Sixteenth International Symposium on
Practical Aspects of Declarative Languages

San Diego, CA, USA
January 20-21, 2014

Co-located with ACM's Principles of Programming Languages, January 22-23, 2014

o  Conference Description
o  Conference Program
o  Invited Speakers
o  Accepted Papers
o  Online Proceedings
o  Call for Papers
o  Important Dates
o  Submissions
o  Program Committee
o  Registration
o  Contacts
o  Sponsors
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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.
  • Practical extensions such as constraint-based, probabilistic, and reactive languages.

PADL'14 welcomes new ideas and approaches pertaining to applications and implementation of declarative languages, and is not limited to the scope of the past fifteen PADL symposia

In this occasion PADL is co-located, as traditionally, with ACM POPL, which will be held immediately following PADL, January 20-21. The symposium will be held at the US Grant Hotel in San Diego, CA, USA.

Invited Speakers

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Important Dates

Abstract Submission: September 6, 2013
Full Paper Submission: September 17, 2013(extended)
Notification: October 21, 2013
Camera-ready: November 10, 2013
Symposium: January 20-21, 2014

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 chair long in advance 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 but the authors should notify the program chair about the place on which it has previously appeared.

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 2014 will accept both technical and application papers.

Technical Papers

Technical papers must describe original, previously unpublished research results. Technical papers must not exceed 16 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 6 pages in Springer LNCS format, but such papers can also point to sites with supplemental information about the application or the system that they describe.

Program Committee

Matthew Flatt (co-chair)University of Utah, USA
Ronald GarciaUniversity of British Columbia, Canada
Hai-Feng Guo (co-chair)University of Nebraska at Omaha, USA
Manuel HermenegildoTechnical University of Madrid, Spain
Joohyung LeeArizona State University, USA
Yuliya LierlerUniversity of Nebraska at Omaha, USA
Sam LindleyUniversity of Edinburgh, UK
Leaf PetersenIntel, USA
Rinus PlasmeijerRadboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands
C.R. RamakrishnanStony Brook University, USA
Sukyoung RyuAdvanced Institute of Science and Technology, Korea
Manuel SerranoINRIA Sophia-Antipolis, France
Yi-Dong ShenChinese Academy of Sciences, China
Tran Cao SonNew Mexico State University, USA
Peter StuckeyUniversity of Melbourne, Australia
Peter ThiemannUniversity of Freiburg, Germany
Hans TompitsVienna University of Technology, Austria
Aaron TuronMax Plank Institute, Germany
David Van HornNortheastern University, USA
German VidalTechnical University of Valencia, Spain


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

Matthew Flatt
PC co-Chair - PADL 2014
School of Computing
University of Utah
Email: mflatt <AT>

Hai-Feng Guo
PC co-Chair - PADL 2014
Department of Computer Science
University of Nebraska at Omaha
Email: haifengguo <AT>

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PADL'14 is held in cooperation with ACM SIGPLAN.