Last Call for Participation Pike Conference 2002 - Aug 22-24 Pike and the Semantic Web
In one week, during August 22-24, 2002, RISE will host a Pike User Group Meeting in Linköping, Sweden (http://pike.ida.liu.se/conferences/2002/). RISE invites the Pike programmers all over the world to come to Linköping and hear about the future of Pike, the Semantic Web and make friends with other Pike people from all corners of the world.
Pike is a second generation Java-like language, has a fast and reliable implementation, many killer applications, and a well running open source development community (http://pike.ida.liu.se/). Pike runs on most flavours of Unix, on the Win32 platform and MacOS X.
Besides maintaining Pike a fast and reliable platform as it has been in the past, a main RISE goal is to make it the first scripting language for the Semantic Web. As a language, Pike is much better suited for the Semantic Web than Java or C#, since it provides multiple inheritance, sets, relations, and dynamic arrays. A second goal is to embed software composition technology into Pike. In the long run, Pike will be extended with modern concepts such as connectors or aspects. This way, Pike will strengthen the RISE center, whose mission is to develop practical composition and integration technology for software components.
There will be workshops/discussions on various topics and an opportunity for people to present papers on relevant topics, give short presentations of projects etc. (Papers, abstracts and other material should be submitted in advance so we can schedule them properly. The tentative deadline is July 31 for such submissions.)
The conference will charge a small fee (20 Euro) to cover arrangement expenses. Payment can be made in cash on arrival. Registration can be submitted by email to email@example.com (or just hit reply), or in a web form at http://pike.ida.liu.se/conferences/2002/register.xml
For more information, visit http://pike.ida.liu.se/conferences/2002/.
Your Pike people at IDA; Uwe Aßmann, Marcus Comstedt, Martin Nilsson, Johan Sundström, Leif Stensson