[ecoop-info] ECOOP 2016 - Call for papers!

Emilio Coppa coppa at di.uniroma1.it
Tue Oct 20 11:26:13 CEST 2015

Apologies if you receive multiple copies of this CFP.

ECOOP is a programming languages conference. Its primary focus has been
object-orientation, though it is liberal in its taste and, in recent years,
has accepted quality papers over a much broader range of programming
language and programming topics. Its sweet spot tends to be the theory,
design, implementation, optimization, and analysis of programming languages
that enable or enforce abstractions -- data, control, security, performance
-- across various programming styles, from object-orientation to reactivity
to spreadsheets. It encourages both innovative and creative solutions to
real problems, and evaluations of existing solutions in ways that shed new
insights. Following recent precedent, it also encourages the submission of
reproduction studies.

The 30th edition of the ECOOP conferences series will take place from 18-22
July, 2016 in Rome, Italy.
Conference site: http://ecoop16.ecoop.org/

# Important Dates for ECOOP’16 Research Papers

Submission deadline:         ***8 Dec 2015*** [FIRM]
Author response start:            9 Feb 2016
Author response end:             12 Feb 2016
Acceptance notification:          7 Mar 2016
Main conference dates:           8-22 Jul 2016

# Call for Papers

ECOOP 2016 solicits high quality submissions describing original and
unpublished results. 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:

# Topic

ECOOP has become a broad conference for high-level programming language
ideas, while retaining expertise in object-oriented topics. The past
editions give a clear indication of the kind of material appropriate and
interesting to the conference. Please consult the program chair if you have
questions about fit and appropriateness.

# Originality

Papers must present new ideas and place them appropriately within the
context established by previous research in the field. The paper must
clearly identify what this contribution has accomplished and how it relates
to previous work.

# Significance

The results in the paper must have the potential to add to the state of the
art or practice in important or significant ways. The paper must challenge
or change informed opinion about what is possible, true, or likely.

# Evidence

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

# Clarity

The paper must present its claims and results clearly. It must be organized
so that it is easily understood by an audience with varied expertise.

# Length

Papers must be no longer than 25 pages, including references, figures and
integral appendices. See below for information about additional appendices.
However, papers should be as long as necessary, but not longer. Reviewers
will expect papers to be at least 18 pages long, beyond which authors will
not be penalized for papers that are shorter than the page limit.

# For Reproduction Studies: Empirical Evaluation

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 thorough empirical
evaluation, meeting high statistical standards. It will contain a detailed
comparison with the previous results, seeking reasons for possible

# Publication Imprint

ECOOP Proceedings are published by Dagstuhl LIPIcs. LIPIcs is only the
publisher; authors retain ownership of their content.

# 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. If major parts of an ECOOP submission have appeared
elsewhere in any form, authors are required to notify the ECOOP program
chair and to explain the overlap and relationship. Authors are also
required to inform the program chair about closely related work submitted
to another conference while the ECOOP submission is under review.

Submissions will be carried out electronically via HotCRP:

https://ecoop2016.hotcrp.com/ (the site will be alive in the next few weeks)

Papers must be written in English.

# Anonymity

ECOOP will use light double-blind reviewing whereby authors’ identities are
withheld until the reviewer submits their review (as usual, reviews are
always anonymous). To facilitate this, submitted papers must adhere to two
 - author names and institutions must be omitted, and
 - references to authors’ own other 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 is available here. When in doubt, contact the program chair.

# 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 anonymized. This material will be made available to reviewers
after the initial reviews have been completed when author names are

Reviewers are under no obligation to examine the supplemental material.
Therefore, the paper must be a stand-alone document, with the supplemental
material viewed only as a way of providing useful information that cannot
fit in the page limit, rather than as a means to extend the page limit. In
our experience, 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. POPL 2016,
OOPSLA 2015); 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. These notes will be made available to reviewers after the initial
review has been completed and author names have been revealed.

# Response period

Authors will be given a four-day period to read and respond to the reviews
of their papers before the program committee meeting. Responses have no
formal length limit, but concision will be highly appreciated and is likely
to be more effective.

# 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 most distinguished

For more information, please follow this link:


# For More Information

For additional information, please contact the ECOOP Program Chair, Shriram
Krishnamurthi sk [at] cs.brown.edu

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