[ecoop-info] CfP - European Conference on Object-Oriented Programming (ECOOP) 2014

Werner Dietl wdietl at uwaterloo.ca
Fri Oct 11 20:39:39 CEST 2013

** ECOOP - European Conference on Object-Oriented Programming **
Uppsala, Sweden                    July 28th -- August 1st, 2014


Submission deadline: December 11th, 2013

The European Conference on Object-Oriented Programming (ECOOP) is the
premier international conference covering all areas of object technology
and related software development technologies. The 28th edition of the
ECOOP conferences series will take place from 28 July to 1 August, 2014
in Uppsala, Sweden. It will embrace a broad range of topics related to
object-orientation, including:

* Concurrent and parallel systems
* Distributed and cloud computing, mobile systems
* Service-oriented and web Programming
* Programming environments
* Versioning, refactoring, software evolution
* Language definition and design, domain-specific languages
* Language implementation, execution environments, compiler construction
* Memory management, garbage collection
* Testing, debugging, profiling, and performance analysis
* Metrics and empirical studies
* Design methods and design patterns
* Aspects, components, modularity, and reflection
* Software modelling, meta-modelling
* Frameworks, product lines, and software architectures
* Theoretical foundations, program analysis, and type systems
* Specification, verification, model checking, program synthesis
* Object ownership
* Security
* Real-time systems
* Databases and object persistence
* Energy-aware software

ECOOP 2014 solicits high quality submissions describing original and
unpublished results. It encourages innovative and creative solutions to
real problems, evaluations of existing solutions in ways that shed new
insights, or both. The program committee will evaluate the technical
contribution of each submission as well as its general relevance and
accessibility to the ECOOP audience according the following criteria:

- Originality
The paper presents new ideas and/or results relevant to object
technology and related software development technologies, and places
these appropriately within the context established by previous research
in the field. The paper clearly identifies what this contribution has
accomplished and how it relates to previous work.

- Significance
The results in the paper have the potential to add to the state of the
art or practice in important or significant ways. The paper challenges
or changes informed opinion about what is possible, true or likely.

- Evidence
The paper presents evidence supporting its claims. Examples of evidence
include formalizations and proofs, implemented systems, experimental
results, statistical analyses and case studies.

- Clarity
The paper presents its claims and results clearly. It is organized so
that it is easily understood by an audience with varied expertise.

- NEW!
This year, ECOOP will also consider submission of high quality
reproduction studies. Common in other sciences, reproduction means
independently reconstructing an experiment in a different context (e.g.
virtual machine, platform, class of applications) in order to validate
or refute important results of earlier work. A good reproduction study
will include very thorough empirical evaluation, perhaps meeting a
higher bar than that of the original paper. It will contain a detailed
comparison with the previous results, seeking reasons for possible

== Paper Submission
Only papers that have not been published and are not under review for
publication elsewhere can be submitted. Double submissions will be
rejected without review. Authors are required to disclose prior
publication (formal or informal) of parts of the paper submitted to
ECOOP or of closely related papers: such prior publications must be
notified to the ECOOP 2014 programme chair and their relationship to the
current submission explained. Authors are also required to inform the
programme chair about closely related work submitted to another
conference while the ECOOP submission is under review.

Submissions will be carried out electronically via the Cyberchair website:


Papers must be written in English, and be no longer than 25 pages,
including references, appendices and figures, and written using the LNCS
style. For more information about formatting please consult the Springer
LNCS web site.

== Reviewing
Following the recent history of other programming language conferences,
ECOOP 2014 will use light double-blind reviewing whereby authors'
identities are withheld until the reviewer submits their review (as
usual, reviews are also anonymous). To facilitate this, submitted papers
must adhere to two rules:

1.) author names and institutions must be omitted, and
2.) references to authors' own related work should be in the third
person (e.g., not “We build on our previous work ...” but rather “We
build on the work of ...”).

