Eleventh International Symposium on
Practical Aspects of Declarative Languages

Savannah, Georgia, USA
January 19-20, 2009

Co-located with ACM's Principles of Programming Languages, January 21-23, 2009

o  Conference Description
o  Conference Programme(new)
o  LNCS Proceedings
o  Registration
o  Hotel Information
o  Important Dates
o  Submissions
o  Invited Speakers(new)
o  Programme Committee
o  Paper Award
o  Contacts
o  Call for Papers
o  Sponsors

Conference Description

Declarative languages build on sound theoretical foundations to provide attractive frameworks for application development. These languages have been successfully applied to a wide array of different real-world situations including database management, active networks, software engineering, web applications, decision support systems, and music composition.

New developments in theory and implementation have opened up new application areas. At the same time, the application of declarative languages to novel problems raises numerous interesting research issues. Well-known questions include designing for scalability, language extensions for application deployment, and programming environments. Thus, applications often drive the progress in the theory and implementation of declarative systems, and benefit from this progress as well.

PADL is a forum for researchers and practitioners to present original work emphasizing novel applications and implementation techniques for all forms of declarative concepts including functional, logic, constraints, etc.

Topics of interest include:

  • Innovative applications of declarative languages.
  • Declarative domain-specific languages and applications.
  • Practical applications of theoretical results.
  • New language developments and their impact on applications.
  • Evaluation of implementation techniques on practical applications.
  • Novel implementation techniques relevant to applications.
  • Novel uses of declarative languages in the classroom.
  • Practical experiences.

PADL 09 welcomes new ideas and approaches pertaining to applications and implementation of declarative languages, and is not limited to the scope of the past ten PADL symposia (past proceedings can be found in Springer Verlag LNCS, numbers 1551, 1753, 1990, 2257, 2562, 3057, 3350, 3819, 4354, and 4902).

In this occasion PADL is co-located, as traditionally, with ACM POPL, which will be held immediately following PADL, January 21-23. The symposium will be held in Savannah, Georgia, USA (hotel to be announced). Previous PADLs were held in San Francisco, California, USA (2008), Nice, France (2007), Charleston (2006), Long Beach (2005), Dallas (2004), New Orleans (2003), Portland (2002), Las Vegas (2001), Boston (2000), and San Antonio (1999).

LNCS Proceedings

The proceedings of PADL '09 will appear in the LNCS series of Springer. The proceedings of PADL '08 (also published by Springer) are currently available online.

Important Dates

Paper Submission (Extended): September 11, 2008
Notification (Postponed): October 13, 2008
Camera-ready: November 5, 2008
Symposium: January 19-20, 2009

Registration Information

To register for PADL, please follow the instructions at the POPL Registration Page. Please direct registration-related questions to the POPL Registration Chair:

Mandy Mann

Registration Chair - POPL 2009

Email: mandy.mann <AT> regmaster.com

Voice: +1 407 971 4451

Hotel Information

PADL will be co-located with POPL at the Hyatt Regency Savannah Hotel. See the POPL Local Information webpage for hotel information, rates, and local attractions.

Submission Guidelines

Papers should be submitted to the submission website for PADL '09.

All submissions must be original work written in English. Submissions must be unpublished and not submitted for publication elsewhere. Work that already appeared in unpublished or informally published workshops proceedings may be submitted.

Authors should submit an electronic copy of the full paper (written in English) in Postscript (Level 2) or PDF. Since the final proceedings will be published as Lecture Notes in Computer Science by Springer Verlag, submissions should adhere to the LNCS paper formatting guidelines. Papers must be no longer than 15 pages with respect to the LNCS formatting style.

Each submission must include on its first page the paper title; authors and their affiliations; contact author's email and postal addresses, telephone and fax numbers, abstract, and three to four keywords. The keywords will be used to assist us in selecting appropriate reviewers for the paper. If electronic submission is impossible, please contact the program chair for information on how to submit hard copies.

Invited Speakers

Programme Committee

Lennart Augustsson Standard Chartered Bank
Hasan Davulcu Arizona State University (US)
Inês Dutra Universidade do Porto (PT)
John Gallagher Roskilde University (DK)
Andy Gordon Microsoft Research (UK)
Jeff Gray University of Alabama at Birmingham (US)
Kevin Hamlen University of Texas at Dallas (US)
Fergus Henderson Google (US)
Gabriele Keller University of New South Wales (AU)
Michael Kifer SUNY Stony Brook (US)
Ilkka Niemelä Helsinki University of Technology (FI)
Johan Nordlander Luleå University of Technology (SE)
Luís Pereira Universidade Nova de Lisboa (PT)
Tom Schrijvers Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (BE)
Lindsey Spratt Ontology Works (US)
Don Stewart Galois, Inc. (US)
Walter Wilson Systems Development and Analysis (US)

Most Practical Paper Award

The Most Practical Paper award will be given to the submission that is judged by the program committee to be the best in terms of practicality, originality, and clarity of presentation. The program committee may choose not to make an award; or may make multiple awards.


For additional information about papers and submissions, please contact the Programme Chairs:

Andy Gill

PC co-Chair - PADL 2009

Dept. of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

The University of Kansas

2001 Eaton Hall

1520 West 15th Street

Lawrence, KS 66045-7621

Email: andygill <AT> ku.edu

Terrance Swift

PC co-Chair - PADL 2009

Centre for Artificial Intelligence (CENTRIA)

Departamento de Informática, FCT/UNL

Quinta da Torre 2829-516 CAPARICA - Portugal

Email: tswift <AT> cs.sunysb.edu

For additional information about the conference, please contact the General Chair:

Kevin Hamlen

General Chair - PADL 2009

Department of Computer Science

University of Texas at Dallas

Richardson, TX, USA

Email: hamlen <AT> utdallas.edu

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PADL 2009 is held in cooperation with ACM SIGPLAN (pending).