[R] The Array Programming Languages Conference APL-Berlin-2000
barg at cs.tu-berlin.de
Thu Jan 13 11:19:05 CET 2000
The Array Programming Languages Conference will be from
24th - 27th July 2000
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APL Berlin 2000 will take place in a city which is worth a visit even
without array processing languages. There is a fortunate coincidence:
Much activity in scientific and commercial institutions is based on such
languages. Considering this and the ongoing construction of arrays for
living, working and governing the "Berlin Republic" gave rise to the
theme of the conference. I would like to invite you to contribute to the
success of the event by participating, submitting papers or short
communications, offering tutorials and workshops, presenting posters or
organising birds-of-a-feather sessions. I am looking forward to seeing
you, listening to your presentations or viewing your exhibitions.
We are calling for your contributions!
- Dieter Lattermann -
This conference seeks contributions which highlight the value and
importance of array processing languages in finding solutions to
in creating new strategies for programming. How do array processing
languages facilitate rapid development, prototyping and toolbox
Programming is a constantly evolving discipline. New and challenging
applications require more realistic simulations, stochastic methods,
massive data manipulation, and distributed computing. What is the role
played by array processing languages in these areas?
Computers are getting faster and faster, allowing larger and more
sophisticated problems to be solved within a reasonable period of time.
This opens the door to new applications of computers, in turn requiring
even more data to be managed and controlled. Are the concepts of today's
array processing languages able to meet these challenges?
Many programming languages and symbolic interpreters, including APL, R,
Fortran 95, HPF, J, MATLAB, MAPLE, NIAL, SAC are becoming stronger array
processing languages. What features do these languages have in common?
How do they differ? Are they converging in terms of primitives,
functionality, data and control flow, interfaces to hardware and
and in communication inside one computer and to the outer world?
The success of a language depends not only on its quality, but on the
development environment - profilers and debuggers - and on its toolboxes
and libraries. These permit people to attack a problem quickly and
Topics of interest include, but are not restricted to:
State of the art of array processing languages:
Array processing languages in computer sciences:
Meta level programming
Parallelism and Concurrency
Interfaces and Communication
APLs and the World Wide Web
Challenging applications solved with array processing languages:
Finance and insurance
Simulation of scientific, technical, economical and social
Control of processes and plants
Toolboxes for all varieties of applications:
Data representation, graphics
Graphical User Interfaces
Neural networks, fuzzy logic
Array processing languages in education:
Teaching with APLs
APLs in school
Theory and practice in array processing language design and
Optimization of APL programs
Language design in APLs
APLs and irregular data structures
Shortcomings of today's APLs
Types of Contributions
45 Min Presentation (+ 15 min discussion)
20 min presentation (+ 10 min discussion)
90 min interactive session, several sessions may be
2 h computer-equipped introduction into a tool box or a
new technique, several connected or separate sessions
may be booked.
presentation of achievements, ideas and topics to be
Abstracts are welcome now and should be submitted as plain ASCII files.
Drafts and final versions should be submitted as LaTeX2e or MS Word
Templates and Style files will be available here.
Addresses for submission
All contributions are preferred to be received by e-mail.
Alternatively they may be sent by fax or standard mail.
Dieter Kilsch: kilsch at fh-bingen.de
Robert Bernecky: bernecky at acm.org
Dieter Lattermann: Dieter_Lattermann at compuserve.com
Dieter Kilsch: +49 6721 409 104 (from February 1, 2000)
(up to January 31, 2000)
(from February 1, 2000)
Snake Island Research Inc
18 Fifth Street, Ward's Island
Toronto, Ontario M5J 2B9
Papers, short communications, tutorials and workshops will be published
in the Conference Proceedings which will be available at the conference.
January 31, 2000 1 page abstract indicating the category
February 29, 2000 First acceptance
April 30, 2000 Draft
May 20, 2000 Acceptance notification
June 15, 2000 Final version
* Martin BARGHOORN, Computer Science, Technical University of Berlin *
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