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Didier Verna's scientific blog: Lisp, Emacs, LaTeX and random stuff.

Tuesday, October 23 2012

The European Lisp Symposium website is back on (sort of)

In the recent months, the European Lisp Symposium steering committee has been seeking to improve its organization, notably on the financial level. To this aim, we created a non-profit organization in France (it's called ELSAA) which will help by providing a legal entity for all kinds of transactions.

A couple of days ago, I bought the domain name elsaa.org and started to re-install the ELS website that disappeared some time ago. I also took the opportunity to move the pages of the former European Lisp Workshop there (european-lisp-workshop.org now points to it). If you want to access the ELS pages, you can do so right now by using this URL: http://els.elsaa.org. The domain name european-lisp-symposium.org has not been redirected yet, but this will come soon I hope.

Sorry to all of you who asked for those pages recently...

Monday, February 15 2010

ELW 2010: 7th European Lisp Workshop

     +------------------------------------------------------------+
| CALL FOR PAPERS |
| 7th European Lisp Workshop |
| June 21/22, Maribor, Slovenia - co-located with ECOOP 2010 |
+------------------------------------------------------------+


Important Dates
===============
Submission deadline: April 19, 2010
Notification of acceptance: May 05, 2010
ECOOP early registration deadline: May 10, 2010
7th European Lisp Workshop: June 21 or 22, 2010 (tbdl)

Please note that registration must be done with ECOOP itself.
For more information visit http://www.european-lisp-workshop.org
Contact: Didier Verna, didier@lrde.epita.fr


Invited Speaker
===============
Manuel Serrano (INRIA, France)
http://www-sop.inria.fr/members/Manuel.Serrano/


Overview
========
"...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 remains 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.

The workshop will have two components: there will be formal talks, and
interactive turorial/demo/coding sessions.


Papers
======
Formal presentations in the workshop should take between 20 minutes
and half an hour; additional time will be given for questions and
answers. Suggested topics include (but are not limited to):

- Context-, aspect-, domain-oriented and generative programming
- Macro-, reflective-, meta- and/or rule-based development approaches
- Protocol meta-programming and libraries
- New language features and abstractions
- Software evolution
- Development aids
- Persistent systems
- Dynamic optimization
- Implementation techniques
- Hardware Support
- Efficiency, distribution and parallel programming
- Educational approaches and perspectives
- Experience reports and case studies


Interactive Tutorial/Demo/Coding Sessions
=========================================
Additionally, we invite less formal talks in the form of interactive
tutorial/demo/coding sessions. The purpose of these sessions is both
to demonstrate and receive feedback on any interesting Lisp system,
either stable or under development. Being less formal than technical
paper presentations, these sessions are expected to be highly
interactive.


Submission Guidelines
=====================
Potential contributors are encouraged to submit:

- a long paper (around 10 pages) presenting scientific and/or
empirical results about Lisp-based uses or new approaches for
software engineering purposes,

- a short essay (5 pages) defending a position about where
research, practice or education based on Lisp should be heading in
the near future,

- a proposal for an interactive tutorial/demo/coding session (1-2
pages) describing the involved library or application, and the
subject of the session.

Papers (both long and short) should be formatted following the ACM SIGS
guidelines and include ACM classification categories and terms (see below).
Authors will later be required to sign an ACM copyright form, as the workshop
proceedings will be published in the ACM Digital Library.

For more information on the submission guidelines and the ACM keywords, see:
http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/pr ... -templates
http://www.acm.org/about/class/1998

Submissions should be uploaded to Easy Chair, at the following address:
http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=elw2010


Organizers
==========

Didier Verna, EPITA Research and Development Laboratory, Paris
Charlotte Herzeel, Programming Technology Lab, Vrije Universiteit, Brussel
Robert Strandh, LaBRI, University of Bordeaux 1, France
Christophe Rhodes, Goldsmiths College, University of London

Monday, March 30 2009

ILC 2009 lightning talks

As almost every participant I believe, my opinion is that the lightning talks were a great idea in the first place, and also a great success.

At the very last minute, I changed my mind about the contents. I got a bit bored with too much Lisp technical stuff and decided I would talk about Lisp, Jazz and Aïkido for a change (see the corresponding Sci-Blog entry). Some people did like the idea and I got several very interesting conversations after that. It's always cool to meet other lispers that are musicians as well, and even martial arts practitioners !

I'll keep the Clon stuff for the European Lisp Workshop instead, and I think I will give a tutorial on it there.

Tuesday, February 24 2009

Call for Papers: 6th European Lisp Workshop

CALL FOR PAPERS
6th European Lisp Workshop
July 6, Genova, Italy - co-located with ECOOP 2009


Important Dates
===============
Submission deadline: April 08, 2009
Notification of acceptance: May 08, 2009
ECOOP early registration deadline: May 20, 2009
6th European Lisp Workshop: July 06, 2009

Please note that registration must be done with ECOOP itself.
For more information visit http://elw.bknr.net/2009
Contact: Didier Verna, didier@lrde.epita.fr


2009 Special News
=================
This year, and for the first time, the workshop proceedings will be published in the ACM Digital Library. Also, the workshop will feature interactive tutorial/demo/coding sessions (see below).


Overview
========
"...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.

The workshop will have two components: there will be formal talks, and interactive turorial/demo/coding sessions.


