ECOOP 2004 call for contributions


                       ECOOP 2004

    18th European Conference on Object-Oriented Programming

                    June 14-18, 2004

                 University of Oslo, Norway


ECOOP is the premier forum in Europe for bringing together 
practitioners, researchers, and students to share their ideas 
and experiences in a broad range of disciplines woven with 
the common thread of object technology. It is a well integrated 
collage of events, including outstanding invited speakers, 
carefully refereed technical papers, real world experiences 
in the form of practitioner reports, exciting panels, 
topic focused workshops, late-breaking demonstrations, 
and an interactive posters session. 


The ECOOP 2004 conference invites high quality papers reporting 
research results and/or experience related to object technology. 
Research papers should describe work that advances the current 
state of the art.  Experience papers should be of broad interest 
and should describe insights gained from practical application of 
object technology - of use to other researchers and practitioners. 
The program committee will evaluate each contributed research and 
experience paper based on its relevance, significance, clarity, 
originality, and correctness.  Suggested topics related to the 
object oriented paradigm include, but are not limited to:

       Analysis and design methods 
       Concurrent, real-time, and parallel systems 
       Database and object persistence 
       Design patterns 
       Distributed and mobile systems
       Frameworks and software architectures 
       Language design and implementation 
       Object testing and metrics 
       Programming environments 
       Reflection, aspects and adaptability
       Theoretical foundations, formal methods 
       Versioning, compatibility, software evolution

The conference will in particular welcome novel contributions 
based on new ideas or new areas for OO technology.

Submission Guidelines

Technical papers should be electronically submitted through 
the ECOOP 2004 online submission system 
(will be available via http://www.ifi.uio.no/ecoop2004). 
Other submissions will not be accepted. For information about 
formatting your paper please consult the Springer LNCS webpage

Papers must be written in English, and be not longer than 
10,000 words or 25 pages in Springer LNCS format. Referees will 
be allowed to ignore any material exceeding that 
limit for their evaluation. Papers arriving late or clearly 
longer than the limit will be rejected immediately by the 
Program Chair.

Please notice that ECOOP, along with other scientific conferences, 
accepts only original papers that have not been published and are 
not under review for publication elsewhere. Any double submissions 
will be rejected without review, and the other forum will be 
informed of the situation.

Important Dates

Start of electronic submission:  	Nov 1, 2003
Deadline for submission:		Dec 1, 2003 (12pm GMT)
Notification of acceptance:		Feb 9, 2004

For information about submissions, contact:

	Martin Odersky
	ECOOP 2004 Program Chair
	EPFL - Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne
	CH 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland               
	Tel.: +41 21 693 6863
	Fax: +41 21 693 6660
	E-mail: ecoop2004@lamp.epfl.ch

Program Committee

	Uwe Assmann, Linkopings Universitet, Sweden
	Don Batory, University of Texas at Austin, USA
	Gilad Bracha, Sun Microsystems, USA
	Luca Cardelli, Microsoft Research Cambridge, UK
	Charles Consel, LaBRI/INRIA, France
	Giuseppe Castagna, Ecole Normale Superieure, France
	Peter Dickman, University of Glasgow, UK
	Sophia Drossopoulou, Imperial College, UK
	Erik Ernst, University of Aarhus, Denmark
	Manuel Faehndrich, Microsoft Research, USA
	Giovanna Guerrini, University of Pisa, Italy
	Urs Hoelzle, Google, USA
	Mehdi Jazayeri, Technical University of Vienna, Austria
	Shriram Krishnamurthi, Brown University, USA
	Doug Lea, SUNY Oswego, USA
	Mira Mezini, Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany
	Oscar Nierstrasz, University of Bern, Switzerland
	Martin Odersky, EPFL, Switzerland 
	Atushi Ohori, JAIST, Japan
	Douglas Schmidt, Vanderbilt University, USA
	Luis Rodrigues, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
	Clemens Szyperski, Microsoft Research, USA
	Philip Wadler, University of Edinburgh, UK


ECOOP 2004 hosts a two-day tutorial program. Proposals for 
high-quality tutorials in all areas of object-orientation from 
academic research to industrial applications are solicited. 
Tutorials are set up to last a half or full day, and should give 
a deeper or more covering insight into a particular area of 
object technology than a conventional lecture would do. 
Tutorial levels may be introductory, intermediate, or advanced. 
The main criteria for selecting tutorials will be the intrinsic 
interest and timeliness of the topic. 
Topics of broad interest will be preferred.

