Functional and Logic Programming

9-11 May, 2018, Nagoya, Japan

http://www.sqlab.jp/FLOPS2018/

FLOPS aims to bring together practitioners, researchers and implementors of the declarative programming, to discuss mutually interesting results and common problems: theoretical advances, their implementations in language systems and tools, and applications of these systems in practice. The scope includes all aspects of the design, semantics, theory, applications, implementations, and teaching of declarative programming. FLOPS specifically aims to promote cross-fertilization between theory and practice and among different styles of declarative programming.

Important dates

13 November 2017 (AoE): Abstract Submission
20 November 2017 (AoE): Submission deadline
15 January 2018: Author notification

FIRST Call For Papers

FLOPS 2018: 14th International Symposium on Functional and Logic Programming

9-11 May, 2018, Nagoya, Japan

http://www.sqlab.jp/FLOPS2018/

Writing down detailed computational steps is not the only way of programming. The alternative, being used increasingly in practice, is to start by writing down the desired properties of the result. The computational steps are then (semi-)automatically derived from these higher-level specifications. Examples of this declarative style include functional and logic programming, program transformation and re-writing, and extracting programs from proofs of their correctness.

FLOPS aims to bring together practitioners, researchers and implementors of the declarative programming, to discuss mutually interesting results and common problems: theoretical advances, their implementations in language systems and tools, and applications of these systems in practice. The scope includes all aspects of the design, semantics, theory, applications, implementations, and teaching of declarative programming.  FLOPS specifically aims to promote cross-fertilization between theory and practice and among different styles of declarative programming.

Scope

FLOPS solicits original papers in all areas of the declarative
programming:
 * functional, logic, functional-logic programming, re-writing systems, formal methods and model checking, program transformations and program refinements, developing programs with the help of theorem provers or SAT/SMT solvers;
 * foundations, language design, implementation issues (compilation techniques, memory management, run-time systems), applications and case studies.

FLOPS promotes cross-fertilization among different styles of declarative programming. Therefore, submissions must be written to be understandable by the wide audience of declarative programmers and researchers. Submission of system descriptions and declarative pearls are especially encouraged.

Submissions should fall into one of the following categories:
 * Regular research papers: they should describe new results and will be judged on originality, correctness, and significance.
 * System descriptions: they should contain a link to a working system and will be judged on originality, usefulness, and design.
 * Declarative pearls: new and excellent declarative programs or theories with illustrative applications.
System descriptions and declarative pearls must be explicitly marked as such in the title.

Submissions must be unpublished and not submitted for publication elsewhere. Work that already appeared in unpublished or informally published workshops proceedings may be submitted. See also ACM SIGPLAN Republication Policy.

Proceedings

The proceedings will be published by Springer International Publishing in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series, as a printed volume as well as online in the digital library SpringerLink.

Post-proceedings: The authors of 4-7 best papers will be invited to submit the extended version of their FLOPS paper to a special issue of the journal Science of Computer Programming (SCP).

Important dates

13 November 2017  (any time zone): Abstract Submission
20 November 2017  (any time zone): Submission deadline
15 January 2018:                   Author notification
9-11 May 2018:                     FLOPS Symposium

Invited Talks

To be announced

Submission

Submissions must be written in English and can be up to 15 pages long including references, though pearls are typically shorter. The formatting has to conform to Springer's guidelines.  Regular research papers should be supported by proofs and/or experimental results. In case of lack of space, this supporting information should be made accessible otherwise (e.g., a link to a Web page, or an appendix).

Papers should be submitted electronically at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=flops2018

Program Committee

Andreas Rossberg            Google, USA
Atsushi Ohori                Tohoku University, Japan
Bruno C. D. S. Oliveira        The University of Hong Kong, China
Carsten Fuhs                Birkbeck, University of London, UK
Chung-chieh Shan            Indiana University, USA
Didier Remy                    INRIA, France
Harald Sondergaard            The University of Melbourne, Australia
Jacques Garrigue            Nagoya University, Japan
Jan Midtgaard                Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
Joachim Breitner            KIT, Germany
John Gallagher                Roskilde University, Denmark and IMDEA Software Institute, Spain (co-chair)
Jorge A Navas                SRI International, USA
Kazunori Ueda                Waseda University, Japan
Kenny Zhuo Ming Lu            School of Information Technology, Nanyang Polytechnic, Singapore
María Alpuente                Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
María Garcia De La Banda    Monash University, Australia
Martin Sulzmann                Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences, Germany (co-chair)
Meng Wang                    University of Kent, UK
Michael Codish                Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Michael Leuschel            University of Düsseldorf, Germany
Naoki Kobayashi                University of Tokyo, Japan
Nikolaj Bjørner                Microsoft Research, USA
Robert Glück                University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Samir Genaim                Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Siau Cheng Khoo                National University of Singapore, Singapore

Organizers

Martin Sulzmann                Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences (co-chair)
John Gallagher                Roskilde University and IMDEA Software Institute (co-chair)
Makoto Tatsuta                 National Institute of Informatics, Japan   (General Chair)
Koji Nakazawa                 Nagoya University, Japan   (Local Chair)