workshop is slightly unusual, because the participants are PhD students
and the topics are derived from the areas of interest of the participants.
The workshop is divided into plenary sessions with a number of pre-screened
presentations, and "discussion" sessions, holding small subgroups
composed of PhD students working on similar topics. For each participant,
this is an opportunity to present his/her research to a knowledgeable
audience working in a similar context, and to share his/her ideas
on hot-topics or new trends. In this way, the participants may receive
insightful comments on their research, learn about related work,
and initiate future research collaborations.
participants are divided into three categories. First, it is possible
to submit a (3-8 page) extended abstract on a specific topic, and
give a 30 minutes presentation at the workshop. Second, a PhD student
may submit a one-page abstract of their PhD project, and give a
15 minutes talk. Finally, last-minute participants may contribute
with a short and informal oral presentation of their research.
program committee is essentially composed of senior and young researchers
with a strong background on some area of object-orientation. The
review process is not designed to select the few very best papers,
but to ensure that every participant is able to present some relevant
material, and is well prepared.