Call for Papers

The ACM SIGPLAN Workshop on
Types in Language Design and Implementation

Affiliated with ACM SIGPLAN-SIGACT Symposium on Principles of Programming Languages (POPL), 2007.

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The role of types and proofs in all aspects of language design, compiler construction, and software development has expanded greatly in recent years. Type systems, type analyses, and formal deduction have led to new concepts in compilation techniques for modern programming languages, verification of safety and security properties of programs, program transformation and optimization, and many other areas. In light of this expanding role of types, the ACM SIGPLAN Workshop on Types in Language Design and Implementation (TLDI'07) follows five previous International Workshops on types in compilation and language design(TIC'97, TIC’98, TIC’00, and TLDI'03 and TLDI'05), with the hope of bringing together researchers to share new ideas and results in this area.

Submissions for this event are invited on all interactions of types with language design, implementation, and programming methodology. This includes both practical applications and theoretical aspects. TLDI’07 specifically encourages papers from a broad field of programming language and compiler researchers, including those working in object-oriented, dynamically-typed, late-binding, systems programming, and mobile-code paradigms, as well as traditional fully-static type systems. Topics of interest include:

  • Typed intermediate languages and type-directed compilation
  • Type-based language support for safety and security
  • Types for interoperability
  • Type systems for system programming languages
  • Type-based program analysis, transformation, and optimization
  • Dependent types and type-based proof assistants
  • Types for security protocols, concurrency, and distributed computing
  • Type inference and type reconstruction
  • Type-based specifications of data structures and program invariants
  • Type-based memory management
  • Proof-carrying code and certifying compilation

This is not meant to be an exhaustive list; papers on novel utilizations of type information are welcome. Authors concerned about the suitability of a topic are encouraged to inquire via electronic mail to the program chair prior to submission.

How to Submit a Paper

We solicit submissions on original research not published or submitted for publication elsewhere. The paper, in English and not to exceed 10 pages ACM format, should be submitted via the Web submission form by Sunday, October 1, 2006 5PM Pacific Daylight Savings Time. See what this means in your time zone. The 10 page limit does not include the references and appendices. However, keep in mind that the reviewers have the choice of evaluating the paper without reading the appendices.

Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) is strongly preferred for all submissions. Authors should be sure to use full font inclusion to ensure portability. All papers must be formatted for US Letter (8.5"x11") paper. Postscript (PS) format submissions will also be accepted, provided that they preview and print properly using Ghostscript with standard fonts.

Important Dates

Please note: Due to the short time from submission to publication of the proceedings, the submission deadlines given below are firm.

Sunday, October 1, 2006, 5PM PDT Deadline for submission of papers
Friday, Nov 10, 2006 Notification of acceptance
Friday, Nov 23, 2006 Camera-ready copy due
Tuesday, Jan 16, 2007 TLDI'07 in Nice, France
Jan 17-19, 2007POPL'07 in Nice, France
Program Chair

George Necula
University of California
783 Soda Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720
Tel.: +1-510-643-1481
Fax: +1-510-642-3962

Program Committee

Damien Doligez, INRIA
Peter Lee, Carnegie Mellon University
Andrew Kennedy, Microsoft Research, Cambridge
Naoki Kobayashi, Tohoku University
George Necula, University of California, Berkeley
Randy Pollack, Edinburgh University
Norman Ramsey, Harvard University
David Tarditi, Microsoft Research, Redmond
Stephanie Weirich, University of Pennsylvania
Hongwei Xi, Boston University

General Chair

Francois Pottier ,
INRIA Rocquencourt


Steering Committee

Robert Harper (Chair), Carnegie Mellon University
Craig Chambers, University of Washington
Xavier Leroy, INRIA
Greg Morrisett , Harvard University
Francois Pottier, INRIA Rocquencourt
Zhong Shao, Yale University
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