Writing down detailed computational steps is not the only way of programming. The 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 include functional and logic programming, program transformation and re-writing, and extracting programs from proofs of their correctness.
FLOPS aims to bring together practitioners, researchers and implementors of the 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), and Kochi (2016).
FLOPS solicits original papers in all areas of the declarative programming:
- functional, logic, functional-logic programming, re-writing systems, formal methods and model checking, program transformations and program refinements, developing programs with the help of theorem provers or SAT/SMT solvers;
- foundations, language design, implementation issues (compilation techniques, memory management, run-time systems), applications and case studies.
FLOPS promotes cross-fertilization among different styles of declarative programming. Therefore, submissions must be written to be understandable by the wide audience of declarative programmers and researchers. Submission of system descriptions and declarative pearls are especially encouraged.
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.
- Declarative pearls: new and excellent declarative programs or theories with illustrative applications.
Submissions must be unpublished and not submitted for publication elsewhere.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.
The proceedings will be published by Springer International Publishing in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series, as a printed volume as well as online in the digital library SpringerLink.
Post-proceedings: The authors of 4-7 best papers will be invited to submit the extended version of their FLOPS paper to a special issue of the journal Science of Computer Programming (SCP).
- 13 November 2017 (any time zone) Abstract submission
- 20 November 2017 (any time zone) Submission deadline
- 15 January 2018 Author notification
- 9-11 May 2018 FLOPS Symposium
Invited TalksTo be announced.
SubmissionFirst Call for Paper (Text)
Submissions must be written in English and can be up to 15 pages long including references, though 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 a Web page, or an appendix).
Papers should be submitted electronically at:
|Andreas Rossberg||Google, Germany|
|Atsushi Ohori||Tohoku University, Japan|
|Bruno C. D. S. Oliveira||The University of Hong Kong, China|
|Carsten Fuhs||Birkbeck, University of London, UK|
|Chung-chieh Shan||Indiana University, USA|
|Didier Remy||INRIA, France|
|Harald Sondergaard||The University of Melbourne, Australia|
|Jacques Garrigue||Nagoya University, Japan|
|Jan Midtgaard||Technical University of Denmark, Denmark|
|Joachim Breitner||University of Pennsylvania, USA|
|John Gallagher||Roskilde University, Denmark and IMDEA Software Institute, Spain (co-chair)|
|Jorge A Navas||SRI International, USA|
|Kazunori Ueda||Waseda University, Japan|
|Kenny Zhuo Ming Lu||School of Information Technology, Nanyang Polytechnic, Singapore|
|María Alpuente||Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain|
|María Garcia De La Banda||Monash University, Australia|
|Martin Sulzmann||Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences, Germany (co-chair)|
|Meng Wang||University of Kent, UK|
|Michael Codish||Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel|
|Michael Leuschel||University of Düsseldorf, Germany|
|Naoki Kobayashi||University of Tokyo, Japan|
|Nikolaj Bjørner||Microsoft Research, USA|
|Robert Glück||University of Copenhagen, Denmark|
|Samir Genaim||Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain|
|Siau Cheng Khoo||National University of Singapore, Singapore|
|John Gallagher||Roskilde University, Denmark and IMDEA Software Institute, Spain (PC Co-Chair)|
|Martin Sulzmann||Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences, Germany (PC Co-Chair)|
|Makoto Tatsuta||National Institute of Informatics, Japan (General Chair)|
|Koji Nakazawa||Nagoya University, Japan (Local Chair)|
Venue and Local ArrangementsNagoya University (Higashiyama campus)
- Access to Nagoya U (provided in the university site)