Thirteenth International Symposium on
Practical Aspects of Declarative Languages

Austin, Texas, USA
January 24-25, 2011

Co-located with ACM's Principles of Programming Languages, January 26-28, 2011

o  Conference Description
o  Conference Program
o  Invited Speakers
o  Accepted Papers
o  Call for Papers
o  Important Dates
o  Submission Guidelines
o  Most Practical Paper Award
o  LNCS Proceedings
o  Program Committee
o  Registration
o  Hotel Information
o  Contacts
o  Sponsors

Conference Description

Declarative languages build on sound theoretical bases to provide attractive frameworks for application development. These languages have been successfully applied to many different real-world situations, ranging from data base management to active networks to software engineering to decision support systems.

New developments in theory and implementation have opened up new application areas. At the same time, applications of declarative languages to novel problems raise numerous interesting research issues. Well-known questions include designing for scalability, language extensions for application deployment, and programming environments. Thus, applications drive the progress in the theory and implementation of declarative systems, and benefit from this progress as well.

PADL is a forum for researchers and practitioners to present original work emphasizing novel applications and implementation techniques for all forms of declarative concepts, including, functional, logic, constraints, etc.

Topics of interest include:

  • Innovative applications of declarative languages.
  • Declarative domain-specific languages and applications.
  • Practical applications of theoretical results.
  • New language developments and their impact on applications.
  • Declarative languages and Software Engineering.
  • Evaluation of implementation techniques on practical applications.
  • Practical experiences and industrial applications.
  • Novel uses of declarative languages in the classroom.

PADL'11 welcomes new ideas and approaches pertaining to applications and implementation of declarative languages, and is not limited to the scope of the past twelve PADL symposia (past proceedings can be found in Springer Verlag LNCS, numbers 1551, 1753, 1990, 2257, 2562, 3057, 3350, 3819, 4354, 4902, 5418 and 5937).

In this occasion PADL is co-located, as traditionally, with ACM POPL, which will be held immediately following PADL, January 26-28. The symposium will be held in Austin, Texas, USA. Previous PADLs were held in Madrid, Spain (2010), Savannah, Georgia, USA (2009), San Francisco, California, USA (2008), Nice, France (2007), Charleston (2006), Long Beach (2005), Dallas (2004), New Orleans (2003), Portland (2002), Las Vegas (2001), Boston (2000), and San Antonio (1999).

Invited Speakers

  • Roope Kaivola, Intel Corporation, USA
  • Intel Core i7 Processor Execution Engine Validation in a Functional Language Based Formal Framework
  • Raymond J. Mooney, University of Texas at Austin, USA
  • Learning Language from its Perceptual Context

Call for Papers

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Important Dates

Abstract Submission: September 1, 2010
Full paper submission: September 8, 2010
Notification: October 11, 2010
Camera-ready: November 1, 2010
Symposium: January 24-25, 2011

Submission Guidelines

Authors should submit an electronic copy of the full paper in PDF using the Springer LNCS format. The submission will be done through EasyChair conference system. If electronic submission is impossible, please contact the program chairs for information on how to submit hard copies.

All submissions must be original work written in English. Submissions must be unpublished and not submitted for publication elsewhere. Work that already appeared in unpublished or informally published workshops proceedings may be submitted.

Each submission must include on its first page the paper title; authors, affiliations and contact emails; abstract; and three to four keywords. The keywords will be used to assist us in selecting appropriate reviewers for the paper.

PADL'11 will accept both technical and application papers:

Technical Papers

Technical papers must describe original, previously unpublished research results. Technical papers must not exceed 15 pages in Springer LNCS format.

Application Papers

Application papers are a mechanism to present important practical applications of declarative languages that occur in industry or in areas of research other than Computer Science. Application papers will be published in the Springer-Verlag conference proceedings, and will be presented in a separate session. Application papers are expected to describe complex and/or real-world applications that rely on an innovative use of declarative languages. Application descriptions, engineering solutions and real-world experiences (both positive and negative) are solicited. The limit for application papers is 3 pages in Springer LNCS format.

Most Practical Paper Award

The Most Practical Paper award will be given to the submission that is judged by the program committee to be the best in terms of practicality, originality, and clarity of presentation. The program committee may choose not to make an award, or to make multiple awards.

LNCS Proceedings

The proceedings of PADL'11 will appear in the LNCS series of Springer with the volume number 6539.

Programme Committee

Ricardo Rocha University of Porto, Portugal (co-chair)
John Launchbury Galois, USA (co-chair)
Agostino Dovier University of Udine, Italy
André Santos Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil
Bryan O'Sullivan Serpentine Green Design, USA
Byron Cook Microsoft Research, UK
C. R. Ramakrishnan SUNY Stony Brook, USA
Germán Puebla Technical University of Madrid, Spain
Konstantinos Sagonas National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Maria Garcia de la Banda Monash University, Australia
Martin Erwig Oregon State University, USA
Neal Glew Intel Corporation, USA
Neng-Fa Zhou CUNY Brooklyn College, USA
Salvador Abreu University of Évora, Portugal
Sukyoung Ryu Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Korea
Tom Schrijvers Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
Xavier Leroy INRIA, France
Yitzhak Mandelbaum AT&T Labs Research, USA


To register for PADL, please follow the instructions at the POPL Registration Page. The early registration deadline is December 31, 2010.

Hotel Information

PADL will be co-located with POPL at the Omni Austin Hotel in downtown Austin, Texas. For additional information about the conference hotel and/or the venue, please visit the POPL web page.


For additional information about papers and submissions, please contact the Program Chairs:

Ricardo Rocha

CRACS @ INESC-Porto LA & University of Porto, Portugal

Email: ricroc <AT> dcc <DOT> fc <DOT> up <DOT> pt

John Launchbury

Galois, USA

Email: john <AT> galois <DOT> com


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