However, nothing should be done in the name of anonymity that weakens
the submission or makes the job of reviewing the paper more difficult
(e.g., important background references should not be omitted or
anonymized). A document answering frequently asked questions that
hopefully addresses many common concerns can be found at
http://ecoop14.it.uu.se/ldbr.html. When in doubt, contact the programme

== Additional Material
Clearly marked additional appendices, not intended for the final
publication, containing supporting proofs, analyses, statistics, etc,
may be included beyond the 25 page limit. There is also an option on the
paper submission page to submit supplementary material, e.g., a
technical report including proofs, or the software used to implement a
system that cannot easily be anonymised. This material will be made
available to reviewers after the initial reviews have been completed
when author names are revealed. As usual, reviewers may choose to use
the supplemental material or not at their discretion. However, the paper
must stand alone and reviewers are under no obligation to read any
additional material. Reviewers are more likely to consult additional
appendices rather than separate technical reports.

Authors of papers that have been submitted but not accepted by previous
prestigious conferences may additionally submit a Note to Reviewers. The
Note to Reviewers should a) identify the previous venue(s) (e.g. ECOOP
'13, OOPSLA '13); b) list the major issues identified by the reviews at
those venues; and c) describe the changes made to the paper in response
to those reviews. Such notes will not be made available to a reviewer
until after the initial review has been completed and author names are

== Response period
Authors will be given a 72-hour period (from Saturday 8 February 2014 to
Tuesday 11 February 2014) to read and respond to the reviews of their
papers before the programme committee meeting. Responses will have no
length limit but concision will be highly appreciated by the programme

== Artifact Evaluation
To reward the creation of artifacts and support replication of
experiments, authors of accepted research papers can submit artifacts
(such as tools, data, models, or videos) to be evaluated by an Artifact
Evaluation Committee. Artifacts that pass muster will be recognized
formally, and the Artifact Evaluation Committee will give an award for
the best artifact.

For more information, please follow this link:


== Important Dates for ECOOP'14 Research Papers

All deadlines are 23:59 Anywhere on Earth, i.e. Howland Island/Baker
Island (GMT/UTC-12 hours).

Submission deadline:            11 Dec 2013
Author response start:          08 Feb 2014
Author response end:            11 Feb 2014
Acceptance notification:        07 Mar 2014
Camera-ready copy submission:   12 Apr 2014
Main conference dates:          28 Jul–01 Aug 2014

== For More Information
For additional information, clarification or answers to questions please
contact the ECOOP Programme Chair, Richard Jones, at r.e.jones at kent.ac.uk.

== Programme Committee
Davide Ancona, DIBRIS, Università di Genova (Italy)
Sven Apel, University of Passau (Germany)
Walter Binder, University of Lugano (Switzerland)
Steve Blackburn, Australian National University (Australia)
Ana Cavalcanti, University of York (UK)
Satish Chandra, Samsung Electronics (US)
Dave Clarke, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven/Uppsala University
Wolfgang De Meuter, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium)
Isil Dillig, Microsoft Research Cambridge (UK)
Amer Diwan, Google (USA)
Lieven Eeckhout, Ghent University (Belgium)
Robby Findler, Northwestern University (USA)
Irene Finocchi, Sapienza University of Rome (Italy)
Christian Hammer, Saarland University (Germany)
Laurie Hendren, McGill University (Canada)
Atsushi Igarashi, Kyoto University (Japan)
Tomas Kalibera, Purdue University (USA)
Doug Lea, SUNY Oswego (USA)
Yu David Liu, SUNY Binghampton (USA)
Cristina Lopes, UC Irvine (USA)
Ana Milanova, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (USA)
Nick Mitchell, IBM Research (USA)
Eliot Moss, University of Massachusetts (USA)
Jens Palsberg, UCLA (USA)
Matthew Parkinson, Microsoft Research (UK)
Arnd Poetzsch-Heffter, University of Kaiserslautern (Germany)
Dirk Riehle, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (Germany)
Yannis Smaragdakis, University of Athens (Greece)
Arie van Deursen, Delft University of Technology (Netherlands)
Hongseok Yang, University of Oxford (UK)

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