Towards Malleable Software

Advanced Programming Specialist Group event

Date/Time:
Thursday 14th April 2005, 6.00 pm

Venue:
BCS, Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London WC2. (Southampton Street runs north from The Strand to the Covent Garden Piazza; nearest rail stations - Charing Cross, and Covent Garden).

Speaker:
Brian Shearing, Consultant.

Summary:
Compilers and the programming languages they compile, are due for a make-over. This talk identifies disparities between what is demanded of programming languages in the twenty-first century and what is provided by current programming techniques.

It suggests directions in which notations might develop to meet this challenge, taking examples from well-known and some not so well-known languages. It outlines a research project to develop industrial strength notations, compilers and software tools that meet the challenge.

Admission:
Free, but please ask Dr Frank Martin to add your name to the security list by e-mailing him at -: f.martin@londonmet.ac.uk. Notification is required individually for each meeting.

CPD Value:
Half unit

Slides:
View the slides for this event (ZIP - 1.7 Mb)