Wadham College, Oxford
22nd to 26th March 2010
Generic programming is about making programs more widely applicable
via exotic kinds of parametrization—not just along the dimensions of
values or of types, but of things such as the shape of data, algebraic
structures, strategies, computational paradigms, and so on. Indexed
programming is a lightweight form of dependently typed programming,
constraining flexibility by allowing one to state and check
relationships between parameters: that the shapes of two arguments
agree, that an encoded value matches to some type, that values
transmitted along a channel conforms to some protocol, and so on.
The two forces of genericity and indexing balance each other nicely,
simultaneously promoting and controlling generality. The EPSRC-funded
Generic and Indexed Programming project at Oxford has been exploring
their interaction over the period 2006–2010; this school is the
closing activity of the project.
Six lecturers from the Programming Languages community, each an
acknowledged expert in their specialism, will cover various aspects of
generic and indexed programming. Each will give about four hours'
lectures, distributed throughout the week.
(University of Oxford):
Generic Programming with Adjunctions
(Fleet Numerical Meteorology and Oceanography Center):
Typed Tagless Interpreters
Simon Peyton Jones
(Microsoft Research Cambridge):
(University of Colorado at Boulder):
Concepts in C++
(University of Pennsylvania):
Generic Programming with Dependent Types
The school is aimed at doctoral students in programming languages and
related areas; however, researchers and practitioners will be very
welcome, as will strong masters students with the support of a
supervisor. It will be assumed that participants have a good
understanding of typed functional programming, as in
- Registration deadline: 19th February
- School: 22nd March (0900) to 26th March (lunchtime)
Lectures will be held and accommodation provided in
Wadham College in
the centre of Oxford.
The college celebrates its 400th anniversary in
2010; notable past members include Sir Christopher Wren, the founder
of the Royal Society, and notable present ones
Marcus du Sautoy, the
mathematician and TV presenter.
Costs will be kept low, thanks to support from EPSRC. There will be a
nominal registration fee of £75, and B&B accommodation in college will be
£55 per night.
Registration is now closed, but the instructions were:
To register, you need to make a payment at
shop. You will receive an order code as confirmation; enter that
code on the registration form, along
with all the other data,
and send the completed form
to us. (You can pay by cheque in sterling too, if necessary, but
credit card is preferred.)
The lectures will take place in the Okinaga Room, in the south-east
corner of Wadham College.
The timetable of lectures is as follows:
There will be a drinks reception (1830) and banquet (1915) on the
Wednesday evening, with the college bar open afterwards.
| ||Mon ||Tue ||Wed ||Thu ||Fri
|0900-1030 ||RH ||RH ||SPJ ||SW ||OK
|1100-1230 ||JS ||OK ||RH ||RH ||SW
|1400-1530 ||JS ||SPJ ||JNF ||JNF ||
|1600-1730 ||JS ||JNF ||SW ||OK ||
For further information,
please contact the
Jeremy Gibbons, March 2010.