Events & Symposium - Symposium - 2008 - Call for Proposals

The 2008 International Rexx Symposium
28 April - 1 May 2008
Raleigh, North Carolina, USA

Sponsored by the Rexx Language Association

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Send proposals to agenda2008@rexxla.org by 4 April 2008


The Rexx Language Association invites you to participate in the 2008 International Rexx Symposium. This four-day technical conference will address topics related to the Rexx family of programming languages: Classic Rexx, NetRexx, and Open Object Rexx. Your knowledge and experience will be welcome, and may take the form of a presentation or a formal paper.

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 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 the PDA/phone, and from legacy operating systems to Linux to Java.

Proposals for Symposium presentations and papers are hereby solicited!

Presentations and papers in the following topic areas are of particular interest:
  • Novel, clever, or interesting problem solutions using ooRexx or Classic Rexx
  • Rexx interfaces to Open Source products such as Java, 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
  • 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 other technologies such as telephony and wireless
  • Re-hosting legacy Rexx applications
  • Products that use Rexx as a scripting or macro language
  • Status of current Rexx language processor implementations

Attendees will range from those who are relatively new to Rexx to authors of Rexx language processors and texts. Presentations are requested at all audience levels.

The Sunday before the Symposium (27 April 2008) will be dedicated to informal tutorials, followed by a social reception. Proposals for the two- to four-hour tutorial presentations are also solicited.

Session Proposals

Session proposals should include the following:
  • presenter's name and email address
  • session title (fewer than 10 words)
  • session abstract (fewer than 100 words)
  • presentation type (introductory, tutorial, practitioner, advanced)
  • author/presenter's biographical note (fewer than 100 words)
  • special 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 formal paper proposals must be submitted by email to agenda2008@rexxla.org and received by 4 April 2008 to be considered. Submittors will be notified of acceptance by 7 April 2008 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 28 April 2008.

Thanks To

The 2008 Rexx Symposium is sponsored by the Rexx Language Association, a non-profit member organization incorporated in North Carolina, with the generous support of Safe Data, Inc., IBM, Aresti Systems, LLC., and many loyal volunteers and benefactors. The 2008 Rexx Symposium Committee members are Lee Peedin, Rony Flatscher, Gil Barmwater, Chip Davis, Mark Hessling, David Ruggles, and John Bodoh.

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 agenda2008@rexxla.org.

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

For any other questions about the Symposium, email symposium2008@rexxla.org .