Workshop on Self-sustaining Systems (S3) 2008 -- Call for Papers

Robert Hirschfeld robert.hirschfeld at
Thu Dec 13 12:39:51 UTC 2007

[Call for Papers]

*** Workshop on Self-sustaining Systems (S3) 2008 ***

May 15-16, 2008
Potsdam, Germany

-- Call for papers:

The Workshop on Self-sustaining Systems (S3) is a forum for discussion 
of topics relating to computer systems and languages that are able to 
bootstrap, implement, modify, and maintain themselves. One property of 
these systems is that their implementation is based on small but 
powerful abstractions; examples include (amongst others) 
Squeak/Smalltalk, COLA, Klein/Self, PyPy/Python, Rubinius/Ruby, and 
Lisp. Such systems are the engines of their own replacement, giving 
researchers and developers great power to experiment with, and explore 
future directions from within, their own small language kernels.

S3 will be take place May 15-16, 2008 at the Hasso-Plattner-Institute in 
Potsdam, Germany. It is an exciting opportunity for researchers and 
practitioners interested in self-sustaining systems to meet and share 
their knowledge, experience, and ideas for future research and development.

-- Invited talk:

Ian Piumarta: Late-bound Object Lambda Architectures (Viewpoints 
Research Institute, USA)

-- Submissions and proceedings:

S3 invites submissions of high-quality papers reporting original 
research, or describing innovative contributions to, or experience with, 
self-sustaining systems, their implementation, and their application. 
Papers that depart significantly from established ideas and practices 
are particularly welcome.

Submissions must not have been published previously and must not be 
under review for any another refereed event or publication. The program 
committee will evaluate each contributed paper based on its relevance, 
significance, clarity, and originality. Revised papers will be published 
as post-proceedings in the Springer LNCS series.

Papers should be submitted electronically via EasyChair at in PDF format. Submissions 
must be written in English (the official language of the workshop) and 
must not exceed 20 pages. They should use the LNCS format, templates for 
which are available at

-- Venue:

Hasso-Plattner-Institut (Potsdam, Germany)

-- Important dates:

Submission of papers: February 15, 2008
Author notification: April 11, 2008
Revised papers due: April 25, 2008

S3 workshop: May 15-16, 2008

Final papers for LNCS post-proceedings due: June 6, 2008

-- Chairs:

* Robert Hirschfeld (Hasso-Plattner-Institut Potsdam, Germany)
* Kim Rose (Viewpoints Research Institute, USA)

-- Program committee:

* Johan Brichau, Universite Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
* Pascal Costanza, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
* Wolfgang De Meuter, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
* Stephane Ducasse, INRIA Lille, France
* Michael Haupt, Hasso-Plattner-Institut, Germany
* Robert Hirschfeld, Hasso-Plattner-Institut, Germany
* Dan Ingalls, Sun Microsystems Laboratories, USA
* Martin von Löwis, Hasso-Plattner-Institut, Germany
* Hidehiko Masuhara, University of Tokyo, Japan
* Ian Piumarta, Viewpoints Research Institute, USA
* David Ungar, IBM, USA

-- Registration fees:

Early (until April 18, 2008)
* Regular participants: EUR 160
* Students: EUR 80

Late (after April 18, 2008)
* Regular participants: EUR 170
* Students: EUR 90


Robert Hirschfeld
hirschfeld at

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