[gambit-list] CFP Deadline Extended: Scheme and Functional Programming Workshop 2017

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Sat May 27 13:13:55 EDT 2017

Scheme and Functional Programming Workshop 2017
Oxford, United Kingdom
Co-located with ICFP 2017

Important Dates

Submission deadline (extended)
    June 16th, 2017 (AoE)
Author notification (extended)
    July 18th, 2017 (AoE)
Camera-ready deadline (extended)
    August 18th, 2017 (AoE)
    September 3rd, 2017

Important Links

  • Submission Page https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=scheme17
  • (TBD) Registration Page
  • Twitter feed: @schemeworkshop https://twitter.com/schemeworkshop


The Scheme and Functional Programming Workshop is a yearly meeting of
programming language practitioners who share a sense of aesthetic
as embodied by the Algorithmic Language Scheme:
universality through minimalism, adequation through self-improvement,
flexibility through rigorous design, and
composability through orthogonal features.

Call For Papers

We invite high-quality papers about novel research results,
lessons learned from practical experience in industrial or educational
setting, and even new insights on old ideas.
We welcome and encourage submissions that apply
to any language that can be considered Scheme:
from strict subsets of RnRS to other "Scheme" implementations, to Racket,
to Lisp dialects including Clojure, Emacs Lisp, Common Lisp,
to functional languages with continuations and/or macros
(or extended to have them) such as
Dylan, ECMAcript, Hop, Lua, Scala, Rust, etc.
The elegance of the paper and the relevance of its topic to the interests
of Schemers will matter more than the surface syntax of the examples used.
Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

  • Interaction:
    program-development environments, debugging, testing, refactoring
  • Implementation:
    interpreters, compilers, tools, garbage collectors, benchmarks
  • Extension:
    macros, hygiene, domain-specific languages, reflection, and
    how such extension affects interaction.
  • Expression:
    control, modularity, ad hoc and parametric polymorphism, types,
    aspects, ownership models, concurrency, distribution, parallelism,
    non-determinism, probabilism, and other programming paradigms
  • Integration:
    build tools, deployment, interoperation with other languages and systems
  • Formal semantics:
    Theory, analyses and transformations, partial evaluation
  • Human Factors:
    Past, present and future history,
    evolution and sociology of the language Scheme,
    its standard and its dialects.
  • Education:
    approaches, experiences, curricula
  • Applications:
    industrial uses of Scheme
  • Scheme pearls:
    elegant, instructive uses of Scheme

Submission Information

Please submit full papers and experience reports to our Submission Page.

[NEW IN 2017!] Paper submissions must use the format acmart and its
sub-format acmlarge. They must be
in PDF, printable in black and white on US Letter size. Microsoft Word
and LaTeX templates for this
format are available at:


This change is in line with ACM conferences (such as ICFP with which
we are colocated) switching from
their traditional two-column formats (e.g. sigplanconf) to the above.
While a two-column format with
small fonts is much more practical when reading printed papers, the
single-column format with large
fonts is nicer to view on a computer screen, as most `papers' are read
these days.

To encourage authors to submit their best work, we offer three tracks:

  • Full Papers, with a limit to 24 pages. Each accepted paper will be
presented by its authors in a
    40 minute slot including Q&A.
  • Experience Reports, with a limit to 12 pages. Each accepted report
will be presented by its
    authors in a 20 minute slot including Q&A.
  • Lightning talks, with a limit to 192 words. Each accepted
lightning talk will be presented by its
    authors in a 5 minute slot including Q&A.

The size limits above exclude references and any optional appendices.
There are no size limits on
appendices, but the papers should stand without the need to read them,
and reviewers are not required
to read them.

Authors are encouraged to publish any code associated to their papers
under an open source license, so
that reviewers may try the code and verify the claims.

Proceedings will be printed as a Technical Report at Indiana University.

Publication of a paper at this workshop is not intended to replace
conference or journal publication,
and does not preclude re-publication of a more complete or finished
version of the paper at some later
conference or in a journal.

Program Committee

  • Barış Aktemur, Ozyegin University, Turkey
  • Nada Amin (general chair), University of Cambridge, UK
  • Kenichi Asai, Ochanomizu University, Japan
  • Eli Barzilay, Microsoft, USA
  • Felix S Klock II, Mozilla Research, USA
  • Jay McCarthy, University of Massachusetts Lowell, USA
  • Christian Queinnec, Professor emeritus at Sorbonne University, France
  • François-René Rideau (program chair), Metaphor, USA

Steering Committee

  • Will Clinger, Northeastern University
  • Marc Feeley, Université de Montréal
  • Dan Friedman, Indiana University
  • Olin Shivers, Northeastern University
  • Will Byrd, University of Utah

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