Principles and Practices of Programming in Java (PPPJ07)

Venue: FCT/UNL (Universidade Nova de Lisboa)

Location: Lisbon, Portugal

Event Date/Time: Sep 05, 2007 End Date/Time: Sep 07, 2007
Abstract Submission Date: May 07, 2007
Paper Submission Date: May 21, 2007
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*** PPPJ07
*** Principles and Practices of Programming in Java
*** September 5 - 7, 2007
*** FCT/UNL (Universidade Nova de Lisboa)
*** Lisbon, Portugal
*** * 7 May - abstracts due
*** * 21 May - full papers due
*** * 25 June - author notification
*** * 13 July - camera ready manuscripts due
*** * 9 March - Proposals due
*** * 24 March - Acceptance notification

This conference is held in cooperation with ACM SIGPLAN, Elsevier and planned
cooperation with ACM SIGAPP.


Java is one of the most actively evolving languages with regard to the
development of new APIs, libraries, and tools. It is applicable to problems
ranging from embedded systems to enterprise applications. We invite papers
exploring all aspects of Java programming; in particular we seek research
papers covering the principles of programming in Java, teaching and
experience reports dealing with the practice of Java programming as well as
papers introducing new kinds of frameworks and tools which have been
developed using Java.

Papers must describe original work, and must not have been accepted or
submitted for publication elsewhere. Topics include but are not limited to:

The Java Language:
VM Design
Java Verification
Java-Specific Metrics
Alternative languages on the Java VM
Software Engineering with Java
Program Design and Implementation
Design Patterns Through Java
Testing of Java Programs
Performance of Java Programs
Tools for Java Programming
Java-Based MDD/MDA
Java-Based MDL Tools
Java-Based DSL Solutions
Java for Embedded Systems
Applications in Science, Engineering, and Business
Novel Applications of Java
Domain-Specific Frameworks
Java-Based Tools
Java-Based Enterprise Computing
Agent-Based Java Systems
Mobile Agents
Massive Agent Systems
Mobile Java
Middleware for Mobile Applications
Location-Based Services
M-Business Applications
Practice and Experience
Java and Financial Services
Java and the Manufacturing Industry
Teaching Java Programming
Teleteaching Applications
Teaching Methods


All papers must represent original and unpublished work that is not
currently under review. Each paper will be reviewed by at least three
independent referees. Papers will be evaluated according to their
significance, originality, technical content, style, clarity, and relevance
to the conference. At least one author of each accepted paper is expected to
attend the conference.

Four types of paper submissions will be accepted: research papers,
experience reports, industry papers, and demo papers. Submitted papers
should clearly indicate their type.

The conference proceedings will be published as part of the ACM
International Proceedings Series and will be disseminated through the ACM
Digital Library. We will invite the authors of the best papers to provide an
extended version for a special issue of Elsevier Science of Computer

Research and experience papers must not exceed 10 pages while Demo and
Industry papers must not exceed 4 pages. The required format for the
submission is the ACM SIG Proceedings Style. Please apply the ACM Computing
Classification categories and terms. The ACM Computing Classification scheme
can be found at The author kit containing
the Latex, Word and Word Perfect templates for the required style can be
found at More detailed
submission instructions of the papers in the PDF format will be posted at
the conference web site.

* 7 May - abstracts due
* 21 May - full papers due
* 25 June - author notification
* 13 July - camera ready manuscripts due


We are inviting proposals for workshops to be held at the PPPJ. Workshops
provide organizers and participants an opportunity to discuss current topics
related to Java in a small and interactive atmosphere. Workshops can choose
to concentrate in-depth on research topics, but can also be devoted to
application issues. Proposals should include the workshop title, the names
and a brief biography for each organizer and a summary of the workshop
contents (about 1-2 pages).

* Workshop and Tutorial Proposals: 9th of March
* Acceptance notification of Workshops and Tutorials: 24th of March

Call for Workshop Papers

* Submission dead-line: 15th of June
* Author notification: 6th of July
* Camera ready copies: 13th of July


General Chair
.:Vasco Amaral, New University of Lisbon (Portugal)

Program Committee Chair
.: Conrad Cunningham, University of Mississippi (USA)

Steering Committee
.:John Waldron, Trinity College (Ireland)
.:James Power, National University of Ireland (Ireland)
.:Ralf Gitzel, University of Mannheim (Germany)
.:Markus Aleksy, University of Mannheim (Germany)

