For the past nineteen years, the ACM
Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC) has been a primary
gathering forum for applied computer scientists,
computer engineers, software engineers, and application
developers from around the world. SAC 2005 is
sponsored by the ACM Special Interest Group on Applied Computing,
and is hosted by New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology,
Socorro, NM, USA.
OOPS TRACK: AIMS AND
Today's large scale software systems are typically designed and
implemented using the concepts of the object-oriented (OO) paradigm.
However, there is still a need for existing OO languages and
architectures to continuously adapt in response to demands for
new features and innovative approaches.
These new features, to name a few, include unanticipated software evolution,
security, safety, distribution, and interoperability.
The basic aim of the OOPS track at the SAC 2005 is to promote and
stimulate further research on the object-oriented programming and
This track will foster the development of extensions and
enhancements to the prevalent OO languages, such as Java, C# and
C++, the formulation of innovative OO-based middleware
approaches, and the improvements to existing and well-established
distributed-object based systems.
Specifically, this track will invite papers investigating the
applicability of new ideas to widespread, and standard
object-oriented languages and distributed-object architectures.
A medium to long-term vision is also solicited, tackling general issues about
the current and future role of prevalent OO languages and distributed
architectures in Computer Science and Engineering.
Particularly of interest for this track are those papers that provide a thorough
analysis covering following aspects: theory, design,
implementation, applicability, performance evaluation, and
comparison/integration with existing constructs and mechanisms.
Original papers and implementation reports are invited from all areas of OO
programming languages and distributed-object computing.
The specific topics of interest for the OOPS track include, but are not limited to, the following:
> Programming abstractions
> Advanced type
mechanisms and type safety
> Multi-paradigm features
Language features in support of open systems
> Aspect-oriented and
> Reflection, meta-programming
Program structuring, modularity, generative
> Compositional languages
> Distributed objects
> Heterogeneity and
> Applications of distributed object
For prospective authors of papers that address general advances in
programming languages or do not specifically focus on the improvements
to the object-oriented domain (e.g., OO languages, OO systems, OO architectures),
please also look at the Programming Languages
track of SAC 2005.
ACCEPTED PAPERS |
Among 16 submitted papers, 6 were selected for publication in
the SAC proceedings. Here is the list.
DISI, UniversitÓ di Genova,
Department of Computer and Information
Indiana University, Purdue University
DEIS UniversitÓ di Bologna,
> Umesh Bellur, Indian Institute of India, India
> Viviana Bono, Università di Torino, Italy
> John Boyland, University of Wisonsin, USA
> Giuseppe Castagna, Ecole Normale Superieure, France
> Alessandro Coglio, Kestrel Institute, USA
> Pierre Cointe, Ecole des Mines de Nantes,
> Pascal Costanza, University of Bonn,
> Sophia Drossopoulou, Imperial College, UK
> Erik Ernst, DAIMI, Denmark
> Geoffrey Fox, Indiana University, USA
> Jeffrey Gray, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
> Atsushi Igarashi, Kyoto University, Japan
> Raymond Klefstad, University of California at Irvine, USA
> Doug Lea, Suny Oswego, USA
> Priya Narasimhan, Carnegie Mellon
> Manish Parashar, Rutgers State University of New Jersey, USA
> Giovanni Rimassa, Whitestein Technologies, CH
> Vladimiro Sassone, University of Sussex, UK
> Yannis Smaragdakis, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
> Don Syme, Microsoft Research, UK
> Bedir Tekinerdogan, University of Twente, The Netherlands
> Jan Vitek, Purdue University, USA
> Elena Zucca, Università di Genova, Italy
> Submit your paper
electronically either in the PDF or the postscript format. Please
note that neither the hardcopy nor the fax submissions will be
> The author(s) name(s) and address(es) must not appear in
the body of the paper, and self-reference should be in the third person.
This is to facilitate a blind review process.
> The preferred format
for the submission is the ACM SIG Proceedings Template (available through
The body of the paper should not exceed 4,000 words (5 pages
according to the above style).
> All submissions must be sent by
September 3, 2004 at the e-mail address email@example.com;
the message must have the subject "OOPS
Submission", and its body must contain the paper title and the
authors' name and affiliation.
PROCEEDINGS AND SPECIAL ISSUE
accepted for the OOPS track will be published by ACM both in the SAC 2005
proceedings and in the Digital Library, with the option
(at additional expense) to add 3 more pages. A set of selected papers, which
did not get accepted as full papers, will be accepted as poster papers and
will be published as extended 2-page abstracts in the symposium
proceedings. Finally, last year a number of OOPS full papers
was selected for an extended version published on a special issue of
the Journal of Object Technology
, and we
are confident that a special issue for OOPS 2005 will follow
September 3, 2004: Paper Submission
15, 2004: Author Notification
November 5, 2004: Camera-Ready
March 13-17, 2005: SAC 2005