ECOOP is a programming languages conference, and solicits high-quality submissions describing original and unpublished results on any Programming Languages topic. The traditional focus of the conference was on object orientation, but the focus now is on a much broader range of programming topics. This year’s conference will feature research papers, tool insights papers, reproduction studies, experience reports, “pearls”, and “brave new ideas” - see the Call for Papers for details.

Take a look at last year’s proceedings for examples of the kinds of work that ECOOP’19 aims to attract.


Submission Link: https://ecoop19.hotcrp.com/

Dates

Wed 17 Jul

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09:00 - 10:00: ECOOP Research Papers - Dahl-Nygaard Prize Keynote at Track 1
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Talk
Ilya SergeyYale-NUS College and National University of Singapore
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10:30 - 12:10: ECOOP Research Papers - Language Design and Implementation at Track 1
ecoop-2019-papers10:30 - 10:50
Research paper
Shawn Meier, Sergio MoverUniversity of Colorado Boulder, Bor-Yuh Evan ChangUniversity of Colorado Boulder
ecoop-2019-papers10:50 - 11:10
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Kiko Fernandez-ReyesUppsala University, Einar Broch JohnsenUniversity of Oslo, Dave ClarkeUppsala Univ. Sweden and KU Leuvern, Ludovic HenrioCNRS, Tobias WrigstadUppsala University
ecoop-2019-papers11:10 - 11:30
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Daniel PelsmaekerDelft University of Technology, Netherlands, Hendrik van AntwerpenTU Delft, Eelco VisserDelft University of Technology
ecoop-2019-papers11:30 - 11:50
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Pascal WeisenburgerTechnische Universität Darmstadt, Guido SalvaneschiTU Darmstadt
ecoop-2019-papers11:50 - 12:10
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Vlad VerguTU Delft, Eelco VisserDelft University of Technology, Andrew TolmachPortland State University
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13:30 - 15:10: ECOOP Research Papers - Types at Track 1
ecoop-2019-papers13:30 - 13:50
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Richard RobertsVictoria University of Wellington, Stefan MarrUniversity of Kent, Michael HomerVictoria University of Wellington, James NobleVictoria University of Wellington
ecoop-2019-papers13:50 - 14:10
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Jan de Muijnck-HughesUniversity of Glasgow, Wim VanderbauwhedeUniversity of Glasgow
ecoop-2019-papers14:10 - 14:30
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Alen ArslanagićUniversity of Groningen, Jorge A. PérezUniversity of Groningen, The Netherlands, Erik VoogdUniversity of Groningen
ecoop-2019-papers14:30 - 14:50
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Benjamin ChungNortheastern University, Francesco Zappa NardelliInria, Jan VitekNortheastern University
ecoop-2019-papers14:50 - 15:10
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Aleksandr MisonizhnikSaint-Petersburg State University, Dmitry MordvinovSaint-Petersburg State University, JetBrains Research
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15:40 - 17:00: ECOOP Research Papers - Program Analysis 1 at Track 1
ecoop-2019-papers15:40 - 16:00
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Thodoris SotiropoulosAthens University of Economics and Business, Ben LivshitsImperial College London, UK
ecoop-2019-papers16:00 - 16:20
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Conrad WattUniversity of Cambridge, Petar MaksimovićImperial College London, UK and Mathematical Institute of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Serbia, Neelakantan R. KrishnaswamiComputer Laboratory, University of Cambridge, Philippa GardnerImperial College London
ecoop-2019-papers16:20 - 16:40
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Noah Van Es, Quentin StiévenartVrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium, Coen De RooverVrije Universiteit Brussel
ecoop-2019-papers16:40 - 17:00
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Osbert BastaniUniversity of Pennsylvania, Rahul SharmaMicrosoft Research, Lazaro ClappStanford University, Saswat AnandStanford University, Alex AikenStanford University

