2013 Call for Submissions

We invite you to submit session proposals to the second annual C++Now Conference: C++Now 2013 (Aspen CO, USA, May 12 – 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++ 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 hands-on, participatory sessions.

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 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 submission.

Important Dates

  • New proposal submissions due: January 5th, 2013.
  • Proposals decisions sent (tentative program available): January  30th, 2013.
  • Fully scheduled program available: February 24th, 2013.

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.

Session Topics

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 libraries
  • 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 Boost
  • Other topics likely to be of great interest to C++ users and developers

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.

Session Formats

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

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

Workshops 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 libraries.

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

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.

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.
  • Optimum, minimum, and maximum length. (These may be the same value.)
  • Level: basic, intermediate, advanced.
  • A biography, suitable for the conference web site.
  • A head shot photo of about 150 x 150
  • Your public contact information (twitter handle, blog, website, google plus, etc).
  • Your private contact information (will not be made public).

Submission Details

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.

Full papers are not required unless you want them published in the 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). Best papers, after further reviews, will be considered to be book chapters or journal articles in a renowned journal.

Session materials will be posted on the C++Now website and will be available to conference attendees.

For general information on the C++Now 2013 paper submissions or the scope of technical papers solicited, please refer to the conference website at www.cppnow.org. For any other questions about the submission process or paper format, please contact the Program Committee at cppnow2013 easychair.com. If you have any technical problems with EasyChair, please contact them 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.

C++Now is presented by Boost in-cooperation with ACM.

Hartmut Kaiser (Program Committee Chair)
Dave Abrahams (Conference Co-Chair)
Jon Kalb (Conference Co-Chair)

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