Thursday, July 09, 2009

Call for Participation: Symposium in Honor of Mitchell Wand

Symposium in Honor of Mitchell Wand
In Cooperation with ACM SIGPLAN
Coordinated with Scheme Workshop 2009

August 23-24, 2009
Boston, Massachusetts, USA



August 1, 2009 - Registration deadline
August 22, 2009 - Scheme Workshop
August 23-24, 2009 - Symposium in Honor of Mitchell Wand


Northeastern University
346 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02115 USA


A limited block of hotel rooms will be reserved for participants of the Symposium and/or the Scheme Workshop at hotels in Boston and Cambridge. More information will be available soon; please check back on the event web site.


Registration is free. Please register by August 1, 2009 so that we will have an accurate head count. To register, please send an email to with your name and any dietary restrictions for lunch.


Northeastern University is hosting a special Symposium in celebration of Dr. Mitchell Wand's 60th birthday and honoring his pioneering work in the field of programming languages. For over 30 years Mitch has made important contributions to many areas of programming languages, including semantics, continuations, type theory, hygienic macros, compiler correctness, static analysis and formal verification.

Please join us at Northeastern on August 23rd and 24th as we celebrate this personal milestone and pay tribute to a great computer scientist, researcher, teacher and colleague, Dr. Mitchell (Mitch) Wand.


* Olivier Danvy (University of Aarhus)
* David Herman (Northeastern University)
* Dino Oliva (Bloomberg L.P.)
* Olin Shivers (Northeastern University)


Functional un|unparsing
Kenichi Asai and Oleg Kiselyov and Chung-chieh Shan

A mechanized bisimulation for the nu-calculus
Nick Benton and Vasileios Koutavas

A shallow Scheme embedding of bottom-avoiding streams
William E. Byrd and Daniel P. Friedman and Ramana Kumar and Joseph P. Near

A model of functional traversal-based generic programming
Bryan Chadwick and Karl Lieberherr

The MacScheme compiler: using denotational semantics to prove correctness
William D. Clinger

Eliminating the middle man: Learning garbage collection without interpreters
Gregory H. Cooper and Arjun Guha and Shriram Krishnamurthi

Specializing continuations
Christopher Dutchyn

A Scheme for native threads
R. Kent Dybvig

Trampolining architectures
Steven E. Ganz and Daniel P. Friedman

Finding everything that can happen: Solving authentication tests by computer
Joshua D. Guttman and John D. Ramsdell

A theory of typed hygienic macros
David Herman

The MzScheme machine and bytecode verifier
Casey L. Klein and Matthew Flatt and Robert Bruce Findler

Featherweight X10: A core calculus for async-finish parallelism
Jonathan K. Lee and Jens Palsberg

Subcubic control-flow analysis algorithms
Jan Midtgaard and David Van Horn

A simplified multi-tier semantics for Hop
Manuel Serrano and Christian Queinnec

Olin Shivers and Dimitrios Vardoulakis and Alexander Spoon

The design and implementation of Typed Scheme
Sam Tobin-Hochstadt and Matthias Felleisen

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