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FLOPS 2024 : FLOPS 2024: 17th International Symposium on Functional and Logic Programming


Conference Series : International Symposium on Functional and Logic Programming
When May 15, 2024 - May 17, 2024
Where Kumamoto, Japan
Abstract Registration Due Dec 6, 2023
Submission Deadline Dec 13, 2023
Notification Due Jan 31, 2024
Final Version Due Feb 28, 2024
Categories    programming languages   functional programming   logic programming   declarative programming

Call For Papers

Call For Papers

FLOPS 2024: 17th International Symposium on Functional and Logic Programming

May 15-17, 2024, Kumamoto, Japan

FLOPS aims to bring together practitioners, researchers and
implementers of declarative programming, to discuss mutually
interesting results and common problems: theoretical advances, their
implementations in language systems and tools, and applications of
these systems in practice. The scope includes all aspects of the
design, semantics, theory, applications, implementations, and teaching
of declarative programming. FLOPS specifically aims to promote
cross-fertilization between theory and practice and among different
styles of declarative programming.

Previous FLOPS meetings were held at Fuji Susono (1995), Shonan
Village (1996), Kyoto (1998), Tsukuba (1999), Tokyo (2001), Aizu
(2002), Nara (2004), Fuji Susono (2006), Ise (2008), Sendai (2010),
Kobe (2012), Kanazawa (2014), Kochi (2016), Nagoya (2018), Akita
(2020, online), and Kyoto (2022, online).

*** Scope ***

FLOPS solicits original papers in all areas of declarative programming:

* functional, logic, functional-logic programming, rewriting systems,
formal methods and model checking, program transformations and
program refinements, developing programs with the help of theorem
provers or SAT/SMT solvers, verifying properties of programs using
declarative programming techniques;

* foundations, language design, implementation issues (compilation
techniques, memory management, run-time systems, etc.), applications
and case studies.

FLOPS promotes cross-fertilization among different styles of
declarative programming. Therefore, research papers must be written to
be understandable by a wide audience of declarative programmers and
researchers. In particular, each submission should explain its
contributions in both general and technical terms, clearly identifying
what has been accomplished, explaining why it is significant for its
area, and comparing it with previous work. Submission of system
descriptions and declarative pearls are especially encouraged.

*** Submission ***

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 describe a working system and will
be judged on originality, usefulness, and design.

* Declarative pearls: new and excellent declarative programs or
theories with illustrative applications.

System descriptions and declarative pearls must be explicitly marked
as such in the title. 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 must be written in English and can be up to 15
pages excluding references, though system descriptions and pearls are
typically shorter. The formatting has to conform to Springer’s LNCS
guidelines. FLOPS 2024 will employ a lightweight double-blind reviewing process.

For more details, see

Papers should be submitted electronically at

*** Publication ***

The proceedings will be published by Springer in the LNCS series. We
expect to invite the authors of a selection of the best papers to
submit an extended version of their FLOPS paper to a special issue
which will appear in the journal Science of Computer Programming.

*** Important Dates ***

All deadlines are Anywhere on Earth (AoE = UTC-12).

* Abstract due: Wed 6th Dec 2023
* Submission deadline: Wed 13th Dec 2023
* Notifications: Wed 31st Jan 2024
* Final versions due: Wed 28th Feb 2024

*** Organizers ***

Shin-ya Katsumata National Institute of Informatics, JP (General Chair)
Jeremy Gibbons University of Oxford, UK (PC Co-Chair)
Dale Miller INRIA Saclay and LIX/IPP, FR (PC Co-Chair)
Naohiko Hoshino Sojo University, JP (Local Chair)

*** FLOPS sponsorship ***

This symposium is sponsored by JSSST-SIGPPL (

*** Contact Address ***

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