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                      OOPS 2010 Preliminary Call for Papers

               Object-Oriented Programming Languages and Systems

                       http://oops.disi.unige.it/OOPS10

      Special Track at the 25th ACM Symposium on Applied Computing, SAC 2010

                      http://www.acm.org/conferences/sac/sac2010

                           Sierre and Lausanne, Switzerland

                                 March 22 - 26, 2010

- Track Co-Chairs

Davide Ancona (dav...@disi.unige.it)
DISI, University of Genova, Italy

Alex Buckley (alex.buck...@sun.com)
Sun Microsystems, USA

Andy Kellens (akell...@vub.ac.be)
Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium

- Important Dates (deadlines are strict)

September 08, 2009: Full Paper Submission

October 19, 2009: Notification of paper acceptance/rejection

November 02, 2009: Camera-ready copies of accepted papers

- SAC 2010

For the past twenty-four 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 2010 is sponsored by the ACM Special Interest Group on Applied Computing 
(SIGAPP),
and is hosted by University of Applied Sciences, Western Switzerland (HES-SO) 
and
Ecole Polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland.

- OOPS Track

The object-oriented (OO) paradigm is extensively used to
design and implement today's large scale software systems.
However, existing OO languages and platforms need to evolve
to better support features like interoperability, software
reuse, dynamic software adaptation, efficiency on multicore
hardware, security, and safety. The aim of OOPS is to foster
the development of extensions to existing OO languages and
platforms, as well as the design and implementation of new
languages and platforms embracing and enhancing the
object-oriented paradigm.
Particularly of interest for OOPS are papers that provide
a thorough analysis covering most of the following aspects:
theory, design, implementation, applicability, performance
evaluation, and comparison/integration with existing constructs and
mechanisms.

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

    * Language design and implementation
    * Type systems, static analysis, formal methods
    * Integration with other paradigms
    * Aspects, components, and modularity
    * Reflection, meta-programming                      
    * Databases and persistence                 
    * Distributed, concurrent or parallel systems       
    * Interoperability, versioning and software adaptation

- Submission Instructions

Prospective papers should be submitted in pdf format using the eCMS 
(http://sac.cs.iupui.edu/sac2010).

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 
(http://www.acm.org/conferences/sac/sac2010/downloads10.htm).
The paper should not exceed 8 pages according to the above style; please note 
that this is the same 
page limit as for the final version.
However, for camera-ready papers exceeding 5 pages each additional page will be 
charged 80 USD.

Papers that fail to comply with length limitations risk rejection. All papers 
must be submitted by 
September 08, 2009.
For more information please visit the SAC 2010 Website at 
http://www.acm.org/conferences/sac/sac2010.


- Proceedings and special issue

Accepted full papers will be published by ACM in the annual conference 
proceedings. Accepted poster 
papers will be published as extended 2-page abstracts in the same proceedings.

Please note that full registration is required for papers and posters to be 
included in the 
conference proceedings and CD. Student registration is only intended to 
encourage student attendance 
and does not cover inclusion of papers/posters in the conference proceedings.

Finally, following the tradition of the past OOPS editions, after the 
conference some of the 
accepted papers will be selected for publication in a journal special issue.

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