FLOPS 2012 in Kobe, Japan (Call for Papers)

From: Sebastian Fischer <sebf_at_informatik.uni-kiel.de>
Date: Mon, 22 Aug 2011 13:09:03 +0900

                       First Call For Papers

 *Eleventh International Symposium on Functional and Logic Programming
(FLOPS 2012)*
 May 23-25, 2012
 Kobe, Japan
 _Submission deadline : December 9, 2011_

 FLOPS is a forum for research on all issues concerning declarative
 programming, including functional programming and logic programming,
 and aims to promote cross-fertilization and integration between the
 two paradigms. Previous FLOPS meetings were held in Fuji Susono
 (1995), Shonan Village (1996), Kyoto (1998), Tsukuba (1999), Tokyo
 (2001), Aizu (2002), Nara (2004), Fuji Susono (2006), Ise (2008),
 and Sendai (2010).

 FLOPS solicits original papers in all areas of functional and logic
 programming, including (but not limited to):
 - Declarative Pearls: new and excellent declarative programs with
   illustrative applications.
 - Language issues: language design and constructs, programming methodology,
   integration of paradigms, interfacing with other languages, type systems,
   constraints, concurrency and distributed computing.
 - Foundations: logic and semantics, rewrite systems and narrowing, type
   theory, proof systems.
 - Implementation issues: compilation techniques, memory management, program
   analysis and transformation, partial evaluation, parallelism.
 - Applications: case studies, real-world applications, graphical user
   interfaces, Internet applications, XML, databases, formal methods and

 The proceedings will be published as an LNCS volume. The proceedings
 of the previous meeting (FLOPS 2010) were published as LNCS 6009.

PC co-Chairs
 - Tom Schrijvers (Ghent University, Belgium)
 - Peter Thiemann (University of Freiburg, Germany)

PC Members
 - Salvador Abreu (University of Evora, Portugal)
 - Thorsten Altenkirch (University of Nottingham, UK)
 - Sebastian Brand (NICTA, Australia)
 - Giuseppe Castagna (CNRS Univ Paris 7, France)
 - Sebastian Fischer (Germany)
 - Marco Gavanelli (University of Ferrara, Italy)
 - Joxan Jaffar (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
 - Barry Jay (University of Sydney, Australia)
 - Andy King (University of Kent, UK)
 - Claude Kirchner (INRIA, France)
 - Neelakantan R. Krishnaswami (Microsoft Cambridge, UK)
 - Yulya Lierler (University of Kentucky, USA)
 - Keiko Nakata (Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia)
 - Peter Schneider-Kamp (University of Southern Denmark, Denmark)
 - Olin Shivers (Northeastern University, USA)
 - Paul Tarau (University of Northern Texas, USA)
 - Kazunori Ueda (Waseda University, Japan)
 - Meng Wang (Chalmers Technical University, Sweden)

General Chair and Local co-Chairs
 - Naoyuki Tamura (Kobe University, Japan)
 - Mutsunori Banbara (Kobe University, Japan)
 - Katsutoshi Hirayama (Kobe University, Japan)

 Submissions must be unpublished and not submitted for publication
 elsewhere. Work that already appeared in unpublished or informally
 published workshops proceedings may be submitted. 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.
 Submissions must be written in English and can be up to 15 pages
 long, though pearls are typically considerably shorter. Authors are
 required to use LaTeX2e and the Springer llncs class file, available at

 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://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=flops2012].

Important Dates
 - Submission deadline : December 9, 2011
 - Author notification : February 3, 2012
 - Camera-ready copy : March 2, 2012

Place and Related Events
 Takikawa Memorial Hall, Kobe University,
 1-1 Rokkodai, Nada, Kobe 657-8501 Japan.

 The 23rd International Conference on Rewriting Techniques and
 Applications (RTA 2012) and satellite workshops including WFLP 2012
 will be held in the week after FLOPS at Nagoya, Japan.

Some Previous FLOPS
 - FLOPS 2010, Sendai: [http://www.kb.ecei.tohoku.ac.jp/flops2010/]
 - FLOPS 2008, Ise: [http://www.math.nagoya-u.ac.jp/~garrigue/FLOPS2008/]
 - FLOPS 2006, Fuji Susono: [http://hagi.is.s.u-tokyo.ac.jp/FLOPS2006/]

 - Japan Society for Software Science and Technology (JSSST) SIGPPL

In Cooperation with
 - ACM SIGPLAN (pending approval)
 - Asian Association for Foundation of Software (AAFS)
 - Association for Logic Programming (ALP)

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