by John Holbo on January 20, 2005

I’ve gotten myself involved in something a little unusual (for me, anyway). I’m on the program committee of OOPSLA ’05. Specifically, I’ll be reading submissions in the ‘essay’ track. These are supposed to contain "in-depth reflections on technology, its relation to human endeavors, and its philosophical, sociological, psychological, historical, or anthropological underpinnings." I’m announcing it here because academic folk with solid but untechnical essays that fit the bill might not necessarily think to submit to a conference nominally devoted to object-oriented programming. I’m quite curious what sorts of things I’ll be reading. Should be fun.



Hal 01.20.05 at 7:40 pm

Wow. I’ve been attending OOPSLA since ’90 but have been slipping in later years because it’s lost its academic edge. This is fantastic news. You’ve given me a great reason to attend this year.


rdb 01.21.05 at 4:17 am

From browsing the 2004 proceedings, Java focused with a number of IBM authors, rather than the Microsoft Research authors I’ve noted in past years.

Any comment on Object-oriented units of measurement and Finding and preventing run-time error handling mistakes both of which seem to offer useful extensions to this dilletante.


Bill Tozier 01.21.05 at 5:25 pm

Small world. I was just thinking it was time to update and re-run my tutorial on emergence and engineering complex systems from a few years back….


P.M.Lawrence 01.22.05 at 2:16 am

By chance I have just submitted a fairly hands on article to Forthwrite magazine, emphasising the “how” part. It has to do with finctional programming advances, but it contains a brief aside on the relevance of these to OOP. It’s non-academic in style, but you might be interested in the briefer prefatory “who” and “why” parts. Would you like me to email you a sneak preview? If so contact me at the email address provided on this post.

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