Generic programming is about making programs more adaptable by making
them more general. Generic programs often embody non-traditional kinds
of polymorphism; ordinary programs are obtained from them by suitably
instantiating their parameters. In contrast with normal programs, the
parameters of a generic program are often quite rich in structure; for
example they may be other programs, types or type constructors, class
hierarchies, or even programming paradigms.
Generic programming techniques have always been of interest, both to
practitioners and to theoreticians, and for at least 20 years generic
programming techniques have been a specific focus of research in the
functional and object-oriented programming language communities. Generic
programming has gradually spread to more and more mainstream languages
and is today widely used also in industry. This workshop will bring
together leading researchers and practitioners in generic programming
from around the world, and feature papers capturing the state of the art
in this important area.
We welcome contributions on all aspects, theoretical as well as
* adaptive object-oriented programming,
* aspect-oriented programming,
* concepts (as in the STL / C++ sense)
* component-based programming,
* generic programming,
* polytypic programming,
* programming with modules,
* and so on.
We plan to have formal proceedings, published by the ACM.
Deadline for submission: Sunday 090510
Notification of acceptance: Monday 090601
Final submission due: Tuesday 090616
Workshop: Sunday 090830
Authors should submit papers, in postscript or PDF format, formatted for
A4 paper, to the WGP09 EasyChair instance by 10th of May 2009. The
length should be restricted to 12 pages in standard (two-column, 9pt)
ACM format. Accepted papers are published by the ACM and will
additionally appear in the ACM digital library.
History of the Workshop on Generic Programming
* Edinburgh, UK 2009 (affiliated with ICFP09)
Earlier Workshops on Generic Programming have been held in
* Victoria, BC, Canada 2008 (affiliated with ICFP),
* Portland 2006 (affiliated with ICFP),
* Utrecht 2005 (informal workshop),
* Dagstuhl 2002 (IFIP WG2.1 Working Conference),
* Nottingham 2001 (informal workshop),
* Ponte de Lima 2000 (affiliated with MPC),
* Marstrand 1998 (affiliated with MPC).
There were also (closely related) DGP workshops in Oxford (June 3-4
2004), and a Spring School on DGP in Nottingham (April 24-27 2006, which
had a half-day workshop attached).