7th ACM SIGPLAN Workshop on Generic Programming (WGP 2011)



Each presentation slot is 40 minutes using a discussant format (25m presentation + 5m for the discussant + 10m for general discussion).


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 communities. Generic programming has gradually spread to more and more mainstream languages, and today is widely used in industry. This workshop brings together leading researchers and practitioners in generic programming from around the world, and features papers capturing the state of the art in this important area.

We welcome contributions on all aspects, theoretical as well as practical, of

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and versions of our Call-For-Paper are available online.



Jaakko Järvi (Texas A&M University, USA) and Shin-Cheng Mu (Academia Sinica, Taiwan).

Program Committee

Submission Details

Here is the submission page.

We plan to have formal proceedings, published by the ACM.

Authors should submit papers, in postscript or PDF format, formatted for A4 paper, to the WGP11 EasyChair instance by the above deadline. The length should be restricted to 12 pages in standard (two-column, 9pt) ACM format. Each submission must adhere to SIGPLAN’s republication policy. Accepted papers are published by the ACM and will additionally appear in the ACM digital library.

History of the Workshop on Generic Programming

This year:

Earlier Workshops on Generic Programming have been held in

Furthermore, there were a few informal workshops

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).

The WGP steering committee consists of J. Gibbons, R. Hinze, P. Jansson, J. Järvi, J. Jeuring, B. Oliveira, S. Schupp, and M. Zalewski. Visit the WGP Permanent Home Page for general information about WGP.