Second International Summer School on Metaprogramming

Schloss Dagstuhl, 11th to 16th August 2019


Metaprogramming is an approach to constructing programs by treating program fragments (such as expressions or types) as values that the program can manipulate. Metaprogramming comes in various forms — for example,

Metaprogramming has many applications, including genericity, proof automation, language extensibility and user-defined optimization.

The goal of the summer school is to explore the state-of-the art in metaprogramming and its applications, covering both theory and practice.

Lecturers and courses

Oleg Kiselyov is an Assistant Professor at the Graduate School of Information Sciences at Tohoku University, Japan. More information is on the web site

Matthew Flatt is a professor in the School of Computing at the University of Utah, where he works on extensible programming languages, run-time systems, and applications of functional programming. He is one of the developers of the Racket programming language.

Conor McBride (University of Strathclyde)
on TBA

I am a Researcher in the RiSE group at Microsoft Research in Redmond. My research interests lie at the intersection of programming languages, type systems, software verification and security. My main area of focus is the design, implementation and evolution of Low*, a low-level subset of F* which compiles to C or WebAssembly. I contribute to or drive several projects that make use of Low* and its dedicated compiler KreMLin, such as the HACL* cryptographic library (used in Firefox, the Tezos blockchain), the EverCrypt cryptographic provider (used in Windows, mbedTLS) and Signal*, a verified implementation of the Signal protocol that compiles to WebAssembly. I am a member of Project Everest, an ambitious joint research effort between Microsoft Research, INRIA, CMU and the University of Edinburgh that aims to write and deploy a verified HTTPS stack.


The school is aimed at graduate students in programming languages and related areas, but is open to researchers, practitioners and strong masters students with the support of a supervisor. Some experience of typed functional programming in Haskell, OCaml, Scala, or a similar language will be assumed.


See the application page for details.

Application timetable


70 Euros / day (includes full board and accommodation)

Previous events

First International Summer School on Metaprogramming (Cambridge, 2016)


Yukiyoshi Kameyama (University of Tsukuba)
Ohad Kammar (University of Edinburgh)
Jeremy Yallop (University of Cambridge)