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Subject: [boost] C++ Now 2013 Call for Submissions
From: Hartmut Kaiser (hartmut.kaiser_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-10-31 19:59:04

  C++ NOW CONFERENCE 2013 - Aspen CO, USA, May 13-17, 2013,

We invite you to submit session proposals to the 2nd annual C++ Now
Conference (Aspen CO, USA, May 13-17, 2013).

Building upon the resounding success of C++ Now 2012 and five years of
BoostCon, C++ Now 2013 will present leading speakers from the whole C++

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

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 2013 we would like

to focus on parallel and distributed computing with C++. 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

New proposal submissions due: December 15th, 2013.
Proposals decisions sent (tentative program available): January 30th, 2013.
Fully scheduled program available: February 24th, 2013.

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
Best Presentation, Best Short Presentation, Best Tutorial, and Best
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

Topics of interest include, but are not restricted to, the following:
* Parallelism in the new C++11 standard
* Parallel, distributed and GPGPU topics relating to C++
* C++11 and how it changes life for users and library writers
* General tutorial sessions on C++11, the C++11 Standards library,
  and one or more Boost libraries
* In-depth sessions on using specific Boost libraries
* Case studies on using Boost
* Experts panels
* Advanced sessions on implementation techniques used within Boost
* 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
* Other topics likely to be of great interest to C++ users and

Interactive and collaborative sessions are encouraged, as this is the style
of learning and participation that has proven most successful at such
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.

Presentations focus on a practitioner's ideas and experience with anything
relevant to C++11, Boost and users.

Panels feature three or four people presenting their ideas and experiences
relating to C++11 and Boost's relevant, controversial, emerging, or
unresolved issues. Panels may be conducted in several ways, such as
comparative, analytic, or historic.

Tutorials are sessions at which instructors teach conference participants
specific skills relevant to C++11 and Boost.

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

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.
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).

All submissions should be made through the EasyChair conference management
system: 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 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 2013 paper submission or
the scope of technical papers solicited; please refer to the conference
website at For any other questions about the submission
process or paper format, please contact the Program Committee at 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: hartmut.kaiser_at_[hidden] (Program Committee Chair)
Dave Abrahams, email: dave_at_[hidden] (Conference Chair)
On behalf of the conference organizers

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