Subject: The Monad.Reader - Call for Copy
Date: Tuesday 31st October 2006 12:10:21 UTC (over 10 years ago)
Call for Copy The Monad.Reader - Issue 6 I would like to welcome articles for the next issue of The Monad.Reader. * The Monad.Reader * There are a large number of conferences and journals that accept research papers related to Haskell; unfortunately, the platform for non-academic publications is far less developed. This is where The Monad.Reader fits in. I believe that there are lots of people on these mailing lists that have plenty of ideas that might not be suitable for the the Haskell Workshop, for instance, but are nonetheless worth writing about. Sometimes such ideas end up as posts on a Haskell mailing list; sometimes they get posted on personal blogs; sometimes they disappear altogether. A lot of e-mails to these mailing lists deserve a more lasting place. Rob Dockins's recent proof that Haskell's class system is Turing complete is a case in point. The Monad.Reader would be the perfect place to publish such insights. As The Monad.Reader's editor, Shae Erisson, has been terribly busy lately, I've decided to help out. I would like to propose the following format: * Frequency: Issues should appear quarterly. The previous goal of one issue every month was just too ambitious. * Format: I propose to move from wiki-publishing to LaTeX. Andres Loeh has been kind enough to provide us with a suitable LaTeX class. The final pdf will appear on the Haskell-wiki with links to wiki- pages for follow-up discussions. I realize this is a controversial point. At the moment, though, I would like to try out LaTeX and believe that any progress regarding The Monad.Reader is good. * Reviews: Every article should be reviewed. I'd like to keep The Monad.Reader as accessible to potential authors as possible, while trying to guarantee a certain basic quality. I think that we should strive to accept every serious submission, but subject them to a review process and aspire to the best possible end result. * Content: I'd be happy if we can get approximately two longer length articles in every issue, accompanied by a few shorter columns, reviews, puzzles, or diversions. As far as I'm concerned, just about anything goes as long as it is somehow related to Haskell or functional programming in general. Tutorials on Haskell related tools are more than welcome! * License: The entire magazine should be published under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 License. This makes it much easier to publish, distribute, teach, and share the Reader. This license allows anyone to use the work in any way they seem fit as long as credit is given to the original author. I'd be happy to discuss any of these points further on the Haskell- cafe list. * Submission Details * If you've made it this far down, you must be considering submitting something! By all means, get in touch with me if you intend to submit something -- the sooner you let me know what you're up to, the better. Please submit articles for the next issue by e-mail (wss at cs.nott.ac.uk) to me before **January 19th, 2007** . Articles should be written according to the guidelines available from http://www.haskell.org/haskellwiki/TheMonadReader Please submit your article PDF format. After the reviews, I may ask you to make your sources available in order to format the entire magazine uniformly. If you would like to submit an article, but have trouble with LaTeX please let me know and we'll sort something out. Looking forward to your submission, Wouter Swierstra This message has been checked for viruses but the contents of an attachment may still contain software viruses, which could damage your computer system: you are advised to perform your own checks. Email communications with the University of Nottingham may be monitored as permitted by UK legislation.