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Biological Realms in Computer Science



Didier Verna keynotes on the bonds between biology and computer science, how these bonds developed over the years, and how software could behave like living organisms.


Dr. Didier Verna has a Ph.D. in Computer Science and is an assistant professor for EPITA, Paris. Verna is a member of the European Lisp Symposium steering committee and a program committee member for International Lisp Conference, European Lisp Symposium, Dynamic Languages Symposium, Context-Oriented Programming workshop, and ACM Symposium on Applied Computing.

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ACCU is an organisation for anyone interested in developing and improving programming skills. ACCU welcomes everyone who is interested in any programming language. ACCU supports its members by hosting mailing lists, running a yearly conference, publishing journals and organising online study groups.

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Jul 16, 2014

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  • Very interesting talk!!

    by Mariano Montone,

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    Very interesting talk!! It would've been nice to mention Erlang and its processes control in the 'repair and maintainance' part, as that's a very unique thing Erlang 'invented' or 'discovered' if you want :)

  • Re: Very interesting talk!!

    by Didier Verna,

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    Good point. Thanks for the suggestion.

  • Corresponding papers

    by Didier Verna,

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    If this keynote was of some interest to you, then you may also be interested in its two founding papers: Classes, Styles, Conflicts - The Biological Realm of LaTeX (TUG 2010) and Biological Realms in Computer Science (Onward! 2011).

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