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

Wednesday, December 18 2013

ILC 2014 Call for Papers

2014 is going to be a busy year for Lisp. The 7th European Lisp Symposium (Paris, May) will be followed by the International Lisp Conference (August, Montréal). ILC 2014's Call for Papers is just out! And this year, we have a special focus for you...

	       ILC 2014 - International Lisp Conference
			  "Lisp on the Move"

     August 14-17 2014, Université de Montréal, Montréal, Canada

	      Sponsored by the Association of Lisp Users

	     http://www.international-lisp-conference.org


Scope:

Lisp is one of the greatest ideas from computer science and a major
influence for almost all programming languages and for all
sufficiently complex software applications.

The International Lisp Conference is a forum for the discussion of
Lisp and, in particular, the design, implementation and application of
any of the Lisp dialects.  We encourage everyone interested in Lisp to
participate.

We invite high quality submissions in all areas involving Lisp
dialects and any other languages in the Lisp family, including, but
not limited to, ACL2, AutoLisp, Clojure, Common Lisp, ECMAScript,
Dylan, Emacs Lisp, ISLISP, Racket, Scheme, SKILL, HOP etc.

This year's focus will be directed towards integrated solutions,
including mobile computing. We especially invite submissions in the
following areas:

  * Pervasive computing
  * Interoperability
  * Portability
  * Implementation challenges/tradeoffs for embedded/mobile platforms
  * Language support for mobile toolkits and frameworks
  * Language support for distribution
  * Language support for reliability, availability, and serviceability
  * Mobile IDEs
  * Mobile applications

Contributions are also welcome in other areas, including but not
limited to:

  * Language design and implementation
  * Language integration, inter-operation and deployment
  * Applications (especially commercial)
  * Reflection, meta-object protocols, meta-programming
  * Domain-specific languages
  * Programming paradigms and environments
  * Efficient parallel and concurrent computation
  * Language support for managing both manual and automatic GC
  * Theorem proving
  * Scientific computing
  * Data mining
  * Semantic web


Technical Programme:

Original submissions in all areas related to the conference themes are
invited for the following categories:

  Papers: Technical papers of up to 10 pages that describe original
  results.

  Demonstrations: Abstracts of up to 2 pages for demonstrations of
  tools, libraries and applications.

  Workshops: Abstracts of up to 2 pages for groups of people who intend
  to work on a focused topic for half a day.

  Tutorials: Abstracts of up to 2 pages for in-depth presentations about
  topics of special interest for 1 to 2 hours.

  Panel discussions: Abstracts of up to 2 pages for discussions about
  current themes. Panel discussion proposals must mention panel member
  who are willing to partake in a discussion.

The conference will also provide slots for lightning talks, to be
registered on-site every day.

For inquiries about any other kind of participation (commercial
exhibits, advertising, prizes, book signing etc.), please see the
contacts below.


Important Dates:

 - May    18, 2014: Submission deadline
 - June   09, 2014: Notification of acceptance
 - June   29, 2014: Final Papers due
 - August 14, 2014: Conference


All submissions should be formatted following the ACM SIGS guidelines
and include ACM classification categories and terms. For more
information on the submission guidelines and the ACM keywords, see:
http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates and
http://www.acm.org/about/class/1998.

Submissions should be uploaded to Easy Chair, at the following
address: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ilc14


Organizing Committee:

General Chair:   Marc Feeley (Université de Montréal, Montréal, Canada)
Programme Chair: Didier Verna (EPITA Research lab, Paris, France)
Local chair:     Marc Feeley (Université de Montréal, Montréal, Canada)

Programme Committee:
to be announced


Contacts:

  * General Questions: ilc14-organizing-committee at alu.org
  * Programme Committee: ilc14 at easychair.org


For more information, see http://www.international-lisp-conference.org

Monday, February 13 2012

ILC 2012 (International Lisp Conference)

The next ILC has been announced. It's going to take place in my favorite city in the whole world. Here's the original call for papers with all the important deadlines.

