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OOPSLA 2000, Conference On Object-Oriented Programming, Systems, Languages and Applications

Practitioner Reports Chair: Joaquin Miller, pract_rpts@oopsla.acm.org
Submissions due date: April 3, 2000
Notification of acceptance or rejection: May 28, 2000

Practitioner Reports are an integral part of the technical program of OOPSLA. Your report provides a large group of your peers the opportunity to hear a discussion of the experience of your project with object-oriented technologies. These reports are definitely not research presentations. Expectations, beliefs, and hopes can be validated, or dashed, by the experience that is reported by your real project; fears can be confirmed or allayed. For many OOPSLA attendees, these reports are the most important part of the conference.

Practitioner Reports are a valuable means of communicating experiences, especially at the bleeding edge of technology -- many attendees want to find out what it is like to adopt a new language, use new engineering methods, and so on.

You are invited to submit a four to twelve page description of both your project experience and your intended presentation of that experience. This report should clearly identify, and discuss in detail, the issues that represent the main contribution of your talk. OOPSLA attendees want reports with project metrics supporting the claims made. And they particularly want reports that show both benefits and drawbacks of the approaches used on your project.

The submission must include a short abstract suitable for inclusion in the Advance Program if the submission is accepted.

The review process for Practitioner Reports requires personal contact with potential presenters; therefore, your submission must name a primary contact including postal address, telephone and fax numbers, and electronic mail address. We will communicate with your primary contact at least 3 times during the selection process:

    Acknowledgment of receipt of your submission
    Initial interview
    Notification of selection results

Subsequent interviews may be required to fully understand the topic and your presentation. Selection will be based on the relevance of and potential attendee interest in your topic and on your interview.

If your talk is accepted for presentation at OOPSLA, you will be expected to provide a two page summary to be published in the OOPSLA Conference Companion. You may also submit a copy of the presentation for posting on the conference web site.

Important Dates
Firm deadline for receipt of submissions: 3 April 2000
Notification of acceptance or rejection: 28 May 2000

Format of the Submission
Because of tight time requirements, your initial submission must be complete enough for making a decision, and, if accepted, publication of information in the Advance Program.

The submission must be in English and have the following information:

  • Four to twelve pages of text (1.5-spaced, 11 point font) and graphics, fulfilling the requirements above
  • An abstract that describes the contribution briefly but comprehensively
  • All author names and affiliations, spelled correctly
  • Information on the primary contact; this MUST include:
    • Name
    • Mailing Address
    • Telephone and fax numbers
    • Electronic mail address

Longer submissions are subject to rejection without review.

The submission must be a straight 7-bit ASCII file with less than 60 characters per line, a PDF file for 8.5" x 11" paper, or a PostScript file conforming to PostScript version 3 for 8.5" x 11" paper. We prefer PDF files. We will convert PostScript files to PDF using Adobe Distiller. If we have problems converting, we will ask you for an ASCII text or PDF file.

Submission Process
Electronic submission of proposals is required. Paper and fax submissions will not be accepted.

  • Go to your OOPSLA 2000 Personal Page. If you do not have a personal page yet, or if you have forgotten the URL, go to the "My OOPSLA2000" page, (you can also get there from the OOPSLA home page).
  • From your OOPSLA 2000 Personal Page, follow the "Submit Practitioner Report" link.
  • Some information will be entered directly online. Your paper itself will be attached as a file with the submission. Complete the submission form on the Web page and hit "Submit". You will be transferred to your own private URL from which you can check on the status of your submission at any time.
  • You will receive confirmation by email that your proposal has been received and whether it is complete.
  • Papers must be submitted no later than 3 April 2000, but earlier is better.
  • Papers may be modified up until the submission deadline.

For additional information, clarification, or answers to questions please write the Practitioner Report Chair, Joaquin Miller, pract_rpts@oopsla.acm.org.

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