Tenth International Symposium on
Practical Aspects of Declarative Languages

San Francisco, USA
January 7-8, 2008

Co-located with ACM's Principles of Programming Languages, January 10-12, 2008

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

Conference Description

Declarative languages build on sound theoretical foundations to provide attractive frameworks for application development. These languages have been successfully applied to a wide array of different real-world situations, including database management, active networks, software engineering, web applications, decision support systems, or music composition.

New developments in theory and implementation have opened up new application areas. At the same time, the application of declarative languages to novel problems raises numerous interesting research issues. Well-known questions include designing for scalability, language extensions for application deployment, and programming environments. Thus, applications often 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 practioners 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.
  • Evaluation of implementation techniques on practical applications.
  • Novel implementation techniques relevant to applications.
  • Novel uses of declarative languages in the classroom.
  • Practical experiences.

PADL 08 welcomes new ideas and approaches pertaining to applications and implementation of declarative languages, and is not limited to the scope of the past nine PADL symposia (past proceedings can be found in Springer Verlag LNCS, numbers 1551, 1753, 1990, 2257, 2562, 3057, 3350, 3819, and 4354).

In this occasion PADL is co-located, as traditionally, with ACM POPL, which will be held immediately following PADL, January 10-12. The symposium will be held at the Stanford Court Hotel in San Francisco, CA, USA. Previous PADLs were held in Nice, France (2007), Charleston (2006), Long Beach (2005), Dallas (2004), New Orleans (2003), Portland (2002), Las Vegas (2001), Boston (2000), and San Antonio (1999).

LNCS Proceedings

The proceedings will be appear in the LNCS series of Springer. The proceedings of PADL'07 are available online.

Important Dates

Paper Submission: August 26, 2007 (extended)
Notification: September 27, 2007
Camera-ready: October 23, 2007
Symposium: January 7-8, 2008

Submission Guidelines

Papers should be submitted to the submission website for PADL'08.

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.

Authors should submit an electronic copy of the full paper (written in English) in Postscript (Level 2) or PDF. Since the final proceedings will be published as Lecture Notes in Computer Science by Springer Verlag, submissions should adhere to the LNCS paper formatting guidelines. Papers must be no longer than 15 pages w.r.t. the LNCS formatting style.

Each submission must include on its first page the paper title; authors and their affiliations; contact author's email and postal addresses, telephone and fax numbers, abstract, and three to four keywords. The keywords will be used to assist us in selecting appropriate reviewers for the paper. If electronic submission is impossible, please contact the program chair for information on how to submit hard copies.

Invited Speakers

  • John Launchbury: "Industrial Functional Programming"
  • Walter Wilson: "Large Scale Logic Servers in Business and Government"

Program Committee

Chitta BaralArizona State University
Manuel ChakravartyUniversity of New South Wales
Charles ConselUniversity of Bordeaux
Mireille DucasseIRISA/INSA of Rennes, France
Matthew FlattUniversity of Utah
Gopal GuptaUniversity of Texas at Dallas
Bharat JayaramanUniversity of Buffalo
Patricia JohannRutgers University
Nicola LeoneUniversity of Calabria
Simon MarlowMicrosoft Research Cambridge
Erik MeijerMicrosoft Research Redmond
C. David PageUniversity of Wisconsin
Peter SzerediBudapest University of Technology and Economics
Axel PolleresNational University of Ireland
Colin RuncimanUniversity of York
Martin SulzmannNational University of Singapore
Terrance SwiftCENTRIA, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Kimberly VollUniversity of British Columbia

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 may make multiple awards.


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

Paul Hudak
PC co-Chair - PADL 2008
Department of Computer Science
Yale University
P.O. Box 208285
New Haven, CT 06520 - 8285
Email: hudak <AT> cs.yale.edu

David S. Warren
PC co-Chair - PADL 2008
Department of Computer Science
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY
Email: warren <AT> cs.sunysb.edu

For additional information about the conference, please contact the General Chair:

Hai-Feng Guo
General Chair - PADL 2008
Department of Computer Science
College of Information Science & Technology
University of Nebraska at Omaha
Omaha, NE, U.S.A.
Email: haifengguo <AT> mail.unomaha.edu

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PADL 2008 will be held in cooperation with ACM SIGPLAN.