OBJECT-ORIENTED PROGRAMMING, SYSTEMS, LANGUAGES and APPLICATIONS
 
 
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Onward! Call for Presentations and Films


Co-Chair: Elisa Baniassad, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Onward!@oopsla.org
Co-Chair: James Noble, Victoria University of Wellington, Onward!@oopsla.org

Overview

The Onward! track provides a forum for visions of the future of our field.Onward! is the place to reveal the revolutionary, air the provocative, and expose the subversive.

The Onward! track is accepting two kinds of submissions: presentations and films.Presentations should describe new paradigms or metaphors in computing, new thinking about objects, new framings of computational problems or systems, and new technologies.Films can investigate ideas, concepts, insights related to programming.

Presentations

Onward! presentation can describe:

  • new paradigms or metaphors in computing,
  • new thinking about objects,
  • new framings of computational problems or systems,
  • intriguing technologies,
  • emerging methodologies.
  • late-breaking research

Onward! presentations should be provocative, inspiring, interesting, amusing, irritating, and in some cases subversive.

Presentations must be submitted as 10-page concept papers: accepted presentations will be alotted 45-minute slots in the Onward! track. The papers accompanying the successful presentations will be published in the conference companion and including in the ACM digital library: because of the tight time frame for Onward!presentations, these papers must be submitted as camera-ready papers using the ACM SIGPLAN format.

  • Firm deadline for receipt of presentations: June 1, 2005
  • Notification of acceptance or rejection: June 15, 2005
  • Deadline for camera-ready copy: July 26, 2005

Films

Do you ever get the feeling that powerpoint is just not enough? Then this call is just for you! Onward! films investigate ideas, concepts, insights, or almost anything related to programming. They can take almost any form: documentary on learning a new language; interviews with practitioners; animation/depiction of your new technique; diary of a frustrated grad student. Accepted films will be presented at a special session in the Onward! track.

Submission requirements for films include an early or partial version of the film, and a 200-word description about the film (for the program notes). Full films are only required by the time of the conference. Films can be up to 15 minutes long, and may be submitted in formats including DVI, MPEG, AVI, and Quicktime.

Note that filmmakers must secure the rights for any third-party materials used.

  • Firm deadline for receipt of submissions: June 1, 2005
  • Notification of acceptance or rejection: June 15, 2005
  • Deadline for camera-ready copy for the program notes: July 26, 2005