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                            OOPS 2008 Call for Papers

               Object-Oriented Programming Languages and Systems

                       http://oops.disi.unige.it/OOPS08

Special Track at the 23rd ACM Symposium on Applied Computing, SAC 2008

                      http://www.acm.org/conferences/sac/sac2008

                                  Fortaleza, Brazil
                                 March 16 - 20, 2008

- Important Dates

Sept. 8, 2007: Title and abstract submissions
Sept. 16, 2007: Full paper submissions (* extended deadline *)
Oct. 19, 2007: Author notification     (* changed date *)
Oct. 30, 2007: Camera-Ready Copy

- SAC 2008

For the past twenty-two years, the ACM Symposium on Applied Computing
(SAC) has been a primary gathering forum for applied computer
scientists, computer engineers, software engineers, and application
developers from around the world. SAC 2008  is sponsored by the ACM
Special Interest Group on Applied Computing (SIGAPP), and is hosted by
the University of Fortaleza and the Federal University of Cear\'a, in
Brazil.

- OOPS Track

Today's large scale software systems are typically designed and
implemented using the concepts of the object-oriented (OO) paradigm.

However, there is still a need for existing OO languages and
architectures to continuously adapt in response to demands for new
features and innovative approaches.

The basic aim of the OOPS track at the SAC 2008 is to promote and
stimulate further research on the object-oriented programming and
distributed-object paradigms.

This track will invite papers investigating the development of
extensions and enhancements to the prevalent OO languages, such as Java, C#
and C++, the formulation of innovative OO-based middleware approaches,
and the improvements to existing and well-established distributed-object
based systems.

A medium to long-term vision is also solicited, tackling general
issues about the current and future role of prevalent OO languages and
distributed architectures in Computer Science and Engineering.

The specific topics of interest for the OOPS track include, but are
not limited to, the following:

     *  Design and implementation of novel abstractions, constructs and
mechanisms
     *  Type systems
     *  Multi-paradigm features
     *  Language features in support of adaptability
     *  Aspect-oriented programming
     *  Component-based programming
     *  Meta-programming, reflection, generative programming
     *  Program structuring, modularity
     *  Distributed objects and concurrency
     *  Middleware
     *  Heterogeneity and interoperability
     *  Applications of distributed object computing
     *  Compilation techniques
     *  Virtual machines

Original papers and implementation reports are invited from all areas
of OO programming languages and distributed-object computing.

Particularly of interest are papers that provide
a thorough analysis covering theory, design, implementation,
applicability, performance evaluation, and comparison/integration with
existing constructs and mechanisms.

- Submission Instructions

Prospective papers should be submitted in pdf format using the
provided automated submission system available at
http://sac.cs.iupui.edu/SAC2008/.

All papers should represent original and previously unpublished works
that are currently not under review in any conference or journal. Both
basic and applied research papers are welcome.

Hardcopy and fax submissions will not be accepted.
Submission of the same paper to multiple tracks is not allowed.
The author(s) name(s) and address(es) must not appear in the body of
the paper, and self-reference should be in the third person. This is to
facilitate a blind review process.
The format of the paper must adhere to the sig-alternate style (the
templates are available at
http://www.acm.org/conferences/sac/sac2008/downloads08.htm).
The body of the paper should not exceed 4000 words (5 pages
according to the above style). Papers that fail to comply with length
limitations risk rejection.
The deadline for title and abstract submission is September 8, the
extended deadline for submitting the full paper is September 16, 2007.

For more information please visit the SAC 2008 Website at
http://www.acm.org/conferences/sac/sac2008/.

- Proceedings and special issue

Accepted full papers will be published by ACM in the annual conference
proceedings, with the option (at additional expense) to add 3 more
pages. Accepted poster papers will be published as extended 2-page
abstracts in the same proceedings.

Please note that full registration is required for paper and poster
inclusion in the conference proceedings and CD. Student registration
does
not cover paper and poster inclusion in the conference proceedings,
but it is only intended to encourage student attendance.

Finally, as it is customary, after the conference the accepted full
papers will be selected for publication in a journal special issue.

- Track Co-Chairs

Davide Ancona ([EMAIL PROTECTED])
DISI, University of Genova, Italy

Alex Buckley ([EMAIL PROTECTED])
Sun Microsystems, USA

- Program Committee

     * Eric Allen, Sun Microsystems Laboratories, USA
     * Lorenzo Bettini, University of Firenze, Italy
     * Kim Bruce, Pomona College, USA
     * Luis Caires, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
     * Patrice Chalin, Concordia University, Canada
     * Shigeru Chiba, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
     * Curtis Clifton, Rose-Hulman Inst. of Tech., USA
     * Alessandro Coglio, Kestrel Institute, USA
     * Pascal Costanza, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
     * Grzegorz  Czajkowski, Google, USA
     * Susan Eisenbach, Imperial College, UK
     * Erik Ernst, University of Aarhus, Denmark
     * Atsushi Igarashi, Kyoto University, Japan
     * Doug Lea, Suny Oswego, USA
     * Francesco Logozzo, Microsoft Research, USA
     * Matthew Parkinson, University of Cambridge, UK
     * Giovanni Rimassa, Whitestein Technologies, Switzerland
     * Don Syme, Microsoft Research, UK




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