Are you involved in the development of a cool application written in a dynamically typed language that you use for your research? Do you want to share it and have the opportunity to pair-program with new people? Demonstrating it at Dyla is a wonderful opportunity to get feedback on it and it gives a chance to people to be involved in your development by pair programming.
Dyla has a session in the morning about flash demos. People will have between 5 and 10 minutes to show their tools. We just need from you a short abstract (plain text, no .pdf, sent to the organizers) of your presentation. The abstract may contain link to website and screenshots. Deadline for sending abstract is June 5. The public will then have a chance to know you. Lunch and coffee breaks should be used to find pair-programming mates.
We will have two pair programming sessions in the afternoon. You can then pair program on two different projects. You should think in advance about a programming topic. Good programming topics are fixing a bug, adding a new and small feature, or applying your tool to solve a problem of your mate.
At the end of the day, you will have shown your project to the World, have met new people with a different background, and a new software contribution in your tool authored by someone outside your development team.
Goal and Topics
The goal of this workshop is to act as a forum where we can discuss new advances in the design, implementation and application of dynamically typed languages that, sometimes radically, diverge from the statically typed class-based mainstream with limited reflective capabilities. Another objective of the workshop is to discuss new as well as older ``forgotten\'' languages and features in this context.
The workshop will have a demo-oriented style. The idea is to allow participants to demonstrate new and interesting features and discuss what they feel is relevant for the dynamic language community. All participants need to submit a two-page description (LNCS format) of their presentation or/and tool demonstration. Each accepted paper will be presented for 20—30 minutes. Moreover, all workshop attendees will have the opportunity, if they wish, to give 10-minute “lightning demos” of whatever they bring with them. A dedicated session will be allocated for this, provided there is ample time available. A session on pair programming is also planned. People will then get a chance to share their technology by closely interacting with other participants.
Submission page is http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=dyla2012
The expected audience of this workshop is practitioners and researchers sharing the same interest in dynamically typed languages. Lua, Python, Ruby, Scheme and Smalltalk are gaining a significant popularity both in industry and academia. However, each community has the tendency to only look at what it produced. Broadening the scope of each community is the goal of the workshop. To achieve this goal we will form a PC with leading persons from all languages mentioned above, fostering participation from all targeted communities.
Topics of interest include, but are certainly not limited to:
- what features make a language a dynamic one?
- agents, actors, active object, distribution, concurrency and mobility
- delegation, prototypes, mixins, traits
- first-class closures, continuations, environments
- reflection and meta-programming
- (dynamic) aspects for dynamic languages
- higher-order objects & messages
- other exotic dynamic features
- multi-paradigm & static/dynamic-marriages
- (concurrent/distributed/mobile/aspect) virtual machines
- optimization of dynamic languages
- automated reasoning about programs written in dynamic languages
- improved or novel IDE support for dynamic languages
- empirical studies about the application of dynamic languages
- best practices and patterns specific to dynamic languages
- use of dynamic features by library & framework developers
- reverse engineering and analysis of dynamic applications
- program correctness through unit testing (as opposed to types)
- applications of dynamic languages: embedded systems, robotic systems, web-site, ...
- live coding
- any topic relevant in applying and/or supporting dynamic languages.
09:00 - 10:30 — Demo presentation
- Suicide Objects, by Jorge Ressia, Fabrizio Perin and Lukas Renggli.
- Debugging Performance Failures, by Juan Pablo Sandoval Alcocer and Alexandre Bergel.
11:00 - 13:00 — Flash demo
14:30 - 15:30 — Pair programming session
16:00 - 17:30 — Pair programming session
- Submission: April 17, 2012
- Notification: April 27, 2012
- Workshop: June 12, 2012
- Ecoop early registration: May 1, 2012
- Alexandre Bergel, Pleiad Lab, University of Chile, Santiago, Chile
- Damien Cassou, Arles research group at INRIA, France
- Jorge Ressia, University of Bern, Switzerland
- Serge Stinckwich, UMMISCO, IRD/Université Pierre et Marie Curie/Vietnam National University, Vietnam
- Carl Friedrich Bolz, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, Germany
- Camillo Bruni, RMoD, INRIA, France
- Adrian Kuhn, UBC, Canada
- Olivier Michel, UPEC, France
- Lukas Renggli, Google, Switzerland
- Juan Pablo Sandoval Alcocer, University of Chile, Chile
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