FLOPS 2002, First Call for Papers

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* Sixth International Symposium on Functional and Logic Programming *
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*         (Co-located with ACM SIGPLAN Aisa-PEPM 2002)              *
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*               University of Aizu, Aizu, Japan                     *
*                   September 15--17, 2002                          *
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*         http://www.ipl.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp/FLOPS2002/                 *
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The symposium is a forum for research on all issues concerning
functional programming and logic programming.  In particular, it wants
to stimulate the cross-fertilization as well as integration of the two
paradigms.  The symposium takes place about every 1.5 years in Japan.
Previous FLOPS meetings were held in Fuji Susuno (1995), Shonan Village
(1996), Kyoto(1998), Tsukuba (1999), and Tokyo (2001).


The Sixth International Symposium on Functional and Logic Programming
(FLOPS 2002) solicits original papers in all areas of functional and logic
programming, including (but not limited to):

  * Language issues: language design and constructs,
    programming methodology, integration of paradigms,
    interfacing with other languages, type systems, constraints,
    concurrency and distributed computing

  * Foundations: semantics, rewrite systems and narrowing,
    type theory, proof systems

  * Implementation: compilation techniques, memory management,
    program analysis and transformation, partial evaluation,

  * Applications: case studies, real-world applications,
    graphical user interfaces, internet applications,
    database connection, formal methods and model checking


Submissions must be unpublished and not submitted for publication
elsewhere. Submissions should fall into one of the following two 

1. Regular research papers: they should describe new results 
   and will be judged on originality, correctness and significance. 
2. System descriptions: they should contain a link to a working system 
   and will be judged on originality, usefulness and design.
All submissions must be written in English. Regular research papers
can be up to 15 proceedings pages long, system descriptions will be up
to 4 pages long. Authors are strongly encouraged to use LaTeX2e and the 
Springer llncs class file, available at 

The title page should indicate the submission category. 
Regular research papers should be supported by proofs and/or
experimental results. In case of lack of space, this supporting
information should be made accesible otherwise (e.g. a link to
a web page, or an appendix).

Submission is Web-based. In order to submit a paper, authors should fill in 
the submission form available at

where more detailed instructions are given.  If submission through the 
Web is not possible, five hard copies may be sent to

       Mario Rodriguez-Artalejo
       Universidad Complutense de Madrid
       Departamento de Sistemas Informaticos y Programacion
       Edificio Fac. Matematicas
       Av. Complutense s/n
       28040 Madrid, Spain
Publication and presentation of accepted contributions

The Proceedings of FLOPS 2002 will be published by Springer Verlag 
in the LNCS series. They will be available at the conference.
One author of each accepted contribution is expected to
attend the Symposium in order to present it.
Presentations of regular research papers will be scheduled for
30 minutes, including questions from the audience. System presentations
will be scheduled for 15 minutes.                          

Important Dates

Submission Deadline:     March 1, 2002          
Notification:            May 21, 2002            
Final Version:           June 25, 2002           
Symposium:               September 15--17, 2002  

Program Co-Chairs

Zhenjiang Hu              University of Tokyo, Japan
Mario Rodriguez-Artalejo  Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Spain

E-Mail:                   flops2002@ucm.es

Program Committee

Maria Alpuente                         Technical University of Valencia, Spain 
Wei-Ngan Chin                          National University of Singapore, Singapore
Pierre Deransart                       INRIA-Rocquencourt, France
Moreno Falaschi                        University of Udine, Italy
Michael Hanus                          University of Kiel, Germany
Zhenjiang Hu (Co-Chair)                University of Tokyo, Japan
Jan Maluszynski                        Linkoeping University, Sweden
Aart Middeldorp                        University of Tsukuba, Japan
Gopalan Nadathur                       University of Minnesota, USA
Susumu Nishimura                       Kyoto University, Japan            
Catuscia Palamidessi                   The Pennsylvania State University, USA 
Mario Rodriguez-Artalejo (Co-Chair)    Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Spain
Francesca Rossi                        University of Padova, Italy
Harald Sondergaard                     The University of Melbourne, Australia
Kazunori Ueda                          Waseda University, Japan
Kwangkeun Yi                           KAIST, Korea

Local Arrangements Chair

Taro Suzuki                           University of Aizu, Japan
Sponsored by: Japan Society of Software Science and Technology (JSSST),
              Special Interest Group on Principles of Programming.

In cooperation with: Association for Logic Programming (ALP).