Call for Workshops - Due April 13, 2012

as part of ACM Conference on Systems, Programming, Languages, and 
Applications: Software for Humanity (SPLASH’12)
Tucson, Arizona
October 19-26, 2012
Sponsored by ACM SIGPLAN

Workshops are all about sharing, exchanging, discussing, and
networking to mature new and exciting ideas, and help you on starting
new collaborations and communities - whether you are seeking research
partners, projects, or practitioners.

SPLASH workshops are a great way to improve your knowledge and expand
your professional network. The high interactivity of SPLASH workshops
provides a creative and collaborative environment to discuss and solve
challenging problems related to emerging technologies and research
areas with attendees from all over the world. SPLASH workshops
complement the OOPSLA, DLS, Onward! and Wavefront tracks of the
conference, and provide an opportunity to lead informal, hands-on, or
more technical sessions that may possibly result in formal

## Submissions summary

*   Due on: April 13, 2012
*   Notifications: May 08, 2012
*   Camera-ready copy due: June 08, 2012
*   Format: ACM Proceedings format
*   Contacts: Ademar Aguiar and Ulrik Pagh Schultz (chairs)
*   Email: [log in to unmask]

## Topics

The topics and the format of the workshops is open-ended. For example,
workshops may provide an opportunity for people working in a particular 
area to coordinate efforts and to establish a collective
plan of action, to collaborate on a book, to seek research 
contributions, to learn cutting-edge software development techniques,
or to discuss and share ideas on a hot new language, environment, or 
topic. In the last 25 years of OOPSLA/SPLASH, workshops have played an 
important role in addressing seminal topics that led to significant 
advances, especially during their formative stages, namely UML, Eclipse, 
distributed objects, agile software development, new programming 
languages, and patterns, to mention a few.

Today, the software world is moving forward at an accelerating pace
and the changes in the next 5 years are expected to be more dramatic
than in the last 25. Explosive new technologies have created many
challenging problems - technical, cultural and organizational - that
must be solved to support the next generation of software design and

We encourage proposals for innovative, well-focused workshops from a
broad spectrum of topics. If there is a topic relevant to SPLASH that
you feel passionate about - and you want to connect with others who
have similar interests - you should consider submitting a proposal to
organize a workshop!

## SPLASH Workshops

SPLASH is the successor to the OOPSLA conference that has taken
place annually since 1986. The new name is SPLASH, an acronym for
Systems, Programming, Languages, Applications: Software for
Humanity. It has three tracks, called OOPSLA, Wavefront, and
Onward!. There are many co-located conferences, generally including
the Dynamic Languages Symposium, Generative Programming and
Component Engineering, Pattern Languages of Programming, as well as
symposia for doctoral students and educators.

SPLASH 2012 workshops are organized into three different tracks
according to their topic:

*   OOPSLA workshops are at the frontier software construction and
     delivery.  They are open to all factions of programming
     technologies, and is the place where groups work together to
     develop new ideas in programming languages and software

*   Onward! workshops are located a day's ride past the frontier. They
     are where groups can explore uncharted ideas. They are an ideal
     base for intellectual insurrections. Workshops proposals are
     welcome on all topics related to software and programming,
     especially topics unacceptable at mainstream Computer Science,
     Software Engineering, and Programming Languages conferences.

*   Wavefront workshops are about contemporary approaches to
     develop the systems that software developers are creating and
     deploying today. They are active, hands-on events managed by
     experts, designed to help software professionals to rapidly
     come up to speed on a specific technology or methodology.

Workshop organizers may decide their preferred format.

## Submissions

SPLASH workshop proposals should be limited to 5 pages (in the ACM
Proceedings format) and submitted through the SPLASH submission

You may find detailed guidelines on how to prepare a successful SPLASH 
workshop proposal at SPLASH'12 web pages.

## Proceedings

Workshops that result in academic papers and that implement an
appropriate selection process may be archived as formal proceedings in
the ACM Digital Library.

## Workshops Committee

*   Bill Opdyke, JPMorgan Chase, USA
*   Dave Thomas, Bedarra Research Labs, USA
*   Eric Van Wyk, University of Minnesota, USA
*   Erik Ernst, Aarhus University, Denmark
*   Jamie Douglass, Boeing, USA
*   Jeff Gray, University of Alabama, USA
*   Jonathan Sprinkle, University of Arizona, USA
*   Pascal Costanza, Intel, Belgium
*   Paulo Borba, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil
*   Robert Hirschfeld, Hasso-Plattner-Institut Potsdam, Germany
*   Ademar Aguiar, Universidade do Porto, Portugal (chair)
*   Ulrik Pagh Schultz, Univ. Southern Denmark, Denmark (chair)

## For more Information

For additional information, clarification, or answers to questions 
please contact the Workshops Chairs, Ademar Aguiar and Ulrik Pagh 
Schultz, at [log in to unmask], or the web site at

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