Due to the untimely passing of Eelco Visser, members of his former
research communities TU Delft, CWI, OOPSLA, SLE, and IFIP Working
Groups 2.11 & 2.16 have joined in organizing the Eelco Visser
Commemorative Symposium. The event will be held on the occasion of the
first anniversary of his passing in April of next year. You are
cordially invited to contribute to this symposium, by writing a paper
and giving a presentation related to Eelco and his influential work,
or by just attending. Please see the CfP below.
The EVCS Organizing Committee
Eelco Visser Commemorative Symposium (EVCS)
5 April 2023
Delft, The Netherlands
Eelco Visser (1966–2022) was Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Professor of
Computer Science and Chair of the Programming Languages Group in the
Department of Software Technology at TU Delft. His research career
started with studies at the University of Amsterdam and CWI, followed
by appointments at Oregon Graduate Institute and Utrecht University.
He was highly influential in the software language engineering and
programming language design communities. His many scientific
contributions about meta-languages and domain-specific languages have
been of high importance in both the scientific and industrial
communities. He was a founding member of IFIP Working Groups 2.11
(Program Generation) and 2.16 (Programming Language Design).
Eelco Visser’s work on the cutting-edge language workbench Spoofax
started with a ground-breaking publication in 2010, for which he
received a Most Influential Paper award at OOPSLA 2020. As a strong
advocate of tool-supported programming education, he led the
development of WebLab, a learning management system that is in use for
a range of programming languages and courses at TU Delft. He also led
the design, implementation and use of conf.researchr.org, a content
management system for scientific events used by hundreds of
international events since 2011.
A commemorative symposium for Eelco Visser is to be held on the first
anniversary of his untimely passing away in April 2022. It will bring
together colleagues from various communities, with presentations of
papers on topics related to his research and other academic
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
Unpublished research: These are extended abstracts of novel
research contributions related to Eelco Visser’s work. Papers may
range from 4 to 8 pages in length, and may optionally include up to 2
further pages of bibliography. Papers will be reviewed by selected
members of the relevant research communities. Subsequent submission of
full papers including the same results to other venues is encouraged.
On the relationship between Eelco Visser's work and other
frameworks: These are papers that present some framework and explain
its relationship to his work, but without novel research
contributions. Papers may range from 4 to 8 pages in length, and may
optionally include up to 2 further pages of bibliography. Papers will
be reviewed by an expert on the relevant topic.
Personal reflections on Eelco Visser's activities: These are
short papers that recall and reflect upon personal experiences of his
contributions in academia or industry. Papers may range from 1 to 4
pages in length, including bibliography. Papers will be lightly
reviewed for relevance.
Declaration of intent to submit is optional, but helpful for
allocation of appropriate reviewers. It is to include a provisional
title, the type of submission, and an indication of the topics
covered. The other details regarding submissions will be announced
later. The page ranges for submissions (see above) are assuming a
format such as Springer LNCS or Dagstuhl OASIcs.
All accepted papers are to be published in an open access volume by
the start of the symposium (publisher to be decided). Authors retain
All accepted papers are to be presented at the symposium. Presenters
may choose between 5, 10, and 15-minute slots (including questions)
subject to availability. Remote presentations are allowed.
For all enquiries about the symposium, please use the contact form at
symposium.eelcovisser.org/contact or email firstname.lastname@example.org