Last Call for Participation

                        Pike Conference 2002 - Aug 22-24

                           Pike and the Semantic Web

In one week, during August 22-24, 2002, RISE will host a Pike User Group Meeting 
in Link?ping, Sweden (http://pike.ida.liu.se/conferences/2002/). RISE invites 
the Pike programmers all over the world to come to Link?ping and hear about the 
future of Pike, the Semantic Web and make friends with other Pike people from 
all corners of the world.

Pike is a second generation Java-like language, has a fast and reliable 
implementation, many killer applications, and a well running open source 
development community (http://pike.ida.liu.se/). Pike runs on most flavours of 
Unix, on the Win32 platform and MacOS X.

Besides maintaining Pike a fast and reliable platform as it has been in the 
past, a main RISE goal is to make it the first scripting language for the 
Semantic Web. As a language, Pike is much better suited for the Semantic Web 
than Java or C#, since it provides multiple inheritance, sets, relations, and 
dynamic arrays. A second goal is to embed software composition technology into 
Pike. In the long run, Pike will be extended with modern concepts such as 
connectors or aspects. This way, Pike will strengthen the RISE center, whose 
mission is to develop practical composition and integration technology for 
software components.

There will be workshops/discussions on various topics and an opportunity for 
people to present papers on relevant topics, give short presentations of 
projects etc. (Papers, abstracts and other material should be submitted in 
advance so we can schedule them properly. The tentative deadline is July 31 for 
such submissions.)

The conference will charge a small fee (20 Euro) to cover arrangement expenses. 
Payment can be made in cash on arrival. Registration can be submitted by email 
to stensson / pike.ida.liu.se (or just hit reply), or in a web form at
http://pike.ida.liu.se/conferences/2002/register.xml

For more information, visit http://pike.ida.liu.se/conferences/2002/.

Your Pike people at IDA;
   Uwe A?mann,
   Marcus Comstedt,
   Martin Nilsson,
   Johan Sundstr?m,
   Leif Stensson