Monday, June 12, 2000

Workshop on Template Programming

Somehow I ended up as the Program Chair for a workshop on template
programming in C++ in Germany this coming October. The Call for Extended
Abstracts is below. If you've been doing interesting work with templates,
I encourage you to consider submitting a paper.




October 9, 2000
Erfurt, Germany

in Conjunction with the
Second International Symposium on
Generative and Component-Based Software Engineering (GCSE 2000)

One of the most exciting research areas in C++ focuses on the use of
templates, especially as a means to support generic and generative
programming. A number of powerful, flexible, and useful techniques have
been developed, but to date there has been no forum where workers in the
field of C++ template programming could gather to hear about one another's
work. The purpose of this workshop is to provide an opportunity for people
interested in C++ template programming to gather and exchange ideas.

We encourage submission of extended abstracts of up to 10 pages on any
aspect of C++ template programming, including (but not limited to) the

Generic and generative programming in C++
Uses or extensions of the STL or other templates in the standard libray
Traits and traits-based programming
Iterators for multidimensional data structures
Template metaprogramming, including the representation of
metainformation in C++
Combining static configuration with dynamic techniques
Expression templates
Experience reports on template programming
Debugging template code
Compiler support for templates, including compilation times and diagnostics
Implementing C++'s template features
Portability issues
Template design and programming techniques

We are as interested in the application of templates as in their design and
implementation. Papers describing novel and interesting uses of the STL or
other existing template libraries are as welcome as papers describing the
design and implementation of new templates.

Our primary interest is in abstracts describing new work, but we will
consider abstracts based on prior publications. (Work that has already
been published should be identified as such.) One of our goals is to
increase the visibility of information likely to be helpful to other
workers in the field of C++ template programming.

A workshop proceedings will be produced in electronic form, to be made
available via the Internet or on CD by the time of the workshop.


Extended abstracts of no more than 10 pages should be sent to
workshop@.... Electronic submission in HTML or PDF is strongly
preferred. Questions about the submission process should be sent to

11 August Extended Abstract Submissions Due
4 September Notification of Accepted Submissions
29 September Final Extended Abstracts Due

Andrei Alexandrescu, RealNetworks, Inc., USA
Matt Austern, AT&T Research, USA
Thomas Becker, Zephyr Associates, Inc., USA
Ulrich Breymann, Hochschule Bremen, Neustadtswall, Germany
Krzysztof Czarnecki, DaimlerChrysler AG, Germany
Ulrich Eisenecker, University of Applied Sciences, Kaiserslautern, Germany
Nicolai Josuttis, Author and Consultant, Germany
Scott Meyers (Chair), Author and Consultant, USA
Mark Rodgers, Cadenza New Zealand Ltd, New Zealand
Yannis Smaragdakis, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Erwin Unruh, Fujitsu Siemens Computers, Germany

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