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Dear colleges,

You might want to consider Dyla'07 as a good venue to present your work and your favourite programming language.


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Call for Papers
Dyla 2007: 3rd Workshop on Dynamic Languages and Applications
July 31, 2007, Berlin (Collocated with ECOOP 2007)
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The goal of this workshop is to act as a forum where we can discuss new advances in the conception, implementation and application of object-oriented languages that radically diverge from the statically typed class-based reflectionless doctrine. The goal of the workshop is to discuss new as well as older "forgotten" languages and features in this context. Topics of interest include, but are certainly not limited to:

- agents, actors, active object, distribution, concurrency and mobility
  - delegation, prototypes, mixins
  - first-class closures, continuations, environments
  - reflection and meta-programming
  - (dynamic) aspects for dynamic languages
  - higher-order objects & messages
  - ...  other exotic dynamic features which you would categorize as OO
  - multi-paradigm & static/dynamic-marriages
  - (concurrent/distributed/mobile/aspect) virtual machines
  - optimisation of dynamic languages
  - automated reasoning about dynamic languages
  - "regular" syntactic schemes (cf. S-expressions, Smalltalk, Self)
  - Smalltalk, Python, Ruby, Scheme, Lisp, Self, ABCL, Prolog, ...
- ... any topic relevant in applying and/or supporting dynamic languages.

We solicit high-quality submissions on research results
and/or experience. Submitted papers must be unpublished
and not submitted for publication elsewhere. Submissions
should not exceed 10 pages, LNCS format (


Prospective attendees are requested to submit a position paper or an essay (max 10 pages, references included) on a topic relevant to the workshop to Alexandre Bergel ( Submissions are demanded to be in .pdf format and should arrive before May 13, 2007.

A selection of the best papers will be made, which will require an extension for an inclusion in a special issue in Electronic Communications of the EASST ( For this purpose, a new deadline will be set after the workshop.

Moreover, Springer publishes a Workshop-Reader (as in the case of previous ECOOPs) which appears after the Conference and which contains Workshop-Reports (written by the organizers) and not the position papers submitted by the participants.

Important dates

Submission due: May 13, 2007
Notification of Authors: May 31, 2007
ECOOP'07 Early Registration Date: June 15th.
Workshop: July 31, 2007


Alexandre Bergel
Wolfgang De Meuter
Stéphane Ducasse
Oscar Nierstrasz
Roel Wuyts

Program committee

Alexandre Bergel      	(LERO & Trinity College Dublin, Ireland)
Johan Brichau         	(Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium)
Pascal Costanza       	(Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium)
Wolfgang De Meuter  	(Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium)
Stéphane Ducasse     	(University of Annecy, France)
Erik Ernst             	(University of Aarhus, Denmark)
Robert Hirschfeld (Hasso-Plattner-Institut, University of Potsdam, Germany)
Oscar Nierstrasz        (University of Bern, Switzerland)
Matthew Flatt           (University of Utah, USA)
Dave Thomas            	(Bedarra Research Labs, Canada)
Laurence Tratt          (King's College London, UK)
Roel Wuyts              (IMEC & Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium)

Alexandre Bergel