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From: Xavier Leroy <Xavier.Leroy@i...>
Subject: call for papers ML Workshop 2005
                     Preliminary Call for Papers

                 The 2005 ACM SIGPLAN Workshop on ML


               To be held in conjunction with ICFP 2005
                          September 29, 2005
                           Tallinn, Estonia

The ML family of programming languages, whose dialects include
Standard ML, Objective Caml, Alice ML and nML, has inspired a
tremendous amount of language research, ranging from type inference
to module systems to operational semantics and implementation.
Languages from the ML family have alse been successfully applied in
areas ranging from compilers and theorem provers to low-level system
software, web applications and video games.

The goal of the Workshop is to provide a forum for researchers,
developers, and users to hear about and discuss the latest work on the
use, design, and implementation of ML-like languages.  Previous ML
Workshops have been held in Edinburgh, Pittsburgh, San Francisco,
Orlando and Baltimore.

The 2005 Workshop will be held in conjunction with the ACM SIGPLAN
International Conference on Functional Programming (ICFP) in Tallinn,
Estonia. We seek papers on any ML-related topic, including (but not
limited to):

* applications
* extensions: objects, classes, concurrency, distribution and mobility, 
    semi-structured data handling, etc.
* type systems: inference, modules, specification, error reporting, etc.
* implementation: compilers, interpreters, partial evaluators,
    garbage collectors, etc.
* environments: libraries, tools, editors, debuggers, 
    cross-language interoperability, etc.
* semantics

Submitted papers should describe new ideas, experimental results, or
informed positions regarding proposals for next-generation ML languages.
In order to encourage lively discussion, submitted papers may describe
work in progress.  Proceedings will be published as a volume of
Electronic Notes in Theoretical Computer Science (ENTCS).

General Chair:
    Matthias Blume, Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago

Program Chairs:
    Nick Benton                         Xavier Leroy
    Microsoft Research Limited          INRIA Rocquencourt
    7 J J Thomson Avenue                B.P. 105
    Cambridge CB3 0FB                   78153 Le Chesnay
    United Kingdom                      France
    E-mail:          E-mail:

Program Committee:
    Nick Benton (co-chair)        Microsoft Research
    Matthias Blume                Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago
    Martin Elsman                 IT University of Copenhagen
    Jean-Christophe Filliātre     CNRS, University Paris Sud
    Robert Harper                 Carnegie Mellon University
    Xavier Leroy (co-chair)       INRIA Rocquencourt
    Chris Okasaki                 United States Military Academy
    John Reppy                    University of Chicago
    Andreas Rossberg              Universität des Saarlandes
    Zhong Shao                    Yale University
    Eijiro Sumii                  University of Pennsylvania
    Stephen Weeks
    Kwangkeun Yi                  Seoul National University 

Important Dates:
    * Submission Deadline: June 10, 2005
    * Notification of acceptance: July 15, 2005
    * Final paper due: Sept 5, 2005
    * Workshop: September 29, 2005


The Workshop proceedings will be published as a volume of Elsevier
Electronic Notes in Theoretical Computer Science (ENTCS). A
preliminary proceedings will also be distributed at the Workshop.

Submission Procedure:

Contributions, in English and not to exceed 14 pages in ENTCS format,
should be submitted via the Web interface at by Friday, June 10, 2005.

Submissions must be in PDF or Postscript form. The Postscript
should be interpretable by Ghostscript, use standard fonts (or include
the necessary fonts), and print correctly on US letter paper (8.5x11
inches). Use of the ENTCS style files (available from the workshop Web
site) for initial submissions is strongly encouraged.

Notification of the acceptance or rejection of papers will be given by
Friday, July 15, 2005.