22nd Symposium on Implementation and Applications of Functional Languages (IFL 2010)
September 1-3, 2010
Utrecht University
Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands

After a first successful visit to the USA, the Symposium on Implementation and Applications of Functional
Languages returns to Europe for its 22nd edition. The hosting institution is Utrecht University in the
Netherlands, although the conference itself will take place in the ornithological theme park Avifauna
in Alphen aan den Rijn, situated conveniently close to Schiphol (Amsterdam Airport). The symposium dates
are September 1-3, 2010.

The goal of the IFL symposia is to bring together researchers actively engaged in the implementation and
application of functional and function-based programming languages. IFL 2010 will be a venue for researchers
to present and discuss new ideas and concepts, work in progress, and publication-ripe results related to
the implementation and application of functional languages and function-based programming.

Following the IFL tradition, IFL 2010 will use a post-symposium review process to produce formal proceedings
which will be published by Springer Verlag in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series. All participants in
IFL 2010 are invited to submit either a draft paper or an extended abstract describing work to be presented
at the symposium. At no time may work submitted to IFL be simultaneously submitted to other venues. Here
we follow the ACM Sigplan republication policy as defined on
The submissions will be screened by the program committee chair to make sure they are within the scope of IFL,
and will appear in the draft proceedings distributed at the symposium. Submissions appearing in the draft
proceedings are not peer-reviewed publications. After the symposium, authors will be given the opportunity
to incorporate the feedback from discussions at the symposium and will be invited to submit a revised full
article for the formal review process. These revised submissions will be reviewed by the program committee
using prevailing academic standards to select the best articles, which will appear in the formal proceedings.


Johan Nordlander of Lulea University, the designer and developer of the Timber language, is the invited
speaker at IFL 2010. Timber is a functional programming language that draws some of its concepts from
object-oriented programming, and has built-in facilities for concurrent execution. The language is
specifically targeted at implementing real-time embedded systems.


IFL welcomes submissions describing practical and theoretical work as well as submissions describing
applications and tools. If you are not sure that your work is appropriate for IFL 2010, please contact
the PC chair at Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

 language concepts
 type checking
 compilation techniques
 staged compilation
 runtime function specialization
 runtime code generation
 partial evaluation
 (abstract) interpretation
 generic programming techniques
 automatic program generation
 array processing
 concurrent/parallel programming
 concurrent/parallel program execution
 functional programming and embedded systems
 functional programming and web applications
 functional programming and security
 novel memory management techniques
 runtime profiling and performance measurements
 debugging and tracing
 virtual/abstract machine architectures
 validation and verification of functional programs
 tools and programming techniques
 industrial applications of functional programming


Prospective authors are encouraged to submit papers or extended abstracts to be published in the draft proceedings
and to present them at the symposium. All contributions must be written in English, conform to the Springer-Verlag
LNCS series format and not exceed 16 pages. The draft proceedings will appear as a technical report of the
Department of Computer Science of Utrecht University.


The Peter Landin Prize is awarded to the best paper presented at the symposium every year.
The honored article is selected by the program committee based on the submissions received for
the formal review process. The prize carries a cash award equivalent to 150 Euros.


Draft proceedings submission deadline   July 25, 2010
Registration deadline                   August 1, 2010
IFL 2010 Symposium                      September 1-3, 2010
Submission for review process deadline  October 25, 2010
Notification Accept/Reject              December 22, 2010
Camera ready version                    February 17, 2011


Jost Berthold    University of Copenhagen (DIKU), Denmark
Olaf Chitil   University of Kent, UK
John Clements   California Polytechnic State University, USA
Matthew Fluet   Rochester Institute of Technology, USA
Andy Gill   Kansas University, USA
Jurriaan Hage (Chair) University of Utrecht, Netherlands
Bastiaan Heeren  Open University, Netherlands
Ralf Hinze   University of Oxford, UK
John Hughes   Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Yukiyoshi Kameyama  University of Tsukuba, Japan
Gabriele Keller  University of New South Wales, Australia
Pieter Koopman   Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands
Luc Maranget   INRIA, France
Simon Marlow   Microsoft Research, UK
Marco T. Morazan  Seton Hall University, USA
Rex Page   University of Oklahoma, USA
Ricardo Pena   Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Sven-Bodo Scholz  University of Hertfordshire, UK
Tom Schrijvers   Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium
Don Stewart   Galois, USA
Wouter Swierstra  Vector Fabrics, Netherlands
Don Syme   Microsoft, UK
Peter Thiemann   University of Freiburg, Germany
Phil Trinder   Heriott-Watt University, Scotland
Janis Voigtlaender  University of Bonn, Germany
Viktoria Zsok   Eotvos Lorand University, Hungary