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Final CFP: Workshop on Generic Programming 2015 - Deadline May 15

Sebastian Erdweg
                       CALL FOR PAPERS

                           WGP 2015

        11th ACM SIGPLAN Workshop on Generic Programming
                      Vancouver, Canada
                    Sunday, August 30, 2015


                      Co-located with the
International Conference on Functional Programming (ICFP 2015)

Goals of the workshop

Generic programming is about making programs more adaptable by making
them more general. Generic programs often embody non-traditional kinds
of polymorphism; ordinary programs are obtained from them by suitably
instantiating their parameters. In contrast with normal programs, the
parameters of a generic program are often quite rich in structure; for
example they may be other programs, types or type constructors, class
hierarchies, or even programming paradigms.

Generic programming techniques have always been of interest, both to
practitioners and to theoreticians, and, for at least 20 years,
generic programming techniques have been a specific focus of research
in the functional and object-oriented programming communities. Generic
programming has gradually spread to more and more mainstream
languages, and today is widely used in industry. This workshop brings
together leading researchers and practitioners in generic programming
from around the world, and features papers capturing the state of the
art in this important area.

We welcome contributions on all aspects, theoretical as well as
practical, of

* generic programming,
* programming with (C++) concepts,
* meta-programming,
* programming with type classes,
* programming with modules,
* programming with dependent types,
* type systems for generic programming,
* polytypic programming,
* adaptive object-oriented programming,
* component-based programming,
* strategic programming,
* aspect-oriented programming,
* family polymorphism,
* object-oriented generic programming,
* implementation of generic programming languages,
* static and dynamic analyses of generic programs,
* and so on.

Program Committee

* Patrick Bahr (co-chair), University of Copenhagen
* Sebastian Erdweg (co-chair), Technical University of Darmstadt
* Edwin Brady, University of St Andrews
* Edsko de Vries, Well-Typed LLP
* Mauro Jaskelioff, National University of Rosario
* Johan Jeuring, Utrecht University
* Pieter Koopman, Radboud University Nijmegen
* Bruno C. d. S. Oliveira, University of Hong Kong
* Nicolas Pouillard, IT University of Copenhagen
* Sukyoung Ryu, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
* Sibylle Schupp, Hamburg University of Technology
* Sam Tobin-Hochstadt, Indiana University

Proceedings and Copyright

We plan to have formal proceedings, published by the ACM. Accepted
papers will be included in the ACM Digital Library. Authors must grant
ACM publication rights upon acceptance
(, but may retain copyright if they
wish. Authors are encouraged to publish auxiliary material with their
paper (source code, test data, and so forth). The proceedings will be
freely available for download from the ACM Digital Library from one
week before the start of the conference until two weeks after the

Submission details

* Submission deadline:  Fri, 15th May 2015
* Author notification:  Fri, 26th June 2015
* Final version due:    Sun, 19th July 2015
* Workshop:             Sun, 30th August 2015

Submitted papers should fall into one of two categories:

* Regular research papers (12 pages)
* Short papers: case studies, tool demos, generic pearls (6 pages)

Regular research papers are expected to present novel and interesting
research results. Short papers need not present novel or fully polished
results. Good candidates for short papers are those that report on
interesting case studies of generic programming in open source or
industry, present demos of generic programming tools or libraries,
or discuss elegant and illustrative uses of generic programming ('pearls').

All submissions should be in portable document format (PDF), formatted
using the ACM SIGPLAN style guidelines (two-column, 9pt). Regular
research papers must not exceed 12 pages. Short papers must not exceed
6 pages. If applicable, papers should be marked with one of the labels
'case study, 'tool demo' or 'generic pearl' in the title at the time
of submission.

Papers should be submitted via HotCRP at

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 (

History of the Workshop on Generic Programming

Earlier Workshops on Generic Programming have been held in

* Gothenburg, Sweden 2014 (affiliated with ICFP),
* Boston, Massachusetts, US 2013 (affiliated with ICFP),
* Copenhagen, Denmark 2012 (affiliated with ICFP),
* Tokyo, Japan 2011 (affiliated with ICFP),
* Baltimore, Maryland, US 2010 (affiliated with ICFP),
* Edinburgh, UK 2009 (affiliated with ICFP),
* Victoria, BC, Canada 2008 (affiliated with ICFP),
* Portland 2006 (affiliated with ICFP),
* Ponte de Lima 2000 (affiliated with MPC),
* Marstrand 1998 (affiliated with MPC).

Furthermore, there were a few informal workshops

* Utrecht 2005 (informal workshop),
* Dagstuhl 2002 (IFIP WG2.1 Working Conference),
* Nottingham 2001 (informal workshop).

There were also (closely related) DGP workshops in Oxford (June
3-4 2004), and a Spring School on DGP in Nottingham (April 24-27
2006, which had a half-day workshop attached).

WGP Steering Committee

* Andres Löh
* Ronald Garcia
* Jacques Carette
* Jeremiah Willcock
* José Pedro Magalhães
* Tiark Rompf
* Tarmo Uustalo
* Stephanie Weirich
* Fritz Henglein

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