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Mon, 10 Jan 2005

OOPSLA call for papers is out

The OOPSLA Call for Papers is out. I'm chair of the Essays track. Here's its blurb:

Some ideas are the result of research and others of reflection. Sometimes it takes someone sitting down and just thinking about how things are connected, what a result really means, and how the world really is. Some of the most impressive products of civilization are its essays - philosophy, for example, is reflection captured in essays. An essay presents a personal view of what is, explores a terrain, or leads the reader in an act of discovery. Some contributions to computing come in the form of philosophical digressions or deep analysis. An essay captures all these - one at a time or all at once.

Each essay will be afforded a 45-minute speaking slot and allocated about 20 pages in the proceedings.

I've assembled a wide-ranging committee: a business school professor, head of the MIT AI lab, head of the Illinois sociology department, professors of philosophy, sociology (again), and statistics, a Forrester researcher, a Pragmatic Programmer, the director of the Warren-Wilson Master of Fine Arts program, another software consultant, and me.

As that list implies, we're looking for submissions from both those within the software fold and those outside it. Spread the word, please.

See also this:

Submissions are due March 18.

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