16th European Conference on Object-Oriented Programming
University of Málaga, Spain
June 10-14, 2002

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Guidelines for Panel Proposals

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 audience.

What should a proposal look like?

A complete proposal should contain the following items :



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 moderator.


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 position paper).


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 earlier stage.

For additional questions or clarification, or for your suggestions, please feel free to contact the Panels Chair.

Guidelines for Panel Proposals
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