+----------------------------------------------------------------------+
|                                                                      |
|                  INTERNATIONAL LISP CONFERENCE 2012                  |
|                                                                      |
|             http://www.international-lisp-conference.org             |
|                                                                      |
|       Campus Plaza Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan -  October 21-24, 2012        |
|                                                                      |
|            Sponsored by:  The Association of Lisp Users              |
|                                                                      |
+----------------------------------------------------------------------+

   General Information:

     The Association of Lisp Users is pleased to announce the 2012
     International Lisp Conference will be held in Kyoto, Japan at
     Campus Plaza Kyoto from October 21st to 24th, 2012.

     This year's program consists of tutorials at beginners' and
     advanced levels, prominent invited speakers from the Lisp
     communities, an excellent technical session, tours of
     Jidai-Matsuri: festival enjoyed by people of all ages,
     participating in its historical reenactment parade dressed in
     authentic costumes representing various periods, and characters
     in Japanese feudal history.

     General conference announcements are made on a very occasional
     basis to the low-volume mailing list
     ilc12-announce. http://www.alu.org/mailman/listinfo/ilc12-announce

   Technical Program:

     Original submissions in all areas related to the conference themes
     are invited for the following categories:

     Papers: Technical papers of up to 15 pages that describe original
     results.

     Demonstrations: Abstracts of up to 2 pages for demonstrations of
     tools, libraries and applications.

     Workshops: Abstracts of up to 2 pages for groups of people who
     intend to work on a focussed topic for half a day.

     Tutorials: Abstracts of up to 2 pages for indepth presentations
     about topics of special interest for 90 - 180 minutes.

     Panel discussions: Abstracts of up to 2 pages for discussions about
     current themes. Panel discussion proposals must mention panel
     member who are willing to partake in a discussion.

     Lightning talks: Abstracts of up to one page for talks to last
     for no more than 5 minutes.


   Important Dates:

     Please send contributions before the submission deadline, including
     abstracts of 4 pages for technical papers and abstracts of 2 pages
     for all other categories.

     Deadline for abstract submissions: July 15, 2012
     Notification of acceptance or rejection: July 31, 2012
     Deadline for final paper submissions: August 31, 2012

     Papers to be presented should be submitted electronically at
     easychair 
     (https://www.easychair.org/account/signin.cgi?conf=ilc2012)
     and need to use the ACM format
     (http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates)

   Scope:

    Lisp is one of the greatest ideas from computer science and a
    major influence for almost all programming languages and for all
    sufficiently complex software applications.

    The International Lisp Conference is a forum for the discussion of
    Lisp and, in particular, the design, implementation and
    application of any of the Lisp dialects.  We encourage everyone
    interested in Lisp to participate.

    We invite high quality submissions in all areas involving Lisp
    dialects and any other languages in the Lisp family, including,
    but not limited to, ACL2, AutoLisp, Clojure, Common Lisp,
    ECMAScript, Dylan, Emacs Lisp, ISLISP, Racket, Scheme, SKILL, etc.

    Topics may include any and all combinations of Lisp and:

      * Language design and implementation
      * Language integration, inter-operation and deployment
      * Applications (especially commercial)
      * Reflection, meta-object protocols, meta-programming
      * Domain-specific languages
      * Programming paradigms and environments
      * Parallel and distributed computing
      * Theorem proving
      * Scientific computing
      * Data mining
      * Semantic web


   Organizing Committee:

     General Chair: KURODA Hisao (Mathematical Systems Inc. / ALU)
     Members: Daniel Herring (ALU)
              Jon L White (ALU)
              Rusty Johnson (ALU)

     Program Chair: Hiroshi Okuno (Kyoto Univ.)
     Members: Keith Corbett (Clozure Associates)
              Alex Fukunaga (University of Tokyo)
              Antonio Leitao (INESC-ID)
              Joe Marshall (MIT)
              Scott Mckay (ITA software)
              Nancy Reed (University of Hawaii)
              Kent Pitman (nhplace.com)
              Duane Rettig (Franz Inc.)
              Didier Verna (EPITA)
              Takuo Watanabe (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
              Edi Weitz (weitz.de)
              Taiichi Yuasa (Kyoto University)

     Local chair: Tetsuya Ogata (Kyoto Univ.)
     Members: CHIBA Masaomi
              SANO Masatoshi

  Contacts:

    * General Questions: ilc12-organizing-committee at alu.org
    * Program Committee: ilc2012 at easychair.org

For more information, see http://www.international-lisp-conference.org

Tuesday, October 25 2011

ILC 2012

The ALU has announced the next International Lisp Conference. ILC 2012 will take place at the end of October or Early November. I can't wait to meet the international Lisp crowd again, and what's more, in Kyoto, my favorite city in the world! I think I will take the opportunity to buy a new Hakama there. Maybe a Noren or two as well...

