[racket] Fwd: STOP'11 CFP -- Extended Deadline Nov 8th

From: Matthias Felleisen (matthias at ccs.neu.edu)
Date: Tue Nov 2 23:47:47 EDT 2010

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> From: Tobias Wrigstad <tobias.wrigstad at IT.UU.SE>
> Date: November 2, 2010 7:20:51 PM EDT
> Subject: STOP'11 CFP -- Extended Deadline Nov 8th
> Reply-To: Tobias Wrigstad <tobias.wrigstad at IT.UU.SE>
> 	     **** Deadline extended to Nov. 8th ****
>                       Call for Papers
>              Script to Program Evolution (STOP)
>                         at POPL 2011
>                  Jan 29th, 2011, Austin, TX
> Recent years have seen increased use of scripting languages in
> large applications. Scripting languages optimize development time,
> especially early in the software life cycle, over safety and
> robustness.
> As the understanding of the system reaches a critical point and
> requirements stabilize, scripting languages become less appealing.
> Compromises made to optimize development time make it harder to
> reason about program correctness, harder to do semantic-preserving
> refactorings, and harder to optimize execution speed. Lack of type
> information makes code harder to navigate and to use correctly. In
> the worst cases, this situation leads to a costly and potentially
> error-prone rewrite of a program in a compiled language, losing
> the flexibility of scripting languages for future extension.
> Recently, pluggable type systems and annotation systems have been
> proposed.  Such systems add compile-time checkable annotations
> without changing a program's run-time semantics which facilitates
> early error checking and program analysis.  It is believed that
> untyped scripts can be retrofitted to work with such systems.
> Furthermore, integration of typed and untyped code, for example,
> through use of gradual typing, allows scripts to evolve into safer
> programs more suitable for program analysis and compile-time
> optimizations.  With few exceptions, practical reports are yet to
> be found.
> The STOP workshop focuses on the evolution of scripts, largely
> untyped code, into safer programs, with more rigid structure and
> more constrained behavior through the use of
> gradual/hybrid/pluggable typing, optional contract checking,
> extensible languages, refactoring tools, and the like. The goal is
> to further the understanding and use of such systems in practice,
> and connect practice and theory.
> To this end, we encourage not only submissions presenting original
> research results, but also papers that attempt to establish links
> between different approaches and/or papers that include survey
> material, experience reports and tool demonstrations. Original
> research results should be clearly described, and their usefulness
> to practitioners outlined. Paper selection will be based on the
> quality of the submitted material, including surveys.
> Important Dates
> ---------------
> Submission: Nov 8th, 2010 (extended)
> Notification: Dec 15th, 2010
> Final Version: Jan 15, 2011
> Workshop: Jan 29, 2011
> Programme Committee
> -------------------
> Amal Ahmed, Indiana
> Robby Findler, Northwestern (chair)
> Fritz Henglein, DIKU
> Gavin Bierman, Microsoft
> Gilad Bracha,  Cloud Programming Model
> Jeff Foster, Maryland
> Peter Thiemann, Freiburg
> Sam Tobin-Hochstadt, Northeastern
> Organizers
> ----------
> Jan Vitek, Purdue
> Tobias Wrigstad, Uppsala
> Steering Committee
> ------------------
> Matthias Felleisen, Northeastern
> Cormac Flanagan, UC Santa Cruz
> Nate Nystrom, UTA
> Jan Vitek, Purdue
> Philip Wadler, Edinburg
> Tobias Wrigstad, Uppsala
> Selection Process
> -----------------
> Both full papers (up to 12 pages LNCS) and position papers (1-2
> pages LNCS) are welcome. All submissions will be reviewed by the
> program committee. The accepted papers, after rework by the
> authors, will be published in the Workshop Proceedings, which will
> be distributed at the workshop. All accepted submissions shall
> remain available from the workshop web page. Submissions are made
> through Continue: http://continue2.cs.brown.edu/stop-2010/
> Questions may be directed to Tobias Wrigstad (tobias.wrigstad@
> it.uu.se) and Robby Findler (robby at eecs.northwestern.edu).

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