PPDP 2019 : 21st International Symposium on Principles and Practice of Declarative Programming

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Conference Information

Submission Deadline Friday 03 May 2019 Proceedings indexed by :
Conference Dates Oct 7, 2019 - Oct 9, 2019
Conference Address Proto, Portugal
Conference & Submission Link http://ppdp2019.macs.hw.ac.uk
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Conference Call for Papers



21st International Symposium on

Principles and Practice of Declarative Programming

7–9 October 2019, Porto, Portugal

Collocated with FM\’19



Important Dates


Title and abstract registration 26 April 2019 (AoE)

Paper submission 3 May 2019 (AoE)

Rebuttal period (48 hours) 3 June 2019 (AoE)

Author notification 14 June 2019

Final paper version 15 July 2019

Conference 7–9 October 2019

About PPDP


The PPDP 2019 symposium brings together researchers from the declarative

programming communities, including those working in the functional, logic,

answer-set, and constraint handling programming paradigms. The goal is to

stimulate research in the use of logical formalisms and methods for analyzing,

performing, specifying, and reasoning about computations, including mechanisms

for concurrency, security, static analysis, and verification.



Submissions are invited on all topics related to declarative programming, from

principles to practice, from foundations to applications. Topics of interest

include, but are not limited to

– Language Design: domain-specific languages; interoperability; concurrency,

parallelism, and distribution; modules; probabilistic languages; reactive

languages; database languages; knowledge representation languages; languages

with objects; language extensions for tabulation; metaprogramming.

– Implementations: abstract machines; interpreters; compilation; compile-time

and run-time optimization; memory management.

– Foundations: types; logical frameworks; monads and effects; semantics.

– Analysis and Transformation: partial evaluation; abstract interpretation;

control flow; data flow; information flow; termination analysis; resource

analysis; type inference and type checking; verification; validation;

debugging; testing.

– Tools and Applications: programming and proof environments; verification

tools; case studies in proof assistants or interactive theorem provers;

certification; novel applications of declarative programming inside and

outside of CS; declarative programming pearls; practical experience reports

and industrial application; education.

The PC chair (Ekaterina Komendanstkaya (e.komendantskaya@hw.ac.uk)) will be

happy to advise on the appropriateness of a topic.

Submission Categories


Submissions can be made in three categories: regular Research Papers, System

Descriptions, and Experience Reports.

Submissions of Research Papers must present original research which is

unpublished and not submitted elsewhere. They must not exceed 12 pages ACM style

2-column (including figures, but excluding bibliography). Work that already

appeared in unpublished or informally published workshop proceedings may be

submitted (please contact the PC chair in case of questions). Research papers

will be judged on originality, significance, correctness, clarity, and


Submission of System Descriptions must describe a working system whose

description has not been published or submitted elsewhere. They must not exceed

10 pages and should contain a link to a working system. System Descriptions must

be marked as such at the time of submission and will be judged on originality,

significance, usefulness, clarity, and readability.

Submissions of Experience Reports are meant to help create a body of published,

refereed, citable evidence where declarative programming such as functional,

logic, answer-set, constraint programming, etc., is used in practice. They must

not exceed 5 pages **including references**. Experience Reports must be marked

as such at the time of submission and need not report original research results.

They will be judged on significance, usefulness, clarity, and readability.

Supplementary material may be provided in a clearly marked appendix beyond the

above-mentioned page limits. Reviewers are not required to study any material

beyond the respective page limit.

Format of a Submission


For each paper category, you must use the most recent version of the \”Current

ACM Master Template\” which is available at

(https://www.acm.org/publications/proceedings-template). The most recent version

at the time of writing is 1.48. You must use the LaTeX sigconf proceedings

template as the conference organizers are unable to process final submissions in

other formats. In case of problems with the templates, contact ACM\’s TeX support

team at Aptara (acmtexsupport@aptaracorp.com).

Authors should note ACM\’s statement on author\’s rights (http://authors.acm.org/)

which apply to final papers. Submitted papers should meet the requirements of

ACM\’s plagiarism policy


Requirements for Publication


At least one author of each accepted submission will be expected to

attend and present the work at the conference. The pc chair may retract

a paper that is not presented. The pc chair may also retract a paper if

complaints about the paper\’s correctness are raised which cannot be

resolved by the final paper deadline.

Program Committee Chair


Ekaterina Komendantskaya Heriot-Watt University, UK

Program Committee


Henning Basold CNRS, ENS de Lyon, France

Jasmin Christian Blanchette Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Maria Paola Bonacina University of Verona, Italy

Dmitry Boulytchev Saint–Petersburg University, Russia

William Byrd University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA

Ornela Dardha University of Glasgow, UK

Marco Gaboardi University at Buffalo, SUNY, USA

Arie Gurfinkel University of Waterloo, Canada

Zhenjiang Hu National Institute of Informatics, Japan

Moa Johansson Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

Neelakantan Krishnaswami University of Cambridge, UK

Ralf Lämmel University of Koblenz · Landau, Germany

Anthony Widjaja Lin University of Oxford, UK

Aart Middeldorp University of Innsbruck, Austria

Gopalan Nadathur University of Minnesota, USA

Keisuke Nakano Tohoku University, Japan

Dominic Orchard University of Kent, UK

Alberto Pardo University of the Republic, Uruguay

Aleksy Schubert University of Warsaw, Poland

Peter J. Stuckey The University of Melbourne, Australia

Tarmo Uustalu Reykjavik University, Iceland

Local Chair


José Nuno Oliveira INESC TEC & University of Minho, Portugal

For any queries about local issues please contact the local organiser, José Nuno

Oliveira (jno@di.uminho.pt).

Publicity Chair


František Farka University of St Andrews &

Heriot-Watt University, UK

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