Room: Renaissance BallroomDate: Oct 20, 2008Time: 17:30 - 19:30
ChairsNadyne Mielke
Olaf Zimmermann
IBM Research GmbH

OOPSLA Posters provide an excellent forum for authors and conference attendees to discuss work on the horizon of research and practice. Posters showcase introduce interesting, innovative work or discuss late-breaking results. The Poster session, held during the Monday Welcome Reception, is highly interactive. It allows interested participants to engage in discussions about the work presented by the authors.

Posters will on display (but unattended) in the OOPSLA Courtyard from Tuesday through Thursday.



ChairGail E. Harris
Instantiated Software Inc.

Eat, drink, be merry.


Newcomer Orientation

Room: Belmont 3Date: Oct 20, 2008Time: 19:30 - 20:00


There's so much to do and see at OOPSLA that planning a schedule can be daunting, particularly for newcomers. So whether this is your first OOPSLA or you're just feeling overwhelmed, be sure to join us Monday evening for the Newcomer Orientation right after the "Welcome Reception and Poster Session". We'll answer your questions and give you tips on how to navigate the conference.

OOPSLA Special Event

Date: Oct 22, 2008Time: 19:00 - 23:00
Buses to the reception will leave from outside the convention center starting at 18:30.


The Parthenon stands proudly as the centerpiece of Centennial Park, Nashville's premier urban park. The re-creation of the 42-foot statue Athena is the focus of the Parthenon just as it was in ancient Greece. The building and the Athena statue are both full-scale replicas of the Athenian originals.

Originally built for Tennessee's 1897 Centennial Exposition, this replica of the original Parthenon in Athens serves as a monument to what is considered the pinnacle of classical architecture. The plaster replicas of the Parthenon Marbles found in the Naos are direct casts of the original sculptures which adorned the pediments of the Athenian Parthenon, dating back to 438 B.C. The originals of these powerful fragments are housed in the British Museum in London.

The Parthenon also serves as the city of Nashville's art museum. The focus of the Parthenon's permanent collection is a group of 63 paintings by 19th and 20th century American artists donated by James M. Cowan. Additional gallery spaces provide a venue for a variety of temporary shows and exhibits.

The evening will include a reception, entertainment and access to some of the art exhibits. One ticket to this event is included in the full conference registration, and additional tickets are $75.00 each. Watch this space for last minute transportation instructions.

OOPSLA 2009 Ice Cream Social

Date: Oct 23, 2008Time: 17:00 - 18:00


The Ice Cream Social serves as the kick-off event of next year's OOPSLA where you can meet a few more people, chat with new friends, and make plans to meet again at OOPSLA 2009.