USENIX C++ Advanced Topics Workshop (Scott Meyers)
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From: (Scott Meyers)
Organization: Brown University Department of Computer Science
Date: Thu, 25 Jun 1992 18:31:30 GMT
Keywords: conference, C++

                                        USENIX C++ ADVANCED TOPICS WORKSHOP

                              Following the USENIX C++ Technical Conference
                                                          Portland, Oregon

                                                            August 14, 1992

The focus of this year's workshop will be support for C++ software
development tools. Many people are beginning to experiment with the idea
of having such tools work off a data structure that represents parsed C++,
leaving the parsing task to a single specialized tool that generates the
data structure. To date, over a half-dozen different representations for
parsed C++ have been developed.

Comparative analyses of the relative strengths and weaknesses of these
representations is difficult to come by; few of these representations have
been used by outside tool writers. As a result, it is difficult to judge
which representations are best suited as a foundation for a suite of tools
for C++ programming. This workshop will provide a forum for representation
developers to explain their design decisions and for tool developers to
describe what an ideal representation for C++ should offer.

Extracting the data to put into a representation is a challenge in its own
right, and the workshop will also offer participants the opportunity to
discuss different approaches to parsing. For example, some researchers
have experimented with "fuzzy" parsing, where partial information can be
gathered about programs that may be incomplete and/or invalid.

Workshop attendance will be limited to 80 people. Attendees will be
selected on the basis of a position paper they submit that describes their
interest in the topics to be addressed by the workshop. (Authors of papers
being presented at the conference will automatically be invited.) A few
attendees will be asked to make brief presentations that will serve as
springboards for discussion.

If you are interested in attending this workshop, send a position paper of
one or two pages to:

        Jonathan E. Shopiro, Program Chair Fax: 908/522-5149
        Unix System Labs., Inc. Email:
        Room 4-213
        190 River Road
        Summit, NJ 07902

If you are interested in making a presentation, please indicate that at the
time of your submission. (This applies even to those authors of conference
papers who will be automatically invited to the workshop.)

The deadline for submissions is July 13. Those selected to attend the
workshop will receive invitations by July 20. Attendees chosen to make
presentations at the workshop will be notified at the time they receive
their invitations.

The workshop will be held at Edgefield, a new winery/brewery located on an
historic property in Troutdale, Oregon. Troutdale is located approximately
25 minutes from the Portland Marriott and about 10 minutes from the Portland

There will be an additional fee of $60 to participate in this workshop.
This fee will cover workshop costs only, which will include lunch, a tour
and tasting at the winery/brewery, and transportation to and from Edgefield
from the Portland Marriott.

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