Thu 18 Jul

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09:00 - 10:00: ECOOP Research Papers - Keynote at Track 1
ecoop-2019-papers09:00 - 10:00
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Azadeh FarzanUniversity of Toronto
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10:30 - 12:10: ECOOP Research Papers - Domain Specific Languages at Track 1
ecoop-2019-papers10:30 - 10:50
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Matthias Eichholz, Eric CampbellCornell University, Nate FosterCornell University, Guido SalvaneschiTU Darmstadt, Mira MeziniTU Darmstadt, Germany
ecoop-2019-papers10:50 - 11:10
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Yossi GilTechnion—Israel Institute of Technology, Ori RothTechnion
ecoop-2019-papers11:10 - 11:30
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Kang Hong JinSchool of Information Systems, Singapore Management University, Ferdian Thung, Julia LawallInria/LIP6, Gilles MullerLIP6-INRIA/UPMC, Lingxiao JiangSingapore Management University, David LoSingapore Management University
ecoop-2019-papers11:30 - 11:50
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Amir ShaikhhaUniversity of Oxford, Lionel ParreauxEPFL
ecoop-2019-papers11:50 - 12:10
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Dhruv MakwanaUnaffiliated, Neelakantan R. KrishnaswamiComputer Laboratory, University of Cambridge
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13:30 - 15:10: ECOOP Research Papers - Program Analysis 2 at Track 1
ecoop-2019-papers13:30 - 13:50
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George FourtounisUniversity of Athens, Yannis SmaragdakisUniversity of Athens
ecoop-2019-papers13:50 - 14:10
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Alex VillazónUniversidad Privada Boliviana, Bolivia, Haiyang SunUniversità della Svizzera italiana, Andrea RosàUniversity of Lugano, Switzerland, Eduardo RosalesUniversity of Lugano, Switzerland, Daniele BonettaOracle Labs, Isabella DefilippisUniversidad Privada Boliviana (UPB), Sergio OportoUniversidad Privada Boliviana (UPB), Walter BinderUniversity of Lugano, Switzerland
ecoop-2019-papers14:10 - 14:30
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Linghui LuoPaderborn University, Julian DolbyIBM Research, Eric BoddenHeinz Nixdorf Institut, Paderborn University and Fraunhofer IEM
ecoop-2019-papers14:30 - 14:50
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Alexi TurcotteNortheastern University, Ellen ArtecaNortheastern University, Gregor RichardsUniversity of Waterloo
ecoop-2019-papers14:50 - 15:10
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Carmen Torres Lopez, Robbert Gurdeep SinghUniversiteit Gent, Belgium, Stefan MarrUniversity of Kent, Elisa Gonzalez BoixVrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium, Christophe ScholliersUniversiteit Gent, Belgium
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15:40 - 16:40: ECOOP Research Papers - Concurrency and Parallelism at Track 1
ecoop-2019-papers15:40 - 15:55
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Matthias SpringerTokyo Institute of Technology, Hidehiko MasuharaTokyo Institute of Technology
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ecoop-2019-papers15:55 - 16:10
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Suvam MukherjeeMicrosoft Research India, Nitin John RajInternational Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad, Krishnan GovindrajMicrosoft Research, Pantazis DeligiannisMicrosoft Research, Chandramouleswaran RavichandranMicrosoft Azure, Akash LalMicrosoft Research India, Aseem RastogiMicrosoft Research, Raja KrishnaswamyMicrosoft Azure
ecoop-2019-papers16:10 - 16:25
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Jafar Haminimec-DistriNet, Depatrmant of Computer Science, KU Leuven, Belgium, Bart JacobsKU Leuven
ecoop-2019-papers16:25 - 16:40
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Rupak MajumdarMPI-SWS, Germany, Marcus PirronMPI-SWS, Nobuko YoshidaImperial College London, Damien ZuffereyMPI-SWS
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17:00 - 18:00: ECOOP Research Papers - Closing Keynote at Track 1
ecoop-2019-papers17:00 - 18:00
Talk
Simon Peyton JonesMicrosoft, UK

Call for Papers

ECOOP 2019 solicits high-quality submissions describing original and unpublished results on any Programming Languages topic.

