[ecoop-info] CFP: Onward! 2009

Joao Araujo ja at di.fct.unl.pt
Tue Jun 9 22:15:03 CEST 2009

***************** Call For Contributions *****************

Onward! 09 The conference for new ideas, new paradigms,
and reflections on everything to do with programming and software.

Sponsored by ACM SIGPLAN in cooperation with SIGSOFT

Co-located with OOPSLA 2009
Orlando, Florida October 25-29 2009


*** Deadline approaching  ***
June 26, 2009   Submission of short research papers
July 2, 2009    Submission of films


Onward! is a place for highly original ideas about how technological
advances and new applications are going to shape computational fabrics of
the future. Onward! is more radical, more visionary, and more open than
other conferences to not so well proven but well argued ideas. We welcome
different ways of thinking about, approaching, and reporting on
programming languages and software engineering research. Onward! takes a
broad and inclusive view of computation and seeks contributions from all
fields represented at OOPSLA and other software conferences. Onward!
particularly encourages contributions influenced by other disciplines such
as art, philosophy, psychology, sociology, anthropology, biology,
economics, communities, politics, ethics, or any other human endeavor.
Anything to do with programming and software can be submitted. Anything!

Onward! is innovative not only with regard to its topics and ideas but
also to the contribution formats. This year, we seek high quality
submissions in one of the following categories:

*** RESEARCH PAPERS (Due June 26, 2009) ***
While regular research papers tell what work has been done and validated
in recent years, Onward! papers show what exciting work is being done
right now. Onward! accepts papers that talk about innovative research work
that is early in its life or is not in the mainstream. We request
submissions of position papers that propose bold directions of research
and advocate nontraditional methodologies. An Onward! paper does not need
to contain a fully worked out theory or implemented system, but must be
well-thought-out and compelling in its vision or uniqueness of thinking.
Papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published in the
OOPSLA 2009 Proceedings, and will appear in the ACM Digital Library.
*** FILMS ***
Years ago, sophisticated software systems had to be constructed by highly
trained programmers who understood the ins and outs of software
development. Today, with the advent of new mashup technologies and service
architectures, these barriers have been lowered. The goal of this track is
to explore new developments in how film and other narrative multimedia
technologies can be used to enrich the software development process.
Descriptions of accepted films will be published in the OOPSLA 2009
Companion, and will appear in the ACM Digital Library.
*** ESSAYS (submission closed) ***

*** WORKSHOPS (submission closed) ***

Electronic submission is required through the Onward! homepage. Text
submissions must follow the standard ACM SIGPLAN format. Research papers
should not exceed 8 pages. Submissions must not have been previously
published, and must not be concurrently submitted for publication
elsewhere (including journals and formal proceedings of conferences and
workshops). Violation of this policy will result in desk-rejection of the

Bernd Bruegge, Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Germany

Yvonne Coady, University of Victoria, Canada (chair)
Roger Dannenberg, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Dilma Da Silva, IBM TJ Watson Research Center, USA
Maja Dhondt, IMEC, Belgium
Bjorn Freeman-Benson, Eclipse Foundation, USA
Harald Gall, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Bruce Horn, Powerset, USA
Gail Kaiser, Columbia University, USA
Caitlin Kelleher, Washington University St. Louis, USA
Michele Lanza, University of Lugano, Switzerland
Rick McGeer, HP Labs, USA
Linda Northrop, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Nuno Jardim Nunes, University of Madeira, Portugal
Dirk Riehle, SAP Research, Germany
Christa Schwanninger, Siemens, Germany

Martin Purvis, University of Otago, New Zealand (chair)
Roberto Bisiani, University of Milano - Bicocca, Italy
Oliver Creighton, Siemens, Germany
Ralph Guggenheim, Allegator Planet, USA
Andrew Long, University of Otago, New Zealand

A detailed version of this call for each submission category is available
on http://onward-conference.org/calls/
An Onward! ad is available on YouTube:

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