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OOPS Track at SAC 2016 − Call for Papers Deadline Extended

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SAC 2016

For the past 30 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.

Important Conference Dates

September 28, 2015 (Extended Strict Deadline) Submission of regular papers and SRC abstracts
November 13, 2015 Notification of regular papers (and posters) and SRC acceptance/rejection
December 11, 2015 Camera-ready copies of accepted papers
December 18, 2015 Author registration due date
April 4-8, 2016 SAC 2016


Track Chair

Davide Ancona (, DIBRIS, University of Genova, Italy

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 2016 Tracks. The Student Research
Competition (SRC) program is designed to provide the opportunity for graduate students to meet
and exchange ideas with researcher and practitioners in their areas of interest.

OOPS Track

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 that are 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 research advances that bring benefits in all typical aspects of software development such as modeling, prototyping, design, implementation, concurrency and distribution, code generation, analysis, verification, testing, 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

OOPS offers a great opportunity to the OOP community to gain visibility and to
exploit the inter-disciplinary nature of SAC.

Submission Instructions

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.

The format of the paper must adhere to the sig-alternate style ( Full papers are limited to six (6) pages with the option for up to two (2) additional pages at an extra charge of 80 USD per page.
Posters are limited to three (3) pages with the option for up to one (1) additional page at an extra charge of 80 USD.

Papers that fall short of the above requirements are subjected to rejection, and all papers must be submitted by September 28, 2015.


Accepted papers will be published by ACM in the annual conference proceedings. Accepted posters will be published as extended 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. An author or a proxy attending SAC must present the paper.

This is a requirement for including the work in the ACM/IEEE digital library.

A no-show of registered papers, posters and SRC abstracts will result in excluding them from the ACM/IEEE 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, after the conference, authors of selected papers will be invited to submit an extended version for a journal special issue.

Additional Information

Please see the links below for additional information.

Object-Oriented Programming Languages and Systems −

Technical Track at the 31st ACM Symposium on Applied Computing, SAC 2016 −