Lightweight Languages Workshop 2003 (LL3) ----------------------------------
Saturday, November 8, 2003, MIT, Cambridge, MA http://ll3.ai.mit.edu/ mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS
LL3 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 programmers.
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 research ideas.
Proposal Abstracts ------------------ Due Friday Oct. 17
We seek two to five page abstracts of talks to be given at the workshop. 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 back.
* Lightweight pearls: Elegant and instructive examples of programs in lightweight languages.
* Programming tools and development processes.
Send submissions to: email@example.com
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.
In addition to submitted presentations, there will be two invited talks. After the workshop, there will be an evening social event and dinner.
Dates: Tuesday, Oct. 17 -- submissions due by end of day. Tuesday, Oct. 24 -- notification of acceptance or rejection Saturday, Nov. 8 -- 9am-7pm, LL3!
Ken Anderson, BBN (co-chair) Jeremy Hylton, Python Software Foundation (co-chair) Geoffrey Knauth, BAE Systems Shriram Krishnamurthi, Brown University Erik Meijer, Microsoft Research Dan Sugalski, Perl Foundation Greg Sullivan, MIT CSAIL