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Posters Chair: Peri Tarr, posters@oopsla.acm.org
Submissions due date: 20 July 2001
Notification of acceptance or rejection: 3 August 2001

Posters are an excellent forum for authors to present their work in an informal and interactive session, to present late-breaking and preliminary results, or to present an overview of, or introduction to, interesting work in key areas of object-oriented software engineering. Posters and the poster session have different characteristics from other technical areas of OOPSLA. Unlike other technical venues, posters are highly visual and interactive, and they are intended to provide authors and participants with the ability to engage in deep technical discussions about their work. Posters provide authors with a unique opportunity to make their work highly visible during the conference, and to discuss their work one-on-one with other conference participants; thus, authors of other OOPSLA technical submissions should also consider submitting a poster about their work, as should other OOPSLA participants. The Poster Session will have a strong tie to the other technical areas of OOPSLA.

Successful posters are carefully designed to convey technical details and have a strong visual impact that attracts the attention of attendees as they stroll past the displays, either during the interactive poster session or at other times during the conference. The interactive poster session is held early in the conference, to promote continued discussion among interested parties. The goal is to develop a poster that encourages small groups of individuals interested in a technical area to gather and interact, and the poster session will be organized to facilitate such interactions.

Posters cover the same interest areas as the Technical Papers, Panels and Practitioner's Reports. We also particularly encourage submissions in the following areas:

  • Demonstrations: Conference participants who are giving technology demonstrations should also consider presenting posters that contain overviews and/or summaries of their demonstrations, both to attract additional attendance at demonstrations and to increase the visibility of their tools.
  • Open Source Tools and Technologies: Technology providers can showcase their tools and technologies with posters.
  • PhD Topics: The poster session provides graduate students with an outstanding forum in which to present and discuss their PhD work.
  • Research and Project Overview: Research laboratories and projects can introduce themselves and their key efforts to the community by presenting posters.
  • Workshops: Workshop organizers and/or attendees may present posters that summarize results from one or more OOPSLA 2001 workshops, thus making the results immediately and widely available to the community. Particularly in conjunction with poster submissions from some workshop attendees, the poster session represents an important means for workshops to convey their key results to the rest of the community.
  • Technical Papers, Practitioner's Reports and Panels: Authors of work that is presented in the OOPSLA technical program can obtain even more benefit by presenting their work in a poster as well, since the poster session provides them the opportunity to engage in the one-on-one discussions that are not possible during technical sessions. Panel chairs and/or panelists can provide additional benefit to the community by summarizing panelist positions and key issues in a poster.
  • Key Theme Areas: To allow OOPSLA participants to obtain a quick introduction to work in some key topics in object-oriented software engineering, we specifically seek contributions in the following areas:
    • Java tools, compilers and technologies
    • UML tools, technologies, and methodoloiges
    • Advanced separation of concernsk
    • Extreme programming
    • XML tools, technologies, and methodologies
    • Objects and the web

    Suggestions for other key topic areas are also encouraged.

Poster authors are required to attend the scheduled interactive poster session, staying with their poster so that they can discuss their work with conference attendees. Some poster authors also post an informal schedule along with their poster, listing times when they plan to be available for discussion later on during the conference. Others leave sign-up sheets for interested viewers to obtain further information. All posters will have an associated "message board," on which viewers can post comments, ideas, and questions and on which poster authors will be able to post responses, to further increase interactions and value for everyone.

Posters are advertised in the Final Program, and authors' two-page extended abstracts will appear in the OOPSLA 2001 Conference Companion. The Conference Companion will be distributed at OOPSLA 2001, so attendees will be able to learn more about individual posters before or after visiting the exhibit. On-line discussion groups will also be made available, so that participants may engage in in-depth discussions both before and after the conference.

Submission Process

  • A Poster proposal consists of:
    • a 50 word or less short abstract that summarizes the content of the poster
    • a set of keywords describing the technical area of the work
    • a two-page extended abstract, suitable for inclusion in the OOPSLA 2001 Conference Companion
    • the poster itself, or a preliminary graphic layout of the poster (please review the poster content guidelines)
    • a completed ACM copyright form.
  • All Poster proposals are to be submitted using the OOPSLA 2001 online submission system. Paper and fax submissions will not be accepted. The extended abstract will be entered directly online. The poster itself or the preliminary graphic layout must be submitted as a PDF or PostScript file.
  • The preliminary graphic layout should consist of 1 to 3 pages that sketch the layout for an 8 feet (wide) by 4 feet (high) bulletin board. Please use 10 point or larger font in the preliminary layout, and 12 point or larger in the final poster, so that it is readable.
  • Once you have submitted your proposal through the online submission system, you will receive confirmation by e-mail that your proposal has been received and is complete.
  • Proposals may be modified online up until the submission deadline.

To be included in the final program and in the Conference Companion, poster proposals must be submitted no later than July 20, 2001, but earlier is better.

Acceptance and rejection notifications will be e-mailed by August 3, 2001.

For additional information, clarification, or questions please contact the Posters Chair, Peri Tarr, at posters@oopsla.acm.com

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