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Sunday, December 2 2012

ELS 2013

We are pleased to announce the next edition of the European Lisp Symposium: ELS 2013, to be held on June 3/4 2013 in Madrid, Spain.

This year we have the pleasure and honor of having Christian Queinnec and Manuel Serrano as co-chairs, and Juan-Jose "Juanjo" Garcia Ripoll, leader of the ECL project, as local organizer.

What's more, and for the first time, we are also delighted to announce that the symposium will be held in co-location with ECLM, the next European Common Lisp Meeting!

A couple of exciting days to come...

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 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                  |
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|             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

     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
     and need to use the ACM format


    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


    * 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 !

John McCarthy died last night

John McCarthy John McCarthy, the creator of the most elegant and powerful language ever, has died. I won't repeat what others in the Lisp community are and will be saying all over the place in the next few days. There is only one thing I would like to say right now: I remember him, and I am very happy (for him) that he was still here with us to celebrate the 50th anniversary of his wonderful baby...


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