ECOOP'99 --- Call for Contributions


                        CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS

        13th European Conference on Object-Oriented Programming
                  Lisbon, Portugal, June 14-18, 1999


[The text below is avaliable in pdf at http://ecoop99.di.fc.ul.pt/cfc.pdf]

ECOOP’99 is organized by the Department of Computer Science of the
University of Lisbon, under the auspices of AITO (Association
Internationale pour les Technologies Objets).  Tutorials and Workshops
will be held on the precincts of the Faculty of Sciences of the
University of Lisbon.  The main conference will take place at the
Gulbenkian Foundation.

  Programme Chair:
    Rachid Guerraoui
    Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
  Organizing Chair:
    Vasco T. Vasconcelos
    Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal

  Tutorial Chair:
    Rui Oliveira
    Universidade do Minho, Portugal
  Workshop Chair:
    Ana Moreira
    Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
  Panel Chair:
    Luis Caires
    Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
  Demonstration Chair:
    António Rito da Silva
    INESC / IST, Portugal
  Poster Chair:
    Carlos Moreno
    Universidade do Minho, Portugal
  Exhibit Chair:
    Mário J. Silva
    Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal

  Suad Alagic (Wichita State University)
  Paulo Almeida (Universidade do Minho)
  Mehmet Aksit (University of Twente)
  Elisa Bertino (Universitá di Milano)
  Jean-Pierre Briot (Laboratoire d'Informatique de Paris 6)
  Alberto Coen-Porisini (Politecnico di Milano)
  Pierre Cointe (Ecole des Mines de Nantes)
  Klaus Dittrich (Universitaet Zuerich)
  Erich Gamma (Object Technology International)
  Yossi Gil (The Technion, Haifa)
  Gorel Hedin (Lund University)
  Kohei Honda (Edinburgh University)
  Mehdi Jazayeri (Technical University of Vienna)
  Eric Jul (University of Copenhaguen)
  Jorgen Lindskov Knudsen (Aarhus University)
  Karl Lieberherr (Northeastern University)
  Klaus-Peter Löhr (Freie Universität Berlin)
  Cristina Lopes (Xerox Palo Alto Research Center)
  Satoshi Matsuoka (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
  Hanspeter Mössenböck (University of Linz)
  Oscar Nierstrasz (Universitaet Bern)
  Linda Northrop (Carnegie Mellon University)
  Jens Palsberg (Purdue University)
  Markku Sakinnen (University of Jyväskylä)
  Santosh Shrivastava (University of Newcastle)
  Clemens Szyperski (Queensland University of Technology

  The ECOOP'99 conference invites high quality research 
  and experience papers related to the object-oriented 
  paradigm. Research papers should describe work that 
  advances the current object technology. Experience 
  papers should be of broad interest and will be 
  evaluated based on the new insights they provide into 
  the application and support of object technology. 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
    Databases and object persistence
    Design patterns
    Distributed and mobile objects
    Frameworks and software architectures
    Implementation techniques
    Language constructs
    Reflection, adaptability, composability and reusability issues
    Theoretical foundations, formal methods
  Papers must be submitted in two phases: 
    In the first phase, the abstract of the paper must be 
    electronically submitted before (and including) 
    November 14th, 1998. Submission will be possible 
    starting October 24th, 1998. In the second phase, the full 
    paper must be electronically submitted in English, and 
    not longer than 10,000 words in length, before 
    November 28, 1998. Papers arriving late or clearly 
    longer than the limit may be rejected immediately, 
    without being reviewed. The authors will be notified as 
    soon as possible whether or not their paper will be 
    reviewed. Submission details, including the abstract 
    and full paper formats, will become available at the 
    ECOOP'99 web site (http://ecoop99.di.fc.ul.pt) from 
    October 1, 1998.
  Important Dates:
    Electronic submission starting date: October 24, 1998
    Electronic abstract submission: November 14, 1998
    Electronic full paper submission: November 28, 1998
    Notification of acceptance: February 6, 1999
    Camera ready copy due: March 27, 1999
    Conference: June 14-18, 1999
    Rachid Guerraoui
    ECOOP'99 Programme Chair
    Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL)
    1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
    Tel: +41-21-693 52 72
    Fax: +41-21-693 67 70
    E-mail: Rachid.Guerraoui@epfl.ch

  Traditionally, ECOOP'99 hosts a two day tutorial 
  programme. Proposals for high-quality tutorials in all 
  areas of object-orientation from academic research to 
  industrial applications are solicited. Tutorial levels may 
  be introductory, intermediate, and advanced. Novel 
  topics and topics of broad interest are preferred. 
  Proposers can get the guidelines for tutorial submission 
  via WWW (http://ecoop99.di.fc.ul.pt/guidelines/ 
  tutorial.html). Both plain paper and electronic 
  submissions are accepted.

