Fwd: [Boost-users] [C++ Now! 2012] Call for Submissions

Thiago Macieira thiago at kde.org
Sun Oct 30 17:18:05 GMT 2011

Hi Pau

Thanks for forwarding this.

Sounds interesting to be present and discuss with the Boost developers ways to 
improve collaboration. Maybe someone will finally convince them to maintain 
binary compatibility so their libraries could become *actually* useful as part 
of a larger API...

The discussions about C++11 and how to make the best use of the new features 
are also interesting.

However, despite the change of name, the conference is still a Boost 
conference, at least according to the email you sent. There was absolutely no 
opening in the text for any C++ library, other than Boost and how those other 
libraries could interoperate with it.

If someone knows these people and can ask them if they are interested in 
opening up some more, I guess the Qt community would be more interested in the 

On Sunday, 30 de October de 2011 17:50:54 Pau Garcia i Quiles wrote:
> Hi,
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Hartmut Kaiser <hartmut.kaiser at gmail.com>
> Date: Sun, Oct 30, 2011 at 3:26 PM
> Subject: [Boost-users] [C++ Now! 2012] Call for Submissions
> To: boost-users at lists.boost.org
> Aspen CO, USA, May 14-18, 2012, www.cppnow.org
> We invite you to submit session proposals to the Inaugural C++ Now!
> Conference: C++Now! 2012 (Aspen CO, USA, May 14 - 18, 2012).
> Based on the successful traditions of 5 years of BoostCon, which was
> the main face-to-face event for all things C++ and Boost
> (www.boost.org), C++Now! 2012 will present leading speakers from
> the whole C++ community. The conference name is changing to C++
> Now! to reflect the current value of the language, the focus on its new
> state (from the new Standard), and the need to continually look to the
> future so the language remains useful to the C++ community.
> The focus of this conference will be the new C++11 language Standard
> and as usual Boost: what's new in C++, its Standard library, and in the
> Boost libraries, how to write and maintain them, how to evangelize or
> to deploy Boost within your organization. The new C++ Standard, but
> also the infrastructure and process of Boost, its vision and mission -
> no matter what you are interested in, it all comes together in the
> C++Now! sessions. Meet the colleagues, and feel the inspiration to
> support your work with C++ and Boost for the next year.
> The C++ Now! Conference is dedicated to discussion and education
> about C++, an open and free language and standard.  Our Conference
> will focus on discussion and education about open source software
> usage and developments in the C++ developer and user community.
> To reflect the breadth of the C++ and Boost communities, the
> conference includes sessions aimed at three constituencies: C++ and
> Boost end-users, hard-core Boost library and tool developers, and
> researchers pushing the boundaries of computation. The program
> fosters interaction and engagement within and across those groups,
> with an emphasis on hands-on, participatory sessions.
> As a multi-paradigm language, C++ is a melting pot where the most
> compelling ideas from other programming communities are blended
> in powerful ways.  Historically, some of the most popular sessions at
> C++Now! have highlighted these concepts, from DSLs to functional
> programming to transactional memory and more.  Bring your C#,
> Python, Ruby or Haskell influences to bear in an environment that will
> broaden their exposure.
> New proposal submissions due: January 10th, 2012.
> Proposals decisions sent (tentative program available): February 17th, 2012.
> Fully scheduled program available: February 25th, 2012.
> Session materials due: April 15th, 2012.
> We know how much effort it takes to prepare talks for our conference.
> For this reason we will award the best presentations in the following
> categories: Best Presentation, Best Short Presentation, Best Tutorial,
> and Best Workshop. The awards will be given based on the audience's
> voting. Each award will include the author's name listed on the cover
> of the C++Now! website for that year and a plaque containing all the
> C++Now! conference information.
> Topics of interest include, but are not restricted to, the following:
> *    C++11 and how it changes life for users and library writers
> *    General tutorial sessions on C++11, the C++11 Standardslibrary,
>     and one or more Boost libraries
> *    In-depth sessions on using specific Boost libraries
> *    Case studies on using Boost
> *    Experts panels
> *    Advanced sessions on implementation techniques used within Boost
>     libraries
> *    Development workshops to extend or enhance existing Boost libraries
> *    Workshops on design process
> *    Infrastructure workshops such as Build tools, Website, Testing
> *    Concepts and Generic Programming
> *    Hardware and infrastructure presentations focused on how libraries
>     can make better use of the technology
