SAC 2012
26th ACM Symposium on Applied Computing

Special track on
Object Oriented Programming Languages and Systems

SAC 2012

For the past twenty-seven 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 2012 is sponsored by the ACM Special Interest Group on Applied Computing (SIGAPP), and is hosted by The Microsoft Research - University of Trento Centre for Computational and Systems Biology, Trento, Italy.


The object-oriented (OO) paradigm is extensively used to design and implement today's large scale software systems. However, existing OO languages and platforms need to evolve to better support features like interoperability, software reuse, dynamic software adaptation, efficiency on multicore hardware, security, and safety.

The aim of OOPS is to foster the development of extensions to existing OO languages and platforms, as well as the design and implementation of new languages and platforms embracing and enhancing the object-oriented paradigm. Particularly of interest for OOPS are papers that provide a thorough analysis covering most of the following aspects: theory, design, implementation, applicability, performance evaluation, and comparison/integration with existing constructs and mechanisms.

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

  • Language design and implementation
  • Type systems, static analysis, formal methods
  • Integration with other paradigms
  • Aspects, components, and modularity
  • Reflection, meta-programming
  • Databases and persistence
  • Distributed, concurrent or parallel systems
  • Interoperability, versioning and software adaptation



Davide Ancona
University of Genova
(davide AT disi.unige.it)
Shigeru Chiba
Tokyo Institue of Technology
(chiba AT is.titech.ac.jp)
Atsushi Igarashi
Kyoto University
(igarashi AT kuis.kyoto-u.ac.jp)
Andy Kellens
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
(akellens AT vub.ac.be)
IMPORTANT DATES (deadlines are strict)
September 7, 2011
Paper submission <<< extended deadline
October 12, 2011
Author notification
November 2, 2011
Camera-ready copies
March 25-29, 2012
SAC 2012

PROGRAM COMMITTEE (to be completed)

  • Walter Binder, University of Lugano, Switzerland
  • Sara Capecchi, University of Torino, Italy
  • Wei-Ngan Chin, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Erik Ernst, Aarhus University, Denmark
  • Kathryn Gray, University of Cambridge, UK
  • Robert Hirschfeld, Hasso-Plattner-Institut, University of Potsdam, Germany
  • Jaakko Järvi, Texas A&M University, USA
  • Doug Lea, Suny Oswego, USA
  • Hidehiko Masuhara, University of Tokyo, Japan
  • Sean McDirmid, Microsoft Research Asia, Beijin
  • Rosemary Monahan, National University of Ireland Maynooth, Ireland
  • Manuel Oriol, University of York, UK
  • David Pearce, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
  • Sukyoung Ryu, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Korea
  • Ina Schaefer, Technical University Braunschweig, Germany
  • Jeremy Singer, University of Glasgow, UK


Prospective papers should be submitted in pdf format using the provided automated submission system.

All papers should represent original and previously unpublished works that are currently not under review in any conference or journal. Both basic and applied research papers are welcome.

Hardcopy and fax submissions will not be accepted. Submission of the same paper to multiple tracks is not allowed. The format of the paper must adhere to the sig-alternate style. The paper must not exceed 8 pages according to the above style; please note that this is the same page limit as for the final version. However, for camera-ready papers exceeding 6 pages each additional page will be charged 80 USD.

Papers that fail to comply with length limitations risk rejection. All papers must be submitted by September 7, 2011. For more information please visit the SAC 2012 Website.


Accepted papers will be published by ACM in the annual conference proceedings. Accepted posters will be published as extended 3-page abstracts in the same proceedings; the third page only will be charged 80 USD.

Please note that full registration is required for papers and posters to be included in the conference proceedings and CD. Papers and posters NOT presented at conference will NOT be included in the ACM digital library. Student registration is only intended to encourage student attendance and does not cover inclusion of papers/posters in the conference proceedings.

Finally, following the tradition of the past OOPS editions, after the conference some of the accepted papers will be selected for publication in a journal special issue.