List of accepted papers

SAC 2006

For the past twenty 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 2006 is sponsored by the ACM Special Interest Group on Applied Computing, will be held 23-27 April 2006, and is hosted by the University of Bourgogne, Dijon, France.


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 2006 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


> Davide Ancona 
    DISI, UniversitÓ di Genova, Italy
> Mirko Viroli 
    DEIS UniversitÓ di Bologna, Italy


> Umesh Bellur, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India
> Andrew Black, Portland State University, USA
> John Boyland, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA
> Yoonsik Cheon, University of Texas at El Paso, USA
> Alessandro Coglio, Kestrel Institute, USA
> Pierre Cointe, Ecole des Mines de Nantes, France
> Pascal Costanza, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
> Ferruccio Damiani, UniversitÓ di Torino, Italy
> Erik Ernst, DAIMI, Denmark
> Geoffrey Fox, Indiana University, USA
> Jeffrey Gray, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
> Michael Hicks, University of Maryland, USA
> Atsushi Igarashi, Kyoto University, Japan
> Raymond Klefstad, University of California at Irvine, USA
> Doug Lea, Suny Oswego, USA
> Giovanni Lagorio, UniversitÓ di Genova, Italy
> Francesco Logozzo, ╔cole Polytechnique, France
> Giovanni Rimassa, Whitestein Technologies, Switzerland
> 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
> Matthias Zenger, Google, Switzerland


Papers can only be submitted electronically at the following page
Please, contact Jeff Allen (jallen@C.iupui.E where C=cs, E=edu) for any problems with the system.

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 papers must be submitted by September 3, 2005.

Submission of the same paper to multiple tracks is not allowed.


Papers accepted for the OOPS track will be published by ACM both in the SAC 2006 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.

Please note that full registration is required for paper and poster inclusion in the conference proceedings and CD. Student registration does not cover paper and poster inclusion in the conference proceedings, but it is only intended to encourage student attendance.

Finally, a number of OOPS 2004 full papers was selected for an extended version published on a special issue of the Journal of Object Technology. We are currently setting up a special issue including extended versions of papers accepted at OOPS 2005, and we are planning to continue this tradition for OOPS 2006.


September 3, 2005: Paper Submission
October 15, 2005: Author Notification
November 5, 2005: Camera-Ready Copy
April 23--27, 2006: SAC 2006