The 2005 International Rexx Symposium
18 - 21 April 2005
Redondo Beach, California, USA

Sponsored by the Rexx Language Association

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Send proposals to abstracts@rexxla.org by 25 February 2005


The 2005 International Rexx Symposium will celebrate the transfer of IBM Object REXX to RexxLA as an Open Source project!   The Agenda will feature presentations addressing this significant contribution to the support and enhancement (not to mention affordability) of one of the most powerful Rexx interpreters available.

The Symposium will be held at the Palos Verdes Inn in Redondo Beach, a beautiful Southern California seaside resort.   It has been ten years since a Rexx Symposium was last held on the West Coast, so this will be an excellent opportunity for Rexx enthusiasts in the Pacific Basin to attend.

Due to interest in Open Object Rexx, the Symposium will again be extended to four days.   In addition to open source Rexx issues, the technical program will feature topics addressing Rexx solutions to business problems, application development challenges, Rexx language enhancements and extensions, novel Rexx programming ideas, and the design and implementation of Rexx interpreters and compilers.

The full range of Rexx platforms and environments will be represented, from the mainframe to the desktop to mobile hardware, and from legacy operating systems to Linux to Java to mobile environments.

Proposals for Symposium presentations and papers are hereby solicited!

Presentations and papers in the following topic areas are of particular interest:

The Sunday before the Symposium (17 April 2005) will be dedicated to informal tutorials, followed by a reception.   Proposals for two- to four-hour tutorial presentations are solicited at this time as well.

Attendees will range from those who are relatively new to Rexx to authors of Rexx language processors.   Presentations are requested at all audience levels: introductory, tutorial, practitioner, and advanced.

Session proposals should include session title, speaker name (with brief bio), intended audience level, abstract (<100 words), and any special audio/visual or network connectivity requirements.   For an example, see http://www.rexxla.org/Symposium/2005/proposal.html .

Sessions are one hour long, but alternative durations can be accommodated on request.   Speakers should allow ample time for questions and demonstrations.

Presentation and paper proposals must be submitted by email to abstracts@rexxla.org and received by 25 February 2005 to be considered.   Submittors will be notified of acceptance by 4 March 2005 via email.

In order to be included in The Proceedings of the Rexx Symposium for Developers and Users (ISSN 1534-8954), a publication-ready version of the presentation or paper (preferably in PDF) must be received by 8 April 2005.

The International Rexx Symposium is the only technical conference dedicated to the Rexx family of programming languages, drawing speakers and attendees from around the world.   The 2005 Rexx Symposium is sponsored by the Rexx Language Association, a non-profit member organization, with the generous support of IBM, Safe Data, Aresti Systems, The Programmers Guild, and many other loyal benefactors.   The 2005 Rexx Symposium Committee members are Gil Barmwater, Chip Davis, Rony Flatscher, Terry Fuller, Lee Peedin, and Julia Westerling.

This Call, the Registration Form, travel/lodging/venue information, and much more are available on the RexxLA website.

For questions about the Symposium agenda, presentations, publications, or speaking, email abstracts@rexxla.org .

For questions about Symposium registration, email treasurer@rexxla.org .

For any other questions about the Symposium, email symposium@rexxla.org .