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Type error diagnosis and closely related fields

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Jurriaan Hage, Department of Information and Computing Science, Utrecht University, Netherlands
Sheng Chen, School of Computing and Informatics, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, USA


Type error diagnosis addresses the problem of communicating to the programmers of statically typed languages why a given program is considered to be type incorrect and therefore cannot be compiled. Ultimately, the aim of the field is to increase the usability of compiler tools for statically typed languages. Traditionally, the field of type error diagnosis has centered on functional languages. However, we are explicitly looking for papers within the field irrespective of the programming language of programming paradigm, including but not restricted to imperative, object-oriented, functional, logical, and multi-paradigm languages. Papers may be of a fundamental and/or application-oriented nature. For example, they may discuss a general framework for implementing type error diagnosing techniques, study type error diagnosing facilities implemented in compilers, or report on a user study. Submitted papers should make a case why the paper should be of interest to anyone interested in type error diagnosis.

The submitted papers will undergo the standard peer-review process before they can be accepted. Notification of acceptance will be communicated as we progress with the review process.


Before submission authors should carefully read the Instructions for Authors: https://www.degruyter.com/view/supplement/s22991093_Instruction_for_Authors.pdf 

All submissions to the Topical Issue must be made electronically via online submission system Editorial Manager: http://www.editorialmanager.com/opencs/

All manuscripts will go through the Open Computer Science high standards, quick, fair and comprehensive peer-review procedure (single blind, at least two independent reviewers). When entering your submission via online submission system please choose the option “TI on Type error diagnosis and closely related fields”.

The deadline for the submissions is now extended by 30th of June 2018.
Individual papers will be reviewed and published online as they arrive, in average:

First decision: 15th August 2018
Revision submission: 1st October 1 2018
Final decision: 1st November 2018
Publication online: 20th December 2018

Contributors to the Topical Issue will benefit from:

  •   Fair and constructive peer review provided by experts in the field
  •   No space constraints
  •   NO submission and publication FEES
  •   Convenient, web-based paper submission and tracking system – Editorial Manager
  •   Free language assistance for authors from non-English speaking regions
  •   Fast online publication of articles (continuous publication model)
  •   Open Access to your article for all interested readers
  •   indexation in Web of Science (Emerging Sources Citation Index) and SCOPUS
  •   Long-time preservation (articles archived in Portico)
  •   Extensive post-publication promotion

We are looking forward to your submission. 

If you have any question, please contact us at J.Hage@uu.nl (Dr. Jurriaan Hage, GE) or Justyna.Zuk@degruyteropen.com (Dr. Justyna Zuk, ME).