SAC 2005

For the past nineteen years, the ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC) has been a primary gathering forum for applied computer scientists, computer engineers, software engineers, and application developers from around the world. SAC 2005 is sponsored by the ACM Special Interest Group on Applied Computing, and is hosted by New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, Socorro, NM, USA.


Today's large scale software systems are typically designed and implemented using the concepts of the object-oriented (OO) paradigm.

However, there is still a need for existing OO languages and architectures to continuously adapt in response to demands for new features and innovative approaches.

These new features, to name a few, include unanticipated software evolution, security, safety, distribution, and interoperability.

The basic aim of the OOPS track at the SAC 2005 is to promote and stimulate further research on the object-oriented programming and distributed-object paradigms.

This track will foster the development of extensions and enhancements to the prevalent OO languages, such as Java, C# and C++, the formulation of innovative OO-based middleware approaches, and the improvements to existing and well-established distributed-object based systems.

Specifically, this track will invite papers investigating the applicability of new ideas to widespread, and standard object-oriented languages and distributed-object architectures.

A medium to long-term vision is also solicited, tackling general issues about the current and future role of prevalent OO languages and distributed architectures in Computer Science and Engineering.

Particularly of interest for this track are those papers that provide a thorough analysis covering following aspects: theory, design, implementation, applicability, performance evaluation, and comparison/integration with existing constructs and mechanisms.

Original papers and implementation reports are invited from all areas of OO programming languages and distributed-object computing.

The specific topics of interest for the OOPS track include, but are not limited to, the following:

> Programming abstractions
> Advanced type mechanisms and type safety
> Multi-paradigm features
> Language features in support of open systems
> Aspect-oriented and component-based programming
> Reflection, meta-programming
> Program structuring, modularity, generative
> Compositional languages
> Distributed objects and concurrency
> Middleware
> Heterogeneity and interoperability
> Applications of distributed object computing

For prospective authors of papers that address general advances in programming languages or do not specifically focus on the improvements to the object-oriented domain (e.g., OO languages, OO systems, OO architectures), please also look at the Programming Languages track of SAC 2005.


> Among 16 submitted papers, 6 were selected for publication in the SAC proceedings. Here is the list.


> Davide Ancona 
    DISI, UniversitÓ di Genova, Italy
> Rajeev Raje
    Department of Computer and Information Science, 
    Indiana University, Purdue University Indianapolis
> Mirko Viroli 
    DEIS UniversitÓ di Bologna, Italy


> Umesh Bellur, Indian Institute of India, India
> Viviana Bono, Università di Torino, Italy
> John Boyland, University of Wisonsin, USA
> Giuseppe Castagna, Ecole Normale Superieure, France
> Alessandro Coglio, Kestrel Institute, USA
> Pierre Cointe, Ecole des Mines de Nantes, France
> Pascal Costanza, University of Bonn, Germany
> Sophia Drossopoulou, Imperial College, UK
> Erik Ernst, DAIMI, Denmark
> Geoffrey Fox, Indiana University, USA
> Jeffrey Gray, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
> Atsushi Igarashi, Kyoto University, Japan
> Raymond Klefstad, University of California at Irvine, USA
> Doug Lea, Suny Oswego, USA
> Priya Narasimhan, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
> Manish Parashar, Rutgers State University of New Jersey, USA
> Giovanni Rimassa, Whitestein Technologies, CH
> Vladimiro Sassone, University of Sussex, UK
> Yannis Smaragdakis, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
> Don Syme, Microsoft Research, UK
> Bedir Tekinerdogan, University of Twente, The Netherlands
> Jan Vitek, Purdue University, USA
> Elena Zucca, Università di Genova, Italy


> Submit your paper electronically either in the PDF  or the postscript format. Please note that neither the hardcopy nor the fax submissions will be accepted.
> The author(s) name(s) and address(es) must not appear in the body of the paper, and self-reference should be in the third person. This is to facilitate a blind review process.
> The preferred format for the submission is the ACM SIG Proceedings Template (available through http://www.acm.org/sigs/pubs/proceed/template.html). The body of the paper should not exceed 4,000 words (5 pages according to the above style).
> All submissions must be sent by September 3, 2004 at the e-mail address mviroli@deis.unibo.it; the message must have the subject "OOPS Submission", and its body must contain the paper title and the authors' name and affiliation.


Papers accepted for the OOPS track will be published by ACM both in the SAC 2005 proceedings and in the Digital Library, with the option (at additional expense) to add 3 more pages. A set of selected papers, which did not get accepted as full papers, will be accepted as poster papers and will be published as extended 2-page abstracts in the symposium proceedings. Finally, last year a number of OOPS full papers was selected for an extended version published on a special issue of the Journal of Object Technology , and we are confident that a special issue for OOPS 2005 will follow next year.


September 3, 2004: Paper Submission
October 15, 2004: Author Notification
November 5, 2004: Camera-Ready Copy
March 13-17, 2005: SAC 2005