SAC 2014
29th ACM Symposium on Applied Computing

Special track on
Object Oriented Programming Languages and Systems

SAC 2014

For the past twenty-eight 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 2014 is sponsored by the ACM Special Interest Group on Applied Computing (SIGAPP), and will be held at Gyeongju, Korea.

Student Research Competition: Graduate students seeking feedback from the scientific community on their research ideas are invited to submit original abstracts of their research work in areas of experimental computing and application development related to SAC 2014 Tracks. The Student Research Competition (SRC) program is designed to provide graduate students the opportunity to meet and exchange ideas with researcher and practitioners in their areas of interest. 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
  • Context-oriented programming
  • Databases and persistence
  • Distribution and concurrency
  • Dynamic and scripting languages
  • Evaluation
  • Feature Oriented Software Development and Programming
  • Formal verification
  • 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
  • Static analysis
  • Type systems and type inference
  • Virtual machines


Davide Ancona
DIBRIS, University of Genova
(davide AT disi.unige.it)
September 13 21 27, 2013 (extended deadline)
Submission of regular papers and SRC abstracts
November 15, 2013
Notification of paper and SRC acceptance/rejection
December 6, 2013
Camera-ready copies of accepted papers
December 13, 2013
Author registration due date
March 24-28, 2014
SAC 2014

PROGRAM COMMITTEE (to be completed)

  • Alexandre Bergel, University of Chile, Chile
  • Marcello Bonsangue, Leiden University, The Netherlands
  • Yu-Fang Chen, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
  • Shigeru Chiba, University of Tokyo, Japan
  • Jacques Garrigue, Nagoya University, Japan
  • Robert Hirschfeld, Hasso-Plattner-Institut, University of Potsdam, Germany
  • Hideya Iwasaki, The University of Electro-Communications, Japan
  • Jaakko Järvi, Texas A&M University, USA
  • Yuh-Jzer Joung, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Kiyokuni Kawachiya, IBM Tokyo Research Laboratory, Japan
  • Doug Lea, Suny Oswego, USA
  • Hidehiko Masuhara, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
  • Sean McDirmid, Microsoft Research Asia, Beijing, China
  • Bruno Oliveira National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Hakjoo Oh, Seoul National University, Korea
  • Sukyoung Ryu, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Korea
  • João Costa Seco, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
  • Marco Servetto, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
  • Anh-Hoang Truong, VNU University of Engineering and Technology, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Jianjun Zhao, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China


Prospective papers should be submitted in pdf format using the provided automated submission system for regular papers and SRC papers.

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. Full papers are limited to 6 pages with the option for up to 2 additional pages at cost (US$80 per page). Posters are limited to 2 pages with the option for up to 1 additional page at cost (US$80).

Papers that fail to comply with length limitations risk rejection. All papers must be submitted by September 13 21 27, 2013. For more information please visit the SAC 2014 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.