Co-located with POPL in St. Petersburg, Florida, United States, January 23rd, 2016.

The CoqPL workshop provides an opportunity for programming languages researchers to meet and interact with one another and members from the core Coq development team. At the meeting, we will discuss upcoming new features, see talks and demonstrations of exciting current projects, solicit feedback for potential future changes, and generally work to strengthen the vibrant community around our favorite proof assistant. Topics in scope include:

  • General purpose libraries and tactic language extensions
  • Domain-specific libraries for programming language formalization and verification
  • IDEs, profilers, tracers, debuggers, and testing tools
  • Experience reports from Coq usage in educational or industrial contexts

To foster open discussion of cutting edge research which can later be published in full conference proceedings, we will not publish papers from the workshop. However, presentations will be recorded and the videos made publicly available.

*) 9:00 - 10:00, Coq 8.5 at work and the future of Coq, by Matthieu Sozeau.

*) 10:30 - 10:55, A Coq Library for Binary Logical Relations, by Jérémie Koenig.

*) 10:55 - 11:20, A Coinduction Proof Rule for Hoare Doubles, by Christian J. Bell and Adam Chlipala.

*) 11:20 - 11:45, Formalizing Simple Refinements Types in Coq, by Nico Lehmann and Éric Tanter.

*) 11:45 - 12:05, Company-Coq: Taking Proof General one step closer to a real IDE, by Clément Pit-Claudel and Pierre Courtieu.

*) 14:00 - 15:00, A Tutorial on using the Paco Library for coinductive reasoning, by Chung-Kil Hur.

*) 15:00 - 15:25, Certified Desugaring of Javascript Programs using Coq, by Marek Materzok.

*) 16:00 - 16:25, The Category-theoretic Solution of Recursive Ultra-metric Space Equations, by Amin Timany and Bart Jacobs.

*) 16:25 - 16:50, A Case for Tactics with (Limited) Side Effects, by Benjamin Delaware.

*) 16:50 - 17:15, Formal Verification of Stability Properties of Cyber-Physical Systems, by Matthew Chan, Daniel Ricketts, Sorin Lerner and Gregory Malecha.

*) 17:15 - 17:45, The Science of Deep Specification, by Andrew W. Appel.

*) 17:45 - 18:00, Discussion.

The workshop format will be driven by you, members of the community. We will solicit abstracts for talks and proposals for demonstrations and flesh out format details based on responses. We expect the final program to include experiment reports, panel discussions, and invited talks (details TBA). Talks will be selected according to relevance to the workshop, based on the submission of an extended abstract.

Submissions for talks and demonstrations should be described in an extended abstract, between 1 and 2 pages in length. We suggest formatting the text using the two-column SIGPLAN latex style (9pt font).

Submission page:

  • Submission: October, 23rd 2015.
  • Notification: November 10th, 2015.
  • Workshop: January 23rd, 2016.

For any queries, please contact : coqpl2016 at

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