* The deadline has been extended to December.
* Best papers will be invited to an SCP special issue.
Call For Papers
FLOPS 2022: 16th International Symposium on Functional and Logic Programming
In-Cooperation with ACM SIGPLAN
May 10-12, 2022, Kyoto, Japan
Writing down detailed computational steps is not the only way of
programming. The alternative, being used increasingly in practice, is
to start by writing down the desired properties of the result. The
computational steps are then (semi-)automatically derived from these
higher-level specifications. Examples of this declarative style
include functional and logic programming, program transformation and
re-writing, and extracting programs from proofs of their correctness.
FLOPS aims to bring together practitioners, researchers and
implementors of the declarative programming, to discuss mutually
interesting results and common problems: theoretical advances, their
implementations in language systems and tools, and applications of
these systems in practice. The scope includes all aspects of the
design, semantics, theory, applications, implementations, and teaching
of declarative programming. FLOPS specifically aims to promote
cross-fertilization between theory and practice and among different
styles of declarative programming.
*** Scope ***
FLOPS solicits original papers in all areas of declarative
* functional, logic, functional-logic programming, rewriting systems,
formal methods and model checking, program transformations and
program refinements, developing programs with the help of theorem
provers or SAT/SMT solvers, verifying properties of programs using
declarative programming techniques;
* foundations, language design, implementation issues (compilation
techniques, memory management, run-time systems, etc.), applications
and case studies.
FLOPS promotes cross-fertilization among different styles of
declarative programming. Therefore, research papers must be written to
be understandable by the wide audience of declarative programmers and
researchers. In particular, each submission should explain its
contributions in both general and technical terms, clearly identifying
what has been accomplished, explaining why it is significant for its
area, and comparing it with previous work. Submission of system
descriptions and declarative pearls are especially encouraged.
*** Submission ***
Submissions should fall into one of the following categories:
* Regular research papers: they should describe new results and will
be judged on originality, correctness, and significance.
* System descriptions: they should describe a working system and will
be judged on originality, usefulness, and design.
* Declarative pearls: new and excellent declarative programs or
theories with illustrative applications.
System descriptions and declarative pearls must be explicitly marked
as such in the title.
Submissions must be unpublished and not submitted for publication
elsewhere. Work that already appeared in unpublished or informally
published workshops proceedings may be submitted.
See also ACM SIGPLAN Republication Policy, as explained at
Submissions must be written in English and can be up to 15 pages
excluding references, though system descriptions and pearls are
typically shorter. The formatting has to conform to Springer's
guidelines. Regular research papers should be supported by proofs
and/or experimental results. In case of lack of space, this supporting
information should be made accessible otherwise (e.g., a link to
an anonymized web page or an appendix, which does not count towards
the page limit). However, it is the responsibility of the authors to
guarantee that their paper can be understood and appreciated without
referring to this supporting information; reviewers may simply choose
not to look at it when writing their review.
FLOPS 2022 will employ a double-blind reviewing process.
To facilitate this, submitted papers must adhere to two rules:
1. author names and institutions must be omitted, and
2. references to authors' own related work should be in the third
person (e.g., not "We build on our previous work..." but rather
"We build on the work of...").
The purpose of this process is to help the reviewers come to a
judgement about the paper without bias, not to make it impossible
for them to discover the authors if they were to try.
Nothing should be done in the name of anonymity that weakens the
submission or makes the job of reviewing the paper more difficult
(e.g., important background references should not be omitted or
anonymized). In addition, authors should feel free to disseminate
their ideas or draft versions of their paper as they normally
would. For instance, authors may post drafts of their papers on the
web or give talks on their research ideas.
Papers should be submitted electronically at
*** Proceedings ***
The proceedings will be published by Springer International Publishing
in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series
Post-proceedings: The authors of 4-7 best papers will be invited to
submit an extended version of their FLOPS paper to a special issue
which will appear in the journal Science of Computer Programming (SCP).
*** Important Dates ***
Abstract submission: December 8, 2021 (AoE)
Paper submission: December 12, 2021 (AoE)
Notification: January 28, 2022
Camera ready due: February 20, 2022
Symposium: May 10-12, 2022
*** Program Comittee ***
Andreas Abel Gothenburg University, Sweden
Elvira Albert Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Nada Amin Harvard Universuty, USA
Davide Ancona Univ. Genova, Italy
William Byrd University of Alabama, USA
Matteo Cimini UMass Lowell, USA
Youyou Cong Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Robert Gl��ck University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Makoto Hamana Gunma University, Japan
Michael Hanus Kiel University (co-chair)
Zhenjiang Hu Peking University, China
Atsushi Igarashi Kyoto University, Japan (co-chair)
Ekaterina Komendantskaya Heriot-Watt University, UK
Shin-Cheng Mu Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Koko Muroya Kyoto University, Japan
Klaus Ostermann University of Tuebingen, Germany
Ricardo Rocha University of Porto, Portugal
Tom Schrijvers KU Leuven, Belgium
Harald Sondergaard University of Melbourne, Australia
Hiroshi Unno University of Tsukuba, Japan
Niki Vazou IMDEA, Spain
Janis Voigtlaender University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Nicolas Wu Imperial College, UK
Ningning Xie University of Hong Kong, China
Jeremy Yallop University of Cambridge, UK
Neng-Fa Zhou City University of New York, USA
*** Organizers ***
Michael Hanus Kiel University, Germany (PC Co-Chair)
Atsushi Igarashi Kyoto University, Japan (PC Co-Chair, General Chair)
Keigo Imai Gifu University, Japan (Local Co-Chair)
Taro Sekiyama National Institute of Informatics, Japan (Local Co-Chair)
*** Contact Address ***
flops2022 _AT_ easychair.org