Wednesday, October 02, 2013

ICFP 2013

ICFP 2013 (The 18th ACM SIGPLAN International Conference on Functional Programming)

ICFP is the conference I attend most regularly; since 2002 I've attended every year except 2004, 2007 and 2011.  As mentioned in the last post, I attended ICFP 2013 in Boston, somewhat gratuitously: I wasn't presenting our paper, but was excited by the program and wanted to see a lot of talks. I wasn't disappointed.  I attended just about every session.  Here is a quick summary of papers/talks that especially stood out, with some reactions:  (Please don't be offended if I don't mention your paper - all the talks were good, but these were the ones that made a special impression)

Day 1:

The first day had a distinctively dependently-typed feel, with a little algorithms thrown in.
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