SAC 2010
25th ACM Symposium on Applied Computing

Special track on
Object Oriented Programming Languages and Systems


Six full papers and one poster have been accepted out of 20 submissions.

SAC 2010

For the past twenty-four 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 2010 is sponsored by the ACM Special Interest Group on Applied Computing (SIGAPP), and is hosted by University of Applied Sciences, Western Switzerland (HES-SO) and Ecole Polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland.


The object-oriented (OO) paradigm is extensively used to design and implement today's large scale software systems. However, existing OO languages and platforms need to evolve to better support features like interoperability, software reuse, dynamic software adaptation, efficiency on multicore hardware, security, and safety.

The aim of OOPS is to foster the development of extensions to existing OO languages and platforms, as well as the design and implementation of new languages and platforms embracing and enhancing the object-oriented paradigm. Particularly of interest for OOPS are papers that provide a thorough analysis covering most of the following aspects: theory, design, implementation, applicability, performance evaluation, and comparison/integration with existing constructs and mechanisms.

The specific topics of interest for the OOPS track include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Language design and implementation
  • Type systems, static analysis, formal methods
  • Integration with other paradigms
  • Aspects, components, and modularity
  • Reflection, meta-programming
  • Databases and persistence
  • Distributed, concurrent or parallel systems
  • Interoperability, versioning and software adaptation


Davide Ancona
University of Genova (davide AT disi.unige.it)
Alex Buckley
Sun Microsystems (Alex.Buckley AT Sun.com)
Andy Kellens
Vrije Universiteit Brussel (akellens AT vub.ac.be)
IMPORTANT DATES (deadlines are strict)
September 15, 2009 (extended deadline)
Full Paper Submission
October 19, 2009
Notification of paper acceptance/rejection
November 02, 2009
Camera-ready copies of accepted papers
March 22-26, 2010
SAC 2010


  • Suad Alagic, University of Southern Maine, USA
  • Curtis Clifton, Rose-Hulman Inst. of Tech., USA
  • Pascal Costanza, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
  • Antonio Cunei, Ecole Polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Dino Distefano, Queen Mary University of London, UK
  • Sophia Drossopoulou, Imperial College, UK
  • Erik Ernst, University of Aarhus, Denmark
  • Stephan Hermann, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany
  • Atsushi Igarashi, Kyoto University, Japan
  • Jakko Järvi, Texas A&M University, USA
  • Doug Lea, Suny Oswego, USA
  • Francesco Logozzo, Microsoft Research, USA
  • Jeremy Manson, Google, USA
  • Oscar Nierstrasz, University of Bern, Switzerland
  • Jacques Noyé, École des Mines de Nantes, France
  • Manuel Oriol, University of York, UK
  • Terence Parr, University of San Francisco, USA
  • David Ungar, IBM Research Almaden, USA
  • Mirko Viroli, University of Bologna, Italy


Prospective papers should be submitted in pdf format using the eCMS.

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.

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 review process. The format of the paper must adhere to the sig-alternate style. The paper should not exceed 8 pages according to the above style; please note that this is the same page limit as for the final version. However, for camera-ready papers exceeding 5 pages each additional page will be charged 80 USD.

Papers that fail to comply with length limitations risk rejection. All papers must be submitted by September 15, 2009. For more information please visit the SAC 2010 Website.


Accepted full papers will be published by ACM in the annual conference proceedings. Accepted poster papers will be published as extended 2-page abstracts in the same proceedings.

Please note that full registration is required for papers and posters to be included in the conference proceedings and CD. Student registration is only intended to encourage student attendance and does not cover inclusion of papers/posters in the conference proceedings.

Finally, following the tradition of the past OOPS editions, after the conference some of the accepted papers will be selected for publication in a journal special issue.