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9h-10h30 Session 1

  1. Welcome to Dyla'13. Workshop Organizers. 15 minutes.
  2. Modules as Gradually-Typed Objects. Michael Homer, James Noble, Kim Bruce and Andrew Black. Demonstration, 25 minutes.
  3. Implementing pgloader. Dimitri Fontaine. Demonstration, 25 minutes. (canceled)
  4. Object Graph Isolation with Proxies. Camille Teruel, Damien Cassou and Stéphane Ducasse. Demonstration, 25 minutes.

10h30-11h coffee break

11h-12h15 Session 2

  1. Towards a Moldable Debugger. Andrei Chis, Oscar Nierstrasz and Tudor Girba. Demonstration, 25 minutes.
  2. Visual Patterns with Profiling Blueprint. Alexandre Bergel. Demonstration, 25 minutes. (canceled)
  3. An Evaluation of Reactive Programming and Promises for Structuring Collaborative Web Applications. Kennedy Kambona, Elisa Gonzalez Boix and Wolfgang De Meuter. Demonstration, 25 minutes.

12h30-14h buffet lunch

14h-15h30 Session 3

  1. A Unified Approach to Identifying and Healing Vulnerabilities in x86 Machine Code. Kirill Kononneko. Demonstration, 25 minutes.
  2. On-demand demos

15h30-16h coffee break

16h-17h15 Session 4

  1. Having fun, learning from each others, and pair-programing


The advent of Java and C# has been a major breakthrough in the adoption of some important object-oriented language characteristics. This breakthrough turned academic features like interfaces, garbage collection, and meta-programming into technologies generally accepted by industry. Nevertheless, the massive adoption of these languages now also gives rise to a growing awareness of their limitations. A number of reactions from industry testify this: invokedynamic bytecode instruction has been included in latest Java virtual machine release; the dynamic language runtime (DLR) is gaining popularity; C# adopted dynamic as a valid static type. Gartner prognoses further growth of dynamic languages.Researchers and practitioners struggle with static type systems, overly complex abstract grammars, simplistic concurrency mechanisms, limited reflection capabilities, and the absence of higher-order language constructs such as delegation, closures and continuations. Dynamic languages such as Ruby, Python, JavaScript and Lua are a step forward a solution to these problems and are getting more and more popular. Pushing these languages to mainstream requires practitioners to look back and pick up what is out there in existing dynamic languages such as Lisp, Scheme, Smalltalk and Self. Practitioners also need to further explore the power of future dynamic language constructs in the context of new challenging fields such as pervasive computing.The goal of this workshop is to act as a forum where practitioners can discuss new advances in the design, implementation and application of dynamically typed languages that, sometimes radically, diverge from the statically typed class-based mainstream. Another objective of the workshop is to discuss new as well as older "forgotten" languages and features in this context. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Targeted audience

The expected audience of this workshop is practitioners and researchers sharing the same interest in dynamically typed languages. Lua, Python, Ruby, Scheme and Smalltalk are gaining a significant popularity both in industry and academia. Nevertheless, each community has the tendency to only look at what it produces. Broadening the scope of each community is the goal of the workshop. To achieve this goal we will form a PC with leading persons from all languages mentioned above, fostering participation from all targeted communities.

Workshop Format and Submission Information

The workshop will have a demo-oriented style. The idea is to allow participants to demonstrate new and interesting features and discuss what they feel is relevant for the dynamic-language community. To participate to the workshop, you can eitherA session on pair programming is also planned. People will then get a chance to share their technologies by interacting with other participants.

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7th Workshop on Dynamic Languages and Applications.
Colocated with ECMFA, ECOOP and ECSA
1–5 July, Montpellier, France
(past conferences)