CFP: 19th International Symposium on Practical Aspects of Declarative Languages (PADL 2017)

19th International Symposium on Practical Aspects of Declarative Languages (PADL 2017)

Paris, France
16th and 17th January 2017

Co-located with ACM POPL 2017 (

The two best papers accepted for publication at PADL will be invited to submit an extended version for rapid publication in the journal Theory and Practice of Logic Programming.

Conference 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, but are not limited to:

  • 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 2017 welcomes new ideas and approaches pertaining toapplications and implementation of declarative languages. PADL 2017 will be co-located with the Symposium on Principles of Programming Languages (POPL 2017), in Paris, France.

Important Dates and Submission Guidelines
Abstract submission: September 12, 2016
Paper submission: September 19, 2016
Notification: October 18, 2016
Camera-ready: November 1, 2016
Symposium: January 16-17, 2017

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:
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. PADL 2017 will accept both technical and application papers:

  • Technical papers must describe original, previously unpublished research results. Technical papers must not exceed 15 pages (plus one page of references) in Springer LNCS format.
  • 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 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 8 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.

The proceedings of PADL 2017 will appear in the LNCS series of Springer Verlag ( ).

Two papers accepted for publication at PADL’17 will be nominated for the Most Practical Paper award (one of them as the Student Best Paper), each in cash amount of 250 Euro. These two papers will be invited to submit an extended version of their contribution to the journal “Theory and Practice of Logic Programming” for rapid publication. The extended version should contain at least 30% new content compared to the published conference paper. The extended paper will undergo an additional review process.

Program Committee
Erika Abraham, RWTH Aachen University
Marcello Balduccini, Drexel University
Lars Bergstrom, Mozilla Research
Bart Bogaerts, Aalto University
Edwin Brady, University of St Andrews
Martin Brain, University of Oxford
Mats Carlsson, SICS
Manuel Carro, Technical University of Madrid (UPM)
Stefania Costantini, University dell’Aquila
Marc Denecker, KU Leuven
Thomas Eiter, TU Wien
Esra Erdem, Sabanci University
Thom Fruehwirth, University of Ulm
Marco Gavanelli, University of Ferrara
Martin Gebser, University of Potsdam
Jeremy Gibbons, University of Oxford
Hai-Feng Guo, University of Nebraska at Omaha
Jurriaan Hage, Universiteit Utrecht
Geoffrey Mainland, Drexel University
Henrik Nilsson, University of Nottingham
Enrico Pontelli, New Mexico State University
Ricardo Rocha, University of Porto
Peter Schüller, Marmara University
Peter Sestoft, IT University of Copenhagen
Martin Sulzmann, Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences
Paul Tarau, University of North Texas
Kazunori Ueda, Waseda University
Niki Vazou, University of California, San Diego
Philip Wadler, University of Edinburgh
Daniel Winograd-Cort, University of Pennsylvania
Neng-Fa Zhou, CUNY Brooklyn College and Graduate Center
Lukasz Ziarek, SUNY Buffalo

Program Chairs:
Yuliya Lierler, University of Nebraska Omaha
Walid Taha, Halmstad University

For additional information about papers and submissions, please contact the Program Chairs:

Yuliya Lierler
University of Nebraska Omaha, USA

Walid Taha
Halmstad University, Sweden

email: [email protected]