SAC 2018 |
33rd ACM Symposium on Applied Computing
Special track on
Object Oriented and Parallel Programming and Systems (OOPPS)
For the past thirty two years, the ACM Symposium on Applied Computing
has been a primary gathering forum for applied computer scientists, computer engineers, software engineers, and application developers from around the world.
is sponsored by the ACM Special Interest Group on Applied Computing (SIGAPP)
and is hosted by hosted by Université de
Pau et des Pays de l'Adour (UPPA), Pau, France.
SAC 2018 is sponsored by the ACM Special Interest Group on Applied Computing (SIGAPP) and is hosted by hosted by Université de Pau et des Pays de l'Adour (UPPA), Pau, France.
Call For Student Research Abstracts: Graduate students seeking feedback from the scientific community on their research ideas are invited to submit original abstracts of their research work in areas of experimental computing and application development related to SAC 2018 Tracks. The Student Research Competition (SRC) Program is designed to provide graduate students the opportunity to meet and exchange ideas with researchers and practitioners in their areas of interest.
OOPPS TRACK: AIMS AND TOPICS
Object-oriented programming has become the mainstream programming paradigm for developing complex software systems in most application domains.
However, existing OO languages and platforms need to evolve to meet the continuous demand for new abstractions, features, and tools able to reduce the time, effort, and cost of creating object-oriented software systems, and improving their performance, quality and usability.
Nowadays parallel architectures are everywhere. However parallel programming is still reserved to experienced programmers. The trend is towards the increase of cores in processors and the number of processors in multiprocessor machines: The need for scalable computing is everywhere. But parallel and distributed programming is still dominated by low-level techniques such as send/receive message passing and POSIX threads. Thus high-level approaches should play a key role in the shift to scalable computing in every computer.
Algorithmic skeletons (Google's MapReduce being the most well-known skeletal parallelism approach), parallel extensions of functional languages such as Haskell and ML, parallel logic and constraint programming, parallel execution of declarative programs such as SQL queries, genericity and meta-programming in object-oriented languages, etc. have produced methods and tools that improve the price/performance ratio of parallel software, and broaden the range of target applications. Also, high level languages offer a high degree of abstraction which ease the development of complex systems. Moreover, being based on formal semantics, it is possible to certify the correctness of critical parts of the applications. The aim of all these languages and tools is to improve and ease the development of applications (safety, expressivity, efficiency, etc.).
OOPPS is seeking for research advances bringing benefits in all those typical aspects of software development, such as modeling, prototyping, design, implementation, concurrency and distribution, code generation, analysis, verification, testing, debugging, evaluation, deployment, maintenance, reuse, and software evolution and adaptation.
The specific topics of interest for the OOPPS track include, but are not limited to, the following:
Prospective papers should be submitted to the track in pdf format using the START submission system for regular and SRC papers available through the SAC 2018 home page.
Submission of the same paper to multiple tracks is not allowed; all papers should represent original and previously unpublished works that are currently not under review in any conference or journal. Both basic and applied research papers are welcome.
SAC 2018 will use double-blind reviewing; to facilitate this, author name(s) and institution(s) must be omitted, and references to authors' own related work should be in the third person.
The format of the paper must adhere to the sig-alternate style.
Full papers are limited to 8 pages, in camera-ready format, included in the registration fee. Authors have the option to include up to two (2) extra pages at additional fee of US$80 per page.
Papers accepted as posters are limited to 3 pages, in camera-ready format, included in the registration fee. Authors have the option to include only one (1) extra page at additional fee of US$80.
SRC abstracts are limited to 2 pages, in camera-ready format, included in the registration fee. No extra pages are allowed.
Papers that fall short the above requirements are subjected to rejection. All papers must be submitted by September 25, 2017. For more information please visit the SAC 2018 home page.
Accepted papers will be published by ACM in the annual conference proceedings. Accepted posters will be published as extended abstracts in the same proceedings.
Paper registration is required, allowing the inclusion of the papers and posters in the conference proceedings. An author or a proxy attending SAC MUST present the paper. This is a requirement for all accepted papers, posters, and invited SRC submissions to be included in the ACM digital library. No-show of scheduled papers, posters, and student research abstracts will result in excluding them from the ACM digital library. Student registration is only intended to encourage student attendance and does not cover inclusion of papers/posters in the conference proceedings.