Reminder: Pike Conference 2002

Last Call for Participation

                    Pike Conference 2002 - Aug 22-24

                       Pike and the Semantic Web

In one week, during August 22-24, 2002, RISE will host a Pike User Group Meeting
in Linköping, Sweden ( RISE invites
the Pike programmers all over the world to come to Linköping and hear about the
future of Pike, the Semantic Web and make friends with other Pike people from
all corners of the world.

Pike is a second generation Java-like language, has a fast and reliable
implementation, many killer applications, and a well running open source
development community ( Pike runs on most flavours of
Unix, on the Win32 platform and MacOS X.

Besides maintaining Pike a fast and reliable platform as it has been in the
past, a main RISE goal is to make it the first scripting language for the
Semantic Web. As a language, Pike is much better suited for the Semantic Web
than Java or C#, since it provides multiple inheritance, sets, relations, and
dynamic arrays. A second goal is to embed software composition technology into
Pike. In the long run, Pike will be extended with modern concepts such as
connectors or aspects. This way, Pike will strengthen the RISE center, whose
mission is to develop practical composition and integration technology for
software components.

There will be workshops/discussions on various topics and an opportunity for
people to present papers on relevant topics, give short presentations of
projects etc. (Papers, abstracts and other material should be submitted in
advance so we can schedule them properly. The tentative deadline is July 31 for
such submissions.)

The conference will charge a small fee (20 Euro) to cover arrangement expenses.
Payment can be made in cash on arrival. Registration can be submitted by email
to (or just hit reply), or in a web form at

For more information, visit

Your Pike people at IDA;
Uwe Aßmann,
Marcus Comstedt,
Martin Nilsson,
Johan Sundström,
Leif Stensson