17th Annual ACM SIGPLAN Conference on Object-Oriented Programming, Systems, Languages, and Applications

November 4-8, 2002
Seattle, Washington, USA
On behalf of the OOPSLA 2002 Conference Committee, I would like to invite you to contribute to and actively participate in next year's OOPSLA. The conference will be held in Seattle, Washington, November 4-8, 2002.
OOPSLA is the premier forum 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. Whether you are an OOPSLA veteran or attending for the first time, you probably realize by now that this conference is a unique annual event. It is a well-integrated collage of activities, including:
    Outstanding invited speakers
    Carefully refereed technical papers that will be archived in the ACM Digital Library
    Real world experiences in the form of practitioner reports
    Exciting panels
    Comprehensive tutorial program
    Topic-focused workshops
    Symposia specifically designed for educators and for doctoral students
    Late-breaking demonstrations
    Interactive posters session
    Birds-of-a-feather sessions for informal discussions, and
    Plenty of social opportunities for mingling and professional networking
Such a variety of activities make OOPSLA the conference of choice for a broad range of professionals: from recognized academics to undergraduate students, from industrial researchers to technical developers and managers, and from technology gurus to new users ready to explore this exciting field.
You may not realize that becoming an active participant in OOPSLA is much easier than you think. All it takes is to identify the events that match your interest and the status of your work, read the submission requirements carefully, and submit your paper or proposal using the OOPSLA on-line submission system. Also, the committee is interested in your ideas for new venues and activities that help OOPSLA continue to evolve to better serve its community. If you have ideas for one-day symposia, student activities, or other activities, please submit a proposal to the Conference Chair for consideration.
I strongly encourage you to become a contributor to OOPSLA 2002 and take part in shaping the future of the conference for years to come. For more information about actively participating in OOPSLA 2002, and for submission deadlines and details, please visit the OOPSLA 2002 web page:
or contact the OOPSLA '02 Office

6220 NE Glisan,
Portland, Oregon 97213

Voice: +1-503-252-5709
Fax: +1-503-261-0964
E-mail: oopsla02@acm.org

Conference Chair: Mamdouh Ibrahim, IBM Global Services
Program Chair: Satoshi Matsuoka, Tokyo Institute of Technology

OOPSLA 2002 Important Dates
    March 22, 2002 Submission deadline for Technical Papers, Practitioner Reports, Tutorials, Panels, Workshops, Educator's Symposium, and DesignFest problems
    July 19, 2002 Submission deadline for Posters, Demonstrations, Doctoral Symposium, and Student Volunteers