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ACM Dynamic Languages Symposium 2005
October 18, 2005
San Diego, California
(co-located with OOPSLA'05)



In industry, static languages (such as Java, C++ and C#) are much more widely used than their dynamic counterparts (like CLOS, Python, Self, Perl, php or Smalltalk). So it appears as though dynamic language concepts were forgotten and lost the race.

But this is not the case.

Java and C#, the latest mainstream static languages, popularized to a certain extent dynamic language features such as garbage collection, portability and (limited forms of) reflection. In the near future, we expect this dynamicity to increase even further. E.g., it is getting clearer year after year that pervasive computing is becoming the rule and that concepts such as meta programming, reflection, mobility, dynamic reconfigurability and distribution are becoming increasingly popular. All of these features are the domain of dynamic languages, and hence it is only logical that more dynamic language concepts have to be taken up by static languages, or that dynamic languages can make a breakthrough.

Currently, the dynamic language community is fragmented, split over a multitude of paradigms (from functional over logic to object-oriented), languages and syntaxes. This fragmentation severely hinders research as well as acceptance, and results in either language wars or, even worse, language ignorance. The goal of this symposium is to provide a highly visible, international forum for researchers working on dynamic features and languages. We explicitly invite submissions from all kinds of paradigms (object-oriented, functional, logic, ...), as can be seen from the structure of the program committee.

Areas of interests include, but are not limited to:

Accepted Papers will be published in the ACM Digital Library.

Submission Guidelines

Papers will need to be submitted using an online tracking system, of which the URL will be given later.

All papers must be submitted electronically in PDF format (or PostScript, if you do not have access to PDF-producing programs, but this is not recommended). Submissions, as well as final versions, must be formatted to conform to ACM Proceedings requirements: Nine point font on ten point baseline, two columns per page, each column 3.33 inches wide by 9 inches tall, with a column gutter of 0.33 inches, etc. See the ACM Proceedings Guidelines. You can save preparation time by using one of the templates from that page. Note that MS Word documents must be converted to PDF before being submitted.

Important Dates

Program Committee

Roel Wuyts DeComp Université Libre de Bruxelles Belgique
Vice-President of the European Smalltalk Users Group:

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