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Tuesday, March 3 2020

Onward! Essays 2020 Call for Papers

			    Onward! Essays 2020
    ACM SIGPLAN International Symposium on New Ideas, New Paradigms, and
		  Reflections on Programming and Software

		     Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel
				Chicago, USA

			    November 18--20 2020

			    Part of SPLASH 2020
	      Systems, Programming Languages and Applications:
			   Software for Humanity


Onward! is a premier multidisciplinary conference focused on everything to
do with programming and software: including processes, methods, languages,
communities, applications and education.

Compared to other conferences, Onward! is more radical, more visionary, and
more open to ideas that are well-argued but not yet proven. It is not
looking for research-as-usual papers. To allow room for bigger, bolder
and/or less mature ideas, it accepts less exact methods of validation, such
as compelling arguments, exploratory implementations, and substantial

Onward! Essays is looking for clear and compelling pieces of writing about
topics important to the software community (there is also a parallel Papers
track with a seperate announcement).

An essay can be an exploration of the topic and its impact, or a story about
the circumstances of its creation; it can present a personal view of what
is, explore a terrain, or lead the reader in an act of discovery; it can be
a philosophical digression or a deep analysis. It can describe a personal
journey, perhaps the one the author took to reach an understanding of the
topic. The subject area—software, programming, and programming
languages—should be interpreted broadly and can include the relationship of
software to human endeavors, or its philosophical, sociological,
psychological, historical, or anthropological underpinnings.

Format and Selection:

Onward! essays must describe unpublished work that is not currently
submitted for publication elsewhere as described by SIGPLAN's Republication
Policy. Submitters should also be aware of ACM's Policy and Procedures on
Plagiarism. Onward! essays should use the ACM SIGPLAN Conference acmart
format. Please refer to the conference's website above for full details.

The Onward! Essays track follows a two-phase review process. Essays are
peer-reviewed in a single-blind manner. Accepted essays will appear in the
Onward! Proceedings in the ACM Digital Library, and must be presented at the
conference. Submissions will be judged on the potential impact of the ideas
and the quality of the presentation.

Important dates:

All deadlines are midnight, anywhere on Earth.

Essay submission:         23 April
First-round notification: 11 June
Second-round submission:  15 July
Final notification:       30 July
Conference:               18--20 November

Programme Committee:

Didier Verna, EPITA Research lab, France (Program Chair)

Anya Helene Bagge, University of Bergen, Norway
Alexandre Bergel, University of Chile
Jean Bresson, Ableton, Germany
Maxime Chevalier-Boisvert, Université de Montréal, Québec
Elisa Gonzalez Boix, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
Hidehiko Masuhara, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Kent Pitman, PTC, USA
Donya Quick, Stevens Institute of Technology, USA
Gordana Rakić, University of Novi Sad, Serbia

Tuesday, May 19 2015

DSL 2015 Call for Papers

                        C A L L   F O R   P A P E R S

                        ======== DLS 2015 ===========
                   11th Dynamic Languages Symposium 2015
                               October, 2015
                   Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

                        Co-located with SPLASH 2015
                      In association with ACM SIGPLAN

The 11th Dynamic Languages Symposium (DLS) at SPLASH 2015 is the
premier forum for researchers and practitioners to share knowledge and
research on dynamic languages, their implementation, and
applications. The influence of dynamic languages -- from Lisp to
Smalltalk to Python to Javascript -- on real-world practice and
research continues to grow.

DLS 2015 invites high quality papers reporting original research,
innovative contributions, or experience related to dynamic languages,
their implementation, and applications. Accepted papers will be
published in the ACM Digital Library, and freely available for 2 weeks
before and after the event itself.  Areas of interest include but are
not limited to:

    Innovative language features and implementation techniques
    Development and platform support, tools
    Interesting applications
    Domain-oriented programming
    Very late binding, dynamic composition, and run-time adaptation
    Reflection and meta-programming
    Software evolution
    Language symbiosis and multi-paradigm languages
    Dynamic optimization
    Hardware support
    Experience reports and case studies
    Educational approaches and perspectives
    Semantics of dynamic languages

== Invited Speaker ==

DLS is pleased to announce a talk by the following invited speaker:

  Eelco Visser: Declare your Language.

== Submissions and proceedings ==

Submissions should not have been published previously nor under review
at other events. Research papers should describe work that advances
the current state of the art. Experience papers should be of broad
interest and should describe insights gained from substantive
practical applications. The program committee will evaluate each
contributed paper based on its relevance, significance, clarity,
length, and originality.

Papers are to be submitted electronically at
http://www.easychair.org/conferences?conf=dls15 in PDF
format. Submissions must be in the ACM format (see
http://www.sigplan.org/authorInformation.htm) and not exceed 12
pages. Authors are reminded that brevity is a virtue.

DLS 2015 will run a two-phase reviewing process to help authors make
their final papers the best that they can be. After the first round of
reviews, papers will be rejected, conditionally accepted, or
unconditionally accepted. Conditionally accepted papers will be given
a list of issues raised by reviewers. Authors will then submit a
revised version of the paper with a cover letter explaining how they
have or why they have not addressed these issues. The reviewers will
then consider the cover letter and revised paper and recommend final
acceptance or rejection.

