ELS Editions

2nd European Lisp Symposium

(ELS 2009)

May 27-29, 2009
Universita` degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Milan, Italy



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Call For Participation

Scope and Program 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.

The European Lisp Symposium 2009 program includes presentations of 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.

The European Lisp Symposium will feature the following highlights:

  • Scott McKay of ITA Software will talk about how Lisp use has evolved in his circannual industry work.
  • Mark Tarver of Lambda Associates will talk about Qi as a viral mutation of the Lisp DNA.
  • Mauro Pezze` of University of Milan-Bicocca will host a panel on Programmers' Productivity from a Software Engineering point of view.
  • Joao Pavao Martins and Ernesto Morgado of SISCOG will talk about the role of LISP in the success of SISCOG
  • Christophe Rhodes will give an unportable tutorial.
  • Michele Simionato will give a tutorial on Scheme module system and Scheme libraries portability issues across implementations.

Social Events:

  • Friday 29th evening, Conference Banquet
  • Saturday 30th morning, Guided tour to the "Futurismo" Exhibit in the center of Milan; 2009 marks the 100th anniversary of the Futurism Manifesto; stretching it, the harbinger of Lisp 50 years later.

Program Chair:

  • Antonio Leitao, Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal

Local Chair:

  • Marco Antoniotti, DISCo, Universita`† Milano Bicocca, Italy

Program committee:

  • Giuseppe Attardi, Universita` di Pisa , Italy
  • Pascal Costanza, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
  • Irene Durand, Universite` Bordeaux 1, France
  • Marc Feeley, Universite` de Montreal, 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, HyperMeta, USA
  • Christian Queinnec, Universite` Pierre et Marie Curie, France
  • Christophe Rhodes, Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK
  • Robert Strandh, Universite` 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

Registration Fees

  • Students EU100, regular EU220.

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