566World-renowned Egyptologist will speak at OOPSLA 2008 conference
- Sep 24, 2008World-renowned Egyptologist Dr. Mark Lehner will speak at OOPSLA 2008
The OOPSLA conference attracts software technologists from around the world.
Here they will address the newest trends in improving programming languages,
refining the practice of software development, and exploring new programming
paradigms. One of the unique strengths of OOPSLA is the keynote speakers who
come from outside software development, but whose work offers insights that
can be of great interest to software development.
World-renowned Egyptologist Dr. Mark Lehner will discuss the infrastructure
that supported construction of the great pyramids at Giza. His presentation
focuses on issues critical to software development today -- the social and
architectural modularity of provisioning such a large workforce. Professor
Lucy Suchman, of Lancaster University, will discuss methods for making sense
of how people work together and using those observations to better support
their work. Professor Sonali Shah, from the University of Washington will
discuss the social structures that support innovation and entrepreneurship
Other keynote speakers are leading figures in different parts of the software
development community. Rebecca Wirfs-Brock, developer of the
Responsibility-Driven Design approach to software development, Janos
Sztipanovits, the director of the Institute for Software Integrated Systems
(ISIS) at Vanderbilt University, and a leading expert on model-based design
for distributed and embedded software, and Mark Dominus, best-known for
"Higher-Order Perl", in which he adapted higher-order programming techniques
widely used in Lisp, Haskell, and SML for use in Perl.
OOPSLA 2008, sponsored by ACM SIGPLAN in cooperation with ACM
SIGSOFT, runs October 19-23, at the Nashville Convention Center, Nashville,
Visit http://www.oopsla.org for more information, or visit
http://www.oopsla.org/oopsla2008/registration to register right now.
Gail E. Harris
OOPSLA 2008 Conference Chair