2018 Scheme and Functional Programming Workshop CfP

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John Clements

Jun 25, 2018, 8:02:32 PM6/25/18
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Goodness! How time flies! It's nearly time for you to submit your papers to the 2018 Scheme and Functional Programming Workshop. Here's the Call for Papers:

DEADLINE: 9 July 2018, (Any time in the world)
WEBSITE: https://brinckerhoff.org/scheme2018/
LOCATION: St. Louis, MO, USA (co-located with ICFP and Strange Loop)
DATE: 28 September 2018 (Friday)

The 2018 Scheme and Functional Programming Workshop is calling for submissions.

Full papers are due 9 July 2018.
Authors will be notified by 20 July 2018.
Camera-ready versions are due 9 September 2018.
All deadlines are (23:59 UTC-12), "Anywhere on Earth".

We invite high-quality papers about novel research results, lessons learned from practical experience in industrial or educational setting, and even new insights on old ideas. We welcome and encourage submissions that apply to any language that can be considered Scheme: from strict subsets of RnRS to other "Scheme" implementations, to Racket, to Lisp dialects including Clojure, Emacs Lisp, Common Lisp, to functional languages with continuations and/or macros (or extended to have them) such as Dylan, ECMAcript, Hop, Lua, Scala, Rust, etc. The elegance of the paper and the relevance of its topic to the interests of Schemers will matter more than the surface syntax of the examples used. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

   Interaction: program-development environments, debugging, testing, refactoring
   Implementation: interpreters, compilers, tools, garbage collectors, benchmarks
   Extension: macros, hygiene, domain-specific languages, reflection, and how such extension affects interaction.
   Expression: control, modularity, ad hoc and parametric polymorphism, types, aspects, ownership models, concurrency, distribution, parallelism, non-determinism, probabilism, and other programming paradigms
   Integration: build tools, deployment, interoperation with other languages and systems
   Formal semantics: Theory, analyses and transformations, partial evaluation
   Human Factors: Past, present and future history, evolution and sociology of the language Scheme, its standard and its dialects
   Education: approaches, experiences, curricula
   Applications: industrial uses of Scheme
   Scheme pearls: elegant, instructive uses of Scheme

Submission Information

Please submit full papers and experience reports to our Submission Page:

[NEW SINCE 2017!] Paper submissions must use the format acmart and its sub-format acmlarge. They must be in PDF, printable in black and white on US Letter size. Microsoft Word and LaTeX templates for this format are available at:


This change is in line with ACM conferences (such as ICFP with which we are colocated) switching from their traditional two-column formats (e.g. sigplanconf) to the above. While a two-column format with small fonts is much more practical when reading printed papers, the single-column format with large fonts is nicer to view on a computer screen, as most papers are read these days.

To encourage authors to submit their best work, we offer three tracks:

* Full Papers, with a limit of 14 pages. Each accepted paper will be presented by its authors in a 25 minute slot including Q&A.

* Experience Reports, with a limit to 14 pages. Each accepted report will be presented by its authors in a 25 minute slot including Q&A.

* Lightning talks, with a limit to 192 words. Each accepted lightning talk will be presented by its authors in a 5 minute slot, followed by 5 minutes of Q&A.

The size limits above exclude references and any optional appendices. There are no size limits on appendices, but the papers should stand without the need to read them, and reviewers are not required to read them.

Authors are encouraged to publish any code associated to their papers under an open source license, so that reviewers may try the code and verify the claims.

Proceedings will be printed as a Technical Report at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Publication of a paper at this workshop is not intended to replace conference or journal publication, and does not preclude re-publication of a more complete or finished version of the paper at some later conference or in a journal.


John Clements, General Chair
William E. Byrd, Program Committee Chair

Program Committee:

Claire Alvis  (Sparkfund, USA)
William E. Byrd  (Program Committee Chair)  (University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA)
Maxime Chevalier-Boisvert  (Montreal Institute for Learning Algorithms, Canada)
John Clements  (General Chair) (Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, USA)
Ronald Garcia  (University of British Columbia, Canada)
Yukiyoshi Kameyama (University of Tsukuba, Japan)
Paul A. Steckler (Northeastern University, USA)
Larisse Voufo (Google, USA)

Workshop Steering Committee:

Will Clinger, Northeastern University
Marc Feeley, Université de Montréal
Dan Friedman, Indiana University
Olin Shivers, Northeastern University
Will Byrd, University of Alabama at Birmingham
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