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Chair: Satoshi Matsuoka, Tokyo Institute of Technology, papers@oopsla.acm.org.

Important Dates
Submission Process
Submission Guidelines
Best Student Paper Award
Intriguing Technology Track
For More Information
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Technical papers should present significant contributions to the study and use of object-oriented systems, languages, and applications. Contributions may be original research results that advance the state of the art, with clear technical novelties sufficiently substantiated by the author(s), or they may be experience-based accounts of best practices, comparative evaluations, or other insights gathered from practical applications. Papers having both research and experiential components are encouraged. However, if your paper comprises a case study or anecdotal experience with a "particular" system or development project, consider submitting a Practitioner Report rather than a Technical Paper.

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Important Dates
Firm deadline for receipt of submissions: 22 March 2002 earlier is strongly recommended
Notification of acceptance or rejection: 7 May 2002
Deadline for camera-ready copy: 19 July 2002

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Submission Process
Electronic submission of proposals is required through the OOPSLA submission system. Other submissions will not be accepted

All papers must be submitted electronically in PDF format (or PostScript, if you do not have access to PDF-producing programs, but not recommended). Final camera-ready papers must be formatted to conform to ACM Proceedings requirements: Nine point font on ten point baseline, two columns per page, each column 3.33 inches wide by 9 inches tall, with a column gutter of 0.33 inches, etc. We strongly encourage you to use this layout for initial submission as well. See the ACM Proceedings Guidelines. You can save preparation time by using one of the templates from that page. Note that MS Word documents must be converted to PDF before being submitted.

Submissions must be no longer than 10,000 words (counting each figure and table as 150 words, and also counting appendices and references) or 20 pages when formatted under the ACM format above.

Submitted papers must have original content that has not previously been published in, or under review by, other refereed venues. Failure to comply with this will result in immediate rejection without any reviews, and notification to the administrator of the corresponding venue. This will also be the case for "overlapping review periods", i.e., if the review period for your OOPSLA paper (23 March 2002 till 7 May 2002) intersects the corresponding review period for another conference to which you have submitted another paper, and the two papers are judged to have sufficiently overlapping contributions, the chair will work with the PC chair of that conference to confirm the overlap, and if so, will advise the paper to be rejected from both conferences. The sole exception to this is when the previously published venue had been a workshop or some other with limited circulation of the material.

Accepted papers will be published in the OOPSLA 2002 Proceedings and presented during a thirty-minute slot scheduled in the OOPSLA 2002 technical program. The Conference Proceedings will also be distributed as an issue of ACM SIGPLAN Notices.

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Submission Guidelines
If you are not familiar with the general nature of OOPSLA papers, you should read previous OOPSLA proceedings to see the range of presentation styles and content. Also recommended is a reading of articles "How to Get your Papers Accepted at OOPSLA", available from http://www.acm.org/sigplan/oopsla/oopsla96/how91.html

Relevant topics include, but not restricted to:

  • analysis and design methods
  • components and frameworks
  • distributed, mobile, parallel, and real-time systems
  • e-commerce and workflow applications
  • language design and implementation
  • object databases and persistence
  • objects in human-computer interaction
  • object testing and metrics
  • patterns and software architecture
  • programming environments
  • reflection/metaobjects, separation of concern, and aspect-orientation
  • software engineering and its practices
  • theoretical foundations and formal methods, e.g., types, security, encapsulation
  • new OO Internet infrastructures, e.g., web services, peer-to-peer, and Grid computing

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Best Student Paper Award
Following the tradition established last year, OOPSLA will recognize the best student-authored paper of the conference. The Program Chair will select the winning paper among those commended by the Program Committee. The paper will be announced at the conference. Eligible papers will describe the work of one or more students, one of whom must be first author. Authors will indicate eligibility as part of the submission process.

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The Onward! Track
Some papers judged not to exactly meet the standards of acceptance as a technical paper in the conference proceedings, typically being too premature or somewhat rhetorical, but still considered to have significant onward vision worthwhile for the future off OOPLSA, could be accepted as a paper in the track established last year called the "Intriguing Technology Track", and this year now officially inaugurated as the Onward! track. Although Onward! will have a separate selection committee, process and criteria, several members from Onward! will intersect with the technical paper PC, and will be on a lookout for potential Onward! papers within the papers initially submitted to the technical program. As is indicated in detail in the CFP for Onward!, such a paper will be subject to longer presentation during the technical tracks, and appear in a separate publication from the conference proceedings.

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For More Information
For additional information, clarification, or questions, please contact the Program Chair, Satoshi Matsuoka, papers@oopsla.acm.org.

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OOPSLA 2002 Program Committee

Matsuoka, Satoshi Tokyo Inst. Technology (PC Chair)

Aoyama, Mikio Nanzan U
Bacon, David IBM Research
Beck, Kent Three Rivers Institute
Bertino, Elisa U Milan
Bracha, Gilad Sun Microsystems
Buschmann, Frank Siemens AG
Chambers, Craig U Washington
Chiba, Shigeru Tokyo Inst. Technology
Hamilton, Jennifer Microsoft
Hong, Seongsoo Seoul National University
Hosking, Tony Purdue U
Kiczales, Gregor U British Columbia
Lea, Doug SUNY Oswego
Lumsdaine, Andrew Indiana University
Magnusson, Boris U Lund
Mira Mezini, U Darmstadt
Murphy, Gail U British Columbia
Nierstrasz , Oscar U Bern
Noble, James Victoria U of Wellington
Palsberg, Jens Purdue U
Rinard, Martin MIT
Snir, Marc UIUC
Steele, Guy L Jr. Sun Microsystems
Szyperski, Clemens Microsoft Research
Vlissides, John IBM Research
Wirfs-Brock, Allen Instantiations

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