> *    Software development tools and their application to C++ and or
>     Boost
> *    Other topics likely to be of great interest to Boost users and
>     developers
> Interactive and collaborative sessions are encouraged, as this is the
> style of learning and participation that has proven most successful at
> such events. Sessions can be tutorial based, with an emphasis on
> interaction and participant involvement, or workshop based, whether
> hands-on programming or paper-based, discussion-driven
> collaborative work.
> Presentations     Presentations focus on a practitioner's ideas and
>                  experience with anything relevant to C++11, Boost and
>                  users.
> Panels            Panels feature three or four people presenting their
>                  ideas and experiences relating to C++11 and Boost's
>                  relevant, controversial, emerging, or unresolved issues.
>                  Panels may be conducted in several ways, such as
>                  comparative, analytic, or historic.
> Tutorials         Tutorials are sessions at which instructors teach
>                  conference participants specific skills relevant to
>                  C++11 and Boost.
> Workshops         Workshops provide an active arena for advancements in
>                  Boost-relevant topics. Workshops provide the opportunity
>                  for experienced practitioners to develop new ideas about
>                  a topic of common interest and experience.
> Author's Corner   These were introduced at BoostCon 2008, and were a great
> Presentations     success They are short (30 minute) sessions, focusing on
>                  tips on usage and design. In addition, we're looking to
>                  uncover the hidden design gems in Boost libraries.
> Tool Vendors      We actively encourage tool vendors and ISP's to submit
> Presentations     proposals for a special Tool Vendors Session Track aimed
>                  at products related to Boost and C++ (compilers,
>                  libraries, tools, etc.).
> Other formats may also be of interest. Don't hold back a proposal just
> because it doesn't fit into a pigeonhole.
> Standard Sessions are 60 minutes. You may submit a proposal for
> fractions or multiples of 90-minutes. Fractional proposals will be
> grouped into 60 minute sessions covering related topics. Longer
> sessions, such as tutorials and classes, will be assigned 90 minute,
> three hour (i.e. half day), or six hour (i.e. full day) time slots.
> Please include:
> *    The working title.
> *    Type of session: presentation, panel, tutorial, workshop,
>     authors corner, vendor track, other.
> *    A paragraph or two describing the topic covered, suitable for
>     the conference web site.
> *    Proposed length: 10-20 minute short talks, 45 minutes, 90
>     minutes, half day, full day.
> *    Alternate lengths, if you are willing to make adjustments: 10-
>     20 minute short-talks, 45 minutes, 90 minutes, half-day, full
>     day.
> *    Audience: users, developers, both.
> *    Level: basic, intermediate, advanced.
> *    A biography, suitable for the conference web site.
> *    Your contact information (will not be made public).
> All submissions should be made through the EasyChair conference
> management system: http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=cppnow2012.
> If you have not already registered at EasyChair, you will need to do so in
> order to submit your proposal.
> All submissions will go through a peer review process.
> Authors are invited (but are not required) to submit PDF versions of
> full papers of up to 10 pages in ACM conference proceedings format
> (see http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates).
> The full papers are not required unless you want them published in
> the proceedings.
> All accepted proposals will be made available in the Association for
> Computing Machinery (ACM) Digital Library (approval pending). Best
> papers, after further reviews, will be considered to be book chapters
> or journal articles in a renowned journal.
> The session materials go on the C++Now! website and will be available
> to attendees.
> For general information on the C++Now! 2012 paper submission or
> the scope of technical papers solicited, please refer to the conference
> website at www.cppnow.org. For any other questions about the
> submission process or paper format, please contact the Program
> Committee at cppnow2012 at easychair.com. If you have any technical
> problems with EasyChair, please contact EasyChair for help.
> Note: Presenters must agree to grant a non-exclusive perpetual
>      license to publish submitted materials, either electronically or
>      in print, in any media related to C++ Now!.
> Hartmut Kaiser, email: hartmut.kaiser at gmail.com (Program Committee Chair)
> Dave Abrahams, email: dave at boostpro.com (Conference Chair)
> On behalf of the conference organizers
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