SAC 2016
31st ACM Symposium on Applied Computing

Special track on
Object Oriented Programming Languages and Systems

SAC 2016

For the past thirty 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 2016 is sponsored by the ACM Special Interest Group on Applied Computing (SIGAPP), and will be hosted by the University of Pisa, and Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna University, Italy.

Student Research Competition: 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 2016 Tracks. The Student Research Competition (SRC) program is designed to provide graduate students the opportunity to meet and exchange ideas with researcher and practitioners in their areas of interest. For further details see the call for student research abstract and the SRC information sheet.


Object-oriented programming (OOP) 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.

To this aim, OOPS 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 OO related topics of interest for the OOPS track include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Aspects and components
  • Code generation, and optimization, just-in-time compilation
  • Context-oriented programming
  • Databases and persistence
  • Distribution and concurrency
  • Dynamic and scripting languages
  • Evaluation
  • Feature Oriented Software Development and Programming
  • Formal verification
  • Integration with other paradigms
  • Interoperability, versioning and software evolution and adaptation
  • Language design and implementation
  • Modular and generic programming
  • Reflection, meta-programming
  • Runtime verification
  • Secure and dependable software
  • Static analysis
  • Testing and debugging
  • Type systems and type inference
  • Virtual machines


Davide Ancona
DIBRIS, University of Genova
(davide AT disi.unige.it)
Submission of regular papers and SRC abstracts
September 11, 2015
September 21, 2015 (extended deadline)
September 28, 2015 (extended strict deadline)
Notification of regular papers (and posters) and SRC acceptance/rejection
November 13, 2015
November 23, 2015
Camera-ready copies of accepted papers
December 11, 2015
Author registration due date
December 18, 2015
SAC 2016
April 4 - 8, 2016


  • Alexandre Bergel, University of Chile, Chile
  • Viviana Bono, University of Torino, Italy
  • Marcello Bonsangue, Leiden University, The Netherlands
  • Eden Burton, McMaster University, Canada
  • João Costa Seco, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
  • Frank de Boer, CWI Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Erik Ernst, Google, USA
  • Carl Friedrich Bolz, King's College London, UK
  • Paola Giannini, University of Piemonte Orientale, Italy
  • Robert Hirschfeld, Hasso-Plattner-Institut, University of Potsdam, Germany
  • Jaakko Järvi, Texas A&M University, USA
  • Doug Lea, Suny Oswego, USA
  • Hidehiko Masuhara, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
  • Heather Miller, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Rosemary Monahan, National University of Ireland Maynooth, Ireland
  • Nick Papoulias, INRIA Lille, France
  • Pavel Parizek, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic
  • Friedrich Steimann, Fernuniversität in Hagen, Germany


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 2016 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 2016 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 6 pages with the option for up to 2 additional pages at extra charge (80 USD per page). Posters are limited to 3 pages with the option for up to 1 additional page at extra charge (80 USD). The length of the SRC abstracts is 2 pages with no additional pages at extra charge.

Papers that fall short the above requirements are subjected to rejection. All papers must be submitted by September 28, 2015 (extended strict deadline). For more information please visit the SAC 2016 home page.


Accepted papers will be published by ACM in the annual conference proceedings. Accepted posters will be published as 3-4 pages extended abstracts in the same proceedings (the additional third page will be charged 80 USD).

An author or a proxy attending SAC MUST present the work. 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.

Finally, following the tradition of the past OOPS editions, depending on the quality and the overall number of accepted papers, authors of selected papers will be invited to submit an extended version for a journal special issue, after the conference.