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DOW96: Call For Papers
CALL FOR PAPERS
DYNAMIC OBJECTS WORKSHOP
At Object World East
May 5-9, 1996
Boston's Hynes Convention Center
Attention authors and potential authors of papers on the use of Dynamic
Languages: proven and new languages providing full support for Dynamic
Objects and/or Late Binding functionalities.
The Dynamic Objects Workshop is a forum for technical presentations
and discussions of innovative and practical applications of dynamic
objects and late binding techniques to software systems design and
implementation. We are looking for concrete, practical papers
issues of importance to those who build or intend to build commercial
business and engineering applications that take advantage of these
This is a chance to share your success stories, discuss your techniques,
or even document technical and social obstacles you are facing. The
workshop brings together experts who are dedicated to make dynamic
and late binding approaches to software development succeed in the
marketplace, and there is no better forum for you to engage in a public
dialog on the use of Dynamic Objects and Late Binding languages today.
The DOW96 workshop also replaces the traditional LUV conference
presentation sessions [http://www.cs.rochester.edu/u/miller/alu.html],
and features a STUDENT SUBMISSION CONTEST. DOW96 is offered as part of
the Dynamic Objects Event [http://www.omg.org/ow/cbcoloc.htm], a new
collocated with Object World East [http://www.omg.org/ow/cbcover.htm].
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SCOPE AND CONTENT. Material in papers must clearly demonstrate a
practical value from the use of dynamic objects and/or late bindings;
as such, papers need not be especially innovative or original. Direct
and simple applications of dynamic language features to rapidly and
effectively solve practical problems will be noticed. Preference will
be given to previously undisseminated reports or experiences. Topics in
the area of programming languages and environments are welcome. These
include programming with multiple paradigms, generation of domain
languages, integration with foreign languages, objects distribution,
distributed objects recycling, persistent object storages and
Specific application examples are welcome including issues on software
design and architecture, product delivery, realtime, small platforms,
graphical user interfaces, interface builders, CLIM and portability.
Untested or purely theoretical examples must clearly demonstrate
of one or more specific aspects of dynamism to solve otherwise
problems (for example, use of dynamic updates to class hierarchies and
dynamic changes to multimethods to adapt to evolving exchange protocols
in live distributed systems, distributed objects recycling approaches
applied to improve software reliability in distributed systems).
SUBMISSIONS. Authors should submit an electronic copy of their paper
submission (position paper) not later than FRIDAY MARCH 22 1996,
the subject line: "DOW96 SUBMISSION", addressed to:
or, THREE (3) printed copies of their paper submission to DOW96 at
the following address (must be received on or before FRIDAY MARCH 22
DOW96 SUBMISSION, Room 4F-413
Att: O.B. Clarisse
Lucent Technologies/AT&T Bell Laboratories
2000 N Naperville Rd
Naperville, Il 60566
FORMATS. Accepted electronic format for first submission: ASCII text,
HTML, or PostScript*. Accepted electronic format for final submission:
printable PostScript* only, printed paper submission must be received
on or before the due date.
The length of the written papers should be between 3 and 10 pages
(font size 10pt or 12pt). The printed format must be full page or
two columns. The title, authors, affiliations, and contacting
informations must be clearly visible, and centered at the top of the
first page. All pages (text, figures, and references) must be numbered
from 1 to N (<= 3 N 10). Printed paper submissions must include an
electronic mail address, a return postal address, and a telephone
STUDENT PAPERS CONTEST. Students gain free access to the Dynamic
Objects Workshop (DOW96 sessions) using provided Exhibits passes.
There will be a selection of Student papers. Submission and acceptance
dates, as well as acceptable themes, are the same as for other authors.
Accepted papers will appear in the written proceedings (please see
following instructions regarding copyright and permission to publish
requirements). The best student paper will be nominated.
DEADLINES. Please mark your calendar with the following dates:
22 MARCH 96 Deadline for receipt of position papers.
24 APRIL 96 Deadline for receipt of final copy of accepted papers.
29 MARCH 96 Early acceptance notification. Early registration
12 APRIL 96 Final acceptance and corrections notification.
COPYRIGHT. Authors of accepted papers will be required to sign a
for publication in the workshop proceedings. Authors may retain the
copyright themselves if they wish by installing their own copyright
notice in the paper. Previously copyrighted material may still be
published depending on the permission to publish; in this case, the
previous copyright and notice of permission should appear in the paper.
PRESENTATION OF ACCEPTED PAPERS. Accepted papers will appear in the
written proceedings, which will be available at the workshop and might
or might not also be distributed in some other fashion after the
The authors of certain selected papers will be invited to make a
20-minute verbal presentation at the technical talks sessions during
the workshop. (Time constraints might prevent the verbal presentation
of some accepted papers.)
DOW96 SESSIONS. Three workshop sessions are scheduled as part of the
Dynamic Objects Event collocated with Object World East:
Sunday May 55:15 - 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday May 8 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Thursday May 9 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION. For further information about paper submission,
please contact DOW96:
For further information about the Dynamic Objects Event, see:
For information and registration to Object World East in Boston, see:
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