DEBS 2010

Looks pretty fun!

Via the homepage:

The 4th ACM International Conference on Distributed Event-Based Systems (DEBS) builds on the success of first three editions from 2007. DEBS Conference success is rooted in five editions of the DEBS workshops held from 2002 to 2006 in companion with major conferences such as ICDCS, ICSE, and SIGMOD/PODS. The conference has received full ACM sponsorship since 2009.

The objectives of the DEBS Conference are to provide a forum dedicated to the dissemination of original research, the discussion of practical insights, and the reporting on relevant experience relating to event-based computing that was previously scattered across several scientific and professional communities. The conference also aims at providing a forum for academia and industry to exchange ideas, for example, through industry papers and demo papers.

Via caml-list:


Event-based systems are rapidly gaining importance in many application
domains ranging from real time monitoring systems in production, logistics
and networking to complex event processing in finance and security. The
event based paradigm has gathered momentum as witnessed by current efforts
in areas including event-driven architectures, complex event processing,
business process management and modelling, Grid computing, Web services
notifications, information dissemination, event stream processing, and
message-oriented middleware. The various communities dealing with event
based systems have made progress in different aspects of the problem. The
DEBS conference attempts to bring together researchers and practitioners
active in the various subcommunities to share their views and reach a
common understanding.

The scope of the conference covers all topics relevant to event-based
computing ranging from those discussed in related disciplines (e.g.,
coordination, software engineering, peer-to-peer systems, Grid computing,
and streaming databases), over domain-specific topics of event-based
computing (e.g., workflow management systems, mobile computing, pervasive
and ubiquitous computing, sensor networks, user interfaces, component
integration, Web services, and embedded systems), to enterprise related
topics (e.g., complex event detection, enterprise application integration,
real time enterprises, and Web services notifications).

The topics addressed by the conference include (but are not limited to):

Models, Architectures and Paradigms
- Event-driven architectures
- Basic interaction models
- Event algebras, event schemas and type systems
- Languages for event correlation and patterns, streaming and continuous
  queries, data fusion
- Models for static and dynamic environments
- Complex event processing
- Design and programming methodologies
- Event-based business process management and modeling
- Experimental methodologies
- Performance modeling and prediction based on analytic approaches

Middleware Infrastructures for Event-Based Computing
- Federated event-based systems
- Middleware for actuator and sensor networks
- Algorithms and protocols
- Event dissemination based on p2p systems
- Context and location awareness
- Fault-tolerance, reliability, availability, and recovery
- Security issues
- (Self-)Management
- Mobility and resource constrained device support
- Streaming queries, transformations, or correlation engines

Applications, Experiences, and Requirements
- Use cases and applications of event-based systems
- Real-world application deployments using event-based middleware
- Domain-specific deployments of event-based systems
- Real-world data characterising event-based applications
- Benchmarks, performance evaluations, and testbeds
- Application requirements for next-generation event-based solutions
- Relation to other architectures
- Enterprise application integration
- Event-driven business process management
- Information logistics
- Seamless integration of event-based mechanisms into middleware

DEFUN08: ACM SIGPLAN 2008 Developer Tracks on Functional Programming

DEFUN 2008 invites functional programmers who know how to solve
problems with functional progamming to give talks and lead tutorials
at the The ICFP Developer Tracks.

We want to know about your favorite programming techniques, powerful
libraries, and engineering approaches you’ve used that the world
should know about and apply to other projects. We want to know how to
be productive using functional programming, write better code, and
avoid common pitfalls.

ICFP08 looks like a lot of fun!

(via PLT)

2008 Workshop on Scheme and Functional Programming

The goal of the 2008 Workshop on Scheme and Functional Programming is to:

report experience with the programming languages known as Scheme, to discuss ideas for the future of Scheme, and to present research related to Scheme and functional programming.

It is co-located with ICFP 08 in Victoria, British Columbia.

Dynamic Languages Symposium 2008

The Dynamic Languages Symposium 2008

is a forum for discussion of dynamic languages, their implementation and application. While mature dynamic languages including Smalltalk, Lisp, Scheme, Self, Prolog, and APL continue to grow and inspire new converts, a new generation of dynamic scripting languages such as Python, Ruby, PHP, Tcl, and JavaScript are successful in a wide range of applications. DLS provides a place for researchers and practitioners to come together and share their knowledge, experience, and ideas for future research and development.

Functional and Declarative Programming in Education (FDPE08)

This conference covers a lot of very interesting topics about the role of functional programming (FP) languages in education (follow the link for ample details). It sounds like a great conference!

(Its co-location with ICFP 2008 is yet another reason to attend, and as FP becomes more popular in the industry today, the question of how to teach FP to imperatively trained programmers becomes especially interesting.)