18th EuroForth, 2002 in Vienna, Austria

Photo (600KB, thanks to Jaanus Pöial), papers and BibTeX file are now available.

Date: Friday September 6th to Sunday September 8th

Location: The conference was held at Technische Universität Wien, in walking distance of Vienna's city center. Map (1.1km*1.3km sector, 112KB).

Important dates


Please fill out the following text and send it to me, with subject containing "EuroForth".
EuroForth 2002 Registration Form

Telephone No:

Delegate fee.............EUR 190,- per person *_ persons = EUR ___,-
  includes 3 lunches, 2 dinners, coffee, proceedings
Guest fee................EUR  60,- per person *_ persons = EUR ___,-
  2 dinners
Late registration fee (after August 14th, 2002)  EUR 20,-  EUR  __,-
                                                     TOTAL EUR ___

Please provide the names of guests or additional delegates here:

Special dietary requirements:

I will give a talk with the following title:
Please let me know if you will not attend some of the meals.

To confirm the registration, transfer the total fee to the following account:

IBAN: AT62 6000 0000 7466 5464
or, in other words, account 74665464 belonging to Martin Anton Ertl at Postsparkasse (SWIFT-Code: OPSKATWW; Bankleitzahl 60000). Please mention your name on the money transfer.


This year you have to book accommodation yourself directly at the hotel. We have made reservations for a limited number of rooms for EuroForth participants at several hotels (all within about 5min walking distance of each other and the meeting place):
Carlton Opera
Single room: EUR 75-85; double room: EUR 100; Email; Tel: (+43-1) 587 53 02; Fax: (+43-1) 581 25 11
Erzherzog Rainer
Single room: EUR 88; double room: EUR 113; Email; Tel: (+43-1) 501 11 316; Fax: (+43-1) 501 11 350
Single room: EUR 125; double room: EUR 155; Email; Tel: (+43-1) 505 17 02; Fax: (+43-1) 505 88 75 88
Mention "EuroForth" to get the special rates shown above; the rates are price per night including breakfast. Please book early, as the EuroForth week-end is very popular; in any case, book before August 6th, when the reservations expire.

If you need to find a different hotel, you might try Nethotels Vienna (Location: 4th district; neighbouring districts: 1,5,6,3).

Call for Papers

Papers about Forth, stack machines, and related topics are welcome. Please limit paper size to 8 pages.

Submission instructions

For the draft papers for the refereed stream, please submit Postscript (I cannot print Word documents and such, nor half of the formats that are called PDF). Put it on a web server and send the URL (preferred), or send it as attachment with MIME content-type "application/postscript" or "application/octet-stream", or include it literally in a completely unencoded mail (no MIME encodings).

Abstracts for the non-refereed stream should be submitted as plain text email.

For the final camera-ready copy, please submit either Postscript (as discussed above), or hardcopy (one-sided). The format should be A4 with at least 25mm of margins, unnumbered.

Here are guides on how to create PostScript files on Windows and MacOS. To check the result, use a Postscript viewer.

Submission address:

Anton Ertl
Institut für Computersprachen E185/1
Technische Universität Wien
Argentinierstraße 8/4
A-1040 Wien

Program Committee

Sergey N. Baranov, Motorola
M. Anton Ertl, TU Wien (chair)
Michael Gassanenko, SPIIRAN
David Gregg, Trinity College Dublin
Peter Knaggs, Bournemouth University
Jaanus Pöial, University of Tartu
Bill Stoddart, University of Teesside
Reuben Thomas, Protechnic Exeter

Presentation information

An overhead projector and a 1024x768 XVGA projector are available for the presentation. If you have additional needs, let me know.