Program Committee
.: Leonard Barolli, Fukuoka Institute of Technology (Japan)
.: Giacomo Cabri, University of Modena (Italy)
.: John Cavazos, University of Edinburgh (UK)
.: Michal Cierniak, Google
.: Artur Miguel Dias, New University of Lisbon (Portugal)
.: Gabriel Ferrer, Hendrix College (USA)
.: Michael Franz, UC Irvine (USA)
.: Kenneth Goldman, Washington University in St. Louis (USA)
.: David Gregg, University of Dublin (Ireland)
.: Gilles Grimaud, University of Sci/Tech of Lille (France)
.: Jason Hallstrom, Clemson University (USA)
.: Matthias Hauswirth, University of Lugano (Switzerland)
.: Patrick Hung, University of Ontario (Canada)
.: Richard Jones, University Kent (UK)
.: Gregory Kapfhammer, Allegheny College (USA)
.: Axel Korthaus, University of Mannheim (Germany)
.: Chandra Krintz, University of California, Santa Barbara (USA)
.: Herbert Kuchen, Westfalische Wilhelms-Universitat Munster (Germany)
.: Brian Lewis, Intel
.: Yi Liu, South Dakota State University (USA)
.: Levi Lucio, University of Geneva (Switzerland)
.: Johannes Mayer, Ulm University (Germany)
.: Jacqueline McQuillan, National University of Ireland (Ireland)
.: Sam Midkiff, Purdue University (USA)
.: Priya Nagpurka, University of California, Santa Barbara (USA)
.: David Naugler, Southeast Missouri State University (USA)
.: Derek Park, Global Technical Systems (USA)
.: Thomas Preuss, University of Brandenburg (Germany)
.: Christian Probst, Technical University of Denmark (Denmark)
.: Jeremy Singer, University of Manchester (UK)
.: Witawas Srisa-an, University of Nebraska (USA)
.: Ryan Stansifer, Florida Institute of Technology (USA)
.: Ben Stephenson, University of Western Ontario (Canada)
.: Makoto Takizawa, Tokyo Denki University (Japan)
.: David Taniar, Monash University (Australia)
.: Jeffery Von Ronne, University of Texas, San Antonio (USA)
.: Zhenlin Wang, Michigan Tech. (USA)
.: George Wells, Rhodes University (South Africa)
.: Fatos Xhafa, Polytechnic University of Catalonia (Spain)
.: Hamdi Yahyaoui, Concordia University, Montreal (Canada)
.: Yan Zhou, University of South Alabama (USA)
.: Krzysztof Zielinski, AGH University of Science and Technology (Poland)


PPPJ'07 is organized by the New University of Lisbon, more specifically the
Department of Computer Science.

Computer Science Department at FCT/UNL

The DI/FCT/UNL - Departamento de Informatica da Faculdade de Ciencias e
Tecnologia da Universidade Nova de Lisboa - was created in 1975 in order to
promote in Portugal the education and scientific progress at the domain of
computer science and Information technology. It has pioneered in Portugal
the education of Software Engineering and Computer Science at the University
level. DI-FCT-UNL is today a University of excelence widely recognized at
both national and international levels. It hosts two research centers CITI
(Centro de Informatica e Tecnologias da Informacao) and CENTRIA (Centro de
Inteligencia Artificial).

Conference Site

The conference site is the FCT Campus which is located in the town of Monte
de Caparica on the southern bank of the Rio Tejo (Tagus River),
approximately twelve kilometers from the center of Lisbon and four
kilometers from the lovely seaside town of Costa de Caparica. Conference
participants will enjoy the rich cosmopolitan atmosphere of Lisbon as well
as the attractions of a quiet, Atlantic Ocean resort.


In the beautiful city of Lisbon, you will find a combination of historical
monuments and modern buildings. Lisbon is well-known for its varied offer of
activities, from visiting the numerous monuments, museums, parks and
gardens, the EXPO'98 area and the Oceanarium to its famous gastronomy and,
of course, fado. Lisbon is also famous for its varied night life. Lisbon's
international airport is just 7km away from the city center, and the city is
also easily accessible by daily trains from several European cities. The
Lisbon Tourism Office web site is an excellent entry point for visitors to
start discovering our city. You can visit it by clicking on the logo on the
right, or by following this link: The FCT campus of
Universidade Nova de Lisboa is readily accessible by car and rapid public
transport from the city of Lisbon and its airport. Hotel accommodations are
plentifully available both in Lisbon and Costa de Caparica. From the
standpoint of PPPJ 2007 participation, the most convenient accommodations
are those available in Costa de Caparica although participants should
anticipate a greater time pressure to make reservations in this seaside
resort town.