In the meantime, stay tuned for the next European Lisp Symposium, to occur in Zadar (Croatia) sometime around end April / early May 2012 !

Monday, June 7 2010

ILC 2010 announced

***********************************************************************
* *
* International Lisp Conference 2010 *
* October 19-21, 2010 *
* John Ascuaga's Nugget (Casino) *
* Reno/Sparks, Nevada, USA (near Lake Tahoe) *
* *
* Collocated with SPLASH 2010 (OOPSLA & DLS & more) *
* see also http://splashcon.org as well as *
* http://www.dynamic-languages-symposium.org/dls-10/ *
* *
* In association with ACM SIGPLAN (PENDING) *
* *
***********************************************************************


The Association of Lisp Users is pleased to announce that the 2010
International Lisp Conference will be held in Reno, Nevada, in
collocation with SPLASH 2010. The scope includes all areas related to
the Lisp family of programming languages.

Accepted papers will be published in the ACM Digital Library (PENDING).

Extended Abstracts and Papers must be written in English and submitted
electronically at http://www.easychair.org/conferences?conf=ilc2010 in
PDF or WORD format. If an Extended Abstract is submitted, it must be
between 2 and 4 pages, with full paper to follow before final deadline.

Final submissions must not exceed 15 pages and need to use the ACM
format, for which templates which can be found at:
http://www.acm.org/sigs/pubs/proceed/template.html.


Important Dates:
****************

* Deadline for Abstract Submission August 1, 2010
* Deadline for Paper Submission September 6, 2010
* Author notification September 20, 2010
* Final paper due (in electronic form) October 5, 2010
* Conference October 19-21, 2010


Scope:
******

Lisp is one of the greatest ideas from computer science and a major
influence for almost all programming languages and for all
sufficiently complex software applications.

The International Lisp Conference is a forum for the discussion of
Lisp and, in particular, the design, implementation and application of
any of the Lisp dialects. We encourage everyone interested in Lisp to
participate.

We invite high quality submissions in all areas involving Lisp
dialects and any other languages in the Lisp family, including, but
not limited to, ACL2, AutoLisp, Clojure, Common Lisp, ECMAScript,
Dylan, Emacs Lisp, ISLISP, Racket, Scheme, etc.

Topics may include any and all combinations of Lisp and:

* Language design and implementation
* Language critique
* Language integration, inter-operation and deployment
* Applications (especially commercial)
* 'Pearls' (of wisdom)
* Experience reports and case studies
* Reflection, meta-object protocols, meta-programming
* Domain-specific languages
* Programming paradigms and environments
* Parallel and distributed computing
* Software evolution
* Theorem proving
* Scientific computing
* Data mining
* Semantic web

We also encourage submissions about known ideas as long as they are
presented in a new setting and/or in a highly elegant way.

Authors concerned about the appropriateness of a topic may communicate
by electronic mail with the program chair prior to submission.

Each paper should explain its contributions in both general and
technical terms, identifying what has been accomplished, explaining
why it is significant, and comparing it with previous work. Authors
should strive to make their papers understandable to a broad audience.
Each paper will be judged according to its significance, novelty,
correctness, clarity, and elegance.

The official language of the conference is English. Some further
information is available at the conference web site, with more details
added later. See: http://www.international-lisp-conference.org

Technical Program:
******************

Original submissions in all areas related to the conference themes are
invited for the following categories.

* Papers: Technical papers of up to 15 pages that describe original
results or explain known ideas in new and elegant ways, or extended
abstracts of 4 pages soon followed by the corresponding full paper.

* Demonstrations: Abstracts of up to 4 pages for demonstrations of
tools, libraries, and applications.

* Tutorials: Abstracts of up to 4 pages for in-depth presentations
about topics of special interest for at least 90 minutes and up to
180 minutes.

* Workshops: Abstracts of up to 4 pages for groups of people who
intend to work on a focused topic for half a day.

