Panel proposals addressing important and
timely topics in object orientation are invited for the conference.
The ECOOP will maintain its tradition as a single-track
conference, where any panel sessions are positioned in the conference
program just as regular paper sessions and invited talks. ECOOP
participants are usually quite experienced in one or more areas
of object-orientation. Therefore, very broad and general panel subjects
are not likely to be successful, unless they may result in new syntheses
of ideas. In contrast, even highly focussed topics can be appropriate.
A good panel session can be the highlight of
the official conference program for many attendees. It should present
interesting views with solid practical and/or theoretical backing.
An eclectic variety of relevant views should be represented.
In the past, ECOOP panel sessions have had a
moderator and three to five panelists. The time allocated to a panel
has typically been 90 minutes, i.e., the same as to a regular paper
session with three papers. However, this format is not an absolute
standard. These prepared presentations should be short (no longer
than 10 minutes each), to allow substantial discussion with the
should a proposal look like?
A complete proposal should contain the following
Give a brief explanation why the suggested
topic is considered important and suitable for a panel.
Write a list of the key issues to be addressed.
Give the full name of the proposed moderator,
and his/her affiliation and electronic mail address. The submitter
of a proposal is welcome to volunteer as the moderator.
Give the same information on each as on the
Collect the abstracts or preliminary position
papers of the moderator and the panelists.
CR Position Papers
The format should follow the publisher's guidelines
as given for regular papers; the maximum length is TWO PAGES (per
Please specify any equipment you need, e.g.,
number of slide projectors, video projection facilities, PCs ,
power plugs, etc.
If you plan to write a complete panel proposal,
you are welcome to discuss your ideas with the panel board at an
For additional questions or clarification, or
for your suggestions, please feel free to contact the Panels