Workshop on Generic Programming 2008

Victoria, Canada, 20th September 2008

The Workshop on Generic Programming is sponsored by ACM SIGPLAN and forms part of ICFP 2008. 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), Utrecht 2005 (informal workshop), and Portland 2006 (affiliated with ICFP).{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: Monday, 30th June 2008
Notification of acceptance: Monday, 14th July 2008
Final submission due: Monday, 28th July 2008
Workshop: Saturday, 20th September 2008

Authors should submit papers, in postscript or PDF format, formatted for A4 paper, to Ralf Hinze ( or Don Syme ( by 30th June 2008. 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

Ralf Hinze (co-chair) University of Oxford
Patrik Jansson Chalmers University
Andrew Lumsdaine Indiana University
Conor McBride University of Nottingham
Adriaan Moors Universiteit Leuven
Fritz Ruehr Willamette University
Tim Sheard Portland State University
Don Syme (co-chair) Microsoft Research
Todd Veldhuizen University of Waterloo

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