18 Nov 2009 crhodes   » (Master)

As mentioned earlier: the 2010 European Lisp Symposium invites your contributions. Unfortunately, the website for the 2010 event is not set up yet; you can get an impression of what the event is like by looking at last year's website, which in the fullness of time (soon, I hope) will be updated with ELS2010 information. In the meantime, here's the Call for Contributions: we would welcome both papers describing original work, not published elsewhere, and submissions for tutorial sessions. Submission will be through EasyChair's conference management system.

3rd European Lisp Symposium

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

Important Dates

  • Submission Deadline: January 29, 2010
  • Author Notification: March 1, 2010
  • Final Paper Due: March 26, 2010
  • Symposium: May 6-7, 2010

Authors of accepted research contributions will be invited to submit an extended version of their papers to a special issue of the Journal of Universal Computer Science (J.UCS).


The purpose of the European Lisp Symposium is to provide a forum for the discussion and dissemination of all aspects of design, implementation and application of any of the Lisp dialects. We encourage everyone interested in Lisp to participate.

The European Lisp Symposium 2010 invites 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.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Language design and implementation
  • Language integration, interoperation and deployment
  • Development methodologies, support and environments
  • Reflection, protocols and meta-level architectures
  • Lisp in Education
  • Parallel, distributed and scientific computing
  • Large and ultra-large-scale systems
  • Hardware, virtual machine and embedded applications
  • Domain-oriented programming
  • Lisp pearls
  • Experience reports and case studies

We invite submissions in two categories: original contributions and tutorials.

  • Original contributions should neither have been published previously nor be under review in any other refereed events or publication. Research papers should describe work that advances the current state of the art, or presents old results from a new perspective. Experience papers should be of broad interest and should describe insights gained from substantive practical applications. The programme committee will evaluate each contributed paper based on its relevance, significance, clarity, and originality.

  • Tutorial submissions should be extended abstracts of up to four pages for in-depth presentations about topics of special interest for at least 90 minutes and up to 180 minutes. The programme committee will evaluate tutorial proposals based on the likely interest in the topic matter, the clarity of the presentation in the extended abstract, and the scope for interactive participation.

The tutorials will run during the symposium on May 6, 2010.

Programme Chair

Christophe Rhodes, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK

Local Chair

António Leitão, Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal

Programme Committee

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

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