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2nd European Lisp Symposium 2009

Posted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 5:01 pm
by aml

2nd European Lisp Symposium (ELS 2009)

Milan, Italy, May 27-29, 2009

Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca


New Submission Deadline:

* Submission deadline: February 4, 2009

Journal Publication:

A selection of accepted research papers will be invited for a special
issue of the Journal of Universal Computer Science (J.UCS).

Registration Fees:

* Early registration before April 25, 2008: Students €60, regular €120.
* Late registration before May 16, 2008: Students €80, regular €160.
* Onsite registration: Students €100, regular €220.

Registration will include the proceedings, coffee breaks, lunches, and
the symposium dinner. Accommodation is not included.


The purpose of the European Lisp Symposium is to provide a forum for
the discussion of all aspects of the design, implementation and
application of any of the Lisp dialects. We encourage everyone
interested in Lisp to participate.

The European Lisp Symposium 2009 invites high quality papers about
novel research results, insights and lessons learned from practical
applications, and educational perspectives, all involving Lisp
dialects, including Common Lisp, Scheme, Emacs Lisp, AutoLisp, ISLISP,
Dylan, Clojure, and so on.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

* Language design and implementation techniques
* Language integration, interoperation and deployment
* Language critique and future directions
* Reflection and meta-level architectures
* Educational approaches
* Software adaptation and evolution
* Configuration management
* Artificial intelligence
* Large and ultra-large-scale systems
* Development methodologies
* Development support and environments
* Persistent systems
* Scientific computing
* Parallel and distributed computing
* Data mining
* Semantic web
* Dynamic optimization
* Innovative applications
* Hardware and virtual machine support
* Domain-oriented programming
* Lisp pearls
* Experience reports and case studies

We also encourage submissions about past approaches that have been
largely forgotten about, as long as they are presented in a new

We invite submissions in two categories: original contributions and
work-in-progress papers.

* Original contributions have neither been published previously nor
are under review by other refereed events or publications. Research
papers should describe work that advances the current state of the
art, or presents old results from a new perspective. 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, and originality.

* Work in progress describes ongoing work that is not ready for
publication yet, but would benefit strongly from feedback by other
researchers, practitioners and educators. Such contributions will not
be published in the symposium proceedings, but will be made available
at the symposium website. The work-in-progress track will be organized
as a series of writers' workshops where authors work together to
improve their papers. Some authors who submit papers for the main
track will be suggested to contribute their work in this track
instead, if the program committee decides that their submission is not
yet ready for a publication.

The writers' workshops will take place at the symposium in Milan on
May 27, 2008.

Program Chair:

* António Leitão, Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal

Local Chair:

* Marco Antoniotti, Università Milano Bicocca, Italy

Program committee:

* Giuseppe Attardi, Università di Pisa , Italy
* Pascal Costanza, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
* Irene Durand, Université Bordeaux 1, France
* Marc Feeley, Université de Montréal, Canada
* Ron Garret, Amalgamated Widgets Unlimited, USA
* Gregor Kiczales, University of British Columbia, Canada
* Scott McKay, ITA Software, Inc., USA
* Peter Norvig, Google Inc., USA
* Julian Padget, University of Bath, UK
* Kent Pitman, PTC, USA
* Christian Queinnec, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, France
* Christophe Rhodes, Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK
* Robert Strandh, Université Bordeaux 1, France
* Mark Tarver, Lambda Associates, UK
* Didier Verna, EPITA Research and Development Laboratory, France
* JonL White, TheGingerIceCreamFactory of Palo Alto, USA
* Taiichi Yuasa, Kyoto University, Japan

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