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ICFP 2017
Sun 3 - Sat 9 September 2017 Oxford, United Kingdom

The OCaml Users and Developers Workshop brings together industrial users of OCaml with academics and hackers who are working on extending the language, type system and tools. Previous editions have been colocated with ICFP 2012 in Copenhagen, ICFP 2013 in Boston, ICFP 2014 in Gothenburg, ICFP 2015 in Vancouver and ICFP 2016 in Nara, following the OCaml Meetings in Paris in 2010 and 2011.

OCaml 2017 will be held on September 8th, 2017 in Oxford, UK, colocated with ICFP 2017.

Call for Papers

Scope

Discussions will focus on the practical aspects of OCaml programming and the nitty gritty of the tool-chain and upcoming improvements and changes. Thus, we aim to solicit talks on all aspects related to improving the use or development of the language and of its programming environment, including, for example:

  • compiler developments, new backends, runtime and architectures

  • practical type system improvements, such as (but not limited to) GADTs, first-class modules, generic programming, or dependent types

  • new library or application releases, and their design rationales

  • tools and infrastructure services, and their enhancements

  • prominent industrial uses of OCaml, or deployments in unusual situations.

Submission

It will be an informal meeting with no formal proceedings. Slides of presentations will be available online from the workshop homepage. The presentations may be recorded, and made available at a later time.

To submit a presentation, please register a description of the talk (about 2 pages long) at https://icfp-ocaml17.hotcrp.com/ providing a clear statement of what will be provided by the presentation: the problems that are addressed, the technical solutions or methods that are proposed. If you wish to perform a demo or require any special setup, we will do our best to accommodate you.

Text or LaTeX-produced PDFs are common submission formats. For accessibility purposes, we ask submitters that use a PDF to also provide a text format of their submission, such as the LaTeX sources. Reviewers may read either the submitted PDF or the text version.

Important dates

TBD

ML family workshop and post-proceedings

The ML family workshop, held on the previous day, deals with general issues of the ML-style programming and type systems, focuses on more research-oriented work that is less specific to a language in particular (OCaml). There is an overlap between the two workshops, and we have occasionally transferred presentations from one to the other in the past. The authors who feel their submission fits both workshops are encouraged to mention it at submission time and/or contact the Program Chairs.

We are planning to publish combined post-proceedings and to invite interested authors of selected presentations to expand their abstracts for inclusion.

Please send any questions to the chair: gabriel.scherer@gmail.com