Lightweight Languages 2004 (LL4)
Saturday, Dec. 4, 2004
MIT Stata Center, Cambridge MA
Call for Presentations
LL4 will be an intense, exciting, one-day forum bringing together the
best programming language implementors and researchers, from both
academia and industry, to exchange ideas and information, to challenge
one another, and to learn from one another.
The workshop series focuses on programming languages, tools, and
processes that are usable and useful. Lightweight languages have been
an effective vehicle for introducing new features to mainstream
We encourage presentations on topics of interest to the community of
lightweight language users and designers. We prefer topics that will
interest a broad audience. We do not require the presentation of novel
Due Nov. 12, 2004
We solicit abstracts of talks to be given at the workshop. Go for it
-- convince us. Talks will be 30 minutes long, including time for
questions and answers. Presenters are not expected to submit papers,
but slides will be published on the workshop web site. We will also
consider proposals for talks of different lengths.
Some suggested topics are:
* Language design: New language features, type systems and other
reasoning tools, critiques of existing languages.
* Implementation techniques: Interpreters and virtual machines,
optimizations, cross-language interactions.
* From scripts to programs: Software engineering with lightweight
and/or a mix of languages. How to (or not to!) scale from little
scripts to large, complex applications. Application war stories.
* From ivory tower to cubicle -- what language implementors need
to know from academic programming languages research -- and
* Lightweight pearls: Elegant and instructive examples of programs
in lightweight languages.
* Programming tools and development processes.
Send submissions to: ll4-submit(a)lists.csail.mit.edu
We want presentations that will inspire, motivate, and educate. We
want language implementors and researchers to leave the workshop fired
up with ideas for future languages, features, and implementation
tricks. We want language users to leave the workshop fired up with new
ideas and new tools.
Friday, Nov. 12 -- submissions due by end of day.
Friday, Nov. 19 -- notification of acceptance or rejection
Saturday, Dec. 4 -- 9am-7pm, LL4!
Ken Anderson, BBN (co-chair)
David Ascher, ActiveState
Jonathan Edwards, MIT
Jeremy Hylton, Google (co-chair)
Geoffrey Knauth, SFA Inc.
Shriram Krishnamurthi, Brown University
Greg Sullivan, Alphatech