Accepted papers will be published in the ACM Digital Library.
Important dates

    Abstract Submissions: Sun 7 Jun 2015
    Full Submissions: Sun 15 Jun 2015
    First phase notification: Mon 27 Jul 
    Revisions due: Mon 3 Aug
    Final notification: Mon 17 Aug
    Camera ready: Fri 21 21 Aug

Program chair

    Manuel Serrano, Inria Sophia-Antipolis,

Program committee

    Carl Friedrich Bolz, DE
    William R. Cook, UTexas, USA
    Jonathan Edwards, MIT, USA
    John Field, Google, USA
    Matt Flatt, USA
    Elisa Gonzalez Boix, Vrije Universiteit, BE
    Robert Hirschfeld, Hasso-Plattner-Institut Potsdam, DE
    Benjamin Livshits, Microsoft, USA
    Crista Lopes, UC Irvine, USA
    Kevin Millikin, Google, DN
    James Noble, Victoria University of Wellington, NZ
    Manuel Serrano, Inria, FR (General chair)
    Didier Verna, EPITA, FR
    Jan Vitek, Purdue, USA
    Joe Politz, Brown University, USA
    Olivier Tardieu, IBM, USA

Monday, January 19 2015

ELS 2015 programme committee members announced

The programme committee members for this year's European Lisp Symposium has just been announced. Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome, on the keyboards...

  • Sacha Chua — Toronto, Canada
  • Edmund Weitz — University of Applied Sciences, Hamburg, Germany
  • Rainer Joswig — Hamburg, Germany
  • Henry Lieberman — MIT, USA
  • Matthew Flatt — University of Utah, USA
  • Christian Queinnec — University Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris 6, France
  • Giuseppe Attardi — University of Pisa, Italy
  • Marc Feeley — University of Montreal, Canada
  • Stephen Eglen — University of Cambridge, UK
  • Robert Strandh — University of Bordeaux, France
  • Nick Levine — RavenPack, Spain

Friday, December 5 2014

[CfP] ELS 2015, 8th European Lisp Symposium, Apr. 20-21, London

		 ELS'15 - 8th European Lisp Symposium
		    Goldsmiths College, London, UK

			  April 20-21, 2015


	  Sponsored by EPITA, Franz Inc. and Lispworks Ltd.

The purpose of the European Lisp Symposium is to provide a forum for
the discussion and dissemination of all aspects of design,
implementation and application of any of the Lisp and Lisp-inspired
dialects, including Common Lisp, Scheme, Emacs Lisp, AutoLisp, ISLISP,
Dylan, Clojure, ACL2, ECMAScript, Racket, SKILL, Hop and so on. We
encourage everyone interested in Lisp to participate.

The 8th European Lisp Symposium invites high quality papers about
novel research results, insights and lessons learned from practical
applications and educational perspectives. We also encourage
submissions about known ideas as long as they are presented in a new
setting and/or in a highly elegant way.

Topics include but are not limited to:

- Context-, aspect-, domain-oriented and generative programming
- Macro-, reflective-, meta- and/or rule-based development approaches
- Language design and implementation
- Language integration, inter-operation and deployment
- Development methodologies, support and environments
- Educational approaches and perspectives
- Experience reports and case studies

We invite submissions in the following forms:

  Papers: Technical papers of up to 8 pages that describe original
    results or explain known ideas in new and elegant ways.

  Demonstrations: Abstracts of up to 2 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.

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

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

Important dates:

  - 22 Feb 2015: Submission deadline
  - 15 Mar 2015: Notification of acceptance
  - 29 Mar 2015: Early registration deadline
  - 05 Apr 2015: Final papers
  - 20-21 Apr 2015: Symposium

Programme chair:
    Julian Padget, University of Bath, UK

Local chair:
    Christophe Rhodes, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK

Programme committee:

    To be announced

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Tuesday, January 7 2014

ELS 2014 Programme Committee

The preliminary Programme Committee for the next European Lisp Symposium has just been selected! We have a nice team coming in hot... See http://www.european-lisp-symposium.org/content-organization-full.html.

Monday, September 23 2013

Keynote at ACCU 2014

I am thrilled to announce that I will be a keynote speaker at the next ACCU conference. The abstract of my keynote is given below. Looking forward to see you there!

Biological Realms in Computer Science

In biology, evolution is usually seen as a tinkering process, different from what an engineer does when he plans the development of his systems. Recently, studies have shown that even in biology, there is a part of good engineering. As computer scientists, we have much more difficulty to admit that there is also a great deal of tinkering in what we do, and that our software systems behave more and more like biological realms every day.

This keynote will take you to a journey through the bonds between biology and computer science. Starting with an epistemological and historical view, we will see how these bonds developed over the years, but we will also ask ourselves whether these bonds were intentionally created, or whether they already existed, before we even found them. We will also meet the Engineer and the Tinkerer, and see that they are not necessarily different persons. Finally, through such notions as Determinism, Predictability and Control, we will envision and explain a possible future for our software systems seen as living organisms; a future that's in fact already here, but that we are reluctant to accept.

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