CFP: Eleventh International Symposium on Functional and Logic Programming (FLOPS 2012)

May 23-25, 2012
Kobe, Japan

FLOPS is a forum for research on all issues concerning declarative programming, including functional programming and logic programming, and aims to promote cross-fertilization and integration between the two paradigms. Previous FLOPS meetings were held in Fuji Susono (1995), Shonan Village (1996), Kyoto (1998), Tsukuba (1999), Tokyo
(2001), Aizu (2002), Nara (2004), Fuji Susono (2006), Ise (2008), and Sendai (2010).

FLOPS solicits original papers in all areas of functional and logic programming, including (but not limited to):

  • Declarative Pearls: new and excellent declarative programs with illustrative applications.
  • Language issues: language design and constructs, programming methodology, integration of paradigms, interfacing with other languages, type systems, constraints, concurrency and distributed computing.
  • Foundations: logic and semantics, rewrite systems and narrowing, type theory, proof systems.
  • Implementation issues: compilation techniques, memory management, program analysis and transformation, partial evaluation, parallelism.
  • Applications: case studies, real-world applications, graphical user interfaces, Internet applications, XML, databases, formal methods and model checking.

The proceedings will be published as an LNCS volume. The proceedings of the previous meeting (FLOPS 2010) were published as LNCS 6009.

PC co-Chairs

  • Tom Schrijvers (Ghent University, Belgium)
  • Peter Thiemann (University of Freiburg, Germany)

PC Members

  • Salvador Abreu (University of Evora, Portugal)
  • Thorsten Altenkirch (University of Nottingham, UK)
  • Sebastian Brand (NICTA, Australia)
  • Giuseppe Castagna (CNRS Univ Paris 7, France)
  • Sebastian Fischer (Germany)
  • Marco Gavanelli (University of Ferrara, Italy)
  • Joxan Jaffar (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
  • Barry Jay (University of Sydney, Australia)
  • Andy King (University of Kent, UK)
  • Claude Kirchner (INRIA, France)
  • Neelakantan R. Krishnaswami (Microsoft Cambridge, UK)
  • Yulya Lierler (University of Kentucky, USA)
  • Keiko Nakata (Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia)
  • Peter Schneider-Kamp (University of Southern Denmark, Denmark)
  • Olin Shivers (Northeastern University, USA)
  • Paul Tarau (University of Northern Texas, USA)
  • Kazunori Ueda (Waseda University, Japan)
  • Meng Wang (Chalmers Technical University, Sweden)

General Chair and Local co-Chairs

  • Naoyuki Tamura (Kobe University, Japan)
  • Mutsunori Banbara (Kobe University, Japan)
  • Katsutoshi Hirayama (Kobe University, Japan)

Submissions must be unpublished and not submitted for publication elsewhere. Work that already appeared in unpublished or informally published workshops proceedings may be submitted. 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 contain a link to a working system and will be judged on originality, usefulness, and design.

Submissions must be written in English and can be up to 15 pages long, though pearls are typically considerably shorter. Authors are required to use LaTeX2e and the Springer llncs class file, available at [].

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 a web page, or an appendix). Papers should be submitted electronically at [].

Important Dates

  • Submission deadline : December 9, 2011
  • Author notification : February 3, 2012
  • Camera-ready copy : March 2, 2012

Place and Related Events
Takikawa Memorial Hall, Kobe University,
1-1 Rokkodai, Nada, Kobe 657-8501 Japan.

The 23rd International Conference on Rewriting Techniques and Applications (RTA 2012) and satellite workshops including WFLP 2012 will be held in the week after FLOPS at Nagoya, Japan.

Some Previous FLOPS

Japan Society for Software Science and Technology (JSSST) SIGPPL

In Cooperation with

  • ACM SIGPLAN (pending approval)
  • Asian Association for Foundation of Software (AAFS)
  • Association for Logic Programming (ALP)