[plt-scheme] [ANN] Call for Papers for 2010 Workshop on Scheme and Functional Programming

From: Marc Feeley (feeley at iro.umontreal.ca)
Date: Tue Feb 23 17:13:41 EST 2010

                      Call for Papers

      2010 Workshop on Scheme and Functional Programming

                  Montréal, Québec, Canada
            Saturday and Sunday August 21-22, 2010

Important Dates

 Submission:        11 June 2010
 Notification:       2 July 2010
 Final papers due:  23 July 2010

 All deadlines are at 14:00 UTC.


The 2010 Workshop on Scheme and Functional Programming is a forum
for discussing experience with and future development of the
Scheme programming language. Papers are invited concerning all
aspects of the design, implementation, theory, and application of
Scheme. Some example areas include (but are not limited to):

- History, evolution and standardization of Scheme
- Applications, experience and industrial uses of Scheme
- Program-development environments, debugging, testing
- Implementation (interpreters, compilers, tools, benchmarks, etc)
- Distributed computing, concurrency, parallelism
- Interoperability with other languages, FFIs
- Continuations, macros, modules, object systems, types
- Theory, formal semantics, correctness
- Education
- Scheme pearls (elegant, instructive uses of Scheme)

There are two classes of submissions, regular papers (up to 12
pages) and short papers (around 6 pages).

A Scheme pearl submission is a special category, and should be a
short paper presenting an algorithm, idea or programming device
using Scheme in a way that is particularly elegant.

Following the model of earlier workshops, Scheme pearls and
experience papers need not necessarily report original research
results; they may instead report practical experience that will be
useful to others, re-usable programming idioms, or elegant new
ways of approaching a problem. The key criterion for such a paper
is that it makes a contribution from which other practitioners
can benefit. It is not enough simply to describe a program!

The proceedings of the conference will be published as a
Université de Montréal technical report.

Instructions for authors

Authors should submit a 100-200 word abstract and a full paper by
the end of Friday, 11 June Universal Coordinated Time. (The end
of the day UTC corresponds to 8:00 PM EDT, 6:00 PM MDT, and 5:00

Papers must be submitted in PDF format, or as PostScript
documents that are interpretable by Ghostscript, and they must be
printable on US Letter sized paper.

Suitable style files for LaTeX:

- class file

- style guide

- template

- sample paper

- sample references

Submissions will be carried out electronically via the Web, at

A submission will be evaluated according to its relevance,
correctness, significance, originality, and clarity. It should
explain its contributions in both general and technical terms,
clearly identifying what has been accomplished, explaining why it
is significant, and comparing it with previous work. The
technical content should be accessible to a broad audience.

There are two classes of submissions, regular papers and short

Regular papers

Submissions should be no more than 12 pages (including
bibliography and appendices) in standard ACM conference format:
two columns, nine point font on ten point baseline, page
20pc (3.33in) wide and 54pc (9in) tall with a column gutter of
2pc (0.33in). Authors wishing to supply additional material to
the reviewers beyond the 12 page limit can do so in clearly
marked appendices, on the understanding that reviewers may not
read the appendices. Submissions that do not meet these
guidelines will not be considered.

Short papers

Short papers need not present novel research; it is sufficient
that they present material of interest or utility to the Scheme
or functional-programming community. Scheme pearls submissions
should be presented as short papers.

Short papers should be formatted with the same guidelines as
regular papers, but are expected to be around six pages in


Conference Chair and Program Chair

- Marc Feeley, Université de Montréal

Program Committee

- Alan Bawden, independent consultant
- Olivier Danvy, Aarhus University
- Christopher Dutchyn, University of Saskatchewan
- Felix S. Klock II, Northeastern University
- Jay McCarthy, Brigham Young University
- Scott McKay, ITA software

Steering Committee

- William D. Clinger, Northeastern University
- Marc Feeley, Université de Montréal
- Robby Findler, University of Chicago
- Dan Friedman, Indiana University
- Christian Queinnec, University Paris 6
- Manuel Serrano, INRIA Sophia Antipolis
- Olin Shivers, Northeastern University
- Mitchell Wand, Northeastern University

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