Symposium Steven Pemberton 'Declarative Amsterdam'

Everyone is welcome to attend this one-day symposium on Declarative Techniques, on the occasion of the retirement of our colleague Steven Pemberton. Please register.
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  • When 04-10-2019 (Europe/Amsterdam / UTC200)
  • Where Turing room, Science Park Congress Centre, Amsterdam
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Everyone is welcome to attend this one-day symposium on Declarative Techniques, on the occasion of the retirement of our colleague Steven Pemberton.

Introduction: In the 50s, when the first programming languages were designed, computers cost millions, and relatively, programmers were almost free. Those programming languages therefore reflected that relationship: it didn't matter if it took a long time to program, as long as the resulting program ran as fast as possible. Now, that relationship has been reversed: compared to the cost of programmers, computers are almost free. And yet we are still programming them in direct descendants of the programming languages from the 50's: we are still telling the computers step by step how to solve the problem. Declarative programming is a new approach to applications. Rather than describing exactly how to reach the solution, it describes what the solution should look like, and leaves more of the administrative parts of the program to the computer.

Agenda:

Morning session: Tutorial 10:30-12:30

Speaker:
Steven Pemberton "Declarative Applications with XForms"

12:30-14:00 Lunch (for own cost)

Afternoon Session: Lectures starts at 14:00

Speakers:

Steven Pemberton 'Declarative versus Procedural'
John Chelsom 'Declarative Health: CityEHR'
Lambert Meertens 'Views from the Past'

16:00 Reception

Abstracts can be found on the website.

Please don't forget to register here.