CFP: Workshop on Persistent Object Systems *NEW DEADLINE* - February 28

Scott Nettles <>
9 Feb 1996 17:10:28 -0500

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From: Scott Nettles <>
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Date: 9 Feb 1996 17:10:28 -0500
Organization: Compilers Central
Keywords: OOP, conference, CFP

                                                          CALL FOR PAPERS

                                              *NEW DEADLINE* - February 28

                  Seventh International Workshop on Persistent Object Systems

                                                Cape May, New Jersey, USA
                                                          May 29-31, 1996


POS focuses on design, implementation and use of persistent object
systems, an increasingly important area of computer science. The six
preceding workshops have given POS the tradition of a workshop where
active researchers discuss up-to-date research issues in an atmosphere
of lively debate, and the collective proceedings are generally
regarded as a major source of research level knowledge about
persistent systems.

In May 1996, POS7 will be held in Cape May, New Jersey, USA. Cape May
is a quaint Jersey "shore" town, that should provide a relaxing
backdrop for the workshop. POS7 is being held in conjunction with the
celebration of the 50th anniversary of ENIAC at the University of
Pennsylvania. It is timed to be just after the ACM FRC (PLDI, PODC,
ICFP...) in Philadelphia and just before SIGMOD in Montreal.

The main issue these workshops address is how best to support the
implementation of long-lived, data-intensive, application systems. The
challenges are:

o What languages enable good quality programs to be persistent and interact
    with data over very long periods;
o How to build stores that will hold large numbers of objects reliably for
    very long periods;
o How to provide and support that combined technology efficiently;
o How to design systems that effectively exploit such persistent
technology; and
o How to build, maintain and operate such Persistent Application Systems.

The format of these workshops encourages everyone to participate
actively in discussions. The attendance is limited to 40-50 active
researchers. Keynote discussions have been used to focus the debate
onto current research issues. Pre-printed papers are available to all
participants and the discussion is expected to lead to improvement of
the papers and a record of their interrelationships. The developed
papers will probably be published in the Springer Verlag Workshop
Series (this is currently subject to negotiation.)


Cape May is a quaint Victorian resort town on the Jersey shore. The
hotel is directly across from the ocean and just a few minutes walk
into the main part of town, where there are many places to eat and
drink. Bird watching is also a main attraction. We will provide
transportation between Philadelphia and Cape May. For more information


The workshop will start on the morning of Wednesday 29th May 1996, and
will end on the evening of Friday 31st May. There will be a "pre-POS"
get-together in Philadelphia on Tuesday, and transport will be
provided to and from the location of the workshop, returning on
Saturday morning.

These dates have been chosen partly to fit with SIGMOD, which starts
on the following Monday in Montreal. (An easy journey by air from
Philadelphia, or a scenic drive of 1+ days.) POS7 is also immediately
after the ACM FRC mega-conference, in Philadelphia.


Submissions are due February 28, 1996 and notification about
acceptance should occur in late March. Submissions should not exceed
5000 words in length (roughly 10 double-space pages with figures,
using at least 12-point font and reasonable margins) including an
abstract and 5 keywords. Submissions deviating significantly from
these guidelines will not be considered, independent of technical

Electronic submissions are encouraged. Please send submissions to
All submissions will be acknowledged and authors will be informed if
there are any printing problems.

Authors unable to submit electronically are invited to send 5 copies
of their paper (printed double-sided, if possible) and a cover letter
to one of the program co-chairs:

Scott Nettles Richard Connor
Computer and Information Science Division of Computer Science
University of Pennsylvania University of St Andrews
200 S. 33rd Street North Haugh, St Andrews
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6389 USA Fife KY16 9SS, Scotland, UK

E-mail: Email:

The cover letter or email should include the postal address, e-mail, fax
and telephone numbers for the contact author.


The Program Committee will be chaired by Richard Connor and Scott
Nettles and the local arrangements are by Scott Nettles and Peter
Buneman. The program committee is:

Malcolm Atkinson (U. of Glasgow)
Fred Brown (U. of Adelaide)
Sophie Cluet (INRIA)
Richard Connor (U. of St. Andrews)
Al Dearle (U. of Stirling)
Michael Franklin (U. of Maryland)
Giorgio Ghelli (U. of Pisa)
Bob Grossman (U. of Illinois, Chicago)
Tony Hosking (Purdue)
Frank Kappe (Graz U. of Technology)
Jochen Liedtke (GMD)
Ashok Malhotra (IBM)
Ron Morrison (U. of St. Andrews)
Eliot Moss (U. of Massachusetts)
Scott Nettles (U. of Pennsylvania)
Atsushi Ohori (Kyoto U.)
Jim O'Toole (MIT)
Marc Shapiro (INRIA)
Liuba Shrira (MIT)
Jacob Stein (Sybase)
Paul Wilson (U. of Texas, Austin)
Stan Zdonik (Brown U.)
Ben Zorn (U. of Colorado)

More Information
==== ===========
More information can be obtained from: or from the program

          Richard Connor ( or
          Scott Nettles (

Critical Dates
======== =====

Papers Submission: February 28, 1996
Final PC decisions: March 31, 1996
Workshop: May 29-31, 1996

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