Workshop on Generic Programming 2006

Portland, Oregon, 16th September 2006

The Workshop on Generic Programming is sponsored by ACM SIGPLAN and forms part of ICFP 2006. Previous Workshops on Generic Programming have been held in Marstrand 1998 (affiliated with MPC), Ponte de Lima 2000 (affiliated with MPC), Nottingham 2001 (informal workshop), Dagstuhl 2002 (IFIP WG2.1 Working Conference), Oxford 2004 (informal workshop), and Utrecht 2005 (informal workshop).{html, pdf, ps, txt}



Generic programming is about making programs more adaptable by making them more general. Generic programs often embody non-traditional kinds of polymorphism; ordinary programs are obtained from them by suitably instantiating their parameters. In contrast with normal programs, the parameters of a generic program are often quite rich in structure; for example they may be other programs, types or type constructors, class hierarchies, or even programming paradigms.

Generic programming techniques have always been of interest, both to practitioners and to theoreticians, but only recently have generic programming techniques become a specific focus of research in the functional and object-oriented programming language communities. This workshop will bring together leading researchers in generic programming from around the world, and feature papers capturing the state of the art in this important emerging area.

We welcome contributions on all aspects, theoretical as well as practical, of

Submission details

Deadline for submission: 3rd June 2006
Notification of acceptance: 24th June 2006
Final submission due: 8th July 2006
Workshop: 16th September 2006

Authors should submit papers, in postscript or PDF format, formatted for A4 paper, to Ralf Hinze ( by 3rd June 2006. The length should be restricted to 12 pages in standard (two-column, 9pt) ACM format. Accepted papers are published by the ACM and will additionally appear in the ACM digital library.

Programme committee

Roland Backhouse University of Nottingham
Pascal Costanza Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Peter Dybjer Chalmers University of Technology
Jeremy Gibbons University of Oxford
Johan Jeuring Universiteit Utrecht
Ralf Hinze (chair) Universitšt Bonn
Karl Lieberherr Northeastern University
David Musser Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Rinus Plasmeijer Universiteit Nijmegen
Sibylle Schupp Chalmers University of Technology
Jeremy Siek Rice University
Don Syme Microsoft Research

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