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Seeking New Paradigms & New Thinking

Chair: Richard P. Gabriel, Sun Microsystems, onward!@oopsla.acm.org

OOPSLA 2002 welcomes papers describing new paradigms or metaphors in computing, new thinking about objects, new framings of computational problems or systems, and new technologies. Papers in the Onward! Track need not advance the state of the art, but should aim, instead, to alter or redefine the art by proposing a leap forward—or sideways—regarding computing. Papers in the following areas are welcome, as are any papers representing radical thinking of interest to theoreticians and practitioners at OOPSLA:

  • programming language theory, practice, and design
  • architectures
  • software development
  • methodologies
  • environments
  • paradigms, metaphors, and problem framings

An Onward! Track paper need not contain a fully worked out theory or implemented system, but must be well thought out, well-written, and compelling in its vision or uniqueness of thinking. Papers submitted to the Onward! Track will be reviewed by a separate program committee, and in some cases papers submitted to the regular program may be directed to the Onward! Track, if appropriate. Accepted papers will be published in an ACM publication and presented during a scheduled 60 minute slot in the regular OOPSLA technical program. There is no page limit. The Onward! Track will have a Keynote speaker and one evening session open to the general public.

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

For More Information
For additional information, clarification, or answers to questions, please contact the Onward! Chairman, Richard P. Gabriel, at onward!@oopsla.acm.org.

Program Committee:
Geoff Cohen, Cap Gemini Ernst & Young
Pierre Cointe, L'Ecole des Mines de Nantes
Richard P. Gabriel, Sun Microsystems
Dave Thomas, Bedarra Corporation and Carleton University

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