[racket] LASER Summer School 2012: Innovative Languages for Software Engineering

From: Nadia Polikarpova (se-publicity at inf.ethz.ch)
Date: Mon Nov 28 08:39:14 EST 2011

LASER Summer School on Software Engineering

Innovative Languages for Software Engineering
September 2-8, 2012 - Elba Island, Italy


Application deadline: March 15th, 2012


The LASER summer school, organized by the ETH Chair of Software 
Engineering, brings together the concepts and practice of software 
engineering in the idyllic setting of the Elba Island off the coast of 
Tuscany, easily reachable by air, car, bus or train.

The LASER school is intended for professionals from the industry 
(engineers and managers) as well as university researchers, including 
PhD students. Participants learn about the most important software 
technology advances from the pioneers in the field. The school's focus 
is applied, although theory is welcome to establish solid foundations. 
The format of the school favors extensive interaction between 
participants and speakers.

Topic and speakers

LASER 2012 is devoted to programming and modeling languages. The summer 
school will feature prominent languages from various paradigms and areas 
of software engineering, presented by some of the world's most respected 
language designers:

- Andrei Alexandrescu (Facebook): C++ and D
- Roberto Ierusalimschy (PUC Rio): Lua
- Ivar Jacobson (Ivar Jacobson International): UML
- Erik Meijer (Microsoft Research): C# and LINQ
- Bertrand Meyer (ETH Zurich and Eiffel Software, organizer): Eiffel
- Martin Odersky (EPF Lausanne): Scala
- Simon Peyton-Jones (Microsoft Research): Haskell
- Guido van Rossum (Google): Python

How to apply?

Use the online registration form available on the LASER website 
http://laser.inf.ethz.ch/2012. Registration is open until March 15th, 
2012. The number of participants is strictly limited to ensure quality 
interaction with the lecturers and the rest of the audience. For more 
information, visit our website or contact the organizers: se-laser at 


The school takes place at the magnificent Hotel del Golfo 
(http://www.hoteldelgolfo.it/) in Golfo di Procchio, Elba. Along with an 
intensive scientific program, participants will have time to enjoy the 
natural and cultural riches of this history-laden jewel of the 

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