CFP OOPSLA'96 Workshop on Objects in Large Distributed and Persistent Software Systems 
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 CFP OOPSLA'96 Workshop on Objects in Large Distributed and Persistent Software Systems

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- Ashutosh

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   OOPSLA96 Workshop on Objects in Large Distributed and Persistent Software
                                    Systems
Overview

Large organizations such as companies in the automobile, aerospace,
telecommunication, defense, and financial industries need very large and
highly-responsive software systems to support a variety of complex processes. A
majority of such applications are distributed over multiple machines and
geographical location and their state persists in different databases and
files. A large scale object-oriented software system: contains many instances
of a large number of classes, includes vast quantities of persistent data,
exhibits high complexity of object interactions, supports a large number of
users, is spread across many machines, inhabits a distributed and heterogeneous
execution environment, must provide high performance and reliability, and must
be capable of being evolved in a disciplined and controlled fashion. Each of
those factors raises difficulties for current technology, the combination of
them all requires that systems be designed with great care using the right
technology and techniques. Considerable attention has been devoted to the
technology for constructing such systems, but there has been limited practical
experience in constructing large scale systems of this kind.

Goals

Building on the history of three prior workshops in this area (Objects in Large
Distributed Applications I & II and Building Large Distributed Software Systems
Using Objects), this workshop will bring together both practitioners who are
building practical large scale distributed software systems using objects, and
researchers who are investigating the architecture and implementation of such
systems. The workshop will focus on the real problems faced by implementors of
large systems, looking both at the current technology and open problems. In
this combined workshop we hope to merge the strengths of its predecessors: from
OLDA-I & II we have retained the emphasis on interdisciplinary work, bringing
together systems builders, language designers, application developers and a
range of other specialists; from BLDSS we retain the emphasis on practical
large scale systems and real world applications together with the use of small
discussion groups to focus on key problems.The organizers will summarize the
significant issues discussed and conclusions reached at the workshop in a paper
that will be used to motivate further research, development and standardization
in the appropriate areas.

Focus

The OOPSLA '96 meeting will focus in particular on two major problems:
persistence and object evolution in large scale object-oriented distributed
systems. Other ares of interest are:

*  Client/Server versus peer-to-peer architectures for distribution focused
upon the division between application and infrastructure and the impact of this
division on management, scalability and performance,

*  Persistence storage management in large scale distributed systems,

*  Class evolution in large distributed object systems and its impact on the
system architecture and runtime

*  Fault-tolerance and recovery

*  Integration with intranet and internet systems, services and protocols and

*  Suitability of current commercial technologies (such as CORBA, DCE and
OODBs) and tools and techniques for evaluating their scalability and
performance.

The workshop papers will be grouped by the relevant areas and selected
participants will be asked to give presentations based on their submission to
initiate and motivate the discussion. Other participants will be encouraged to
briefly summarise their positions. The workshop submissions will also be
circulated in advance so that the majority of the workshop time is spent on
discussing relevant issues, both in small groups and in plenary session. We
also hope to arrange for a panel session on a key issue which is yet to be
decided.

Requirements for attendance

Both practitioners who have built and/or are building large systems and
researchers who are investigating them are welcome. Attendees should be
comfortable with technical issues in large software system construction.
Potential participants should submit a position paper that discusses a specific
large software system with which the participant is involved and proposes new
topics and/or motivates one or more of the above topics for discussion at the
workshop. The submissions may be up to 2000 words in length and should also
include contact information and a brief write-up of the participant's
experiences in software system construction. Submissions must be made by
electronic mail in plain ASCII text, html format or postscript to

working days. The closing date for submissions is August 5, 1996 and successful
applicants will be notified by August 20, 1996.

Organizers

*  Peter{*filter*}man, University of Glasgow, Department of Computing Science,

*  Huw Evans, University of Glasgow, Department of Computing Science, Glasgow,

*  Douglas S. Lea, Department of Computer Science, SUNY, Oswego, NY 13126.

*  Rajendra K. Raj, Information Technology Department, Morgan Stanley, 750 7th

*  Ashutosh Tiwary: Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University
of Washington and Boeing Computer Services

Submissions

Ashutosh Tiwary

Research and Technology, Boeing Computer Services,
P.O.Box 24346, MS 7L-40
Seattle, WA 98124-0436
Telephone: (206) 865-3337
Fax: (206) 865-2965

or,
Department of Computer Science & Engineering,
University of Washington, Box 352350,
Seattle, WA 98195-2350 USA

URL: http://www.*-*-*.com/

European Contact

If you need to talk to someone and UK working hours are closer to your own, you
can also try:
Huw Evans
Telephone: [+44] (141) 330 6044
Answer Phone: [+44] (141) 330 4946

Related Work

*  OOPSLA95 Workshop on Building Large Distributed Software Systems Using
Objects

*  Summary of Workshop submitted to OOPSLA Proceedings Addendum

*  Opal

References

*  A. Tiwary, R. Raj, D. Lea and C. Bosch, Workshop on Building Large
Distributed Software Systems Using Objects, Addendum to the Proceedings of
OOPSLA'95 (OOPS Messenger V6,#4).

*  Scott Meyers, Panel on Experiences with Large Systems, Usenix C++
Conference, Cambridge, Mass., 1994

*  Peter{*filter*}man, 2nd Workshop on Objects in Large Distributed Applications,
Addendum to the Proceedings of OOPSLA '92 (OOPS Messenger V4,#2).

*  Peter{*filter*}man, Workshop on Objects in Large Distributed Applications,
Addendum to the Proceedings of OOPSLA '91 (OOPS Messenger V3,#4).



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