Summer School and Workshop on
Generic Programming

St Anne's College, Oxford
26th to 30th August 2002

In conjunction with a
Summer School and Workshop on Advanced Functional Programming


Generic programming is a thriving research area aimed at making programming more effective by making it more general. This school aims to give participants insights into the applications of generic programming and the current research challenges in the area.

The school combines theoretical underpinnings with practical applications. The theory presented is of wide application and will be of benefit to many research students about to embark on research in the general area of programming languages and the mathematics of program construction. The lectures will be tutorial-style (as opposed to conference-style) and will be accessible to beginning computing science postgraduates. (Experience of programming is essential. Experience of functional programming is desirable. Participants without such experience are recommended to attend the companion school on Advanced Functional Programming.)

The (world-famous) University of Oxford is organised around a number of colleges. The school will take place in St Anne's College, which is situated within walking distance of the Computing Laboratory and the centre of Oxford.


Roland Backhouse (University of Nottingham):
A Generic Theory of Datatypes

Peter Buneman (University of Edinburgh):
Semi-Structured Data

Roy Crole (University of Leicester):
Categories and Types

José Luiz Fiadeiro (University of Lisbon and ATX Software):
Theory and Practice of Software Architecture

Ralf Hinze (University of Bonn) and Johan Jeuring (University of Utrecht):
Generic Haskell

Martin Odersky (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne):
Object-Oriented and Functional Approaches to Compositional Programming


For registration with an early-bird discount:
17th May 2002

For late registration:
12th July 2002


Further information


PDF poster:


SSGP, c/o Jane Ellory, Oxford University Computing Laboratory, Wolfson Building, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3QD, United Kingdom.

Jeremy Gibbons, January 2002.