[erlang-questions] [ANN] Call for papers: ACM Erlang Workshop 2016

Scott Fritchie fritchie@REDACTED
Wed May 18 23:42:35 CEST 2016

Erlang and Elixir folks, good afternoon.  Melinda Tóth and I are
co-chairs of this year's ACM workshop on Erlang, Elixir, LFE, and (new
this year) concurrency-oriented programming in environments such as
Akka, CloudHaskell, Occam, and Pony. The workshop will be held in
Nara, Japan on September 23, 2016.

If you or someone you know are working on a project that could teach
the ErlangOTP//BeamVM community something new, please consider
submitting a proposal for a paper (in either category) or poster. If
there's a local user group in your area that wouldn't mind receiving a
copy of this call for papers, we would be grateful if you would
forward this announcement and/or a link to the CFP at

Thank you!



Fifteenth ACM SIGPLAN Erlang Workshop

Nara, Japan, September 23, 2016
Satellite event of the 21st ACM SIGPLAN International Conference on
Functional Programming (ICFP 2016)
September 18-24, 2016

The Erlang Workshop aims to bring together the open source, academic,
and industrial communities of Erlang, to discuss technologies and
languages related to Erlang. The Erlang model of concurrent programming
has been widely emulated, for example by Akka in Scala, and even new
programming languages were designed atop of the Erlang VM, such as
Elixir. Therefore we would like to broaden the scope of the workshop to
include systems like those mentioned above.

The workshop will enable participants to familiarize themselves with
recent developments on new techniques and tools, novel applications,
draw lessons from users' experiences and identify research problems and
common areas relevant to the practice of Erlang, Erlang-like languages,
functional programming, distribution, concurrency etc.

We invite three types of submissions.

1. Technical papers describing interesting contributions either in
theoretical work or real world applications. Submission related to
Erlang, Elixir, Akka, CloudHaskell, Occam, and functional programming
are welcome and encouraged. Topics of interest include (but are not
limited to):

   - virtual machine extensions and compilation techniques
   - implementations and interfaces of Erlang in/with other languages
   - new tools (profilers, tracers, debuggers, testing frameworks etc.)
   - language extensions
   - formal semantics, correctness and verification
   - testing Erlang programs
   - program analysis and transformation
   - Erlang-like languages and technologies
   - functional languages and multi-processing
   - concurrency in functional languages
   - functional languages and distributed computing
   - parallel programming
   - pattern based programming
   - Erlang in education

The maximum length for technical papers is restricted to 12 pages.

2. Experience reports 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. The maximum length for the experience report is restricted
to 2 pages.

3. Poster presentations describing topics related to the workshop goals.
Each includes a maximum of 2 pages of the abstract and summary.
Presentations in this category will be given an hour of shared
simultaneous demonstration time.

Workshop Co-Chairs
Melinda Tóth, Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary
Scott Lystig Fritchie, Basho Japan KK

Program Committee
(Note: the Workshop Co-Chairs are also committee members)

    Jamie Allen, Typesafe
    Laura M. Castro, University of  A Coruña, Spain
    Natalia Chechina, University of Glasgow
    Viktoria Fördős, Erlang Solutions
    Yosuke Hara, Rakuten, Inc.
    Kenji Rikitake, KRPEO
    Bruce Tate, iCanMakeItBetter
    Simon Thompson, University of Kent, UK

Important Dates
Submissions due: Friday, 3 June, 2016
Author notification: Friday, 8 July, 2016
Final copy due: Sunday, 31 July, 2016
Workshop date: September 23, 2016

Instructions to authors
Papers must be submitted online via EasyChair (via the "Erlang2016"
event). The submission page is

Submitted papers should be in portable document format (PDF),
formatted using the ACM SIGPLAN style guidelines.

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.

Paper submissions will be considered for poster submission in the case
they are not accepted as full papers.

Venue & Registration Details
For registration, please see the ICFP 2016 web site at:

Related Links
ICFP 2016 web site:
Past ACM SIGPLAN Erlang workshops:
Open Source Erlang:
EasyChair submission site:
Author Information for SIGPLAN Conferences:
Attendee Information for SIGPLAN Events:

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