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FLOPS 2020 : International Symposium on Functional and Logic Programming


Conference Series : International Symposium on Functional and Logic Programming
When Apr 23, 2020 - Apr 25, 2020
Where Akita, Japan
Abstract Registration Due Nov 15, 2019
Submission Deadline Nov 22, 2019
Notification Due Jan 14, 2020
Final Version Due Feb 16, 2020

Call For Papers

FLOPS 2020: 15th International Symposium on Functional and Logic Programming

In-Cooperation with ACM SIGPLAN

23-25 April, 2020, Akita, Japan

Writing down detailed computational steps is not the only way of
programming. An alternative, being used increasingly in practice, is
to start by writing down the desired properties of the result. The
computational steps are then (semi-)automatically derived from these
higher-level specifications. Examples of this declarative style of
programming include functional and logic programming, program
transformation and rewriting, and extracting programs from proofs of
their correctness.

FLOPS aims to bring together practitioners, researchers and
implementors of the declarative programming paradigm, 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.

*** Scope ***

FLOPS solicits original papers in all areas of the declarative

* 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 the 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. See also ACM SIGPLAN
Republication Policy, as explained on the web at

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
guidelines. 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
an anonymized Web page or an appendix, which does not count towards
the page limit). However, it is the responsibility of the authors to
guarantee that their paper can be understood and appreciated without
referring to this supporting information; reviewers may simply choose
not to look at it when writing their review.

FLOPS 2020 will employ a lightweight double-blind reviewing process.
To facilitate this, submitted papers must adhere to two rules:

1. author names and institutions must be omitted, and

2. references to authors' own related work should be in the third
person (e.g., not "We build on our previous work …" but rather "We
build on the work of …").

The purpose of this process is to help the reviewers come to an
initial judgement about the paper without bias, not to make it
impossible for them to discover the authors if they were to try.
Nothing should be done in the name of anonymity that weakens the
submission or makes the job of reviewing the paper more difficult
(e.g., important background references should not be omitted or
anonymized). In addition, authors should feel free to disseminate
their ideas or draft versions of their paper as they normally
would. For instance, authors may post drafts of their papers on the
web or give talks on their research ideas.

Papers should be submitted electronically at

Springer Guidelines

*** Proceedings ***

The proceedings will be published by Springer International Publishing
in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series

*** Important Dates ***

15 November 2019 (AoE): Abstract submission
22 November 2019 (AoE): Submission deadline
24 January 2020: Author notification
16 February 2020: Camera ready due
23-25 April 2020: FLOPS Symposium

*** Programming Comittee ***
Elvira Albert Universidad Complutense de Madrid
María Alpuente Universitat Politècnica de València
Edwin Brady University of St Andrews
Michael Hanus CAU Kiel
Nao Hirokawa JAIST
Zhenjiang Hu Peking University
John Hughes Chalmers University of Technology
Kazuhiro Inaba Google
Shin-Ya Katsumata National Institute of Informatics
Ekaterina Komendantskaya Heriot-Watt University
Leonidas Lampropoulos University of Pennsylvania
Akimasa Morihata The University of Tokyo
Shin-Cheng Mu Academia Sinica
Keisuke Nakano Tohoku University (co-chair)
Koji Nakazawa Nagoya University
Enrico Pontelli New Mexico State University
Didier Remy INRIA
Ricardo Rocha University of Porto
Konstantinos Sagonas Uppsala University (co-chair)
Ilya Sergey Yale-NUS College
Kohei Suenaga Kyoto University
Tachio Terauchi Waseda University
Kazushige Terui Kyoto University
Simon Thompson University of Kent

*** Organizers ***

Keisuke Nakano Tohoku University, Japan (PC Co-Chair, General Chair)
Kostis Sagonas Uppsala University, Sweden (PC Co-Chair)
Kazuyuki Asada Tohoku University, Japan (Local Co-Chair)
Ryoma Sin'ya Akita University, Japan (Local Co-Chair)
Katsuhiro Ueno Tohoku University, Japan (Local Co-Chair)

*** Contact Address ***

flops2020 _AT_

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