SAC 2013
28th ACM Symposium on Applied Computing

Special track on
Object Oriented Programming Languages and Systems

SAC 2013

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 2013 is sponsored by the ACM Special Interest Group on Applied Computing (SIGAPP), and is hosted by Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal, Institute of Systems and Robotics, University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal Mathematical and Computer Sciences Institute, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil, and will be held at the Institute of Engineering of the Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra.

Student Research Competition (SRC, new to SAC): Graduate students seeking feedback from the scientific community on their research ideas are invited to submit abstracts of their original un-published and in-progress research work in areas of experimental computing and application development related to SAC 2013 Tracks. For further details see the call for student research abstract and the SRC information sheet.


Object-oriented programming (OOP) has become the mainstream programming paradigm for developing complex software systems in most application domains.

However, existing OO languages and platforms need to evolve to meet the continuous demand for new abstractions, features, and tools able to reduce the time, effort, and cost of creating object-oriented software systems, and improving their performance, quality and usability.

To this aim, OOPS is seeking for research advances bringing benefits in all those typical aspects of software development, such as modeling, prototyping, design, implementation, concurrency and distribution, code generation, analysis, verification, testing, evaluation, deployment, maintenance, reuse, and software evolution and adaptation.

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

  • Aspects and components
  • Code generation, and optimization, just-in-time compilation
  • Distribution and concurrency
  • Dynamic and scripting languages
  • Evaluation
  • Formal verification
  • Integration with databases, object persistence
  • Integration with other paradigms
  • Interoperability, versioning and software evolution and adaptation
  • Language design and implementation
  • Modular and generic programming
  • Reflection, meta-programming
  • Secure and dependable software
  • Software product lines
  • Static analysis
  • Type systems and type inference
  • Virtual machines


Davide Ancona
DIBRIS, University of Genova
(davide AT disi.unige.it)
September 21, 2012
Abstract submission
September 28, 2012 (extended deadline)
Paper submission
November 10, 2012
Author notification
November 30, 2012
Camera-ready copies
March 18-22, 2013
SAC 2013
October 31, 2012
Research abstracts
November 30, 2012
Author notification
March 19, 2013


  • Alexandre Bergel, University of Chile, Chile
  • Bruno Cabral, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
  • Walter Cazzola, Università di Milano, Italy
  • Wei-Ngan Chin, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Ferruccio Damiani, Università di Torino, Italy
  • Frank de Boer, CWI Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Roland Ducournau, LIRMM, Montpellier - France
  • Erik Ernst, Aarhus University, Denmark
  • Yossi Gil, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
  • Robert Hirschfeld, Hasso-Plattner-Institut, University of Potsdam, Germany
  • Jaakko Järvi, Texas A&M University, USA
  • Doug Lea, Suny Oswego, USA
  • Rosemary Monahan, National University of Ireland Maynooth, Ireland
  • David Pearce, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
  • Arnd Poetzsch-Heffter, TU Kaiserslautern, Germany
  • Antonio Ravara, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
  • Sukyoung Ryu, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Korea
  • Joao Seco, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal


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 21, 2012. For more information please visit the SAC 2013 Website.


Accepted papers will be published by ACM in the annual conference proceedings. Accepted posters will be published as 2-3 pages extended abstracts in the same proceedings (the additional third page 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, depending on the quality and the overall number of accepted papers, authors of selected papers will be invited to submit an extended version for a journal special issue, after the conference.