[ecoop-info] Call for Contributions Research Project Symposium - ECOOP 2011

Joao Baptista da Silva Araujo Junior ja at di.fct.unl.pt
Tue Oct 19 16:42:04 CEST 2010

Call for Contributions
   Research Project Symposium
at the 25th European Conference on Object-Oriented Programming (ECOOP 2011)
25 – 29 July, Lancaster, UK
ECOOP is the premier European conference on object technology and related
software development technologies. It will take place in Lancaster, UK,
from 25--29 July, 2011. More detailed information is available from the
conference web site at http://2011.ecoop.org/.

In 2011, for the first time, ECOOP features a Research Project Symposium.
The objectives of this novel event are:

1. To foster European research interaction by providing an explicit
opportunity for European researchers from industry and academia to make
new contacts and start discussions that may lead to new project proposals
and projects at the European level;

2. To provide European research projects with an additional opportunity
for disseminating their results, different from dissemination via academic
papers or industrial training; and

3. To provide industrial and academic partners from European research
projects with an opportunity to meet and interact with the world's top
researchers in the field, and find out about new developments and ideas
that may influence their work in their own projects.

We would like to invite you to submit a proposal for a contribution from
your project to this novel and exciting event. We are mainly interested in
contributions that present an integrated view of a project’s results with
a focus on how these results could be transferred beyond the scope of the
project. Contributions should, ideally, be tutorial-style and cover a
broad range of a project’s results.

All accepted contributions will be recorded and made available to the
general public through a dedicated on-line resource as well as a survey
publication of European research in an appropriate renowned journal.
Participation in this event can, thus, contribute significantly to the
dissemination activities of your European research project. Inversely,
this is also an opportunity to recruit interest in your project from the
wider research community.

* Structure of the Event *

The Research Project Symposium will take place in parallel to the main
conference. Each accepted contribution will be allocated two slots over
the course of the event in order to maximise the opportunities for
conference participants to take part in the contributions they find the
most interesting. Furthermore, there will be a session dedicated to
seeding potential new project collaborations and proposals.

We are currently negotiating for contributions to be recorded (unless
projects specifically ask for this not to happen) and for these recordings
to be made available on-line together with a short description and further
links to project pages. Additionally, we aim to publish a survey
publication in an appropriate renowned journal.

* Important Dates *

Submission of Proposals                    15 December, 2010
Notification of Acceptance                 1st March, 2011
Final Submissions for On-line Presentation 17 April, 2011

* Submission Details *

We are calling for submissions of tutorial-style demonstrations of
integrated results from current European projects, such as STREPs or IPs.
Proposed contributions can be anything from 30 minutes to 3 hours in
length, depending on what is an appropriate time to fully present the
material. Accepted contributions may also submit a poster that will be
presented during the conference poster session.

Proposals should be submitted as PDF documents outlining the specifics of
the contribution to be presented. They should be submitted electronically
via a dedicated web form. Proposals should be a maximum of 5 pages and
should cover the following sections:

1. Problem Description: What problems does the proposed solution address?

2. Target Audience: Who will most benefit from the integrated solution to
be presented?

3. Details of the solution: Here, it is important to show how this is an
integrated solution across a number of individual project results, rather
than just a contribution from an individual research group.

4. Presentation format proposed: All contributions should be in tutorial
style. In this section, explain in detail what will be presented,
discussed, done in the proposed session and justify the amount of time
proposed for the contribution. This should also reference back to the
sections on problem description and target audience, indicating how the
problems identified are addressed and what steps are taken to address the
expected target audience most efficiently.

Proposals will be evaluated by the Research Project Symposium co-chairs
and a short list will be drawn up that is then approved by the main
conference PC chair and committee. Proposals will be assessed on how
strongly they integrate results across a project, on their relevance for
the wider ECOOP community, maturity of results, as well as justification
of the time allocated.

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