CFP: ICFP 2003

International Conference on Functional Programming (ICFP 2003)

Affiliated with PLI 2003
August 25-29, 2003 
Uppsala, Sweden 

Important dates 

Submission deadline
  18:00 EST 20 March, 2003 (Thursday)

Notification of acceptance or rejection
  19 May, 2003 

Final paper due 
  16 June, 2003 

  25-29 August, 2003


ICFP 2003 seeks original papers on the full spectrum of the art,
science, and practice of functional programming. The conference
invites submissions on all topics ranging from principles to
practice, from foundations to features, and from abstraction to
application. The scope covers all languages that encourage
programming with functions, including both purely applicative and
imperative languages, as well as languages that support objects
and concurrency. Topics of interest include, but are not limited
to, the following:

  formal semantics, lambda calculus, type theory, monads,
  continuations, control, state, effects.

  algorithms and data structures, modules and type systems,
  concurrency   and distribution, components and composition,
  relations to object-oriented   and logic programming, multiparadigm

  abstract machines, compile-time and run-time optimization,
  just-in-time compilers, memory management. Interfaces to foreign
  functions, services, components and low-level machine resources.

Transformation and analysis
  abstract interpretation, partial evaluation, program transformation,
  theorem proving, specification and verification.

Software development techniques for functional programming
  design patterns, specification, verification and validation,
  debugging, test generation, tracing and profiling.

Applications and domain-specific languages
  systems programming, scientific and numerical computing, symbolic
  computing and artificial intelligence, systems programming,
  databases,   graphical user interfaces, multimedia programming,
  application scripting, system administration, distributed-systems
  construction, web programming.

Practice and experience
  functional programming in education and industry, ramifications on
  other paradigms and computing disciplines.

Functional pearls 
  elegant, instructive examples of functional programming.

Papers in the latter three categories need not necessarily report
original research results; they may instead, for example, report
practical experience that will be useful to others, re-usable
programming idioms, or elegant new ways of approaching a
problem. The key criterion for such a paper is that it makes a
contribution from which other practitioners can benefit. It is
not enough simply to describe a program!

Submission guidelines

Due date & time: Submissions must be filed at the web site by
18:00 EST on Thursday 20 March. Some convenient equivalents to
18:00 EST are

* New York:  6:00 PM = 18h00
* San Francisco: 3:00 PM = 15h00
* Chicago: 5:00 PM = 17h00
* Paris: Midnight 
* Hong Kong: 7:00 AM (21 March)
* UTC: 2300 

For other time-zones/locations, see

Submission URL: http://www.cc.gatech.edu/icfp03/submit

Authors should submit a 100-200 word abstract and a full paper by
23:00 Universal Coordinated Time on Thursday, March 20,
2003. Submissions should be no more than 12 pages (including
bibliography and appendices) in standard ACM conference format:
two columns, nine-point font on a ten-point baseline, with pages
20pc (3.33in) wide and 54pc (9in) tall, with a column gutter of
2pc (0.33in). Detailed formatting guidelines are available at
http://www.acm.org/sigs/pubs/proceed/template.html, along with
formatting templates or style files for LaTeX, Word Perfect, and
Word. You don't need to include categories, keywords, etc.,
though you are welcome to do so.

Also, note that the ACM copyright notice is not required of
submissions, only of accepted papers.

Authors wishing to supply additional material to the reviewers
beyond the 12-page limit can do so in clearly marked appendices,
on the understanding that reviewers are not required to read the
appendices. Submissions that do not meet these guidelines will
not be considered. The submission deadline and length above are
firm .

Submissions will be carried out electronically via the Web, at
the URL given above. Papers must be submitted in either PDF
format, or as PostScript documents that are interpretable by
Ghostscript, and they must be printable on US Letter sized
paper. Individuals for which this requirement is a hardship
should contact the program chair at least one week before the

Submitted papers must have content that has not previously been
published in other conferences or refereed venues; simultaneous
submission to other conferences or refereed venues is
unacceptable. Each paper should explain its contributions in both
general and technical terms, clearly identifying what has been
accomplished, saying why it is significant, and comparing it with
previous work. Authors should strive to make the technical
content of their papers understandable to a broad audience.

Authors of accepted papers will be required to sign the ACM
copyright form. Proceedings will be published by ACM Press.

Student Attendees 

Students who have a paper accepted for the conference are offered
student membership of SIGPLAN free for one year. As members of
SIGPLAN they may apply for travel fellowships from the PAC fund.

Conference Chair 

Colin Runciman 
University of York, UK

Program Chair 

Olin Shivers 
College of Computing
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, Ga. 30332-0280, USA
shivers at cc.gatech.edu
Phone: +1 404 385.00.91
Fax:   +1 404 383.12.53

Program Committee 

Awaiting final confirmation; to be announced.