OOPSLA Research Papers

OOPSLA 2011 solicits research papers that present new research, report novel technical results, advance the state of the art, or discuss experience or experimentation. The scope of OOPSLA includes all aspects of programming languages and software engineering, broadly construed.

Papers may address any aspect of software development, including requirements, modeling, prototyping, design, implementation, generation, analysis, verification, testing, evaluation, project cancellation, maintenance, reuse, regeneration, replacement, and retirement of software systems. Papers on tools (such as new programming languages, dynamic or static program analyses, compilers, and garbage collectors) or techniques (such as new programming methodologies, type systems, design processes, code organization approaches, and management techniques) designed to reduce the time, effort, and/or cost of software systems are particularly welcome.

Submission Summary
Due on: April 08, 2011
Author Response Opens: May 26, 2011
Author Response Closes: May 27, 2011
Notifications: June 13, 2011
Camera-ready copy due: August 17, 2011
Format: ACM Proceedings format
Submit to: http://cyberchairpro.acm.org/oopslapapers/submit/
Contact: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (chair)

Selection Process

OOPSLA particularly encourages the submission of papers that diverge from the dominant trajectory of the field or challenge the existing value system. The program committee will consider the following criteria when evaluating submitted papers:

  • Novelty: The paper presents new ideas and/or results and places these ideas and results appropriately within the context established by previous research in the field.

  • Interest: The results in the paper are interesting, intriguing, or provocative. 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, case studies, and anecdotes.

  • Clarity: The paper presents its claims and results clearly.


SIGPLAN Proceedings Format, 10 point font. Note that by default the SIGPLAN Proceedings Format produces papers in 9 point font. If you are formatting your paper using Latex, you will need to set the 10pt option in the \documentclass command. If you are formatting your paper using Word, you may wish to use the provided Word template that provides support for this font size. Please include page numbers in your submission. Setting the preprint option in the \documentclass command generates page numbers. Please also ensure that your submission is legible when printed on a black and white printer. In particular, please check that colors remain distinct and font sizes are legible. There is no page limit on submitted papers. It is, however, the responsibility of the authors to keep the reviewers interested and motivated to read the paper. Reviewers are under no obligation to read all or even a substantial portion of a paper if they do not find the initial part of the paper interesting. The committee will not accept a paper if it is not clear to the committee that the paper will fit in the OOPSLA 2011 proceedings, which will limit accepted papers to 20 pages. OOPSLA 2011 submissions must conform to both the ACM Policy on Prior Publication and Simultaneous Submissions and the SIGPLAN Republication Policy.

For More Information

For additional information, clarification, or answers to questions please contact the OOPSLA Research Papers Chair, Kathleen S Fisher, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

OOPSLA Research Papers Committee

  • Kathleen S Fisher, Tufts University, USA (chair)
  • Amer Diwan, Google, USA
  • Atsushi Igarashi, Kyoto University, Japan
  • Ben Liblit, University of Wisconsin at Madison, USA
  • Bruno C. d. S. Oliveira, ROSAEC Center, Seoul National University, Korea
  • Charles Zhang, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
  • Christa Schwanning, Siemens AG, Germany
  • Doug Lea, State University of New York at Oswego, USA
  • Eelco Visser, Delft University of Technology, Neatherlands
  • Elena Zucca, Universita' di Genova, Italy
  • Eli Tilevich, Virginia Tech, USA
  • Eric Allen, Sun Labs, Oracle, USA
  • Gilad Bracha, SAP Labs, USA
  • Giuseppe Castagna, CNRS, UniversitÈ Paris Diderot - Paris 7, France
  • Jeff Gray, University of Alabama, USA
  • John C Mitchell, Stanford University, USA
  • John Reppy, University of Chicago, USA
  • Lori Pollock, University of Delaware, USA
  • Mangala Gowri Nanda, IBM Research, India
  • Martin Rinard, MIT, USA
  • Matthew Flatt, University of Utah, USA
  • Mayur Naik, Intel Labs Berkeley, USA
  • Michael Ernst, University of Washington, USA
  • Michael Hicks, University of Maryland, College Park, USA
  • Nathaniel Nystrom, University of Texas at Arlington, USA
  • Perry Cheng, IBM, USA
  • Richard Jones, University of Kent, UK
  • Robert J. Walker, University of Calgary, Canada
  • Sam Midkiff, Purdue University, USA
  • Sebastian Burckhardt, Microsoft Research, USA
  • Sorin Lerner, University of California, San Diego, USA
  • Susan Eisenbach, Imperial College London, UK
  • Tobias Wrigstad, Uppsala University, Sweden
  • Vikram S. Adve, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
  • Zhendong Su, University of California, Davis, USA

External Reviewers

  • Alex Garthwaite, VMWare, USA
  • Alex Potanin, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
  • Benjamin C. Pierce, University of Pennsylvania, USA
  • Bill Pugh, Univ. of Maryland, USA
  • Brian Lewis, Intel Labs, Intel, USA
  • Chandra Krintz, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
  • Chandrasekhar Boyapati, University of Michigan, USA
  • Christine H. Flood, Oracle Labs, USA
  • Christopher A. Stone, Harvey Mudd College , USA
  • Cristian Cadar, Imperial College London, UK
  • Daan Leijen, Microsoft Research, USA
  • Dan Grossman, University of Washington, USA
  • Dave Thomas, Bedarra Research Labs, Canada
  • David F. Bacon, IBM Research, USA
  • David Gay, Google, Inc., USA
  • David H. Lorenz, Open University of Israel, Israel
  • Erik Ernst, Aarhus University, Denmark
  • Evelyn Duesterwald, IBM Research, USA
  • Giovanna Guerrini, Università di Genova, Italy
  • Gregor Kiczales, University of British Columbia, Canada
  • Guy L. Steele Jr., Oracle Labs, USA
  • J. Eliot B. Moss, University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA
  • James Clause, University of Delaware, USA
  • Jay McCarthy, Brigham Young University, USA
  • Jeremy G. Siek , University of Colorado at Boulder, USA
  • John Tang Boyland, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA
  • Joseph Loyall, Raytheon BBN Technologies, USA
  • Julia Lawall, DIKU, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Keshav Pingali, The University of Texas at Austin, USA
  • Koushik Sen, University of California, Berkeley, USA
  • Laurie Hendren, McGill University, Canada
  • Linda Northrop, Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
  • Michael Schwartzbach, University of Aarhus, Denmark
  • Oscar Nierstrasz, University of Bern, Switzerland
  • Pascal Costanza, ExaScience Lab, Intel, Belgium
  • Patrick Lam, University of Waterloo, Canada
  • Ralph Johnson, UIUC , USA
  • Robby Findler, Northwestern, USA
  • Robert Grimm, NYU , USA
  • Robert Hirschfeld, Hasso-Plattner-Institut, University of Potsdam, Germany
  • Shigeru Chiba, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
  • Sophia Drossopoulou, Imperial College London, UK
  • Sriram Rajamani, MSR India, India
  • Steve Blackburn, Australian National University, Australia
  • Sukyoung Ryu, KAIST, Korea
  • Swarat Chaudhuri, Pennsylvania State University, USA
  • Tamiya Onodera, IBM Research - Tokyo , Japan
  • Tien N. Nguyen, Iowa State University, USA
  • Tim Harris, Microsoft Research, UK
  • Todd Millstein, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
  • Uwe Zdun, University of Vienna, Austria
  • Víctor Braberman, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Xipeng Shen, The College of William and Mary, USA
  • Yannis Smaragdakis, U. Mass, Amherst and U. Athens, USA and Greece