Declarative Amsterdam 2020

April 20, 2020

Submitted by Pieter Lamers.

On 8 and 9 October 2020, The second Declarative Amsterdam conference will take place at CWI (Science Park, Amsterdam). The conference focuses on the technologies and methods used for declarative programming and declarative data.

Declarative programming is a style of programming that expresses the logic of a computation without describing its control flow. It allows a software engineer to focus on the 'what' of a program, rather than the 'how'. Declarative programs can be constructed in less time, using much less code than a traditional computer program. Declarative methods for programming and data modelling can help to avoid making the mistakes that have lead to failing software projects for several decades.

Declarative Amsterdam will have presentations on past experiences, current trends and future perspectives in fields such as functional programming, declarative data modelling, databases, XML and related technologies, JSON, CSS, semantic web, data science, data visualization, grammars, parsing, and domain-specific languages.

The first day will feature tutorials, combining presentations and hands-on labs to give an introduction to a specific topic. The second day is a symposium, and consists of shorter presentations. Speakers can discuss new ideas, frameworks, applications of declarative methods, and best practices.

This year, Declarative Amsterdam is being organized by Dutch XML enthusiasts, who share an interest in technologies for data modelling and representation, and declarative methods.

A call for presentations has been published on the website https://declarative.amsterdam/.
In the event that the current meeting restrictions are still in effect in October, the conference will be held remotely via video. More details will be made available if and when the need arises.

The organizing committee: Bieke van der Korst (Ambrac), Daan Vernooij (Koninklijke Brill NV), Erik Siegel (Xatapult), Nico Verwer (Rakensi), Pieter Lamers (John Benjamins Publishing Company), Pieter Masereeuw (Masereeuw ICT - uitgeeftechnologie), Steven Pemberton (CWI)

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