Submission Link: https://ecoop19.hotcrp.com/

On submission, authors will be asked to identify their paper with one of the following categories, details of which are given below:

  • Research Paper
  • Tool Insights Paper
  • Reproduction Study
  • Experience Report
  • Pearl
  • Brave New Idea

The Program Committee and External Review Committee will evaluate the contribution of each submission in the context of the paper category, as well as its general relevance and accessibility to a PL audience. All papers will be evaluated with reference to:

  • Significance. The results in the paper must have the potential to add to the state of the art, practice, or understanding of the field in significant ways.

  • Evidence. The paper must present evidence supporting its claims. Examples of evidence include formalizations and proofs, implemented systems, experimental results, statistical analyses, and case studies.

  • Clarity. The paper must present its contributions and results clearly.

Papers co-authored by members of the Program Committee will be reviewed solely by members of the External Review Committee and selected experts from outside the Program Committee.

Paper Categories

All accepted papers, regardless of category, will be published in the ECOOP’19 formal proceedings.

Research Papers

The Research Papers category is the most traditional paper category, and solicits high quality research papers that demonstrate advances in the PL field.

As an alternative to being published in the conference proceedings, authors may wish to submit research papers to be considered for publication in ACM TOPLAS or Science of Computer Programming; see “Journal First” below for more details.

Tool Insights Papers

We welcome submissions in this category that focus on the practical details of the design and implementation of PL tools – details that are often omitted from regular research papers due to space constraints, despite being fascinating and worthy of communication. A strong Tool Insights paper should communicate engineering experience and insights that are likely to be useful to other members of the PL community who may face similar problems in future. Examples of issues that Tool Insights papers might focus on include, but are not limited to: performance, reliability, portability, inter-tool integration, infrastructure re-use, evaluation issues, theory/practice gaps, precision/efficiency and soundness/efficiency trade-offs.

Reproduction Studies

Common in other sciences, reproduction means independently reconstructing an experiment in a different context (e.g., virtual machine, platform, class of applications) in order to validate or refute important results of earlier work. A good reproduction study will include thorough empirical evaluation. It will contain a detailed comparison with the previous results, seeking reasons for possible disagreements. A thoroughly-conducted reproduction study that perfectly replicates an existing experiment and reaches the same conclusions will be regarded as significant, so long as said experiment is significant enough to be worthy of reproduction.

Experience Reports

The Experience Reports category solicits articles focussing on noteworthy applications of known PL techniques, tools and ideas in interesting domains and by other communities. Examples include, but are not limited to, applications of PL techniques in industry, open source, education, and other academic disciplines. We welcome both reports on successful applications of PL ideas, as well as reports that shed light on limitations and problems that may provide inspiration for future research.

Pearls

The Pearl category solicits articles that explain a known idea in a new and elegant way, to the benefit of the PL community. A Pearl may well be shorter than a regular research paper, but there is no hard requirement on this.

Brave New Ideas

The Brave New Idea paper category solicits forward-looking articles on ideas in the field of Programming Languages that may take some time to substantiate, but for which early communication to the community is likely to be of benefit. For this category we welcome papers that are particularly conceptually novel or unconventional, and that as a result may be harder to back up by traditional evaluation methods. A Brave New Idea paper may well be shorter than a regular research paper, but there is no requirement for it to be so.

Paper Submission

See the Journal First section below for alternative journal submission options

Only papers that have not been published and are not under review for publication elsewhere can be submitted. Double submissions will be rejected without review. If major parts of an ECOOP submission have appeared elsewhere in any form, authors are required to notify the ECOOP program chair and to explain the overlap and relationship. Authors are also required to inform the program chair about closely related work submitted to another conference while the ECOOP submission is under review.

ECOOP Proceedings are published by Dagstuhl LIPIcs. Papers must be written in English and follow the Dagstuhl LIPIcs LaTeX-style template, prepared in accordance with the Dagstuhl LIPIcs instructions for authors. For submissions, authors are free to use either the lipics-v2018 style template (available at time of writing this CFP), or the upcoming lipics-v2019 style template (which may have become available by the ECOOP submission deadline).

Papers must be no longer than 25 pages, excluding references and appendices (see below for detailed information about appendices). This limit applies to all paper categories. However, papers should be as long as necessary, and not longer: authors will not be penalized for a paper being shorter than the page limit so long as their paper otherwise meets the expectations of ECOOP.

