ACM SIGPLAN                                  CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
                   Haskell Symposium 2015

   Vancouver, Canada, 3-4 September 2015, directly after ICFP

   ** The Haskell Symposium has an early track this year   **
   **      See the Submission Timetable for details.       **

The ACM SIGPLAN Haskell Symposium 2015 will be co-located with the
International Conference on Functional Programming (ICFP 2015)
in Vancouver, Canada.

The Haskell Symposium aims to present original research on Haskell,
discuss practical experience and future development of the
language, and to promote other forms of denotative programming.

Topics of interest include:

* Language Design, with a focus on possible extensions and
 modifications of Haskell as well as critical discussions of the
 status quo;

* Theory, such as formal semantics of the present language or
 future extensions, type systems, effects, metatheory, and
 foundations for program analysis and transformation;

* Implementations, including program analysis and transformation,
 static and dynamic compilation for sequential, parallel, and
 distributed architectures, memory management, as well as foreign
 function and component interfaces;

* Libraries, that demonstrate new ideas or techniques for functional
 programming in Haskell;

* Tools, such as profilers, tracers, debuggers, preprocessors,
 and testing tools;

* Applications, to scientific and symbolic computing, databases,
 multimedia, telecommunication, the web, and so forth;

* Functional Pearls, being elegant and instructive programming

* Experience Reports, to document general practice and experience
 in education, industry, or other contexts.

Papers in the latter three categories need not necessarily report
original academic research results. For example, they may instead
report reusable programming idioms, elegant ways to approach a
problem, or practical experience that will be useful to other users,
implementors, or researchers. The key criterion for such a paper is
that it makes a contribution from which other Haskellers can
benefit. It is not enough simply to describe a standard solution to
a standard programming problem, or report on experience where you
used Haskell in the standard way and achieved the result you were
expecting. More advice is available via the Haskell wiki:

Regular papers should explain their research contributions in both
general and technical terms, identifying what has been accomplished,
explaining why it is significant, and relating it to previous work,
and to other languages where appropriate.

In addition, we solicit proposals for:

* System Demonstrations, based on running software rather than
 novel research results.

These proposals should summarize the system capabilities that would
be demonstrated. The proposals will be judged on whether the ensuing
session is likely to be important and interesting to the Haskell
community at large, whether on grounds academic or industrial,
theoretical or practical, technical, social or artistic. Please
contact the  program chair with any questions about the relevance
of a proposal.

Travel Support:

Student attendees with accepted papers can apply for a SIGPLAN PAC
grant to help cover travel expenses. PAC also offers other support,
such as for child-care expenses during the meeting or for travel
costs for companions of SIGPLAN members with physical disabilities,
as well as for travel from locations outside of North America and
Europe. For details on the PAC program, see its web page


Accepted papers will be included in the ACM Digital Library.
Authors must grant ACM publication rights upon acceptance
(http://authors.acm.org/main.html). Authors are encouraged to publish
auxiliary material with their paper (source code, test data, etc.);
they retain copyright of auxiliary material.

Accepted proposals for system demonstrations will be posted on the
symposium website, but not formally published in the proceedings.

All accepted papers and proposals will be posted on the conference
website one week before the meeting.

Publication date: The official publication date of accepted papers is
the date the proceedings are made available in the ACM Digital
Library. This date may be up to two weeks prior to the first day of
the conference. The official publication date affects the deadline
for any patent filings related to published work.

Submission Details:

Submitted papers should be in portable document format (PDF),
formatted using the ACM SIGPLAN style guidelines
(http://www.acm.org/sigs/sigplan/authorInformation.htm). The text
should be in a 9-point font in two columns. The length is restricted
to 12 pages, except for "Experience Report" papers, which are
restricted to 6 pages. Papers need not fill the page limit -- for
example, a Functional Pearl may be much shorter than 12 pages.
Each paper submission must adhere to SIGPLAN's republication policy,
as explained on the web.

Demo proposals are limited to 2-page abstracts, in the same ACM
format as papers.

"Functional Pearls", "Experience Reports", and "Demo Proposals"
should be marked as such with those words in the title at time of

The paper submission deadline and length limitations are firm.
There will be no extensions, and papers violating the length
limitations will be summarily rejected.

A link to the paper submission system will appear on the
Haskell Symposium web site closer to the submission deadline.

Submission Timetable:

              Early Track        Regular Track      System Demos
           ----------------   -------------------  ---------------
13th March  Paper Submission
1st  May    Notification
19th May                       Abstract Submission
22nd May                       Paper Submission
5th  June   Resubmission                            Demo Submission
26th June   Notification       Notification         Notification
19th July   Final papers due   Final papers due

Deadlines stated are valid anywhere on earth.

In this iteration of the Haskell Symposium we are trialling a
two-track submission process, so that some papers can gain early
feedback. Papers can be submitted to the early track on 13th March.
On 1st May, strong papers are accepted outright, and the others will
be given their reviews and invited to resubmit. On 5th June early
track papers may be resubmitted, and are sent back to the same
reviewers. The Haskell Symposium regular track operates as in
previous years. Papers accepted via the early and regular tracks are
considered of equal value and will not be distinguished in the

Although all papers may be submitted to the early track, authors of
functional pearls and experience reports are particularly encouraged
to use this mechanism. The success of these papers depends heavily
on the way they are presented, and submitting early will give the
program committee a chance to provide feedback and help draw out
the key ideas.

Program Committee:

   Mathieu Boespflug        - Tweag I/O
   Edwin Brady              - University of St Andrews
   Atze Dijkstra            - Utrecht University
   Tom DuBuisson            - Galois
   Torsten Grust            - University of Tuebingen
   Patrik Jansson           - Chalmers University of Technology
   Patricia Johann          - Appalachian State University
   Oleg Kiselyov            - Tohoku University
   Edward Kmett             - McGraw Hill Financial
   Neelakantan Krishnaswami - University of Birmingham
   Ben Lippmeier (chair)    - Vertigo Technology
   Hai (Paul) Liu           - Intel Labs
   Garrett Morris           - University of Edinburgh
   Dominic Orchard          - Imperial College London
   Matt Roberts             - Macquarie University
   Tim Sheard               - Portland State University
   Joel Svensson            - Indiana University
   Edsko de Vries           - Well Typed

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