Call for Papers: ECOOP 2014, the 28th European Conference on Object-Oriented Programming

A belated call for papers for ECOOP 2014; I’m on the program committee. Please note the double-blind reviewing process. [DR]

The European Conference on Object-Oriented Programming (ECOOP) is the premier international conference covering all areas of object technology and related software development technologies. The 28th edition of the ECOOP conferences series will take place from 28 July to 1 August, 2014 in Uppsala, Sweden. It will embrace a broad range of topics related to object-orientation, including:

  • Concurrent and parallel systems
  • Distributed and cloud computing, mobile systems
  • Service-oriented and web Programming
  • Programming environments
  • Versioning, refactoring, software evolution
  • Language definition and design, domain-specific languages
  • Language implementation, execution environments, compiler construction
  • Memory management, garbage collection
  • Testing, debugging, profiling, and performance analysis
  • Metrics and empirical studies
  • Design methods and design patterns
  • Aspects, components, modularity, and reflection
  • Software modelling, meta-modelling
  • Frameworks, product lines, and software architectures
  • Theoretical foundations, program analysis, and type systems
  • Specification, verification, model checking, program synthesis
  • Object ownership
  • Security
  • Real-time systems
  • Databases and object persistence
  • Energy-aware software

ECOOP 2014 solicits high quality submissions describing original and unpublished results. It encourages innovative and creative solutions to real problems, evaluations of existing solutions in ways that shed new insights, or both. The program committee will evaluate the technical contribution of each submission as well as its general relevance and accessibility to the ECOOP audience according the following criteria:

  • Originality. The paper presents new ideas and/or results relevant to object technology and related software development technologies, and places these appropriately within the context established by previous research in the field. The paper clearly identifies what this contribution has accomplished and how it relates to previous work.
  • Significance. The results in the paper have the potential to add to the state of the art or practice in important or significant ways. The paper challenges or changes informed opinion about what is possible, true or likely.
  • Evidence. The paper presents evidence supporting its claims. Examples of evidence include formalizations and proofs, implemented systems, experimental results, statistical analyses and case studies.
  • Clarity. The paper presents its claims and results clearly. It is organized so that it is easily understood by an audience with varied expertise.
  • NEW!. This year, ECOOP will also consider submission of high quality 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 very thorough empirical evaluation, perhaps meeting a higher bar than that of the original paper. It will contain a detailed comparison with the previous results, seeking reasons for possible disagreements.

As is tradition, ECOOP Proceedings are published in Springer LNCS.

Paper Submission

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. Authors are required to disclose prior publication (formal or informal) of parts of the paper submitted to ECOOP or of closely related papers: such prior publications must be notified to the ECOOP 2014 programme chair and their relationship to the current submission explained. Authors are also required to inform the programme chair about closely related work submitted to another conference while the ECOOP submission is under review.

Submissions will be carried out electronically via the Cyberchair website:

Papers must be written in English, and be no longer than 25 pages, including references, appendices and figures, and written using the LNCS style. For more information about formatting please consult the Springer LNCS web site.


Following the recent history of other programming language conferences, ECOOP 2014 will use light double-blind reviewing whereby authors’ identities are withheld until the reviewer submits their review (as usual, reviews are also anonymous). To facilitate this, submitted papers must adhere to two rules:

  1. author names and institutions must be omitted, and
  2. references to authors’ own related work should be in the third person (e.g., not “We build on our previous work …” but rather “We build on the work of …”).

However, nothing should be done in the name of anonymity that weakens the submission or makes the job of reviewing the paper more difficult (e.g., important background references should not be omitted or anonymized). A document answering frequently asked questions that hopefully addresses many common concerns is here. When in doubt, contact the programme chair.

Additional Material

Clearly marked additional appendices, not intended for the final publication, containing supporting proofs, analyses, statistics, etc, may be included beyond the 25 page limit. There is also an option on the paper submission page to submit supplementary material, e.g., a technical report including proofs, or the software used to implement a system that cannot easily be anonymised. This material will be made available to reviewers after the initial reviews have been completed when author names are revealed. As usual, reviewers may choose to use the supplemental material or not at their discretion. However, the paper must stand alone and reviewers are under no obligation to read any additional material. Reviewers are more likely to consult additional appendices rather than separate technical reports.

Authors of papers that have been submitted but not accepted by previous prestigious conferences may additionally submit a Note to Reviewers. The Note to Reviewers should a) identify the previous venue(s) (e.g. ECOOP ’13, OOPSLA ’13); 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. Such notes will not be made available to a reviewer until after the initial review has been completed and author names are revealed.

Response period

Authors will be given a 72-hour period (from Saturday 8 February 2014 to Tuesday 11 February 2014) to read and respond to the reviews of their papers before the programme committee meeting. Responses will have no length limit but concision will be highly appreciated by the programme committee.

Artifact Evaluation

To reward the creation of artifacts and support replication of experiments, authors of accepted research papers can submit artifacts (such as tools, data, models, or videos) to be evaluated by an Artifact Evaluation Committee. Artifacts that pass muster will be recognized formally, and the Artifact Evaluation Committee will give an award for the best artifact.

For more information, please follow this link:

Important Dates for ECOOP’14 Research Papers

All deadlines are 23:59 Anywhere on Earth, i.e. Howland Island/Baker Island (GMT/UTC-12 hours).

Submission deadline: 11 Dec 2013

Author response start: 08 Feb 2014

Author response end: 11 Feb 2014

Acceptance notification: 07 Mar 2014

Camera-ready copy submission: 12 Apr 2014

Main conference dates: 28 Jul–01 Aug 2014

For More Information

For additional information, clarification or answers to questions please contact the ECOOP Programme Chair, Richard Jones, at

Programme Committee

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