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For the past twenty-two 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
is sponsored by the ACM Special Interest Group on Applied Computing
(SIGAPP), and is hosted by the University of Fortaleza and the Federal
University of Ceará, in Brazil.
TRACK: AIMS AND TOPICS
Today's large scale software systems are typically
designed and implemented using the concepts oslidesf the object-oriented (OO)
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 2008 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
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:
Design and implementation of novel abstractions, constructs and mechanisms
Language features in support of adaptability
- Component-based programming
- Meta-programming, reflection, generative programming
Program structuring, modularity
Distributed objects and concurrency
Heterogeneity and interoperability
Applications of distributed object computing
- Compilation techniques
- Virtual machines
DISI, University of Genova,
- Alex Buckley
- Sun Microsystems, USA
- Eric Allen, Sun Microsystems Laboratories, USA
- Lorenzo Bettini, University of Firenze, Italy
- Kim Bruce, Pomona College, USA
- Luís Caires, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
- Patrice Chalin,
Chiba, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
- Curtis Clifton,
Rose-Hulman Inst. of Tech., USA
- Alessandro Coglio, Kestrel Institute, USA
- Pascal Costanza, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
- Grzegorz Czajkowski, Google, USA
- Susan Eisenbach, Imperial College, UK
- Erik Ernst, University of Aarhus, Denmark
- Atsushi Igarashi, Kyoto University, Japan
- Doug Lea, Suny Oswego, USA
- Francesco Logozzo, Microsoft Research, USA
- Matthew Parkinson, University of Cambridge, UK
- Giovanni Rimassa, Whitestein Technologies, Switzerland
- Don Syme, Microsoft Research, UK
The electronic submission system is closed.
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.
Prospective papers should be submitted in pdf format using the provided automated submission system.
Hardcopy and fax submissions will
not be accepted.
Submission of the same paper to multiple tracks is not allowed.
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
The format of the paper must adhere to the sig-alternate style (the templates are available here).
The body of the paper should not exceed 4000 words (5 pages according
to the above style). Papers that fail to comply with length limitations
The deadline for title and abstract submission is September 8, the extended deadline for submitting the full paper is September 16, 2007.
For more information please visit the SAC 2008 Website.
AND SPECIAL ISSUE
Accepted full papers will be published by ACM in the annual conference
proceedings, with the option (at additional expense) to add 3 more
pages. Accepted poster papers will be published as extended 2-page
abstracts in the same proceedings.
Please note that full registration is required for paper
and poster inclusion in the conference proceedings and CD. Student
registration does not cover paper and poster
inclusion in the conference proceedings, but it is only intended to
encourage student attendance.
Finally, as it is customary, after the conference the
accepted full papers will be selected for publication on a journal special
Sept. 8, 2007: Title and abstract submission
Sept. 16, 2007: Full paper submission (extended deadline)
Oct. 19, 2007 : Author notification
Oct. 30, 2007 : Camera-Ready Copy