April 25, 2010

Lisp Machine demonstration...

I only now realized that besides the interesting talks and presentations to be given at this year's European Lisp Symposium, there will also be a demonstration of a TI Explorer Lisp Machine. That's pretty cool - I have never seen a Lisp Machine in action, but always wanted to see one, so this will be my first time. Looking forward to that. :)

There will also be presentations by Kent Pitman and Matthias Felleisen whose abstracts sound pretty interesting, and I will try to give an overview of parallel programming in Common Lisp at the symposium as well. Still have to work on the slides for that one...

April 13, 2010

3rd European Lisp Symposium is very soon!

The third European Lisp Symposium is less than a month away. I have received the following call for participation to redistribute, which I post here for everyone to read.

3rd European Lisp Symposium

May 6-7, 2010, Fundacao Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, Portugal

Call for Participation

Registration for the 3rd European Lisp Symposium (ELS 2010) is now open.

Scope and Programme Highlights

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.

As well as presentations of the accepted technical papers and tutorials, the programme features the following highlights:
  • Kent Pitman of HyperMeta Inc. will offer reflections on Lisp Past, Present and Future;
  • Pascal Costanza will lead a tutorial session on Parallel Programming in Common Lisp;
  • Matthias Felleisen of PLT will talk about languages for creating;
  • programming languages;
  • there will be opportunities for attendees to give lightning talks and demos of late-breaking work.

Social events
  • Symposium banquet (included with registration)
  • Excursion to Sintra (optional), for six centuries the favourite
  • Summer residence of the Kings of Portugal, who were attracted by cool climates and the beauty of the town's setting.

Programme Chair

Christophe Rhodes, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK

Local Chair

Antonio Leitao, Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal

Programme Committee
  • Marco Antoniotti, Universita Milano Bicocca, Italy
  • Giuseppe Attardi, Universita di Pisa, Italy
  • Pascal Costanza, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
  • Irene Anne Durand, Universite Bordeaux I, France
  • Marc Feeley, Universite de Montreal, Canada
  • Ron Garret, Amalgamated Widgets Unlimited, USA
  • Gregor Kiczales, University of British Columbia, Canada
  • Antonio Leitao, Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal
  • Nick Levine, Ravenbrook Ltd, UK
  • Scott McKay, ITA Software, Inc., USA
  • Peter Norvig, Google Inc., USA
  • Kent Pitman, PTC, USA
  • Christian Queinnec, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, France
  • Robert Strandh, Universite Bordeaux I, France
  • Didier Verna, EPITA Research and Development Laboratory, France
  • Barry Wilkes, Citi, UK
  • Taiichi Yuasa, Kyoto University, Japan


Registration is open and costs EUR120 (EUR60 for students) until 22nd April, and EUR200 (EUR120 for students) afterwards.

Registration includes a copy of the proceedings, coffee breaks, and the symposium banquet. Accommodation is not included.