European Lisp Symposium

- 2023, Amsterdam
First keynote speaker announced: Gerald Jay Sussman, MIT, MA, USA


Submission topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Context-, aspect-, domain-oriented and generative programming
  • Macro-, reflective-, meta- and/or rule-based development approaches
  • Language design and implementation
  • Language integration, inter-operation and deployment
  • Development methodologies, support and environments
  • Educational approaches and perspectives
  • Experience reports and case studies

We invite submissions in the following forms:

  • Papers: Technical papers of up to 8 pages that describe original results or explain known ideas in new and elegant ways.
  • Tutorials: Abstracts of up to 4 pages for in-depth presentations about topics of special interest.
  • Demonstrations: Abstracts of up to 4 pages for demonstrations of tools, libraries, and applications.
  • Experience reports: papers of up to 6 pages describing a Lisp success story and/or analyzing obstacles that have kept it from working in practice.

You can upload submissions on EasyChair.

All submissions should be formatted following the ACM SIGS guidelines and include ACM Computing Classification System 2012 concepts and terms. Appropriate TeX and Word templates can be found on the ACM publications page.

LaTeX submissions are encouraged. For LaTeX submissions, please use the SIGCONF style (two columns, reasonably compact). This is done like this: \usepackage[format=sigconf]{acmart}.

Please use the ACM Computing Classification System site to generate the CCS codes. In order to add a concept, navigate to it using the boxes, and select "Assign This CCS Concept" on the left side. You should select one high relevance concept, and up to four medium or low relevance concepts. Once you are done, simply copy the CCS display into the Word document. If you are using TeX, select "View CCS TeX Code" and copy the displayed code into your TeX file. The templates should already include sections with bogus CCS codes, which you can simply replace with your own.

If you are using the correct style and classification system, your document will contain a section called CCS Concepts and include terms formatted like •Information systems → Web applications. If your document includes a section titled Categories and Subject Descriptors with things in a style like D.2.3 [Software Engineering]: Coding Tools and Techniques, then you have to update to the new 2012 system and templates as linked above. If the CCS section does not show up in the TeX generated PDF at all, make sure that your TeX file includes the \printccsdesc command below the abstract.



photo Startup Village (CONFERENCE) Science Park 608 1098 XH Amsterdam Nederlands


Please note! April 27th in the Nederlands is King's Day, the national holiday, a renowned and very colorful event, especially in Amsterdam. This is a great opportunity for those who'd wish to combine ELS with some tourism...

More information on King's Day here.


Programme Chair

  • photo Stefan Monnier Stefan Monnier DIRO, Université de Montréal (PROGRAMME-CHAIR) Canada

Local Chair

  • photo Breanndán Ó Nualláin Breanndán Ó Nualláin Machine Learning Programs (LOCAL-CHAIR) Nederlands


  • photo Alan Ruttenberg Alan Ruttenberg (COMMITTEE) USA
  • photo Christopher League Christopher League (COMMITTEE) USA
  • photo Ioanna Dimitriou Ioanna Dimitriou (COMMITTEE) Germany
  • photo Irène Durand Irène Durand (COMMITTEE) France
  • photo Jay McCarthy Jay McCarthy (COMMITTEE) USA
  • photo Ludovic Courtès Ludovic Courtès (COMMITTEE) France
  • photo Marc Battyani Marc Battyani (COMMITTEE)
  • photo Marc Feeley Marc Feeley (COMMITTEE) Canada
  • photo Marco Heisig Marco Heisig (COMMITTEE) Germany
  • photo Mark Evenson Mark Evenson (COMMITTEE) Austria
  • photo Matthew Flatt Matthew Flatt (COMMITTEE) USA
  • photo Mattias Engdegård Mattias Engdegård (COMMITTEE)
  • photo NIL Bonnaire Bonnaire (COMMITTEE)
  • photo Nick Levine Nick Levine (COMMITTEE) UK
  • photo Robert Smith Robert Smith (COMMITTEE)

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