Background and Topics
ECOOP is Europe’s longest-standing annual Programming Languages (PL) conference. Originally its primary focus was on object orientation, but now it looks at a much broader range of programming topics. For the 2021 edition of ECOOP we are pleased to announce a special issue of Science of Computer Programming. For papers appearing in this special Science of Computer Programming issue, the authors will be invited to present their work at ECOOP, and a short abstract will also appear in the main ECOOP conference proceedings.
Areas of interest include the design, implementation, optimization, analysis, testing, verification, and theory of programs, programming languages, and programming environments. Papers may focus on new tools (e.g., language implementations, program analyses, runtime systems), techniques (e.g., code organization approaches, methodologies), principles (e.g., semantics, proofs, paradigms), evaluations (e.g., experiments, corpora analyses, user studies), or some combination of the above. Papers presenting thorough evaluations of existing solutions that provide new insights are welcome. We also encourage the submission of reproduction studies.
* Special issue paper submission: (Mon) November 2, 2020
* Reviews returned to authors: (Mon) January 11, 2021
* Revised papers due: (Mon) March 15, 2021
* Authors notified of final decisions: (Mon) May 3, 2021
* Special issue published: (Mon) July 5, 2021
The Editor-in-Chief and the Guest Editor will make the final decision to accept or reject a submission based on the journal review process. Each paper will be reviewed by at least three reviewers, with reviewers primarily selected from the ECOOP Program Committee (see the ECOOP 2021 website for details: https://2021.ecoop.org).
Submissions must be written in English and submitted according to regular standards of the journal (including having structured abstracts) via EES: https://ees.elsevier.com/scico/. To ensure the manuscripts are correctly submitted to this special issue, please select “VSI: ECOOP 2021” as the “Article Type”. There is no strict page limit, but authors should aim for papers that will be no longer than 25 pages when finally published. A paper can be shorter than this and should only be longer if the work being presented really needs the extra pages. When submitting, authors should use the “review” option so that submissions are spaced in a reviewer-friendly manner. This substantially increases page length- the limit of 25 pages refers to the length of final, published papers.
If the initial reviews of a paper suggest that the paper requires revisions that would not be feasible to undertake by the March deadline, the paper will be rejected at this point to avoid delaying authors from submitting an improved version of their work elsewhere.
Manu Sridharan / University of California, Riverside