Welcome to the website for IFL 2010, the 22nd Symposium on Implementation and Application of
After a first successful visit to the USA, the Symposium on Implementation and Application of Functional
Languages returns to Europe for its 22nd edition. The hosting institution is Utrecht University in the
Netherlands, although the conference itself will take place in the ornithological theme park Avifauna
in Alphen aan den Rijn, situated conveniently close to Schiphol (Amsterdam Airport). The symposium dates
are September 1-3, 2010.
The goal of the IFL symposia is to bring together researchers actively engaged in the implementation and
application of functional and function-based programming languages. IFL 2010 will be a venue for researchers
to present and discuss new ideas and concepts, work in progress, and publication-ripe results related to
the implementation and application of functional languages and function-based programming.
Following the IFL tradition, IFL 2010 will use a post-symposium review process to produce formal proceedings
which will be published by Springer Verlag in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series
. All participants in
IFL 2010 are invited to submit either a draft paper or an extended abstract describing work to be presented
at the symposium. At no time may work submitted to IFL be simultaneously submitted to other venues. Here
we follow the ACM Sigplan republication policy as defined here
The submissions will be screened by the program committee chair to make sure they are within the scope of IFL,
and will appear in the draft proceedings distributed at the symposium. Submissions appearing in the draft
proceedings are not peer-reviewed publications. After the symposium, authors will be given the opportunity
to incorporate the feedback from discussions at the symposium and will be invited to submit a revised full
article for the formal review process. These revised submissions will be reviewed by the program committee
using prevailing academic standards to select the best articles, which will appear in the formal proceedings.
of Luleå University, the main designer and
developer of the Timber language
is the invited speaker at IFL 2010. Timber is a functional programming language that draws some of its concepts from
object-oriented programming, and has built-in facilities for concurrent execution. The language is
specifically targeted at implementing real-time embedded systems.
IFL welcomes submissions describing practical and theoretical work as well as submissions describing
applications and tools. If you are not sure that your work is appropriate for IFL 2010, please contact
the PC chair
. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- language concepts
- type checking
- compilation techniques
- staged compilation
- runtime function specialization
- runtime code generation
- partial evaluation
- (abstract) interpretation
- generic programming techniques
- automatic program generation
- array processing
- concurrent/parallel programming
- concurrent/parallel program execution
- functional programming and embedded systems
- functional programming and web applications
- functional programming and security
- novel memory management techniques
- runtime profiling and performance measurements
- debugging and tracing
- virtual/abstract machine architectures
- validation and verification of functional programs
- tools and programming techniques
- industrial applications of functional programming
Prospective authors are encouraged to submit papers or extended abstracts to be published in the draft proceedings
and to present them at the symposium. All contributions must be written in English, conform to the
Springer-Verlag LNCS series format
and not exceed 16 pages. The draft proceedings will appear as a technical report of the
Department of Computer Science of Utrecht University.
We are extremely happy that Microsoft Research
is willing to sponsor IFL 2010,
allowing us to decrease the participation fee for Master students and Ph D students who plan to attend or present at IFL 2010.
Peter Landin Prize
The Peter Landin Prize is awarded to the best paper presented at the symposium every year.
The honored article is selected by the program committee based on the submissions received for
the formal review process. The prize carries a cash award equivalent to 150 Euros.