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Call for Papers - Due July 2, 2009

As one of few conferences to bring together active and enthusiastic participation from the academic, commercial, and government domains, OOPSLA represents a unique opportunity to show the innovations and advancements embodied in your work. As a key view into the status of a dynamic field, the OOPSLA demonstrations track highlights both individual and collective advancements from one year to the next. Academic research, commercial tools, and government initiatives striving to progress the software landscape are all welcome to the chance to influence our industry's influencers.

Submission Summary
Due date:July 2, 2009
Notification date:
August 1, 2009
Proposal format:ACM Proceedings format
Submit to:OOPSLA submission system
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Demonstrations focus on presenting novel and interesting technical details in a dynamic forum where executing systems are coupled with interactive presentations.

Demonstrations will be selected based on their potential to showcase technically sound and interesting activity in the tool, systems, language, and application development spaces. Particular consideration will be given to products and processes that abandon the status quo for the sake of doing it better. Partial results and works in progress are suitable for inclusion.

Submission Contents

A Demonstration proposal must include:

  • a descriptive, catchy title,
  • a short abstract summarizing the proposal,
  • names, contact information, and short biographies of the individuals who will be conducting the demonstration. This should include a short justification of why these individuals are the best presenters for this demonstration.
    • What problems are addressed?
    • What will the audience be seeing?
    • What makes it relevant to the OOPSLA community?
    • What is unique about the design or implementation?
    • What underlying technologies are used?
    • What techniques were used to build the software?
    • a description of the demonstration in 250 words or less that highlights the innovations and addresses what a wide range of sophisticated OOPSLA attendees will find compelling in the demonstration, in particular:
    • What are the interesting technical details and challenges?

Submission Process

Electronic submission of proposals is required through the OOPSLA submission system, once open for this track. Submitted proposals may be modified up until to the submission deadline. They must be expressed as PDF or PostScript files, consist of two pages or less, and follow the ACM proceedings format for possible inclusion in the OOPSLA 2009 Conference Companion.

While proposals are due on July 2nd, 2009, the committee may read early proposals and work with the submitters to refine proposals that would benefit from additional information or small changes in content or format.

Special needs or requirements to conduct the demonstration as e.g. for equipment, room set-up, or limitations on attendance must be communicated at the time of submission as these might affect the likelihood of acceptance due to potential additional costs.

Important Dates

To be included in the final program and in the Conference Companion, Demonstrations proposals must be submitted no later than July 2nd, 2009, but earlier is better.

Acceptance and rejection notifications will be e-mailed by August 1st, 2009.

For more information

For additional information, clarifications, or questions, please contact the track chair, Dirk Siebert, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Demonstrations Committee

  • Jill Aden, EDS

  • Sergio de Cesare, Brunel University, UK

  • Christopher Giblin, IBM, Switzerland

  • Elena Gonzales, Kinetic Objects

  • Mark Lycett, Brunel University, UK

  • Jeffrey Overbey, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  • Dirk Siebert, eXa-online GmbH, Germany

  • Yolanda Cham Yuen, Tec de Monterrey, Campus Guadalajara, Mexico

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