Presentation: Tweet"Keynote: The power of abstraction"
Abstraction is at the center of much work in Computer Science. It encompasses finding the right interface for a system as well as finding an effective design for a system implementation. Furthermore, abstraction is the basis for program construction, allowing programs to be built in a modular fashion. This talk will discuss how the abstraction mechanisms we use today came to be, how they are supported in programming languages, and some possible areas for future research.
Barbara Liskov's keynote will be supported by Heather Willems, principal of ImageThink, a graphic facilitation company based in New York City that supports events and meetings by synthesizing key ideas into a visually-rich graphic mural.