Eighth International Symposium on
Practical Aspects of Declarative Languages

Charleston, South Carolina
January 9-10, 2006

Co-located with ACM's Principles of Programming Languages, January 11-13, 2006

  Conference Description
  Provisional Program
  LNCS Proceedings
  Hotel Information
  Accepted Papers
  Important Dates
  Program Committee
  Paper Award

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, decision support systems, or 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 practioners 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.
  • Evaluation of implementation techniques on practical applications.
  • Novel implementation techniques relevant to applications.
  • Novel uses of declarative languages in the classroom.
  • Practical experiences.

PADL 06 welcomes new ideas and approaches pertaining to applications and implementation of declarative languages, and is not limited to the scope of the first seven PADL symposia (past proceedings can be found in Springer Verlag LNCS, numbers 1551, 1753, 1990, 2257, 2562, 3057, and 3350).

In this occasion PADL is co-located, as traditionally, with ACM POPL, which will be held immediately following PADL, January 11-13.

LNCS Proceedings

Information about the LNCS Proceedings is available online. Access to the online version of PADL'05 is also possible.


For Registration Information please visit this page. Note that early registration deadline is December 15th, 2005.

Important Dates

Paper Submission: August 27, 2005 (Strict)
Notification: September 30, 2005
Camera-ready: October 20, 2005
Symposium: January 9-10, 2006

Submission Guidelines

The PADL Electronic Submission Website is the location where authors should submit their paper, in postscript level 2 format or PDF.

Authors should submit an electronic copy of the full paper (written in English) in Postscript (Level 2) or PDF. Papers must be no longer than 15 pages, written in 11-point font and with single spacing. Since the final proceedings will be published as Lecture Notes in Computer Science by Springer Verlag, authors are strongly encouraged to use the LNCS paper formatting guidelines for their submission.

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.

Program Committee

Kenichi Asai Ochanomizu University, Japan
Daniel DamianLION Bioscience Ltd, UK
Mireille Ducasse IRISA/INSA of Rennes, France
Matthew FlattUniversity of Utah, US
Gopal GuptaUniversity at Texas at Dallas, US
Manuel HermenegildoUPMadrid, Spain
Paul HudakYale University, US
Narendra JussienEcole des Mines de Nantes, France
Laurent Michel University of Connecticut, US
Enrico PontelliNew Mexico State University
Gopalan Nadathur U. of Minnesota, US
Vitor Santos-Costa U, Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Christian SchulteRoyal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Peter Stuckey U. of Melbourne, Australia
Pascal Van HentenryckBrown University, US
Peter van RoyU. of Louvain, Belgium
David S. Warren S.U. of New York at Stony Brook, US
Roland Yap National U. of Singapore, Singapore

Most Practical Paper Award

The Most Practical Paper award will be given to the submission that is judged by the programm 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 Program Chairs:

Pascal Van Hentenryck
PC Chair - PADL 2006
Department of Computer Science
Brown University
Providence, RI, U.S.A.
Email: pvh@cs.brown.edu

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

Gopal Gupta
General Chair - PADL 2006
Department of Computer Science
University at Texas at Dallas
Dallas, TX, U.S.A.
Email: gupta@utdallas.edu

Sponsored by

COMPULOG of Americas
PADL 2006 will be held in cooperation with ACM SIGPLAN.