Proposals should be electronically submitted through the 
ECOOP 2004 online submission system 
(will be available via http://www.ifi.uio.no/ecoop2004).

       Proposal submission: 			December 1, 2003
       Notification of acceptance: 		February 1, 2004
For further information, contact:
       Arne-Jørgen Berre, Sintef, Norway
       Sintef, Pb. 124 Blindern 
       N-0314 Oslo, Norway
       Tel.: +47 22 06 74 52
       E-mail: Arne.J.Berre@sintef.no


       Hanspeter Mössenböck
       Institute for Practical Computer Science
       Johannes Kepler Universität,
       Alterbergerstrasse 69, A-4040 Linz, Austria
       Tel.: +43 732 2468 7131
       E-mail: moessenboeck@ssw.uni-linz.ac.at


ECOOP 2004 will host a number of workshops addressing different 
areas of object-oriented technology. Workshops serve as a forum 
for exchanging late breaking ideas and theories in an evolutionary stage. 
They typically focus on either in depth analysis or broad-ranging 
approaches to areas related to object-oriented technology.

Proposals should be electronically submitted through the 
ECOOP 2004 online submission system 
(will be available via http://www.ifi.uio.no/ecoop2004).

       Proposal submission: 			December 1, 2003
       Notification of acceptance: 		February 1, 2001

For further information, contact:
       Bjarte M. Østvold
       Norwegian Computing Center
       Gaustadalléen 23
       P.O. Box 114 Blindern, 
       N-0314 Oslo, Norway
       Tel. +47 22 85 25 00
       E-mail: bjarte@nr.no

       Jacques Malenfant
       Universite Pierre et Marie Curie                       
       Laboratoire d'informatique de Paris 6            
       8 rue du Capitaine Scott, F-75015 Paris, France
       Tel. +33 1 44 27 88 01    
       E-mail: Jacques.Malenfant@lip6.fr


Live demonstrations of all kinds of object-oriented software
will be presented at the conference. Technical members of the
implementation teams are expected to give the demonstrations.
Proposals are solicited for both  commercial and in-house systems,
as well as academic and corporate research. Demonstration will be
selected on the basis of technical merit, novelty and relevance
to object-oriented technology. Product marketing and sales
presentations are inappropriate for this forum.

Posters provide authors with a unique opportunity make ongoing
work visible and to get feedback. Posters are especially useful
for presenting new ideas that have not yet been developed to
the point of a regular paper. PhD students in particular are
encouraged to submit a poster proposal describing their work.
Poster descriptions should be 2-3 pages in the same style as
paper submissions and should also have an additional cover page
(as a 'separate' first page in your document).

At ECOOP there has traditionally been an exhibition of products
and services related to object-orientation. The exhibition will
be set up next to the main conference area, where participants
have the opportunity to visit the stands, even during short breaks.

ECOOP also welcomes practitioners reports  and plan to set up a separate
session of such reports from industry. Typically, a report will describe a
project using OO-technology emphasizing some interesting 
experience. To many participants at ECOOP, these reports give a valuable
insight into practical applications of OO technology.

Proposals should be electronically submitted through the 
ECOOP 2004 online submission system 
(will be available via http://www.ifi.uio.no/ecoop2004).

Demo and Poster Deadlines:
       Proposal submission: 			April 1, 2004
       Notification of acceptance: 		May 1, 2004

For further information, contact:
       Ole Smørdal
       InterMedia, University of Oslo
       Forskningsparken II
       Gaustadalleen 21
       N-0349 Oslo
       Tel.: +47 93 08 04 73
       E-mail: ole.smordal@intermedia.uio.no


ECOOP 2004 is organized by Department of informatics at 
the University of Oslo in cooperation with Norwegian 
Computing Center and The Foundation for Scientific and 
Industrial Research (Sintef), under the auspices of AITO 
(Association internationale pour les technologies objects). 
The conference, tutorials and workshops will be held at 
the campus of University of Oslo.

Executive Committee

   Conference Chair
        Birger Møller-Pedersen, University of Oslo, Norway
   Program Chair
        Martin Odersky, EPFL - Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne
   Organizing Chair
        Arne Maus, University of Oslo, Norway