2nd International Summer School on Advances in Programming Languages
19th-22nd August, 2014
Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh
OverviewThe 2nd International Summer School on Advances in Programming Languages, hosted at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh by the Dependable Systems Group, offers four days of insightful lectures and lab sessions on an engaging blend of cutting-edge theoretical and practical techniques delivered by international experts. The topics include type systems and dependent types, novel programming models, and domain-specific languages, among others. The School is primarily intended for postgraduate research students and aims to foster international collaboration, and encourages a dialogue among early career researchers and renowned scientists.
The Summer School is supported by the Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance, which allows us to provide 8 free spaces for participants from SICSA institutions. We are grateful to Codeplay for co-sponsoring the event.
Situated in the historical city of Edinburgh declared UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Summer School coincides with the Edinburgh International Festival, the associated Edinburgh Festival Fringe and the International Edinburgh Book Festival.
The website of the previous instance of the Summer School can be accessed here.
School: 19-22 August 2014
- Propositions as Sessions [abstract]
Prof. Phil Wadler, University of Edinburgh
- Mathematical Garbage: Formal Models of Memory Management [abstract]
Dr. Jeremy Singer, University of Glasgow
- Dependent Types [abstract]
Dr. Conor McBride, University of Strathclyde
- Partitioned Global Address Space [abstract]
Dr. Michele Weiland, Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre (EPCC)
- Folding Domain−Specific Languages: Deep and Shallow Embeddings [abstract]
Prof. Jeremy Gibbons, University of Oxford
- Parallel Programming with the Swan Task Dataflow Scheduler [abstract]
Dr. Hans Vandierendonck, Queen's University Belfast
- Regular Expressions as Types [abstract]
Prof. Fritz Henglein, DIKU, University of Copenhagen
- Skeleton-Based Parallel Programming in Eden [abstract]
Prof. Rita Loogen, Philipps-Universität Marburg
- The Powers of Array Programming [abstract]
Prof. Sven-Bodo Scholz, Heriot-Watt University
- Glasgow parallel Haskell [abstract]
Dr. Hans-Wolfgang Loidl, Heriot-Watt University
Lecture and lab materials will be available here.
RegistrationTo register, please fill in the online form and send your motivation and a letter of support by your mentor (if you are a student) to AiPL2014email@example.com.
Fee and Payment£550 residential, includes four nights accommodation on campus with breakfast, lunch and dinner, plus coffee and session materials
£350 non-residential, includes lunch, coffee and session materials
£100 one-day ticket, includes lunch, coffee and session materials
SICSA studentsPlease state in your application letter whether you wish to be awarded one of the free places. As those are limited, we encourage you send your application as soon as possible. Those who do not receive a free place, are eligible to apply to SICSA directly for funding to attend the School.
LocationThe School will take place at the Edinburgh Campus of Heriot-Watt University, Scotland, EH14 4AS. The main university "getting around" page has maps and directions to the campus (incl. bus, rail and other information).
All lectures will be in room PG201 (2nd floor), Postgraduate Centre (building 18 on map).
All labs will be in room EM250 (2nd floor), Earl Mountbatten Building (building 21 on map).
On-campus accommodation will be in Leonard Horner Hall.
Here is a labelled map of the main locations around the campus.