March 18, 2008

ELS'08 News!

Hi everybody,

Here are some news about the upcoming 1st European Lisp Symposium, that will take place in Bordeaux/France on May 22-23, 2008.

First of all, registration is now open to everybody, and you can register for the symposium and the accompanying social event at the symposium website.

There is no programme yet, because the paper submissions are currently still under review. (The programme will be announced in early April.) However, Marco Antoniotti has kindly accepted an invitation to give the keynote for the symposium. More details on his keynote talk will follow soon.

On a related note, the call for work-in-progress papers is still open. We have actually just extended the deadline to April 4, 2008 for submissions for this track. This is a great opportunity to get early feedback for your current projects from other researchers, practitioners and educators.

Finally, we have added two pages to the website about Bordeaux in general and an optional social event that you can additionally book when you register for the symposium: A whole-day visit of the atlantic coast on the Saturday immediately after the symposium, which includes a boat trip, a seafood and white wine tasting session, a lunch, and a trip to the Great Dune of Pyla, the highest sand dune in Europe. Don't forget your swimsuit, if climbing the 107 meters of the dune invites you to dive into the ocean!

More news to follow as they arrive.

March 08, 2008

COP in Journal of Object Technology

There is a new article about Context-oriented Programming in the Journal of Object Technology.

It discusses context-oriented extensions for Common Lisp, Smalltalk and Java, namely ContextL, ContextS and ContextJ. There is a new ContextL example presented in this article that we haven't discussed in any of the previous papers, so it should be an interesting read for ContextL users as well.

As always, please feel free to send feedback and suggestions.