Submissions will be carried out electronically via HotCRP.

At least one author of every accepted paper must register for ECOOP 2019 and present their paper.

Anonymity

Reviewing for ECOOP will initially be double-blind: the identity of reviewers will be anonymous as standard, and authors’ identities will be withheld until a reviewer submits her/his review. Reviewing becomes single-blind at the point of review submission: the identity of a given paper’s authors will become known to a reviewer when the reviewer submits his/her review for that paper.

To facilitate the initial double-blind phase, submitted papers must adhere to two rules:

  • Author names and institutions must be omitted

  • References to authors’ own other work should be in the third person (e.g., not “We build on our previous work …” but rather “We build on the work of …”).

When in doubt, contact the Program Chair.

Additional Material

Clearly marked additional appendices, not intended for the final publication, containing supporting proofs, analyses, statistics, etc., may be included beyond the page limit. There is also an option on the paper submission page to submit supplementary material, e.g., a technical report including proofs, or web pages and repositories that cannot easily be anonymized. This material will be made available to reviewers after the initial reviews have been completed, when author names are revealed.

Reviewers are under no obligation to examine the appendices and supplementary material. Therefore, the paper must be a stand-alone document, with the appendices and supplementary material viewed only as a way of providing useful information that cannot fit in the page limit, rather than as a means to extend the page limit.

Authors of papers that have been submitted but not accepted by previous conferences may optionally submit a Note to Reviewers. The Note to Reviewers should a) identify the previous venue(s) (e.g., ESOP 2019, POPL 2019, OOPSLA 2018); b) list the major issues identified by the reviews at those venues; and c) describe the changes made to the paper in response to those reviews. These notes will be made available to reviewers after their initial reviews have been completed and author names have been revealed.

Response Period

Authors will be given a three-day period to read and respond to the reviews of their papers before the program committee meeting. Responses have no formal length limit, but concision will be highly appreciated and more concise responses are likely to be more effective.

Awards

The Program Chair will work with the Program Committee to select up to one paper in each category for recognition via a Distinguished Paper award. A Distinguished Artifact award will also be made.

Artifact Evaluation

To reward the creation of artifacts and support replication of experiments, authors of accepted papers (regardless of category) can submit artifacts, such as tools, data, models, or videos, to be evaluated by an Artifact Evaluation Committee. Artifacts that are accepted by the committee will be recognized officially.

Journal First

We have Journal First arrangements with two journals: ACM Transactions on Programming Languages and Systems, and Elsevier Science of Computer Programming.

Please contact the Program Chair if you have questions about the procedures and dates associated with the Journal First options.

Common to both routes

Only regular research papers (not papers in the other ECOOP 2019 categories) are eligible for the Journal First routes.

Only new papers are eligible for the Journal First routes to ECOOP 2019. That is, it is not acceptable to submit an extension of a previous conference paper, even if the associated journal solicits extended papers via its standard submission route.

Authors of all accepted Journal First papers will be invited to submit a short abstract for their paper to appear in the ECOOP 2019 conference proceedings.

Journal First papers will be included along with research papers submitted directly to the conference when a Distinguished Paper is selected.

Science of Computer Programming Route

See this dedicated web page for full details of how to submit to the ECOOP 2019 Science of Computer Programming special issue.

Submission deadline: Friday 16 November 2018

ACM Transactions on Programming Languages and Systems Route

See this announcement for details of the TOPLAS scheme whereby papers submitted to TOPLAS can be presented at selected conferences.

Authors interested in this route should submit their paper to TOPLAS via its usual submission system, and mark their paper as an ECOOP 2019 submission. The ECOOP Program Chair will then be informed of this submission and will have some input into the review process.

Submission deadline: To allow the TOPLAS review process to complete in time for publication before ECOOP 2019, Journal First TOPLAS papers should be submitted no later than Monday 15 October 2018.

More Information

For additional information, please contact the ECOOP Program Chair, Alastair Donaldson.

Accepted and Conditionally Accepted Papers

The following list of accepted papers includes a number of conditionally-accepted papers; the final list of accepted papers will be published in mid-June.

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