ECOOP 04 Call for Contributions

Martin Odersky martin.odersky at
Tue Nov 11 13:36:09 EST 2003

[The following is a reminder of the ECOOP 2004 call for contributions
 and an announcement of a change in submission procedures. The
 deadline for initial submissions rests as before firm on Dec 1st;
 however, authors will be allowed to change or modify their electronic
 submission until and including Dec 7th].


                       ECOOP 2004

    18th European Conference on Object-Oriented Programming

                    June 14-18, 2004

                 University of Oslo, Norway


ECOOP is the premier forum in Europe for bringing together
practitioners, researchers, and students to share their ideas
and experiences in a broad range of disciplines woven with
the common thread of object technology. It is a well integrated
collage of events, including outstanding invited speakers,
carefully refereed technical papers, real world experiences
in the form of practitioner reports, exciting panels,
topic focused workshops, late-breaking demonstrations,
and an interactive posters session.


The ECOOP 2004 conference invites high quality papers reporting
research results and/or experience related to object technology.
Research papers should describe work that advances the current
state of the art.  Experience papers should be of broad interest
and should describe insights gained from practical application of
object technology - of use to other researchers and practitioners.
The program committee will evaluate each contributed research and
experience paper based on its relevance, significance, clarity,
originality, and correctness.  Suggested topics related to the
object oriented paradigm include, but are not limited to:

       Analysis and design methods
       Concurrent, real-time, and parallel systems
       Database and object persistence
       Design patterns
       Distributed and mobile systems
       Frameworks and software architectures
       Language design and implementation
       Object testing and metrics
       Programming environments
       Reflection, aspects and adaptability
       Theoretical foundations, formal methods
       Versioning, compatibility, software evolution

The conference will in particular welcome novel contributions
based on new ideas or new areas for OO technology.

Submission Guidelines

Technical papers should be electronically submitted through the ECOOP
2004 online submission system at

Other submissions will not be accepted. For information about
formatting your paper please consult the Springer LNCS webpage

Papers must be written in English, and be not longer than 10,000 words
or 25 pages in Springer LNCS format. Referees will be allowed to
ignore any material exceeding that limit for their evaluation. Papers
clearly longer than the limit will be rejected immediately by the
Program Chair.

Please notice that ECOOP, along with other scientific conferences,
accepts only original papers that have not been published and are
not under review for publication elsewhere. Any double submissions
will be rejected without review, and the other forum will be
informed of the situation.

Important Dates

Start of electronic submission:  	Nov 1, 2003
Deadline for submission:		Dec 1, 2003 (23.59 Apia, Samoa time)
Notification of acceptance:		Feb 9, 2004

Papers arriving later than the indicated deadline will be rejected
immediately by the program chair. However, it will be possible for
authors to modify or augment their submissions until and including Dec
7th, 2003. For further information about submissions, contact:

	Martin Odersky
	ECOOP 2004 Program Chair
	EPFL - Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne
	CH 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
	Tel.: +41 21 693 6863
	Fax: +41 21 693 6660
	E-mail: ecoop2004 at

Program Committee

	Uwe Assmann, Linkopings Universitet, Sweden
	Don Batory, University of Texas at Austin, USA
	Gilad Bracha, Sun Microsystems, USA
	Luca Cardelli, Microsoft Research Cambridge, UK
	Charles Consel, LaBRI/INRIA, France
	Giuseppe Castagna, Ecole Normale Superieure, France
	Peter Dickman, University of Glasgow, UK
	Sophia Drossopoulou, Imperial College, UK
	Erik Ernst, University of Aarhus, Denmark
	Manuel Faehndrich, Microsoft Research, USA
	Giovanna Guerrini, University of Pisa, Italy
	Urs Hoelzle, Google, USA
	Mehdi Jazayeri, Technical University of Vienna, Austria
	Shriram Krishnamurthi, Brown University, USA
	Doug Lea, SUNY Oswego, USA
	Mira Mezini, Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany
	Oscar Nierstrasz, University of Bern, Switzerland
	Martin Odersky, EPFL, Switzerland
	Atushi Ohori, JAIST, Japan
	Luis Rodrigues, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
	Douglas Schmidt, Vanderbilt University, USA
	Clemens Szyperski, Microsoft Research, USA
	Philip Wadler, University of Edinburgh, UK


ECOOP 2004 hosts a two-day tutorial program. Proposals for
high-quality tutorials in all areas of object-orientation from
academic research to industrial applications are solicited.
Tutorials are set up to last a half or full day, and should give
a deeper or more covering insight into a particular area of
object technology than a conventional lecture would do.
Tutorial levels may be introductory, intermediate, or advanced.
The main criteria for selecting tutorials will be the intrinsic
interest and timeliness of the topic.
Topics of broad interest will be preferred.

