Twelfth International Symposium on
Practical Aspects of Declarative Languages

Madrid, Spain
January 18-19, 2010

Co-located with ACM's Principles of Programming Languages, January 20-22, 2010

o  Conference Description
o  Conference Programme
o  LNCS Proceedings
o  Registration
o  Hotel Information
o  Accepted Papers
o  Important Dates (extended)
o  Submissions
o  Invited Speakers
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.
  • Declarative languages and Software Engineering.
  • Evaluation of implementation techniques on practical applications.
  • Practical experiences and industrial applications.
  • Novel uses of declarative languages in the classroom.

PADL'10 welcomes new ideas and approaches pertaining to applications and implementation of declarative languages, and is not limited to the scope of the past eleven PADL symposia (past proceedings can be found in Springer Verlag LNCS, numbers 1551, 1753, 1990, 2257, 2562, 3057, 3350, 3819, 4354, 4902, and 5418).

In this occasion PADL is co-located, as traditionally, with ACM POPL, which will be held immediately following PADL, January 20-22. The symposium will be held in Madrid, Spain. Previous PADLs were held in Savannah, Georgia, USA (2009), 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'10 will appear in the LNCS series of Springer with the volume number 5937.

Important Dates (extended)

Abstract Submission: August 31, 2009 September 4, 2009 (23:59 CEST - strict)
Full paper submission: September 4, 2009 September 11, 2009 (23:59 CEST - strict)
Notification: October 5, 2009 Monday 12, 2009
Camera-ready: November 2, 2009 (23:59 CEST - strict)
Symposium: January 18-19, 2010

Registration Information

To register for PADL, please follow the instructions at the POPL Registration Page.

Hotel Information

PADL will be co-located with POPL at the Meliá Castilla. You can find local information (attractions, restaurants, etc.) here.

Submission Guidelines

Authors should submit an electronic copy of the full paper in PDF using the Springer LNCS format. The submission will be done through EasyChair at the PADL'10 submission site.

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.

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.

This year PADL will accept two different types of papers:

Technical Papers

Technical papers must describe original, previously unpublished research results in Computer Science, and must not be simultaneously submitted for publication elsewhere. Technical papers must not exceed 15 pages in Springer LNCS format.

Application Papers

Application papers are a mechanism to present important practical applications of declarative languages that occur in industry or in areas of research other than Computer Science. Application papers will be published in the Springer-Verlag conference proceedings, and will be presented in a separate session.

Application papers are expected to describe complex and/or real-world applications that rely on an innovative use of declarative languages. Application descriptions, engineering solutions and real-world experiences (both positive and negative) are solicited.

The limit for application papers is 3 pages in Springer LNCS format.

Invited Speakers

  • Enrico Pontelli (New Mexico State University): Answer Set Programming in 2010: A Personal Perspective.

  • Narciso Martí-Oliet (Universidad Complutense de Madrid): An Introduction to Maude and Some of its Applications.

Programme Committee

María Alpuente Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
Lennart Augustsson Standard Chartered Bank and Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Olaf Chitil University of Kent, UK
María García de la Banda    Monash University, Australia
Andy Gill The University of Kansas, USA
Hai-Feng Guo University of Nebraska at Omaha, USA
Martin Hofmann Ludwig-Maximilians Universität, Germany
Andy King Portcullis Computer Security Limited, UK
John Launchbury Galois, USA
Rita Loogen Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany
Erik Meijer Microsoft Research, UK
Enrico Pontelli New Mexico State University, USA
Vítor Santos Costa Universidade do Porto, Portugal
Terrance Swift CENTRIA, Portugal
Paolo Torroni Università di Bologna, Italy
Roland Yap National University of Singapore, Singapore

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:

Manuel Carro

PC co-Chair - PADL 2010

Facultad de Informática

Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM)

Campus de Montegancedo

Boadilla del Monte

E-28660 Madrid, Spain

Email: mcarro <AT> fi<DOT>upm<DOT>es

Ricardo Peña

PC co-Chair - PADL 2010

Facultad de Informática

Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM)

c/ Profesor José García Santesmases s/n

E-28040 Madrid, Spain

Email: ricardo <AT> sip<DOT>ucm<DOT>es

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

Manuel Carro

General Chair - PADL 2010

Facultad de Informática

Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM)

Campus de Montegancedo

Boadilla del Monte

E-28660 Madrid, Spain

Email: mcarro <AT> fi<DOT>upm<DOT>es

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