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HOPE 2013 Last Call for Participation (with Workshop Program)

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                    CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

                           HOPE 2013

                The 2nd ACM SIGPLAN Workshop on
              Higher-Order Programming with Effects

                      September 28, 2013
                     Boston, Massachusetts
                   (the day after ICFP 2013)

                  http://hope2013.mpi-sws.org

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HOPE 2013 aims at bringing together researchers interested in the
design, semantics, implementation, and verification of higher-order
effectful programs. It will be *informal*, consisting of invited talks
and contributed talks on work in progress.


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Registration   
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This is the registration site for ICFP 2013 and all the affiliated
workshops including HOPE 2013.


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Workshop Program
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We received 20 high-quality submissions for talk proposals this year, 
from which the program committee decided to accept 10 for presentation 
at the workshop. The talks will be video-recorded, and the recordings 
will be made available here after the workshop.

Also this year, the workshop will feature a special session in memory 
of John Reynolds. The session will include talks from Olivier Danvy, 
Robert Harper, Peter O'Hearn, and Uday Reddy, with a mixture of 
scientific and personal reflections on John's life and work. This 
special session is sponsored in part by a generous donation from 
Microsoft Research.

Session 1: Concurrent Program Logics

 9:00  Impredicative Concurrent Abstract Predicates
         Kasper Svendsen and Lars Birkedal
 9:30  Subjective Concurrent Protocol Logic
         Aleksandar Nanevski, Ruy Ley-Wild, Ilya Sergey, and 
         German Andres Delbianco
 10:00 Protocols for Protocols: Using Modal Separation Logic to Prove 
       Extrinsic Properties of Secure Communication 
         David Swasey, Derek Dreyer, Deepak Garg, Robert Harper, and 
         Aaron Turon
 10:30 Coffee Break

Session 2: Semantics

 11:00 A Kripke Logical Relation for Affine Functions: 
       The Story of a Free Theorem in the Presence of Non-termination 
         Phillip Mates and Amal Ahmed
 11:30 Deconstructing General References via Game Semantics 
         Andrzej Murawski and Nikos Tzevelekos
 12:00 Linking Isn't Substitution 
         Jeremy Siek
 12:30 Lunch (NOTE: only one hour for lunch)

Session 3: Special Session in Memory of John Reynolds

 1:30  Olivier Danvy
 2:00  Robert Harper
 2:30  Peter O'Hearn
 3:00  Uday Reddy
 3:30  Coffee Break

Session 4: Types and Verification

 4:00  Refinement Types and Algebraic Effects 
         Danel Ahman
 4:30  Adventures in Knot-Tying while Verifying a Thread Library in Coq 
         Adam Chlipala
 5:00  The Ins and Outs of Iteration in Mezzo 
         Armael Gueneau, Francois Pottier, and Jonathan Protzenko
 5:30  Attacking the Imperative Relationship Update Problem 
       with Almost Everywhere Heap Invariants 
         Devin Coughlin and Bor-Yuh Evan Chang


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Goals of the Workshop
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A recurring theme in many papers at ICFP, and in the research of many
ICFP attendees, is the interaction of higher-order programming with
various kinds of effects: storage effects, I/O, control effects,
concurrency, etc. While effects are of critical importance in many
applications, they also make it hard to build, maintain, and reason
about one's code. Higher-order languages (both functional and
object-oriented) provide a variety of abstraction mechanisms to help
"tame" or "encapsulate" effects (e.g. monads, ADTs, ownership types,
typestate, first-class events, transactions, Hoare Type Theory,
session types, substructural and region-based type systems), and a
number of different semantic models and verification technologies have
been developed in order to codify and exploit the benefits of this
encapsulation (e.g. bisimulations, step-indexed Kripke logical
relations, higher-order separation logic, game semantics, various
modal logics). But there remain many open problems, and the field is
highly active.

The goal of the HOPE workshop is to bring researchers from a variety
of different backgrounds and perspectives together to exchange new and
exciting ideas concerning the design, semantics, implementation, and
verification of higher-order effectful programs.


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Workshop Organization
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Program Co-Chairs:

Derek Dreyer (MPI-SWS, Germany)
Hongseok Yang (University of Oxford)


Program Committee:

Anindya Banerjee (IMDEA Software Institute)
Lars Birkedal (Aarhus University)
Aquinas Hobor (National University of Singapore)
Chung-Kil Hur (Microsoft Research Cambridge)
Patricia Johann (Appalachian State University)
Matthew Might (University of Utah)
Peter Mueller (ETH Zurich)
Brigitte Pientka (McGill University)
Zhong Shao (Yale)

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