The Grace Object-Oriented Educational Programming Language design project was started at ECOOP 2010 in Slovenia, with the goal of designing a new OO language for teaching and research. Since then, the language design has progressed to the point where Grace has been used for teaching at two universities for a total of 10 courses, and has been the foundation for at least two PhD theses. There are also at least 5 implementations in various stages of completion, including an executable semantic definition.

This workshop — which will be held on Sunday, 4th November 2018 — will allow those with experience using or implementing Grace to share these experiences with the community. The workshop will also provide a forum in which the Grace project can receive feedback on the current design and implementation, and to plan for the future.

The most recent draft of the Grace Language Specification is available here: http://web.cecs.pdx.edu/~grace/doc/lang-spec/

Workshop Schedule

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Call for Expressions of Interest

We invite research papers, position papers, experience reports, proposals for language changes, and tool demonstrations in areas such as:

  • experience implementing Grace
  • experience teaching with Grace
  • critiques and feedback on the Grace specification
  • proposed extensions to Grace
  • lessons that Grace may take from other related language projects (such as Pyret, Racket, BlueJ, Wyvern, Stride, TouchDevelop, TrumpScript etc)
  • lessons that Grace may take from language workbench implementation tools

Position papers, language change proposals, research papers, experience reports and proposals for presentations should be submitted using HotCRP. (The submission link is in the box on the right.) The organisers welcome discussion by email of the suitability of proposals for any form of participation in the workshop.

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10:30 - 12:00: The State of GraceGRACE at Longfellow
Chair(s): James NobleVictoria University of Wellington
10:35 - 10:50
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Andrew BlackPortland State University
10:50 - 11:00
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Andrew BlackPortland State University, P: Kim BrucePomona College
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11:00 - 11:10
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P: Andrew BlackPortland State University, Kim BrucePomona College
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11:15 - 11:25
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P: Craig AnslowVictoria University of Wellington, Ben Selwyn-Smith, Michael HomerVictoria University of Wellington
11:30 - 11:40
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P: Stefan MarrUniversity of Kent, James NobleVictoria University of Wellington, Richard RobertsVictoria University of Wellington
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11:45 - 11:50
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Andrew BlackPortland State University
13:30 - 15:00: Types in GraceGRACE at Longfellow
Chair(s): Kim BrucePomona College
13:30 - 13:50
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Benjamin W ChungNortheastern University
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14:00 - 14:20
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Ben GreenmanNortheastern University, USA, A: Preston Tunnell WilsonBrown University, USA, A: Justin PombrioBrown University, USA, A: Shriram KrishnamurthiBrown University, USA
14:30 - 14:50
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15:30 - 16:15: Types in Grace (continued)GRACE at Longfellow
15:30 - 15:50
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P: Andrew BlackPortland State University, Kim BrucePomona College, James NobleVictoria University of Wellington
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15:50 - 16:15
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16:15 - 17:00: The Future of GraceGRACE at Longfellow
16:15 - 17:00
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S: James NobleVictoria University of Wellington