Program generation has the prospect of being an integral part of a wide range of software
development processes. Recent studies investigate different aspects of program generation
systems, including their semantics, their applications, and their implementation. Existing
theories and systems address both high-level (source) language and low-level (machine)
language generation. A number of programming languages now support program generation
and manipulation, with different goals, implementation techniques, and targeted at different
applications. In this context, a PLI workshop dedicated to this theme (SAIG'00) was held in
Montreal in September 2000. Following on from this workshop, a special issue of the Journal
of Functional Programming will be devoted to the same theme.
Full-length, archival-quality submissions are solicited on topics including both theoretical
and practical models and tools for building program generation systems, Examples include:
[bull ] Semantics, type systems, and implementations for multi-stage languages.
[bull ] Run-time specialization systems, e.g. compilers, operating systems.
[bull ] High-level program generation (applications, foundations, environments).
[bull ] Symbolic computation, linking and explicit substitution, in-lining and macros.
Reports on applications of these techniques to real-world problems are especially encouraged,
as are submissions that relate ideas and concepts from several of these topics, or bridge
the gap between theory and practice.
Contributors to SAIG'00 are encouraged to submit, but submission is open to everyone.
Papers will be reviewed as regular JFP submissions, and acceptance in the special issue will
be based on relevance to the theme. The special issue also welcomes high-quality survey and
position papers that would benefit a wide audience. Accepted papers exceeding the space
restrictions will be published as regular JFP papers.
Submissions should be sent to the guest editor (address below), with a copy to Nasreen
Ahmad (firstname.lastname@example.org). Submitted articles should be sent in postscript format,
preferably gzipped and uuencoded. In addition, please send, as plain text, title, abstract, and
contact information. The submission deadline is 1st February 2001. For other submission
details, please consult an issue of the Journal of Functional Programming or see the Journal's
web page at http://www.dcs.gla.ac.uk/jfp/.