Ninth ACM SIGPLAN Erlang Workshop

Baltimore, Maryland, USA, Thursday, September 30, 2010


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.


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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 category 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.


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