Proposals should be electronically submitted through the
ECOOP 2004 online submission system
(will be available via

       Proposal submission: 			December 1, 2003
       Notification of acceptance: 		February 1, 2004

For further information, contact:
       Arne-Joergen Berre, Sintef, Norway
       Sintef, Pb. 124 Blindern
       N-0314 Oslo, Norway
       Tel.: +47 22 06 74 52
       E-mail: Arne.J.Berre at


       Hanspeter Moessenboeck
       Institute for Practical Computer Science
       Johannes Kepler Universitaet,
       Alterbergerstrasse 69, A-4040 Linz, Austria
       Tel.: +43 732 2468 7131
       E-mail: moessenboeck at


ECOOP 2004 will host a number of workshops addressing different
areas of object-oriented technology. Workshops serve as a forum
for exchanging late breaking ideas and theories in an evolutionary stage.
They typically focus on either in depth analysis or broad-ranging
approaches to areas related to object-oriented technology.

Proposals should be electronically submitted through the
ECOOP 2004 online submission system
(will be available via

       Proposal submission: 			December 1, 2003
       Notification of acceptance: 		February 1, 2001

For further information, contact:
       Bjarte M. Oestvold
       Norwegian Computing Center
       Gaustadalloen 23
       P.O. Box 114 Blindern,
       N-0314 Oslo, Norway
       Tel. +47 22 85 25 00
       E-mail: bjarte at


       Jacques Malenfant
       Universite Pierre et Marie Curie

       Laboratoire d'informatique de Paris 6
       8 rue du Capitaine Scott, F-75015 Paris, France
       Tel. +33 1 44 27 88 01
       E-mail: Jacques.Malenfant at


Live demonstrations of all kinds of object-oriented software
will be presented at the conference. Technical members of the
implementation teams are expected to give the demonstrations.
Proposals are solicited for both  commercial and in-house systems,
as well as academic and corporate research. Demonstration will be
selected on the basis of technical merit, novelty and relevance
to object-oriented technology. Product marketing and sales
presentations are inappropriate for this forum.

Posters provide authors with a unique opportunity make ongoing
work visible and to get feedback. Posters are especially useful
for presenting new ideas that have not yet been developed to
the point of a regular paper. PhD students in particular are
encouraged to submit a poster proposal describing their work.
Poster descriptions should be 2-3 pages in the same style as
paper submissions and should also have an additional cover page
(as a 'separate' first page in your document).

At ECOOP there has traditionally been an exhibition of products
and services related to object-orientation. The exhibition will
be set up next to the main conference area, where participants
have the opportunity to visit the stands, even during short breaks.

ECOOP also welcomes practitioners reports  and plan to set up a separate
session of such reports from industry. Typically, a report will describe a
project using OO-technology emphasizing some interesting
experience. To many participants at ECOOP, these reports give a valuable
insight into practical applications of OO technology.

Proposals should be electronically submitted through the
ECOOP 2004 online submission system
(will be available via

Demo and Poster Deadlines:
       Proposal submission: 			April 1, 2004
       Notification of acceptance: 		May 1, 2004

For further information, contact:
       Ole Smoerdal
       InterMedia, University of Oslo
       Forskningsparken II
       Gaustadalleen 21
       N-0349 Oslo
       Tel.: +47 93 08 04 73
       E-mail: ole.smordal at


ECOOP 2004 is organized by Department of informatics at
the University of Oslo in cooperation with Norwegian
Computing Center and The Foundation for Scientific and
Industrial Research (Sintef), under the auspices of AITO
(Association internationale pour les technologies objects).
The conference, tutorials and workshops will be held at
the campus of University of Oslo.

Executive Committee

   Conference Chair
        Birger Moeller-Pedersen, University of Oslo, Norway
   Program Chair
        Martin Odersky, EPFL - Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne
   Organizing Chair
        Arne Maus, University of Oslo, Norway

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