OCaml Users and Developers Workshop 2016

Nara, Japan
20 Jun 2016
Talk proposal submission deadline
18 Jul 2016
Author notification
23 Sep 2016
OCaml workshop


Presentations and discussions will focus on the OCaml programming language and its community. We aim to solicit talks on all aspects related to improving the use or development of the language and its programming environment, including, for example (but not limited to):

  • compiler developments, new backends, runtime and architectures

  • practical type system improvements, such as (but not limited to) GADTs, first-class modules, generic programming, or dependent types

  • new library or application releases, and their design rationales

  • tools and infrastructure services, and their enhancements

  • prominent industrial or experimental uses of OCaml, or deployments in unusual situations.


It will be an informal meeting with no formal proceedings. The presentation material will be available online from the workshop homepage. The presentations may be recorded, and made available at a later time.

The main presentation format is a workshop talk, traditionally around 20 minutes in length, plus question time, but we also have a poster session during the workshop -- this allows to present more diverse work, and gives time for discussion. The program committee will decide which presentations should be delivered as posters or talks.


To submit a presentation, please register a description of the talk (about 2 pages long) at https://icfp-ocaml17.hotcrp.com/ providing a clear statement of what will be provided by the presentation: the problems that are addressed, the solutions or methods that are proposed. If you wish to perform a demo or require any special setup, we will do our best to accommodate you.

LaTeX-produced PDFs are a common and welcome submission format. For accessibility purposes, we ask PDF submitters to also provide the sources of their submission in a textual format, such as .tex sources. Reviewers may read either the submitted PDF or the text version.

ML family workshop and post-proceedings

The ML family workshop, held on the previous day, deals with general issues of the ML-style programming and poster systems, and is seen as more research-oriented. Yet there is an overlap with the OCaml workshop, which we are keen to explore, for instance by having a common session. The authors who feel their submission fits both workshops are encouraged to mention it at submission time and/or contact the Program Chairs.

There may be a combined post-conference proceedings of selected papers from the two workshops.

Questions and contact

Please send any questions to the chair: mshinwell -at- janestreet.com

All Presentations

Title Authors Resources
Conex - establishing trust into data repositories Hannes Mehnert, Louis Gesbert Video
Generic Programming in OCaml Florent Balestrieri, Michel Mauny Video
Improving the OCaml Web Stack: Motivations and Progress Spiridon Eliopoulos Video
Learn OCaml: An Online Learning Center for OCaml Benjamin Canou, Grégoire Henry, Çagdas Bozman, Fabrice Le Fessant Video
Lock-free programming for the masses Kc Sivaramakrishnan, Theo Laurent Video
OCaml inside: a drop-in replacement for libtls Enguerrand Decorne, Jeremy Yallop, David Kaloper Meršinjak Video
OPAM-builder: Continuous Monitoring of OPAM Repositories Fabrice Le Fessant
Semantics of the Lambda intermediate language Pierre Chambart Video
Statistically profiling memory in OCaml Jacques-Henri Jourdan
Sundials/ML: interfacing with numerical solvers Timothy Bourke, Jun Inoue, Marc Pouzet Video
The State of the OCaml Platform: September 2016 Louis Gesbert, on behalf of the OCaml Platform team Video
Who's got your Mail? Mr. Mime Romain Calascibetta Video
Inuit library: from printf to interactive user-interfaces Frédéric Bour
ocp-lint, A Plugin-based Style-Checker with Semantic Patches Çagdas Bozman, Théophane Hufschmitt, Michael Laporte, Fabrice Le Fessant
Partial evaluation and metaprogramming Pierre Chambart

Workshop Details

Organising Committee
Mark Shinwell (Jane Street Europe, UK (chair))
Program Committee
Kenichi Asai (Ochanomizu University, Japan), Oleg Kiselyov (Tohoku University, Japan), Igor Pikovets (Ahrefs Research, USA), Mindy Preston (Docker, UK), Gabriel Scherer (Northeastern University, USA), Mark Shinwell (Jane Street Europe, UK (chair)), KC Sivaramakrishnan (University of Cambridge, UK), Jerome Vouillon (PPS, France), Jordan Walke (Facebook, USA)

Some Videos

Conex -- establishing trust into data repositories
Hannes Mehnert, Louis Gesbert at OCaml Workshop 2016
Generic Programming in OCaml
Florent Balestrieri, Michel Mauny
Improving the OCaml web stack
Spiridon Eliopoulos
Learning OCaml: An Online Learning Centre for OCaml
Learn OCaml: An Online Learning Center for OCaml, by Benjamin Canou, Grégoire Henry, Çagdas Bozman and Fabrice Le Fessant. We present Learn OCaml, a Web application that packs a set of learning activities for people who want to learn OCaml. It ...
Lock free programming for the masses
KC Sivaramakrishnan and Theo Laurent at OCaml Workshop 2016
OCaml inside: a drop in replacement for libtls
Enguerrand Decorne, Jeremy Yallop, David Kaloper Meršinjak