Revised CFP, ECOOP Workshop on Prototypes

James Noble kjx at
Wed Apr 23 03:34:42 UTC 1997

We have recently arranged the publication of selected contributions to
the workshop as a book through Springer-Verlag. To make this
opportunity more widely available we have extended the deadline for
the workshop until May 14.  If you are interested in participating in
the workshop, please contact James Noble kjx at or Ivan
Moore, Ivan_Moore at

The full CFP for the workshop can be found at

		    Revised Call For Participation

			ECOOP' 97 Workshop #11

			2nd ECOOP Workshop on
	     Prototype-Based Object-Oriented Programming
			    Monday 9 June
			  Jyvaskyla, Finland

Prototypes give rise to a broad spectrum of interesting technical,
conceptual and philosophical issues. Different variations of
prototype-based object-oriented programming exist, as discussed in
recent conference papers and panel discussions and including workshops
at ECOOP and OOPSLA.  In this workshop we will examine the
state-of-the-art in prototype-based object-oriented programming,
focusing especially on the following questions:
 * What are the specific advantages or niches of the prototype-based
     paradigm which will make or break its widespread use?
 * How is the prototype-based paradigm simpler to understand and use
     than the traditional class-based paradigm?
 * What ultimately distinguishes prototype-based programming from
     class-based programming?

*** Keynote *** 
Luca Cardelli will give a keynote talk on the Foundations of
Object-Based Programming.

*** Publication *** 
Longer versions (15-20 pages) of selected papers will be published as
a book by Springer-Verlag, along with selected papers from the first
workshop at ECOOP'96.

*** Extended Deadline *** 
Potential workshop participants are requested to submit a short paper
(2-5 pages) by **May 14** to the address below (e-mail in PostScript
or ASCII format is strongly preferred):

     James Noble
     MRI, School of MPCE
     Macquarie University
     Sydney NSW 2109
     Email:   kjx at
     Courier: E6A330, Herring Road, North Ryde

Potential topics for discussion in the workshop include, but are
not limited to:

 - models of prototype-based programming,
 - experiences in implementing and using prototype-based systems,
 - guidelines, idioms and patterns for programming with prototypes,
 - analysis and design techniques for prototype-based systems,
 - prototype-based user interfaces.
 - research directions for prototype-based programming.

Attendance to the workshop will be limited to approximately 20 participants
to enable fruitful discussion.

Participants reporting on experience are invited to indicate if they
want to provide a short (< 15 min) demonstration or videotape to
illustrate their report in the workshop.

Workshop Organisers:

         James Noble
         MRI, School of MPCE
         Macquarie University
         Sydney NSW 2109
         Tel. +61 2 9850 9530
         Fax. +61 2 9850 9529
         E-mail: kjx at

         Ivan Moore
         OTI UK Ltd
         131 High Holborn
         London WC1V 6PS
         Tel. +44 171 440 9825
         Fax. +44 171 440 9826
         E-mail: Ivan_Moore at

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