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Postdoc position: Reflection

Marcus Denker-4
(I am reposting this with updated links)

The RMoD team at INRIA Lille / France is offering a postdoc position:
"Reflection and Scoping in Dynamic Languages".

Applications must be submitted online, the deadline is *March 14th*.
More information and online application:
More on Postocs at INRIA:

Reflection and Scoping in Dynamic Languages
Position type: Post-doctoral Fellow
Functional area: Lille (Villeneuve d'Asq)
Project: RMOD

To support the creation and evolution of complex systems, language
need support for reflection and context. A reflective system contains
a model of itself for enabling runtime change. Context provides a way
to model and react to the context the system is embedded in. Reflection
is an established research theme and has seen a lot of work over the
last decades. Contextual languages, in contrast are a relatively new
direction of research. It has recently gotten popular, with a number
of dedicated workshops and a lot of active work going on at the
moment. As a new research topic, it poses many open questions. Even
fundamental questions, for example, how to model context, are
The following points should be explored:
- Study existing models of context.
- Model composition of contexts and context reuse.
- Explore and Model context propagation
- Propose a new, general model of context to support further
  research on context in reflective systems. The model will be    
  implemented in a dynamic, object-oriented language.
- Evaluate contexts as a first class language feature.
- Extend the model to provide enhanced reflection on context
Compétences et Profil
Reflective programming
- Smalltalk / C
- English
Informations complémentaires
Chercheur(s) à contacter pour plus d’information/advisors :
Stéphane Ducasse : [hidden email]
Marcus Denker : [hidden email]

Bibliographical References:
[1] Pascal Costanza and Robert Hirschfeld. Reflective layer activation    
    in ContextL. In SAC ’07: Proceedings of the 2007 ACM Symposium on
    Applied Computing, pages 1280–1285, New York, NY, USA, 2007. ACM
[2] Marcus Denker, Mathieu Suen, and Stéphane Ducasse. The meta in
    meta-object architectures. In Proceedings of TOOLS EUROPE 2008,
    volume 11 of LNBIP, pages 218–237, 2008.
[3] Eric Tanter. Contextual values. In Proceedings of the 4th ACM
    Dynamic Languages Symposium (DLS 2008), Paphos, Cyprus, jul 2008.
    ACM Press.
[4] Eric Tanter. Expressive scoping of dynamically-deployed aspects.
    In Proceedings of the 7th ACM International Conference on
    Aspect-Oriented Software Development (AOSD 2008), pages 168–179,
    Brussels, Belgium, April 2008. ACM Press.
[5] Eric Tanter, Kris Gybels, Marcus Denker, and Alexandre Bergel.
    Context-aware aspects. In Proceedings of the 5th International
    Symposium on Software Composition (SC 2006), volume 4089 of LNCS,
    pages 227–242, Vienna, Austria, March 2006.
[6] Robert Hirschfeld, Pascal Costanza, and Oscar Nierstrasz.
    Context-oriented programming. Journal of Object Technology, 7(3),
    March 2008.
[7] Martin von Löwis, Marcus Denker, and Oscar Nierstrasz.
    Context-oriented programming: Beyond layers. In Proceedings of
    the 2007 International Conference on Dynamic Languages (ICDL
    2007), pages 143–156. ACM Digital Library, 2007.
Marcus Denker  --
INRIA Lille -- Nord Europe. Team RMoD.

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