We invite you to submit session proposals to the 4th annual C++Now Conference: C++Now 2015 (Aspen CO, USA, May 11 – 16, 2015).
Building upon the resounding success of previous BoostCon and C++Now conferences, C++Now 2015 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 discussion.
As a multi-paradigm language, C++ is a melting pot with the most compelling¬†ideas from other programming communities blending 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 2015 we would like to focus on the now established C++11 and the new C++14 standards and how those standards shape C++’s future. However, by no means is this intended to restrict the topics of proposals we hope to see. Any other topic related to to C++, as described below, is suitable for submission.
- New proposal submissions due: December 21st, 2014
- Proposal decisions sent:¬†February 16th, 2015
- Program online: March 9th, 2015
Best Presentation Awards
We know how much effort it takes to prepare talks for our conference.¬†For this reason attendees vote on the best presentations of the conference. Each winner will¬†receive a commemorative plaque and announcement on the C++Now website.
Topics of interest include, but are not restricted to, the following
- C++11/14 and how it changes life for users and library writers
- New directions and proposal for upcoming C++ standards
- Concepts and generic programming
- Designing for testability
- Using specific Boost libraries in-depth
- Extending or enhancing existing Boost libraries
- Advanced implementation techniques used within Boost libraries
- The design and/or the development process
- Software development tools and their application to C++ and or Boost
- Boost infrastructure topics such as build tools, website, testing
- Any other topics likely to be of great interest to C++ users and developer
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.
Lectures focus on a practitioner’s ideas and¬†experience with anything relevant to the C++ community.
Panels feature three or four people presenting their¬†ideas and experiences relating to C++’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++.
Workshops provide an active arena for advancements in¬†C++-relevant topics. Workshops provide the opportunity¬†for experienced practitioners to develop new ideas about¬†a topic of common interest and experience.
Tool Vendor 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
All submissions should be made through¬†our submission page.
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 90 minute,¬†three hour (i.e. half day), or six hour (i.e. full day) time slots.
One registration fee is waived for a standard session presentation. Shorter sessions are prorated.
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. Full papers are not required unless you want them published in¬†the C++Now 2015 proceedings.
C++Now is held in-cooperation with ACM and¬†all accepted proposals will be made available in the Association for¬†Computing Machinery (ACM) Digital Library (approval pending). The best¬†papers, after further reviews, will be considered to be book chapters¬†or journal articles in a renowned journal.
Session materials will be posted to the C++Now website and will be available¬†to conference attendees.
For general information on the C++Now 2015 paper submission process or¬†the scope of technical papers solicited, please refer to the conference¬†website at¬†cppnow.org. For any other questions about the¬†submission process or paper format, please contact the Program Committee.
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.
C++Now is presented by Boost in-cooperation with ACM.