Papers
======
Formal presentations in the workshop should take between 20 minutes and half an hour; additional time will be given for questions and answers. Suggested topics include (but are not limited to):

- Experience reports / Case studies
- Educational approaches
- Software Evolution
- Development Aids
- Persistent Systems
- Dynamic Optimization
- Implementation techniques
- Hardware Support
- Efficiency / Distribution / Parallel programming
- Macro-, reflective-, meta- and/or rule-based development approaches
- Protocol Meta-programming and Libraries
- Context-Oriented, Domain-Oriented and Generative Programming


Interactive Tutorial/Demo/Coding Sessions
=========================================
Additionally, we invite less formal talks in the form of interactive tutorial/demo/coding sessions. The purpose of these sessions is to both demonstrate and receive feedback on any interesting Lisp system, either stable or under development. Being less formal than technical paper presentations, it is expected that these sessions be highly interactive.


Submission Guidelines
=====================
Potential contributors are encouraged to submit:

- a long paper (around 10 pages) presenting scientific and/or empirical results about Lisp-based uses or new approaches for software engineering purposes,

- a short essay (5 pages) defending a position about where research, practice or education based on Lisp should be heading in the near future,

- a proposal for an interactive tutorial/demo/coding session (1-2 pages) describing the involved library or application, and the subject of the session.

Submissions should be mailed as PDF to Didier Verna
(didier@lrde.epita.fr) before the submission deadline.



Organizers
==========

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

Monday, June 2 2008

Invited talks at ELW'08

I'm very happy that the next European Lisp Workshop, co-located with ECOOP 2008, July 7th, Paphos, Cyprus will feature two keynote speakers:

"Lisp for the 21st Century by Mark Tarver (see the Qi language)

"A detailed look at the Lisp nature of Clojure" by Rich Hickey (see Clojure)

That plus the selected scientific papers should make a pretty decent workshop, especially knowing that two other Lisp events occurred only a few weeks ago (ECLM and the First European Lisp Symposium).

Tuesday, February 19 2008

5th European Lisp Workshop -- Call for Papers

CALL FOR PAPERS
5th European Lisp Workshop
July 7, Paphos, Cyprus - co-located with ECOOP 2008


Important Dates:
****************
Submission deadline (papers & breakout groups): May 04, 2008
Notification of acceptance: May 19, 2008
ECOOP early registration deadline: June 01, 2008
5th European Lisp Workshop: July 07, 2008

For more information visit http://elw.bknr.net/2008/
Contact: Didier Verna, didier@lrde.epita.fr


Organizers
**********

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


Overview
********

"...Please don't assume Lisp is only useful for Animation and
Graphics, AI, Bioinformatics, 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 is one of the oldest computer languages still in use today. In
the decades of its existence, Lisp has been a fruitful basis for
language design experiments as well as the preferred implementation
language for applications in diverse fields.

The structure of Lisp makes it easy to extend the language or even to
implement entirely new dialects without starting from scratch. 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.

It is clear that Lisp is gaining momentum: there is a steadily growing
interest in Lisp itself, with numerous user groups in existence
worldwide, and in Lisp's metaprogramming notions which are being
transferred to other languages, as for example in Aspect-Oriented
Programming, support for Domain-Specific Languages, and so on.

This workshop will address the near-future role of Lisp-based
languages in research, industry and education. We solicit papers and
suggestions for breakout groups 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.

The workshop will have two components: there will be
formally-presented talks, and breakout groups discussing or working on
particular topics. Additionally, there will be opportunities for
short, informal talks and demonstrations on experience reports,
underappreciated results, software under development, or other topics
of interest.


Papers
******

Formal presentations in the workshop should take between 20 minutes
and half an hour; additional time will be given for questions and
answers. We encourage that papers be published on the website, to
provide all participants with background information in advance.

Suggested Topics:
- New language features or abstractions
- Experience reports or case studies
- Protocol Metaprogramming and Libraries
- Educational approaches
- Software Evolution
- Development Aids
- Persistent Systems
- Dynamic Optimization
- Implementation techniques
- Innovative Applications
- Hardware Support for Lisp systems
- Macro-, reflective-, meta- and/or rule-based development approaches
- Aspect-Oriented, Domain-Oriented and Generative Programming


Breakout Groups
***************

The workshop will provide for the opportunity to meet face to face and
work on focused topics. We will organize these breakout groups and
provide for rooms and infrastructure.

Suggested Topics for Breakout Groups:
- Lisp Infrastructure Development and Distribution
- Language Features (e.g. Predicate Dispatching)
- Environments for creating web applications
- Brainstorming sessions for new or existing open source projects
- Persistence Systems
- Compiler technology
- Lisp on bare metal / Lisp hardware / Lisp operating systems
- Compare and enhance curricula for computer science education


Submission Guidelines
*********************

Potential attendees are encouraged to submit:

- a long paper (10 pages) presenting scientific and/or
empirical results about Lisp-based uses or new approaches for
software engineering purposes,

- a short essay (5 pages) defending a position about where
research, practice or education based on Lisp should be heading in
the near future,

- a proposal for a breakout group (1-2 pages) describing the theme, an
agenda and/or expected results.

Submissions should be mailed as PDF to Didier Verna
(didier@lrde.epita.fr) before the submission deadline.
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