19 Apr 2010 crhodes   » (Master)

A little news regarding the upcoming European Lisp Symposium is enough excuse to repost the Call for Participation, particularly since the Early Registration Deadline is approaching (it's this Thursday, 22nd April). António Leitão has managed to resurrect an Explorer Lisp Machine, cannibalising parts from a second, and some of the applications from yesteryear (or rather two decades ago) will be demonstrated at the Symposium.

ELS2010 Call for Participation

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

Registration for the 3rd European Lisp Symposium (ELS 2010) is now open at the Symposium website. The early registration period lasts until Thursday, 22nd April.

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;

  • A TI Explorer Lisp Machine, having been unplugged for the best part of two decades, will be demonstrated;

  • 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, Saturday May 8): 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

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
  • António Leitão, 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, 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


Registration is open at http://www.european-lisp-symposium.org/ and costs €120 (€60 for students) until 22nd April, and €200 (€120 for students) afterwards.

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

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