[xquery-talk] PLAN-X 2007: Call for Papers and Demos

Torsten Grust grust at in.tum.de
Wed Jul 19 16:42:46 PDT 2006

                  Call for Papers and Software Demonstrations

                              P L A N - X   2 0 0 7
                    Programming Language Techniques for XML
                An ACM SIGPLAN Workshop colocated with POPL 2007

                        Nice, France -- January 20, 2007


-- PLAN-X 2007 Aim and Scope

   The XML data model and its associated languages add interesting  
   to programming language practice as well as theory.  Just like its
   four predecessors, the PLAN-X 2007 workshop turns the spotlight on  
   programming languages can embrace, for example, tree-shaped XML data
   structures, regular expression types extracted from schema
   descriptions, very small or large XML instances, queries against XML
   data, and XML transformations.  XML reaches deep into all aspects of
   language design, type systems, compilers, as well as runtimes and
   PLAN-X 2007 is THE forum to present and discuss novel research  
work in
   this area.

   We invite contributions -- papers as well as software demonstrations
   -- from members of the programming language, database, theory, and
   document processing communities and look forward to a workshop in
   which this diversity of contributions and attendees leads to lively
   discussion and a fun event.

   If you are architecting a software system that fuses programming
   language and XML technology in interesting and innovative ways,  
   submit a software demonstration proposal to PLAN-X 2007.  The  
   program will feature a special demo session.  A two-page  
description of
   the accepted software demonstrations will be included in the

   PLAN-X 2007 will be held in cooperation with and just after POPL  
   the 34th ACM SIGPLAN-SIGACT Symposium on Principles of Programming
   Languages in the Plaza Hotel in Nice, France, on Januar 20, 2007.

-- PLAN-X 2007 Topics of Interest

   Topics of interest include the following (though interesting
   and/or innovative papers on all aspects of programming languages for
   XML are welcome):

   - Design of programming and query languages for XML
   - Programming in the XML data model itself (e.g., extending XQuery
     into a full-fledged programming language)
   - Formal accounts of XML and its processors (based on logic,  
     variants of lambda calculus, etc.)
   - Compilers and interpreters for XML-aware languages and optimization
   - Type systems, schema languages, and other constraints (e.g., keys)
     for tree-shaped data
   - Tree automata and transducers
   - Languages and systems that can cope with XML fragments  
(messages) or
     very large XML instances (beyond main-memory size)
   - Programming language glue between browsers, web services, and
   - Pioneering applications of XML-aware language technology

-- Proceedings

   Accepted submissions will be collected to form the informal PLAN-X
   2007 proceedings, to be indexed on Michael Ley's DBLP site and
   distributed at the workshop.  The material may thus be published
   elsewhere at a later date.

-- Paper Submission

   PLAN-X 2007 calls for contributions relevant to the open list of
   topics sketched above.  We explicitly welcome reports on innovative,
   off-beat, and ''early stage'' approaches as long as the submission
   reports on original work not published or submitted elsewhere.

   - Please format your papers according to the ACM guidelines and SIG
     proceedings templates available at


     The mandatory submission file format is PDF.

   - Papers should not exceed 10 pages in length including references  
     appendices, but shorter abstracts (of, e.g., 2000 words) often
     suffice and are acceptable as well.

   - Software demonstration proposals are limited to 2 pages and should
     include a sketch of the methods you employ as well as a description
     of what exactly will be demoed.

   Details on the PLAN-X 2007 paper submission process will be posted
   on the workshop web site and mailing lists in due course.

-- Important Dates

   - Paper submission:           Sun, Oct 1, 2006
   - Notification of acceptance: Thu, Nov 23, 2006
   - Camera-ready copy due:      Sun, Dec 17, 2006
   - Workshop:                   Sat, Jan 20, 2007

-- PLAN-X 2007 Program Committee

   - Michael Benedikt            (Lucent, USA)
   - Daniela Florescu            (Oracle, USA)
   - Alain Frisch                (INRIA Roquencourt, France)
   - Giorgio Ghelli, Chair       (U Pisa, Italy)
   - Haruo Hosoya                (U Tokyo, Japan)
   - Anders Møller               (U Aarhus, Denmark)
   - Mukund Raghavachari         (IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA)
   - Alan Schmitt                (INRIA Rhône-Alpes, France)
   - Sophie Tison                (U Lille, France)
   - Philip Wadler               (U Edinburgh, UK)

-- PLAN-X 2007 Workshop Chairs

   - General Chair               - Program Chair

     Torsten Grust                 Giorgio Ghelli
     TU München                    U Pisa
     Munich, Germany               Pisa, Italy
     grust at in.tum.de               ghelli at di.unipi.it

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