Onward! is now an integral part of the OOPSLA technical program. The call for papers for Onward! has been integrated in the overall call for OOPSLA papers. This venue is under the guidance of the Onward! Chair.
An essay presents a personal view of what is, explores a terrain, or leads the reader in an act of discovery. Some contributions to computing come in the form of philosophical digressions or deep analysis. An essay captures all these one at a time or all at once. This venue is under the guidance of the Program Chair.
A Lightning Talk is a 5 minute presentation on any topic of interest to the OOPSLA community; it can be a new idea, an evaluation, an observation, a complaint, an explanation, a suggestion, a report of success or failure, a call to action, a description of a technique, or a lament. This venue is under the guidance of the Program Chair.
A more in depth look at how an application was built, to get that "I can do that too" feeling. This venue is under the guidance of the Practitioner Reports Chair.
A new venue for submitting films about topics of interest to conference attendees. This venue is under the guidance of the Onward! Chair.