[ANN] Final Call for Papers: 16th ACM SIGPLAN Erlang Workshop 2017

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[ANN] Final Call for Papers: 16th ACM SIGPLAN Erlang Workshop 2017

Natalia Chechina




Sixteenth ACM SIGPLAN Erlang Workshop




Oxford, United Kingdom, 8 September 2017

Satellite event of the 22nd ACM SIGPLAN International Conference on

Functional Programming (ICFP 2017)

3 - 9 September, 2017


The Erlang Workshop aims to bring together the open source, academic,

and industrial communities of Erlang, to discuss technologies and

languages related to Erlang. The Erlang model of concurrent programming

has been widely emulated, for example by Akka in Scala, and even new

programming languages were designed atop of the Erlang VM, such as

Elixir. Therefore we would like to broaden the scope of the workshop

to include systems like those mentioned above.


The workshop will enable participants to familiarize themselves with

recent developments on new techniques and tools, novel applications,

draw lessons from users' experiences and identify research problems

and common areas relevant to the practice of Erlang, Erlang-like

languages, functional programming, distribution, concurrency etc.


We invite three types of submissions.


1. Technical, practice, and application papers describing interesting

contributions either in theoretical work or real world applications.

Submission related to Erlang, Elixir, Akka, CloudHaskell, OCaml, and

functional programming are welcome and encouraged. The maximum

length is restricted to 12 pages.


2. Experience reports describing uses of Erlang in the "real-world",

Erlang libraries for specific tasks, experiences from using Erlang in specific

application domains, reusable programming idioms and elegant new ways

of using Erlang to approach or solve a particular problem. The maximum

length for the experience report is restricted to 2 pages.


3. Poster presentations describing topics related to the workshop

goals. Each includes a maximum of 2 pages of the abstract and summary.

Presentations in this category will be given an hour of shared

simultaneous demonstration time.


Workshop Co-Chairs


Scott Lystig Fritchie, VMware, USA

Natalia Chechina, Glasgow University, UK


Program Committee


(Note: the Workshop Co-Chairs are also committee members)


Clara Benac Earle, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain

Richard Carlsson, Klarna, Sweden

Laura M. Castro, University of A Coruna, Spain

Viktoria Fördős, Erlang Solutions, Hungary

James S. Larson, Google, USA


Important Dates


Submission deadline: Fri May 26, 2017

Author notification: Fri June 23, 2017

Final submission for the publisher: Sat July 15, 2017

Workshop date: Fri September 8, 2017


Instructions to authors


Papers must be submitted online via EasyChair (via the "Erlang2017"

event). The submission page is



Submitted papers should be in portable document format (PDF),

formatted using the ACM SIGPLAN style guidelines.


Each submission must adhere to SIGPLAN's republication policy.

Violation risks summary rejection of the offending submission.

Accepted papers will be published by the ACM and will appear in the

ACM Digital Library.


The proceedings will be freely available for download from the ACM Digital

Library from one week before the start of the conference until two weeks

after the conference.


Paper submissions will be considered for poster submission in the case

they are not accepted as full papers.


Venue & Registration Details


For registration, please see the ICFP 2017 web site at:



Related Links


ICFP 2017 web site: http://icfp17.sigplan.org/

Past ACM SIGPLAN Erlang workshops: http://www.erlang.org/workshop/

Open Source Erlang: http://www.erlang.org/

EasyChair submission site:


Author Information for SIGPLAN Conferences:


Atendee Information for SIGPLAN Events:



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