[Ecls-list] [CfPart] 6th European Lisp Workshop at ECOOP, July 6th 2009

Didier Verna didier.verna at gmail.com
Tue May 19 09:28:13 UTC 2009

Apologies for multiple reception.
Please forward to any person you think might be interested.

     |                   CALL FOR PARTICIPATION                   |
     |                 6th European Lisp Workshop                 |
     |     July 6, Genova, Italy - co-located with ECOOP 2009     |
     |                  http://elw.bknr.net/2009                  |

Important Dates
ECOOP early registration deadline:  May  20, 2009
ECOOP late  registration deadline: July  03, 2009
6th European Lisp Workshop:        July  06, 2009

Please note that registration must be done with ECOOP itself.
There is a reduced registration fee for workshop-only attendance.
The early registration deadline is in two days, so register now!
See http://ecoop09.disi.unige.it/ for details.

2009 Special News
* Edi Weitz will give a keynote address on the use of his notorious
  open source libraries in commercial / industrial application.

* The workshop is sponsored by ITA Software, Inc.
  Please visit them at http://www.itasoftware.com/

* This year, and for the first time, the workshop proceedings
  will be published in the ACM Digital Library.

"...Please don't assume Lisp is only useful for Animation and
Graphics, AI, Bio-informatics, B2B and E-Commerce, Data Mining,
EDA/Semiconductor applications, Expert Systems, Finance, Intelligent
Agents, Knowledge Management, Mechanical CAD, Modeling and Simulation,
Natural Language, Optimization, Research, Risk Analysis, Scheduling,
Telecom, and Web Authoring just because these are the only things they
happened to list."
  -- Kent Pitman

Lisp, one of the eldest computer languages still in use today, is
gaining momentum again. The structure of Lisp makes it easy to extend
the language or even to implement entirely new dialects without
starting from scratch, making it the ideal candidate for writing
Domain Specific Languages. Common Lisp, with the Common Lisp Object
System (CLOS), was the first object-oriented programming language to
receive an ANSI standard and retains the most complete and advanced
object system of any programming language, while influencing many
other object-oriented programming languages that followed.

This workshop will address the near-future role of Lisp-based
languages in research, industry and education. We solicit
contributions that discuss the opportunities Lisp provides to capture
and enhance the possibilities in software engineering. We want to
promote lively discussion between researchers proposing new approaches
and practitioners reporting on their experience with the strengths and
limitations of current Lisp technologies.

In addition to Edi Weitz's keynote address, the workshop will feature:

- technical papers on tools to interface modelling in biology, an
  infrastructure for offline work in web applications and a denotational
  semantics for modelling the class relationships of CLOS and its MOP,

- tutorials on filtered dispatch and SWCLOS, a semantic web processor.

Please visit the workshop's website in the next few days for a more detailed


Didier Verna, EPITA Research and Development Laboratory, Paris
Charlotte Herzeel, Programming Technology Lab, Vrije Universiteit, Brussel
Robert Strandh, LaBRI, University of Bordeaux I, France
Christophe Rhodes, Goldsmiths College, University of London
Hans Hübner, Software Developer, Berlin

European Lisp Symposium, May 2009: http://www.european-lisp-symposium.org
European Lisp Workshop, July 2009: http://elw.bknr.net/2009

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