Lightweight Languages 2002 -- Call for Participation

Jeremy Hylton
Wed, 23 Oct 2002 14:43:13 -0400

           Lightweight Languages Worshop 2002 (LL2)
   Saturday, November 9, 2002, Room 34-101, MIT, Cambridge, MA
                  CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

LL2 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.

Invited Talk: Concurrency Oriented Programming in Erlang
- Joe Armstrong, Swedish Institute of Computer Science.

>From Scripts to Programs: The Run-Time System, or Lightweight Languages 
As Lightweight Operating Systems
- Matthew Flatt, PLT

Supporting Persistent Objects in Python
- Jeremy Hylton, Zope Corporation

Safe Asynchronous Exceptions for Python
- Stephen N. Freund, Williams College, and 
  Mark P. Mitchell, CodeSourcery, LLC

Invited Talk: Disruptive Programming Language Technologies
- Todd Proebsting, Microsoft Research

The Needle Programming Language
- Neel Krishnaswami

Leveraging Libraries in Lightweight Languages: the Jscheme Experience,
Or Why Bambi Snuggles with Godzilla
- Kenneth R. Anderson, BBN, and Timothy J. Hickey, Brandeis University, 
  and Geoffrey S. Knauth, BAE Systems, and Gary L. Kratkiewicz, BBN.

Invited Talk: The Ruby Programming Language
- Yukihiro Matsumoto.  

IBM Lightweight Services
- Christopher Vincent, IBM Internet Technology

Why Extension Programmers Should Stop Worrying about Parsing and Start
Thinking about Type Systems
- David M. Beazley, University of Chicago

The Laszlo Application Description Language, LZX
- Oliver Steele

The workshop starts at 10am.  After the workshop, there will be an
evening social event and dinner.  See the web page for the detailed

To register, simply send mail to   

We are currently hoping for sufficient sponsorship to avoid charging
admission to the workshop.  Closer to Nov. 9th we will state whether
or not there will be a minimal registration fee (just to cover food).

Program Committee

Paul Graham, Arc 
Jeremy Hylton, Zope Corp.
Shriram Krishnamurthi, Brown University 
Mike Salib, MIT
Olin Shivers, Georgia Tech. 
Dan Sugalski, Perl Foundation  
Greg Sullivan (chair), MIT AI Lab 
Dan Weinreb, BEA Systems, Inc.