C++Now 2014: Call for Submissions

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C++Now 2014: Call for Submissions

Hartmut Kaiser
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C++ Now Conference 2014
Aspen CO, USA, May 12-17, 2014, www.cppnow.org
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Call for Submissions
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We invite you to submit session proposals to the 2nd annual C++ Now
Conference (Aspen CO, USA, May 12-17, 2014).

Building upon the resounding success of C++ Now 2013 and five years
of BoostCon, C++ Now 2014 will present leading speakers from the
whole C++ community.

The C++ Now Conference is dedicated to discussion and education about
C++, an open and free language and standard.  Our Conference will focus
on discussion and education about open source software usage and
developments in the C++ developer and user community.
To reflect the breadth of the C++ and Boost communities, the conference
includes sessions aimed at three constituencies: C++ and Boost end-users,
hard-core Boost library and tool developers, and researchers pushing the
boundaries of computation. The program fosters interaction and engagement
within and across those groups, with an emphasis on hands-on,
participatory sessions.
As a multi-paradigm language, C++ is a melting pot where the most
compelling ideas from other programming communities are blended in
powerful ways.  Historically, some of the most popular sessions at
C++ Now have highlighted these concepts, from DSLs to functional
programming to transactional memory and more.  Bring your C#, Python,
Ruby or Haskell influences to bear in an environment that will broaden
their exposure.
At C++ Now 2014 we would like to focus on the now established C++11
standard and the new, upcoming C++14 and how those standard are and
will shape C++'s future. However, by no means this is intended to
restrict the topics of proposals we hope to see. Any other topic related
to C++ as outlined below is perfectly fine for submission.

Important dates
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New proposal submissions due: December 8th, 2013.
Proposals decisions sent (tentative program available): January 30th, 2014.
Fully scheduled program available: February 24th, 2014.

Best Presentation Awards
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We know how much effort it takes to prepare talks for our conference. For
this reason we will award the best presentations in the following
categories: Best Presentation, Best Short Presentation, Best Tutorial,
and Best Workshop. The awards will be given based on the audience's voting.
Each award will include the author's name listed on the cover of the
C++ Now website for that year and a plaque containing all the C++ Now
conference information.

Session topics
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Topics of interest include, but are not restricted to, the following:

 * C++11/14 and how it changes life for users and library writers
 * General tutorial sessions on C++11/14, the C++11/14 Standards library,
   and one or more Boost libraries
 * Parallelism in the new C++11/14 standard
 * Parallel, distributed and GPGPU topics relating to C++
 * In-depth sessions on using specific Boost libraries
 * Case studies on using Boost
 * Experts panels
 * Advanced sessions on implementation techniques used within Boost
   libraries
 * Development workshops to extend or enhance existing Boost libraries
 * Workshops on design process
 * Infrastructure workshops such as Build tools, Website, Testing
 * Concepts and Generic Programming
 * Hardware and infrastructure presentations focused on how libraries
   can make better use of the technology
 * Software development tools and their application to C++ and or Boost
 * Other topics likely to be of great interest to C++ users and developers

Interactive and collaborative sessions are encouraged, as this is the
style of learning and participation that has proven most successful at
such events. Sessions can be tutorial based, with an emphasis on
interaction and participant involvement, or workshop based, whether
hands-on programming or paper-based, discussion-driven collaborative
work.

Session formats
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Presentations   Presentations focus on a practitioner's ideas and
                experience with anything relevant to C++11 or C++14,
                Boost and users.
Panels          Panels feature three or four people presenting their
                ideas and experiences relating to C++11 or C++14 and
                Boost's relevant, controversial, emerging, or unresolved
                issues. Panels may be conducted in several ways, such as
                comparative, analytic, or historic.
Tutorials       Tutorials are sessions at which instructors teach
                conference participants specific skills relevant to C++11
                or C++14 and Boost.
Workshops       Workshops provide an active arena for advancements in
                Boost-relevant topics. Workshops provide the opportunity
                for experienced practitioners to develop new ideas about
                a topic of common interest and experience.
Author's Corner Presentations
                These were introduced at BoostCon 2008, and were a great
                success. They are short (30 minute) sessions, focusing on
                tips on usage and design. In addition, we're looking to
                uncover the hidden design gems in Boost libraries.
Tool Vendors Presentations
                We actively encourage tool vendors and ISP's to submit
                proposals for a special Tool Vendors Session Track aimed
                at products related to Boost and C++ (compilers,
                libraries, tools, etc.).

Other formats may also be of interest. Don't hold back a proposal just
because it doesn't fit into a pigeonhole.

Submitting a proposal
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Standard Sessions are 90 minutes. You may submit a proposal for fractions
or multiples of 90-minutes. Fractional proposals will be grouped into
90 minute sessions covering related topics. Longer sessions, such as
tutorials and classes, will be assigned three hour (i.e. half day), or
six hour (i.e. full day) time slots.

Please include:

 * The working title.
 * Type of session: presentation, panel, tutorial, workshop, authors
   corner, vendor track, other.
 * A paragraph or two describing the topic covered, suitable for the
   conference web site.
 * Proposed length: 10-20 minute short talks, 45 minutes, 90 minutes,
   half day, full day.
 * Alternate lengths, if you are willing to make adjustments: 10-20
   minute short-talks, 45 minutes, 90 minutes, half-day, full day.
 * Audience: users, developers, both.
 * Level: basic, intermediate, advanced.
 * A biography, suitable for the conference web site.
 * Your contact information (will not be made public).

Submission details
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All submissions should be made through the EasyChair conference
management system: http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=cppnow2014.
If you have not already registered at EasyChair, you will need to do so
in order to submit your proposal.

All submissions will go through a peer review process.

Authors are invited (but are not required) to submit PDF versions of full
papers of up to 10 pages in ACM conference proceedings format (see
http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates). The full
papers are not required unless you want them published in the proceedings.
All accepted proposals will be made available in the Association for
Computing Machinery (ACM) Digital Library (approval pending). Best papers,
after further reviews, will be considered to be book chapters or journal
articles in a renowned journal.

The session materials go on the C++ Now website and will be available to
attendees. For general information on the C++ Now 2014 paper submission
or the scope of technical papers solicited; please refer to the conference
website at www.cppnow.org. For any other questions about the submission
process or paper format, please contact the Program Committee at
[hidden email]. If you have any technical problems with EasyChair,

please contact EasyChair for help.

Note: Presenters must agree to grant a non-exclusive perpetual license to
publish submitted materials, either electronically or in print, in any
media related to C++ Now.

Hartmut Kaiser, email: [hidden email] (Program Committee Chair)
Joel Falcou, email: [hidden email] (Program Committee Chair)
Jon Kalb, email: [hidden email] (Conference Chair)
On behalf of the conference organizers

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