    Proposal submission: November 28, 1998
    Notification of acceptance: February 12, 1999
    Camera-ready notes: May 14, 1999
  Proposals should be submitted to:
    Rui Oliveira
    ECOOP'99 Tutorial Chair
    Departamento de Informática
    Universidade do Minho
    Largo do Paço
    4709 Braga, Portugal
    Tel: +351-53-60 44 70, Fax: +351-53-60 44 71
    E-mail: rco@di.uminho.pt
  ECOOP'99 will host a number of workshops addressing 
  different areas of object-oriented technology. 
  Workshops are intended to 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. Guidelines for the 
  submission of workshop proposals are available at 

    Proposal submission: November 21, 1998
    Notification of acceptance: December 14, 1998
  Proposals should be submitted to:
    Ana Moreira
    ECOOP'99 Workshop Chair
    Departamento de Informática
    Universidade Nova de Lisboa
    Quinta da Torre
    2825 Monte da Caparica, Portugal
    Tel: +351-1-294 85 36, Fax: +351-1-294 85 41
    E-mail: amm@di.fct.unl.pt 
  Panel sessions addressing important and timely topics 
  in object-orientation will be included in the main 
  conference. They should present interesting and 
  divergent views with solid practical and/or theoretical 
  backing. A good panel session can be the highlight of 
  the official programme for many attendees. We intend 
  to provide for the inclusion of the panelists position 
  papers in the conference proceedings. Proposers should 
  request the guidelines for panel proposals from the 
  address below or get them via WWW (http:// 
    Proposal submission: January 21, 1999
    Notification of acceptance: March 4, 1999
    Camera-ready position papers: April 4, 1999
  Proposals should be submitted to:
    Luis Caires
    ECOOP'99 Panel Chair
    Departamento de Informática
    Universidade Nova de Lisboa
    2825 Monte da Caparica, Portugal
    Tel: +351-1-294 85 36, Fax: +351-1-294 85 41
    E-mail: lcaires@di.fct.unl.pt

  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. Demonstrations will 
  be selected on the basis of technical merit, novelty and 
  relevance to object-oriented technology. Product 
  marketing or sales presentations are inappropriate for 
  this forum. Proposers should request the guidelines for 
  demonstration proposals from the address below or get 
  them via WWW (http://ecoop99.di.fc.ul.pt/ 
    Proposal submission: see WWW
  Proposals should be submitted to:
    António Rito Silva
    ECOOP'99 Demonstration Chair
    Software Engineering Group
    Rua Alves Redol 9, 6
    Apartado 13069, 1000 Lisboa, Portugal
    Tel: +351-1-310 02 87, Fax: +351-1-314 58 43
    E-mail: Rito.Silva@inesc.pt

  ECOOP will again include a poster exhibition, 
  addressing object-oriented technology and theory. 
  These should present an opportunity for authors to 
  express new ideas and work-in-progress, and foster a 
  direct discussion of their work with the attendees. The 
  poster exhibition will be displayed in the conference 
  area for the whole duration of the conference, and 
  special opportunities will be created for visiting the 
  exhibition. Proposers can get the guidelines for poster 
  submission via WWW (http://ecoop99.di.fc.ul.pt/ 
    Poster submissions: April 16, 1999
    Notification of acceptance: May 10, 1999
  Proposals should be submitted to:
    Carlos Baquero
    ECOOP'99 Poster Chair
    Departamento de Informática
    Universidade do Minho
    Largo do Paço
    4709 Braga, Portugal
    Tel: +351-53-60 44 70, Fax: +351-53-60 44 71
    E-mail: cbm@di.uminho.pt

  At ECOOP, there has traditionally been an exhibition of 
  products and services related to object-orientation. The 
  exhibition will be set up adjoining the main conference 
  area, where participants have the opportunity to visit 
  the stands, even during short breaks. Further 
  information can be obtained via WWW (http:// 
  ecoop99.di.fc.ul.pt/guidelines/exhibit.html), or by 
    Mário J. Silva
    ECOOP'99 Exhibit Chair
    Departmento de Informática
    Universidade de Lisboa
    Campo Grande
    1700 Lisboa, Portugal
    Tel: +351-1-750 01 28, Fax: +351-1-750 00 84
    E-mail: mjs@di.fc.ul.pt 

  Direct all specific correspondence to the appropriate 
  chairs. General information on ECOOP’99 and 
  questions about the conference and its organization 
  may be obtained via WWW (http://ecoop99.di.fc.ul.pt) 
  or should be sent to:
    Vasco T. Vasconcelos
    ECOOP’99 Organizing Chair
    Departmento de Informática
    Universidade de Lisboa
    Campo Grande
    1700 Lisboa, Portugal
    Tel: +351-1-750 00 87, Fax: +351-1-750 00 84
    E-mail: ecoop99.organization@di.fc.ul.pt

Would you like to receive the printed Advance 
Programme by ordinary mail (in February 1999), please 
send your complete postal address by e-mail to 

ECOOP’99 is organized in co-operation with AITO.