SAC 2015
30th ACM Symposium on Applied Computing

Special track on
Object Oriented Programming Languages and Systems

SAC 2015

For the past twenty-nine 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 2015 is sponsored by the ACM Special Interest Group on Applied Computing (SIGAPP), and will be held at the University of Salamanca, Spain.

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 2015 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, debugging, 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
  • Runtime verification
  • Secure and dependable software
  • Static analysis
  • Testing and debugging
  • Type systems and type inference
  • Virtual machines


Davide Ancona
DIBRIS, University of Genova
(davide AT disi.unige.it)


The Omission Finder for Debugging What-Should-Have-Happened Bugs in Object-Oriented Programs
Kouhei Sakurai (Kanazawa University, Japan) and Hidehiko Masuhara (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)
Adaptive Just-in-time Value Class Optimization: Transparent Data Structure Inlining for Fast Execution
Tobias Pape (Hasso Plattner Institute, Germany), Carl Friedrich Bolz (King's College London, UK) and Robert Hirschfeld (Hasso Plattner Institute, Germany)
Reifying the Reflectogram -- Towards Explicit Control for Implicit Reflection
Nick Papoulias, Marcus Denker, Stephane Ducasse (Inria Lille Nord Europe, France) and Luc Fabresse (Mines Telecom Institute, Douai, France)
Composable and Hygienic Typed Syntax Macros
Cyrus Omar, Chenglong Wang and Jonathan Aldrich (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
The Safety of Dynamic Mixin Composition
Eden Burton and Emil Sekerinski (McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada)
Submission of regular papers and SRC abstracts
September 12, 2014
September 26, 2014 (extended deadline)
October 10, 2014 (extended deadline)
Notification of regular papers (and posters) and SRC acceptance/rejection
November 17, 2014
November 30, 2014 (extended deadline)
Camera-ready copies of accepted papers
December 8, 2014
December 15, 2014
Author registration due date
December 20, 2014
SAC 2015
April 13 - 17, 2015


  • Alexandre Bergel, University of Chile, Chile
  • Walter Binder, University of Lugano, Switzerland
  • Carl Friedrich Bolz, King's College London, UK
  • Shigeru Chiba, University of Tokyo, Japan
  • Dave Clarke, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven/Uppsala University, Belgium/Sweden
  • João Costa Seco, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
  • Wolfgang De Meuter, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
  • Erik Ernst, Google
  • Robert Hirschfeld, Hasso-Plattner-Institut, University of Potsdam, Germany
  • Marieke Huisman, University of Twente, The Netherlands
  • Jaakko Järvi, Texas A&M University, USA
  • Doug Lea, Suny Oswego, USA
  • Pavel Parizek, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic
  • Marco Servetto, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand


Prospective papers should be submitted to the track in pdf format using the START submission system for regular papers and SRC papers.

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

SAC 2015 will use double-blind reviewing; to facilitate this, author name(s) and institution(s) must be omitted, and references to authors' own related work should be in the third person.

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 extra charge (80 USD per page). Posters are limited to 3 pages with the option for up to 1 additional page at extra charge (80 USD).

Papers that fall short the above requirements are subjected to rejection. All papers must be submitted by September 26, 2014 October 10, 2014 (extended deadline). For more information please visit the SAC 2015 Website.


Accepted papers will be published by ACM in the annual conference proceedings. Accepted posters will be published as 3-4 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.