CALL FOR PAPERS

                           A Special Issue of JFP
      Semantics, Applications, and Implementation of Program Generation


Program generation has the prospect of being an integral part of a wide
range of software development processes.  Recent studies investigate
different aspects of program generation systems, including their
semantics, their applications, and their implementation.  Existing
theories and systems address both high-level (source) language and
low-level (machine) language generation.  A number of programming
languages now support program generation and manipulation. These languages
can have different goals, use different different implementation
techniques, and target different applications.  In this context, a PLI
workshop dedicated to this theme (SAIG'00) was held this year. Following
on from this workshop, a special issue of the Journal of Functional
Programming will be devoted to the same theme.

Full-length, archival-quality submissions are solicited on topics
including both theoretical and practical models and tools for building
program generation systems, Examples include:

   * Semantics, type systems, and implementations for multi-stage languages.
   * Run-time specialization systems:  e.g. compilers, operating systems.
   * High-level program generation (applications, foundations,
   * Symbolic computation, linking and explicit substitution, in-lining and

Reports on applications of these techniques to real-world problems are
especially encouraged, as are submissions that relate ideas and concepts
from several of these topics, or bridge the gap between theory and

Contributors to SAIG'00 are encouraged to submit, but submission is open
to everyone.  Papers will be reviewed as regular JFP submissions, and
acceptance in the special issue will be based on relevance to the theme.
The special issue also welcomes high-quality survey and position papers
that would benefit a wide audience.  Accepted papers exceeding the space
restrictions will be published as regular JFP papers.

Submissions should be sent to the guest editor (address below), with a
copy to Nasreen Ahmad (nasreen@dcs.gla.ac.uk). Submitted articles should
be sent in postscript format, preferably gzipped and uuencoded.  In
addition, please send, as plain text, title, abstract, and contact
information. The submission deadline is February 1st, 2001. For other
submission details, please consult an issue of the Journal of Functional
Programming or see the Journal's web page at


 Guest Editor                         Editor in Chief
 Walid Taha
 Department of Computer Science       Philip Wadler
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