ICFP 2020
Sun 23 - Fri 28 August 2020

Date of the Workshop

Sunday, 23 August 2020.

Workshop Objectives

The Erlang Workshop aims to bring together the open source, academic, and industrial communities of Erlang, to discuss technologies and languages related to Erlang. The Erlang model of concurrent programming has been widely emulated, for example by Akka in Scala, and even new programming languages were designed atop of the Erlang VM, such as Elixir. Therefore we would like to broaden the scope of the workshop to include systems like those mentioned above.

The workshop will enable participants to familiarize themselves with recent developments on new techniques and tools, novel applications, draw lessons from users’ experiences and identify research problems and common areas relevant to the practice of Erlang, Erlang-like languages, functional programming, distribution, concurrency etc.

Update regarding COVID-19

The safety and well-being of all conference participants is our top priority. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic Erlang Workshop and ICFP will be held virtually this year. Although we will not be able to meet in person, we are committed to make this an interactive conference.

Please visit ICFP 2020 website for the latest updates regarding this matter.

Call for Papers

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Erlang Workshop will be held in an all-virtual format this year.

Jersey City, New Jersey, United States, Sun 23 August 2020

Satellite event of the 25th ACM SIGPLAN International Conference on Functional Programming (ICFP 2020) Sun 23 - Fri 28 August 2020

The Erlang Workshop aims to bring together the open source, academic, and industrial communities of Erlang, to discuss technologies and languages related to Erlang. The Erlang model of concurrent programming has been widely emulated, for example by Akka in Scala, and even new programming languages were designed atop of the Erlang VM, such as Elixir. Therefore we would like to broaden the scope of the workshop to include systems like those mentioned above.

The workshop will enable participants to familiarize themselves with recent developments on new techniques and tools, novel applications, draw lessons from users’ experiences and identify research problems and common areas relevant to the practice of Erlang, Erlang-like languages, functional programming, distribution, concurrency etc.

We invite two types of submissions.

  1. Technical papers describing language extensions, critical discussions of the status quo, formal semantics of language constructs, program analysis and transformation, virtual machine extensions and compilation techniques, implementations and interfaces of Erlang in/with other languages, and new tools (profilers, tracers, debuggers, testing frameworks, etc.). Submission related to Erlang, Elixir, Scala/Akka, CloudHaskell, Lisp Flavoured Erlang, OCaml, and functional programming are welcome and encouraged. The maximum length for technical papers is restricted to 12 pages, but short papers (max. 6 pages) are welcomed as well.

  2. Practice and application papers describing uses of Erlang in the “real-world”, Erlang libraries for specific tasks, experiences from using Erlang in specific application domains, reusable programming idioms and elegant new ways of using Erlang to approach or solve a particular problem. The maximum length for the practice and application papers is restricted to 12 pages, but short papers (max. 6 pages) are welcomed as well.

Workshop Co-Chairs

  • Annette Bieniusa, TU Kaiserslautern, Germany
  • Viktória Fördős, Cisco Systems, Sweden

Program Committee

(Note: the Workshop Co-Chairs are also committee members)

  • Adolfo Neto, Federal University of Technology – Paraná, Brazil
  • Atsushi Igarashi, Kyoto University, Japan
  • Evan Vigil-McClanahan, Helium, USA
  • Hans Svensson, Quviq AB, Sweden
  • István Bozó, ELTE Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary
  • Laura M Castro, University of A Coruña, Spain
  • Natalia Chechina, Bournemouth University, UK
  • Phil Trinder, Glasgow University, UK
  • Rickard Carlsson, Happy Hacking, Sweden
  • Stavros Aronis, Erlang Solutions AB, Sweden

Important Dates

  • Submission deadline: Fri May 15, 2020
  • Author notification: Fri June 12, 2020
  • Final submission for the publisher: Wed July 1, 2020 (subject to change)
  • Workshop date: Sun August 23, 2020

Instructions to authors

Papers must be submitted online via HotCRP (via the “Erlang2020” event). The submission page is https://erlang20.hotcrp.com

Submitted papers should be in portable document format (PDF), formatted using the ACM SIGPLAN style guidelines.

Each submission must adhere to SIGPLAN’s republication policy. Violation risks summary rejection of the offending submission. Accepted papers will be published by the ACM and will appear in the ACM Digital Library.

The proceedings will be freely available for download from the ACM Digital Library from one week before the start of the conference until two weeks after the conference.

Paper submissions will be considered for poster submission in the case they are not accepted as full papers.

Venue & Registration Details

For registration, please see the ICFP 2020 web site at: https://icfp20.sigplan.org/

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