Second International Summer School on Metaprogramming
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,
- in dependently-typed programming terms appear within types, supporting the construction of precise specifications of functions and data.
- in multi-stage programming expressions are program values, making it possible to write safe program generation programs that can significantly improve performance.
- in languages with macros programs execute partly during compilation and partly at run-time, eliminating the sharp distinction between built-in and user-defined constructs.
- embedded domain-specific languages reuse host language features such as syntax and type-checking for convenient definition of little languages suited to a particular endeavour.
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 http://okmij.org/ftp/
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.
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.
- 30 June: Application and reference letters deadline.
- 10 July: Notification of acceptance.
- 11 August: Summer school.
Fees70 Euros / day (includes full board and accommodation)
Previous eventsFirst International Summer School on Metaprogramming (Cambridge, 2016)
OrganisersYukiyoshi Kameyama (University of Tsukuba)
Ohad Kammar (University of Edinburgh)
Jeremy Yallop (University of Cambridge)