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The program for OOPSLA 2006 is complete. For 2007, note that becoming an active participant in OOPSLA is easier than you think and will enable you to get even more out of the conference. First, look over the brief description of the events below to see which ones match your interests. As you find events that interest you, read the specific instructions for those events. Finally, read about how to submit and the guidelines for formatting publications and posters. If you have questions, please don't hesitate to contact the event chairs or the .

Help shape the present and future of software development by contributing to OOPSLA 2007! We look forward to your submissions and to seeing you in Portland!

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For additional information, clarification, or questions, please contact the chair of any events(s) in which you are interested, or the
Research Papers

Rigorously reviewed archival papers that contribute to the foundations of object and related technologies.


A technical venue for papers and films that present new thinking and new paradigms for computing.


Presents a personal view of what is, explores a terrain, or leads the reader in an act of discovery. An essay may capture a philosophical digression, a deep analysis, or both.

Lightning Talks

A 5-minute presentation on any topic of interest to the community; it can be a new idea, a technology, an evaluation, an observation, a complaint, an explanation, a suggestion, a report of success or failure, a call to action, a description of a technique, or a lament.


Small groups of experts who discuss issues in object and related technologies, with audience participation.

Practitioner Reports

Reports from the field describing real-world experience with object and related technologies.

Tutorials and Certificate Courses

Half- and full-day courses given by internationally renowned experts on wide-ranging topics.


Intensive, collaborative environments where participants surface, discuss, and solve challenging problems facing the field.


Presentations of informal or exploratory work in a visual and interactive setting.

Student Research Competition

An opportunity for undergraduate and graduate researchers to share their results and gain recognition.


Show-and-tell sessions for state-of-the art systems, languages, environments, and applications.

DesignFest ®

Small groups of designers and developers work on prepared analysis and design problems. Submit a problem, or sign up to solve one!

Educators' Symposium

A one-day forum in which university educators and industry training experts share experiences, issues, and techniques.

Doctoral Symposium

A one-day session where a panel of experts provides guidance and feedback to Ph.D. students on their dissertation topics.

Dynamic Languages Symposium

A one-day symposium of invited speakers. In addition, the Dynamic Languages Symposium encourages papers, tutorials, workshops, and demonstrations to be submitted to the respective OOPSLA committees listed above.

Student Volunteers

By donating a few hours of their time, students can associate with the top people in technology, research, and software development.


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