European Commission - US National Science Foundation
Strategic Research Workshop


Date and Location


> Scope and Objectives



Preliminary Program

Unconventional Programming Paradigms

"Challenges, Visions and Research Issues for  New Programming Paradigms"

15 - 17 September 2004, Mont Saint-Michel, France

Scope and Objectives

The purpose of this workshop is to bring together researchers from the various communities working on wild and crazy ideas in programming languages to present their results, to foster fertilization between theory and practice, as well as to favor the dissemination and growth of new programming paradigms. Presentations of experimental systems that can be concretely used to investigates these new paradigms will be privileged. Theoretical works on calculability and complexity is not under focus.

The contributions will be dispatched into 5 tracks:

  • Amorphous computing
  • Autonomic Computing
  • Generative Programming
  • Bio-inspired Computing
  • Chemical Computing
This workshop will keep an informal style and of a previous very successful meeting held in 1991 in Le Mont Saint Michel under the title New Directions in High-Level Parallel Programming Languages.

Download the presentation (in .pdf).