Salon des Refusés 2019

1 or 2 April 2019

Salon des Refusés ("exhibition of rejects") was an 1863 exhibition of artworks rejected from the official Paris Salon. It displayed works by later famous modernists such as Édouard Manet, whose paintings were rejected by the conservative jury of the Paris Salon. We feel that a similar space is needed to explore new ideas and new ways of doing programming research and computer science.

Many interesting ideas about programming struggle to find space in the modern programming language research community, often because they are difficult to evaluate using proofs, measurements or controlled user studies. As a result, new ideas are often seen as "unscientific".

To provide space for unorthodox thought provoking ideas, we take inspiration from literary criticism. Papers that provoked an interesting discussion or criticism among the program committee members are presented together with an attributed critical review that presents an alternative position, develops additional context or summarizes discussion about the work.

Important dates

  • Deadline for submissions: January 7 2019
  • Notification of authors: January 23 2019
  • Workshop at <Programming> 2019: April 1 or 2, 2019 (TBD)