Conference Program

Papers are available online.
Friday Sep 6th:
12:30 Lunch
14:00 Registration
14:30 Start of Conference
14:30 Talks
  Anton Ertl: The Evolution of Vmgen
  Federico de Ceballos: UDP/IP over Ethernet for 8-Bit Microcontrollers
15:30 Coffee Break, Photo Session
16:15 Talks
  Jaanus Pöial: Stack Effect Calculus with Typed Wildcards,
                Polymorphism and Inheritance
  Bill Stoddart: Efficient ``Reversibility'' with Guards and Choice
17:15 Discussion (next Conference, JFAR, etc.)
19:00 Dinner

Saturday Sep 7th:
 9:30 Talks
  Frank Zeyda: Implementing Sets for Reversible Computation
  Federico de Ceballos: Forth for the QNX Realtime Platform
10:30 Coffee Break
11:00 Talks
  David Gregg: Primitive Sequences in General Purpose Forth Programs
  Anton Ertl: Superinstructions in Gforth (Demo)
12:30 Lunch
14:00 Hiking in the Vienna woods
      (Lainzer Tiergarten, from Nikolaitor to Lainzer Tor
       with a stop at Rohrhaus)
18:00 Walk along Ringstrasse (Sights)
19:00 Formal dinner at Rathauskeller (city hall cellar)
22:00 Walk back through the city center

Sunday Sep 8th:
 9:30 Workshops on sets and static typechecking
12:00 Lunch
14:00 End of official program
14:00 Survivor's party in Prater:
  Hiking through the swamps, getting bitten by mosquitoes,
  drinking and dinner in the Schweizerhaus Biergarten

Travel Information

Travel documents

This table shows the travel document and visa requirements for entering Austria, and contains links to lists of Austrian embassies and consulates in various countries. Note that the requirements can change, so you may want to check with your travel agency or the Austrian consulate in your country for current requirements.


The Euro (EUR) is the Austrian currency.


Weather in Vienna in September is usually dry (mean precipitation in September: 42mm) and sunny, with a mean daily maximum temparature of 20 degrees C. However, we might be out of luck and get rain and temperatures of 10 degrees C, or a heat wave and 30 degrees C.

Arriving in Vienna

From the Airport
You can take a taxi (about EUR 28), or go by public transport: Take the direct Bus (EUR 5.80) to the City Air Terminal; then use the U4 subway (Fares), direction Hütteldorf for two stops until stop "Karlsplatz", in walking distance of the hotels. You can also take a taxi from City Air Terminal (shoul cost less than EUR 10).
From the railway station "Westbahnhof"
A taxi ride should cost less than EUR 10. Or use subway U3 (Fares), direction Simmering, for three stops until stop "Volkstheater", then change to U2 direction Karlsplatz for two stops until stop "Karlsplatz", in walking distance of the hotels. You could also get off the train earlier in Hütteldorf, and take the subway U4 to "Karlsplatz" (11 stops).
From the railway station "Südbahnhof"
A taxi ride should cost less than EUR 10. Or take the tramway 18 (Fares) direction Burggasse for one stop to "Südtiroler Platz" (or you can leave the railway station in that direction), then switch to subway U1 direction Kagran and use it for one or two stops to the stops "Taubstummengasse" or "Karlsplatz", in walking distance of the Hotels.

Getting around in Vienna

Vienna has a good public transport system, so you do not need taxis or a car to get around in Vienna. The conference site and hotels are near one of the central hubs of the Vienna public transport system, the station "Karlsplatz", where three subways and a number of tramway and bus lines meet.


The City of Vienna with it's sights and cultural institutions (St. Stephen's Cathedral, Imperial Palace, the City Hall, the National Library, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Secession, Staatsoper, Burgtheater, Volkstheater etc.) is within walking distance of the conference site and hotels, and also some other sights (e.g., the Austrian Gallery at the Upper Belvedere).

Other sights are easily reachable by public transport: E.g., Schönbrunn Palace (6 stops with subway U4 direction Hütteldorf from stop "Karlsplatz" to stop "Schönbrunn"), the Giant Ferris Wheel (4 stops with subway U1 direction Kagran from stop "Karlsplatz" to stop "Praterstern").

Anton Ertl