ACM Erlang Workshop 2010: call for papers

Scott Lystig Fritchie <>
Mon Apr 19 22:17:29 CEST 2010

Greetings, everyone.  Of the many Erlang'ers that I've met at
conferences in the last ten years, and of the many more that I've
corresponded with via email, it's clear that there's a lot of cool stuff
happening in the Erlang world.  There's new features in Erlang the
language itself and in its virtual machine.  There are Erlang'ish
features creeping into other languages.  And Erlang has long ago broken
away from its telecom heritage into messaging, databases, Web services,
video streaming, software testing, and so many more areas.

On behalf of the program committee for the ACM Erlang Workshop 2010, I'd
like you to consider writing a paper for this year's workshop.  This
year, Kostis Sangonas is introducing two different tracks of papers; see
the CFP below for details.  If you can't spare the time for a full 10-12
page paper, please consider the second track at 5-6 pages.

Erlang has deep roots in pragmatism and practicality.  Industrialists
tell the academics what really works.  Academics help shape the new
tools industry needs.  The Erlang Workshop brings all together to knit
a stronger community.  Please support that community with a paper.
Your resume/CV will thank you, also.  :-)

Please email me or Kostis if you have any questions.  I look forwarding
to seeing you in Baltimore!

Scott Lystig Fritchie
Gemini Mobile Technologies   Snookles Music Consulting
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Ninth ACM SIGPLAN Erlang Workshop
Baltimore, Maryland, USA, Thursday, September 30, 2010

A satellite event of the 15th ACM SIGPLAN International
Conference on Functional Programming (ICFP)

Erlang is a concurrent, distributed functional programming language
aimed at systems with requirements on massive concurrency, soft real
time response, fault tolerance, and high availability. It has been
available as open source for over 10 years, creating a community that
actively contributes to its already existing rich set of libraries and
applications. Originally created for telecom applications, its usage
has spread to other domains including e-commerce, banking, databases,
and computer telephony and messaging.

Erlang programs are today among the largest applications written
in any functional programming language. These applications offer
new opportunities to evaluate functional programming and functional
programming methods on a very large scale and suggest new problems for
the research community to solve.

This workshop will bring together the open source, academic, and
industrial programming communities of Erlang. It will enable participants
to familiarize themselves with recent developments on new techniques and
tools tailored to Erlang, novel applications, draw lessons from users'
experiences and identify research problems and common areas relevant to
the practice of Erlang and functional programming.

We invite two sorts of submissions:

   1) technical papers describing language extensions, critical
   discussions of the status quo, formal semantics of language constructs,
   program analysis and transformation, virtual machine extensions and
   compilation techniques, implementations and interfaces of Erlang
   in/with other languages, and new tools (profilers, tracers, debuggers,
   testing frameworks, etc.)

   2) practice and application papers describing uses of Erlang in the
   "real-world", Erlang libraries for specific tasks, experiences from
   using Erlang in specific application domains, reusable programming
   idioms and elegant new ways of using Erlang to approach or solve a
   particular problem.

Workshop Chair

* Scott Lystig Fritchie, Gemini Mobile Technologies, Inc.

Program Chair

* Konstantinos Sagonas, National Technical University of Athens, Greece

Program Committee (the Workshop and Program Chairs are also committee members)

* Danny Dubé               Université Laval, Canada
* Garry Hodgson            AT&T Chief Security Office, U.S.A.
* Zoltan Horvath           Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary
* Mickaël Rémond           Process One, France
* Erik Stenman             Klarna AB
* Hans Svensson            Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
* Simon Thompson           University of Kent, U.K.
* Ulf Wiger                Erlang Solutions Ltd, U.K.

Important Dates (Tentative)

* Submission deadline: Friday, June 11, 2010
* Author notification: Monday, June 28, 2010
* Final submission:    TBA
* Workshop date:       September 30, 2010

Instructions to authors

Papers must be submitted online via EasyChair (via the "Erlang2010" event).

Submitted papers should be in portable document format (PDF), formatted
using the ACM SIGPLAN style guidelines. The length for technical papers
is restricted to 12 pages. For "Practice and Application" papers,
the length is restricted to 6 pages; papers in this cateogory may be
allocated less time for their talk and instead be given the opportunity
for a demo and/or poster session during the workshop. Each submission
must adhere to SIGPLAN's republication policy. Violation risks summary
rejection of the offending submission. Accepted papers will be published
by the ACM and will appear in the ACM Digital Library.

Venue & Registration Details

* For registration, please see the ICFP web site.

Related Links

* ICFP 2010 web site:
* Past ACM SIGPLAN Erlang workshops:
* Open Source Erlang:
* EasyChair submission site:
* Author Information for SIGPLAN Conferences:

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