The 2006 International Rexx Symposium
10 - 13 April 2006
Austin, Texas, USA

Sponsored by the Rexx Language Association

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Send proposals to abstracts@rexxla.org by 24 February 2006


The 2006 International Rexx Symposium will return to sunny Austin, Texas, USA for the first time in a decade!

The Symposium will be held at the Omni Austin Hotel at Southpark in Austin, Texas, the new home of Rexx development in IBM. It has been six years since a Rexx Symposium was last held in Central USA.

Due to continued 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:
  • Rexx interfaces to Open Source products such as OpenOffice, Linux, etc.
  • Rexx interfaces to proprietary environments such as OLE/ActiveX/WSH, SOM/WPS, etc.
  • Cross-platform integration/automation
  • Mainframe, large-scale, or mission-critical Rexx applications
  • ANSI Standard-compliant extensions to Rexx interpreters
  • Interesting Rexx applications, tools, and solutions
  • Deploying Rexx applications on unusual or diverse platforms
  • Multi- and cross-platform applications
  • Rapid prototyping in Rexx
  • Designing Rexx applications for performance and portability
  • Procedural and O-O Rexx interpreters, compilers, and libraries
  • Using Rexx with emergent technologies such as telephony and wireless
  • Re-hosting Rexx applications
  • Products that use Rexx as a scripting or macro language
  • Status of current Rexx language processor implementations

The Sunday before the Symposium (9 April 2006) will be dedicated to informal tutorials, followed by an ice-cream social 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 Details

Session proposals should include the following:
  • presenter's name and email address
  • session title (10 words or less)
  • session abstract (100 words or less)
  • intended audience level (introductory, tutorial, practitioner, advanced)
  • presenter's biographical note (100 words or less)
  • any special session scheduling/duration or audio/visual/connectivity requirements
For an example, see this Sample Session Proposal.

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 24 February 2006 to be considered. Submittors will be notified of acceptance by 3 March 2006 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 7 April 2006.

Thanks To

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 2006 Rexx Symposium is sponsored by the Rexx Language Association, a non-profit member organization, with the generous support of IBM Corp., Safe Data, Inc., Aresti Systems, LLC., and many other loyal benefactors. The 2006 Rexx Symposium Committee members are David Ashley, Gil Barmwater, Chip Davis, Rony Flatscher, Mark Hessling, and Lee Peedin.

Further Details

This Call, the Registration Form, travel/lodging/venue information, and much more are available via the links on the left of this page.

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 .

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