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


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:
Past ACM SIGPLAN Erlang workshops:
Open Source Erlang:
EasyChair submission site:
Author Information for SIGPLAN Conferences:
Atendee Information for SIGPLAN Events:

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