BABEL'01: Preliminary programme and Call for Participation

Andrew Kennedy
Tue, 17 Jul 2001 04:28:13 -0700

                        Call for Participation

                              BABEL 2001

                   First workshop on multi-language
                 infrastructure and interoperability.

                           Part of PLI 2001

                 Firenze, Italy. 8th September 2001.


                Preliminary programme now available at


Recent years have seen a resurgence of interest in multi-language
tools and intermediate languages, and in interoperability between
programs and components written in different programming
languages. Shared infrastructure such as code generators, analysis
tools and garbage collectors can greatly ease the task of producing a
high-quality implementation of a new programming language, whilst
being able to interoperate easily with code written in existing
languages is essential for such an implementation to be useful in
practice.  This workshop aims to bring together researchers and
developers working on multi-language integration.=20


Note that the deadline for the early registration rate is JULY 25.


Nick Benton (chair)          Microsoft Research
Fergus Henderson             University of Melbourne
Andrew Kennedy (organiser)   Microsoft Research
Greg Morrisett               Cornell University
Martin Odersky               Ecole Polytechnique F=E9d=E9rale de =
John Reppy                   Bell Labs
Andrew Tolmach               Portland State University
David Wakeling               University of Exeter


9:00-10:00. Invited talk

Towards a Principled Multi-Language Infrastructure   =20
   Zhong Shao (Yale University)=20

10:30-12:30. Session 1

A framework for interoperability=20
   Kathleen Fisher (AT&T Labs, Research), Riccardo Pucella (Cornell
   and John Reppy (Lucent Technologies, Bell Labs)

Alice in the Land of Oz - An Interoperability-based Implementation
of a Functional Language on Top of a Relational Language=20
   Leif Kornstaedt (Universit=E4t des Saarlandes)

No-Longer-Foreign: Teaching an ML compiler to speak C "natively"=20
   Matthias Blume (Lucent Technologies, Bell Labs)=20

ILX: Extending the .NET Common IL for Functional Language
   Don Syme (Microsoft Research, Cambridge)=20

14:00-15:30. Session 2

Compiling Mercury to the .NET Common Language Runtime
   Tyson Dowd, Fergus Henderson (University of Melbourne)=20
   and Peter Ross (Mission Critical, Belgium)=20

Object-Oriented Style Overloading for Haskell=20
   Mark Shields and Simon Peyton Jones (Microsoft Research, Cambridge)=20

Annotations for Portable Intermediate Languages=20
   Fermin Reig (University of Glasgow)=20

16:00-17:30. Session 3

Active Oberon for .NET: An Exercise in Object Model Mapping=20
   Jurg Gutknecht (ETH Zurich)=20

Language-Agnostic Approaches to Mobile Code=20
   Peter Housel, Christian Stork, Vivek Haldar, Niall Dalton and Michael
   (University of California, Irvine)

Tail call elimination on the Java Virtual Machine=20
   Michel Schinz and Martin Odersky (Ecole Polytechnique F=E9d=E9rale de