[uk-lispers] [ELW'08] Important news

Didier Verna didier at lrde.epita.fr
Mon Jun 23 07:04:35 PDT 2008


       Hello,

here are some important news on the 5th European Lisp Workshop, July 7,
Pahpos, Cyprus, co-located with ECOOP 2008:


* The paper selection process is over; the final programme will be
  available shortly. Stay tuned for the upcoming call for participation!


* We now have the abstracts for the two keynote presentations:

  Lisp for the 21st Century (Mark Tarver)

  As Lisp reaches its 50th anniversary, the talk looks at some of the
  reasons why Lisp has not found a wider acceptance amongst the
  programming community. Part of the reasons lie in a vicious cycle
  between education and industry within which Lisp is trapped. One
  solution is the L21 project - to produce a rationalized and revised
  update of Lisp for the C21. Qi fits many of the constraints of the L21
  project. The talk concludes on what needs to be done within Qi and the
  Lisp world to bring Lisp to the center stage.


  A Detailed Look at the Lisp Nature of Clojure (Rich Hickey)

  The small essential core of Lisp makes dialects easy to define and
  implement. Most dialects are viewed skeptically by the community, as
  their features can be realized via the extensibility mechanisms of
  Scheme or Common Lisp. However, functional programming,
  interoperability, extensibility and concurrency objectives call for
  different decisions at many Lisp design points. Meeting those objectives
  in a Lisp dialect testifies to the continued vitality of the Lisp idea. 
  This talk will provide a rationale for Clojure as a substantive and
  unique dialect of Lisp, and details of its design and implementation on
  the JVM.


  * Courtesy of EPITA, the workshop will have printed proceedings. A PDF
    version will also be made available on the website after the event.


  * Finally, please note that the official ELW website,
    http://elw.bknr.net, now contains an archive of all past occurrences
    of the workshop.

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5th European Lisp Workshop at ECOOP 2008, July 7: http://elw.bknr.net/2008/

Didier Verna, didier at lrde.epita.fr, http://www.lrde.epita.fr/~didier

EPITA / LRDE, 14-16 rue Voltaire   Tel.+33 (0)1 44 08 01 85
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