[SIGCIS-Members] Call for papers-- HOPL-IV

Dave Walden dave.walden.family at gmail.com
Tue Sep 12 10:54:04 PDT 2017

[a member of the program committee asked me to forward the following to this list]

                                 Call for Papers
        HOPL-IV: The Fourth ACM SIGPLAN History of Programming Languages Conference
		       June 2020 (to be collocated with PLDI 2020)

The goal of the History of Programming Languages conference series is to produce an
accurate historical record of programming language design, development, and philosophy.

In 1978, at the first History of Programming Language Conference (HOPL), papers were
presented that discussed the development and evolution of thirteen computer programming
languages, the people who participated in that work, and the context in which it was
undertaken. In 1993, HOPL-II contained fourteen papers on the genesis and evolution of
programming languages and programming concepts. In 2007, HOPL-III had twelve papers
describing thirteen more languages and their origins, as well as the retrospective
multimedia keynote presentation "50 in 50". It is now time for HOPL-IV, to be collocated
with PLDI 2020.

Whereas papers at previous HOPL conferences focused on single programming languages or a
small set of related languages, for HOPL-IV the committee also encourages submissions that
discuss and analyze the historical development of language features, design themes, or
other strong influences on the direction of programming language design, implementation,
and usage. A HOPL-IV paper that is about a single specific language should detail the
early history or evolution of that language and the motivation for creating a new
language; ideas about the language should have been documented by 2009 and the language
should have been widely used by 2011.  A HOPL-IV paper that addresses a language or
language family already described in a previous HOPL conference should provide substantial
new detail about language evolution, development and standardization activities, new
dialects and implementations, significant publications, applications, user groups, and
other technical and social consequences.  A HOPL-IV paper about a more general historical
theme or trend should cover a span of at least twenty years.

The Program Committee will work closely with prospective authors to help ensure that both
the content and the presentation of all the papers are of high quality. As is customary
for HOPL, there will be two rounds of careful reviewing. The first round will select the
papers for the conference (conditional acceptance); the second round will polish the
papers and ensure that they meet the requirements for technical accuracy, historical
completeness, and clarity.  For each selected paper, a member of the Program Committee
will be assigned as a ``shepherd'' to ensure that intermediate drafts are carefully reviewed
and that the recommendations of reviewers are addressed.

A detailed set of Author Guidelines and Instructions will be posted at the HOPL-IV
website:http://hopl4.sigplan.org. Because of the complex nature of the history of
programming languages, there will be no a priori upper bound on the length of submitted
papers---authors should strive for completeness. We strongly recommend that prospective
authors take a look at papers presented at previous HOPL conferences to get an idea of
appropriate length, content, and organization.  The website
http://research.ihost.com/hopl/HOPL.html  has information about past HOPL conferences and
links to their proceedings.

As usual for SIGPLAN-sponsored conferences, papers awaiting acceptance to any other
conference or journal are not eligible for submission to HOPL-IV. If a closely related
paper has been submitted elsewhere, the HOPL-IV chairs must be notified. Authors of
accepted papers are expected to make presentations (to be recorded in video form) at the
conference. Final papers and video recordings of the presentations will be placed in the
ACM Digital Library.

PC committee member policy: There will be no restriction on submissions from PC members.
The program chairs/general chairs may not submit papers. SIGPLAN requires that PC papers
be held to a higher standard than other papers. For HOPL the criterion for acceptability
of a PC paper is a clear accept.

Key Dates:

July 31, 2018:		one-page abstracts due from authors
August 31, 2018:	complete first drafts due from authors
February 15, 2019:	notification and in-depth reviews to authors
August 30, 2019:	second-round drafts due from authors
January 10, 2020:	notification and in-depth reviews to authors
March 13, 2020:		final copy due from authors
June 2020:		HOPL-IV conference @PLDI 2020

Authors of accepted papers will be required to sign ACM copyright release forms.

Inquiries may be sent tohopl4 at sigplan.org  (preferred)—or, if that does not work for
some reason, toguy.steele at oracle.com  andrpg at dreamsongs.com.

Conference and Program co-Chairs:
Guy L. Steele Jr.       Oracle Labs			guy.steele at oracle.com
Richard P. Gabriel      Dream Songs, Inc. & HPI		rpg at dreamsongs.com

Consulting Historian:	Mark Priestley

Program Committee:

Andrew Black, Portland State University
Steve Blackburn, Australian National University
Kim Bruce, Pomona College
Matthias Felleisen, Northeastern University
Brent Hailpern, IBM Research
Ralph Johnson, Metafficient
Crista Lopes, University of California, Irvine
Mira Mezini, TU Darmstadt
Ana Milanova, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Jens Palsberg, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Tomas Petricek, Alan Turing Institute
Keshav Pingali, University of Texas at Austin
John Reppy, University of Chicago
Barbara Ryder, Virginia Tech
Sukyoung Ryu, KAIST
Yannis Smaragdakis, University of Athens
Jean-Baptiste Tristan, Oracle Labs
Philip Wadler, University of Edinburgh
Stephanie Weirich, University of Pennsylvania
Allen Wirfs-Brock, Wirfs-Brock Associates

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