OOPSLA 2006 Call for Contributions

21st Annual Conference on Object-Oriented Programming, Systems, Languages, and Applications (OOPSLA 2006)

Portland, Oregon
October 22 - 26, 2006
Sponsored by ACM SIGPLAN in cooperation with SIGSOFT


OOPSLA 2006, the premier forum for practitioners, researchers, educators, and students in diverse disciplines related to object technology, is seeking contributions. This year, it may be your contribution that spawns a whole new technology--the next "big thing!"

OOPSLA offers an extraordinary array of venues and activities to suit the needs of attendees of all backgrounds. You can immerse yourself in the cutting edge and the future of software development, and interact and network with the best minds in the field. Becoming a participant is easier than you think and will enrich your OOPSLA experience. Just submit a proposal to one of the many events that make up OOPSLA. The following OOPSLA venues are seeking submissions:

* Research Papers -- Present novel technical results, advance the state of the art, or report on significant experience or experimentation.
* Onward! -- Submit a paper or film that presents new thinking and new paradigms for computing.
* Essays -- Present your personal view of a topic, a way of looking at some part of computing terrain, a way that leads the listener in an act of discovery.
* Lightning Talks -- Give a 5-minute presentation on any topic of interest to the community.
* Panels -- Organize a small group of experts who will discuss issues related to object technology, with audience participation.
* Practitioner Reports -- Report on your real-world experiences.
* Tutorials and Certificate Courses -- Present a half- or full-day course on a topic where you have recognized expertise.
* Workshops -- Organize an intensive, collaborative environment where participants surface, discuss, and solve challenging problems facing the field.
* Posters -- Present informal or exploratory work in a visual and interactive setting.
* Student Research Competition -- As an undergraduate and graduate researcher, share your results and gain recognition.
* Demonstrations -- Give a show-and-tell session on a state-of-the art system, language, environment, or application.
* DesignFest® -- Organize a design task for a small group of designers and developers.
* Educator's Symposium -- Promote new ways to teach and learn through paper presentations, interactive sessions, demonstrations, posters, and group discussions.
* Doctoral Symposium -- As a Ph.D. student, attend a one-day session where a panel of experts will provide guidance and feedback on your dissertation topic.
* Student Volunteers -- Donate a few hours of your time, to associate with the top people in technology, research, and software development.

Co-located events:
* Generative Programming and Component Engineering (GPCE'06)
* Pattern Languages of Programming (PLoP'06)
* Dynamic Languages Symposium (DLS'06)

If you have questions, please don't hesitate to contact the event chairs or the general chair. Check out http://www.oopsla.org today! We urge you to help shape the present and future of software development by contributing to OOPSLA 2006. We look forward to your submissions and to seeing you in Portland!


** March 18, 2006 **
Research papers
Onward! papers
Practitioner Reports
Educators' Symposium

** June 30, 2006 **
DesignFest® Posters
Onward! Films
Student Research Competition
Doctoral Symposium

** August 1, 2006 **
Student Volunteers

** While space available **
Lightning Talks


Conference Chair
Peri Tarr, IBM Research

Program Chair
William Cook, University of Texas at Austin

Communications Chair
Steve Metsker, Dominion Digital