HaskellImplementorsWorkshop/2010/Call for Talks

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                         Call for Talks
             ACM SIGPLAN Haskell Implementors' Workshop

              Baltimore, Maryland, USA, October 1, 2010
        The workshop will be held in conjunction with ICFP 2010

Important dates

Proposal Deadline:  6 August 2010
Notification:      23 August 2010

The Haskell Implementors' Workshop is a workshop to be held alongside
ICFP 2010 this year in Baltimore, Maryland, USA.  There will be no
proceedings; it is an informal gathering of people involved in the
design and development of Haskell implementations, tools, libraries,
and supporting infrastructure.

This relatively new workshop reflects the growth of the user
community: there is a clear need for a well-supported tool chain for
the development, distribution, deployment, and configuration of
Haskell software.  The aim is for this workshop to give the people
involved with building the infrastructure behind this ecosystem an
opportunity to bat around ideas, share experiences, and ask for
feedback from fellow experts.

We intend the workshop to have an informal and interactive feel, with
a flexible timetable and plenty of room for ad-hoc discussion, demos,
and impromptu short talks.

Scope and target audience

It is important to distinguish the Haskell Implementors' Workshop from
the Haskell Symposium which is also co-located with ICFP 2009. The
Haskell Symposium is for the publication of Haskell-related research. 
In contrast, the Haskell Implementors' Workshop will have no
proceedings -- although we will aim to make slides and talk videos
available with the consent of the speakers.

In the Haskell Implementors' Workshop we hope to study the underlying
technology. We want to bring together anyone interested in the nitty
gritty details necessary to turn a text file into a deployed product.
Having said that, members of the wider Haskell community are more than
welcome to attend the workshop -- we need your feedback to keep the
Haskell ecosystem thriving.

The scope covers any of the following topics. There may be some topics
that people feel we've missed, so by all means submit a proposal even
if it doesn't fit exactly into one of these buckets:

  * Compilation techniques
  * Language features and extensions
  * Type system implementation
  * Concurrency and parallelism: language design and implementation
  * Performance, optimisation and benchmarking
  * Virtual machines and run-time systems
  * Libraries and Tools for development or deployment


At this stage we would like to invite proposals from potential
speakers for a relatively short talk.  We are aiming for 20 min talks
with 10 minutes for questions and changeovers.  Please submit a talk
title and abstract of no more than 200 words to simonmar@microsoft.com

We want to hear from people writing compilers, tools, or libraries,
people with cool ideas for directions in which we should take the
platform, proposals for new features to be implemented, and half-baked
crazy ideas.

We will also have a lightning talks session which will be organised on the day.


  * Jean-Philippe Bernardy (Chalmers University of Technology)
  * Duncan Coutts - co-chair (Well-Typed LLP)
  * Iavor Diatchki (Galois)
  * Simon Marlow - co-chair (Microsoft Research)
  * Ben Lippmeier (University of New South Wales)
  * Neil Mitchell (Standard Chartered)