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Lightweight Languages 2004 (LL4) CFP

Jeremy Hylton
October 11, 2004 06:44
Lightweight Languages 2004 (LL4) CFP
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Lightweight Languages 2004 (LL4)

Saturday, Dec. 4, 2004
MIT Stata Center, Cambridge MA

Call for Presentations

LL4 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

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 Nov. 12, 2004

We solicit abstracts of talks to be given at the workshop. Go for it
-- convince us. 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
   * Lightweight pearls: Elegant and instructive examples of programs
     in lightweight languages.
   * Programming tools and development processes.

Send submissions to:

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.

Important Dates
Friday, Nov. 12 -- submissions due by end of day.
Friday, Nov. 19 -- notification of acceptance or rejection
Saturday, Dec. 4 -- 9am-7pm, LL4!

Program Committee
   Ken Anderson, BBN (co-chair)
   David Ascher, ActiveState
   Jonathan Edwards,  MIT
   Jeremy Hylton, Google (co-chair)
   Geoffrey Knauth, SFA Inc.
   Shriram Krishnamurthi, Brown University
   Greg Sullivan, Alphatech
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