Fifteenth International Symposium on
Practical Aspects of Declarative Languages

Rome, Italy
January 21-22, 2013

Co-located with ACM's Principles of Programming Languages, January 2013

o  Symposium Description
o  Symposium Program
o  Accepted Papers
o  Call for Papers
o  Important Dates
o  Submission Guidelines
o  Program Committee
o  Registration
o  Local Information
o  Contact
o  Sponsors
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Symposium 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'13 welcomes new ideas and approaches pertaining to applications and implementation of declarative languages, and is not limited to the scope of the past fourteen PADL symposia (past proceedings can be found in Springer Verlag LNCS, numbers 1551, 1753, 1990, 2257, 2562, 3057, 3350, 3819, 4354, 4902, 5418, 5937, 6539 and 7149).

In this occasion PADL is co-located, as traditionally, with ACM POPL, which will be held immediately following PADL, January 23-25. The symposium will be held in Rome, Italy. Previous PADLs were held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA (2012), Austin, Texas, USA (2011), Madrid, Spain (2010), Savannah, Georgia, USA (2009), San Francisco, California, USA (2008), Nice, France (2007), Charleston, South Carolina, USA (2006), Long Beach, California, USA (2005), Dallas, Texas, USA (2004), New Orleans, Louisiana, USA (2003), Portland, Oregon, USA (2002), Las Vegas, Nevada, USA (2001), Boston, Massachusetts, USA (2000), and San Antonio, Texas, USA (1999).

Call for Papers

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Important Dates

Abstract Submission: September 10, 2012 September 19, 2012 (extended)
Full paper submission: September 17, 2012 September 24, 2012 (extended)
Notification: October 28, 2012
Camera-ready: November 12, 2012
Symposium: January 21-22, 2013

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 2013 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

Elvira Albert Complutense University of Madrid, Spain
Maria Garcia de la Banda Monash University, Australia
Adam Chlipala Massachusetts Institute of Technology, U.S.A.
Bart Demoen KU Leuven, Belgium
Maurizio Gabbrielli University of Bologna, Italy
Jurriaan Hage Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Kevin Hammond University of St. Andrews, U.K.
Ralf Hinze University of Oxford, U.K.
Jacob Howe City University London, U.K.
Joxan Jaffar National University of Singapore, Singapore
Gabriele Keller University of New South Wales, Australia
Naoki Kobayashi University of Tokyo, Japan
Kim Nguyen LRI, Université Paris-Sud, France
Norman Ramsey Tufts University, U.S.A.
Kostis Sagonas (PC Chair) Uppsala University, Sweden & NTUA, Greece
Vitor Santos Costa University of Porto, Portugal
Olin Shivers Northeastern University, U.S.A
Terrance Swift Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal & Johns Hopkins University, U.S.A.
Dimitrios Vytiniotis Microsoft Research, U.K.


To register for PADL, please follow the instructions at the POPL Registration Page. The early registration deadline is December 31, 2012.


For additional information about papers and submissions, please contact the program chair:

Kostis Sagonas

Email: kostis <AT> it <DOT> uu <DOT> se


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