* Panel discussions: Abstracts of up to 4 pages for discussions about
current themes. Panel discussion proposals must mention panel
members who are willing to partake in a discussion.

* Lightning talks: Abstracts of up to one page for talks to last for
no more than 5 minutes.

Depending on the technical content, each submitted paper will be
classified by the program committee as either a technical paper or as
an experience paper; and authors will be informed about this
classification. Note that all interesting submissions are considered
valuable contributions to the success of the ILC series of
conferences. As in past ILC's since 2007, accepted papers in both
categories will be presented at the conference, included in the
proceedings, and submitted to the ACM digital library.


Organizing Committee:
*********************

* General Chair:
JonL White The Ginger IceCream Factory of Palo Alto, ALU

* Program Chair:
Antonio Leitao Instituto Superior Tecnico/INESC-ID

* Conference Treasurer:
Duane Rettig Franz, Inc., ALU Director

* Publicity Chair:
Daniel Herring ALU Director

* ALU Treasurer:
Rusty Johnson TASC, Inc., ALU Director


Program Committee:
******************

* Antonio Leitao Instituto Superior Tecnico/INESC-ID, Portugal
* Alex Fukunaga University of Tokyo, Japan
* Charlotte Herzeel Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
* Christophe Rhodes Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK
* Didier Verna EPITA Research and Development Laboratory, France
* Duane Rettig Franz, Inc., USA
* Giuseppe Attardi University of Pisa, Italy
* Jeff Shrager Symbolic Systems Program, Stanford University, USA
* Joe Marshall Google, Inc., USA
* Julian Padget University of Bath, UK
* Keith Corbet Clozure Associates, USA
* Kent Pitman PTC, USA
* Manuel Serrano INRIA Sophia Antipolis, France
* Marc Feeley University of Montreal, Canada
* Marie Beurton-Aimar University of Bordeaux 1, France
* Mark Stickel SRI International, USA
* Matthias Felleisen Northeastern University, USA
* Scott McKay ITA Software, USA


Contacts:
*********

* Questions: ilc10-organizing-committee at alu.org

* Program Chair: ilc2010 at easychair.org

For more information, see http://www.international-lisp-conference.org

Monday, March 30 2009

ILC 2009 material

I've just uploaded the material regarding my paper at the International Lisp Conference 2009. This includes the paper itself in PDF, a copy of the slides also in PDF, and the tarball of my benchmarking system.

I took the time to write a little bit of documentation about how to use it, so I hope this won't be too much of a pain to understand how it works.

ILC 2009 was great fun !

Tuesday, March 17 2009

ILC 2009 (if everything goes well)

So I'm almost ready to fly to Cambridge, MA, for the International Lisp Conference, where I'm going to present my second paper on the behavior and performance of Lisp... well, that is, if my plane actually takes off. There's a general strike in France on thursday.

Why am I not surprised ?

This year, the conference will have lightening talks as well, so I figured I could take the opportunity to introduce my fellow lispers to Clon, the Command-Line Option Nuker. It's a library for managing command-line options in standalone lisp applications. It's not released yet (I still have some work to do in it) but it's close, so advertising it already is a nice way to sort of putting pressure onto myself...

;-)

Tuesday, January 13 2009

Paper accepted to ILC 2009

It is my pleasure to announce the acceptance of the following paper to the next International Lisp Conference, to be held at MIT, Cambridge, March 2009.

CLOS Efficiency: Instantiation
-- on the behavior and performance of Lisp, part 2.1 --


This article reports the results of an ongoing experimental research on the behavior and performance of CLOS, the Common-Lisp Object System. Our purpose is to evaluate the behavior and performance of the 3 most important characteristics of any dynamic Object Oriented system: class instantiation, slot access and dynamic dispatch. This paper describes the results of our experiments on instantiation. We evaluate the efficiency of the instantiation process in both C++ and Lisp under a combination of parameters such as slot types or classes hierarchy. We show that in a non-optimized configuration where safety is given priority on speed, the behavior of C++ and Lisp instantiation can be quite different, which is also the case amongst different Lisp compilers. On the other hand, we demonstrate that when compilation is tuned for speed, instantiation in Lisp becomes faster than in C++.
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