CALL FOR PAPERS
TaTTOO (Teaching, And Training in, The Technology of
Objects) is an international conference which in 1995 will be
held in the Queens Building, De Montfort University, Leicester
on 4 - 6 January. TaTTOO 95 follows the highly successful
inaugural event in 1994 which was attended by 185 delegates
from academia and industry in the UK, USA, Sweden, France,
Holland and Germany.
TaTTOO 94 raised a number of issues relating to the adoption
of Object Technology (OT), not least of which was the
possibility of a skills crisis developing as OT adoption begins to
outgrow the numbers of people with the expertise to deliver new
products. The aim of TaTTOO 95 is to engage in discussion and
debate around the issues which were aired at the inaugural
As in the original event the conference will include plenary
sessions, interactive workshops, tutorials, panel discussions and
paper presentations. There will also be an exhibition of products
and services relevant to the themes of the conference and, as in
1994, a book fair featuring books and journals devoted to
object-orientation. For TaTTOO '95 two parallel tracks will
run over the three mornings on which the conference runs. One
track will be devoted to discussing the role of Higher Education
Institutions (HEIs) in developing education around Object
Technology. The other track will be devoted to the requirements
and experiences of industrial end-users. Afternoon sessions will
be reserved for interactive tutorials, workshops and informal
sessions in which delegates from both streams can participate
Submissions relevant to the broad aims of the conference are
sought, and contributions focusing on the following.
non-exhaustive, list of topics are especially welcome:-
o Learning environments for education in Object
o The place of object-orientation in Computing
Science/Information Systems curricula.
o Object-orientation in multi discipline courses (e.g.
business, organisation theory, human resources etc).
o The role of multi-media in OT training.
o Developing a "reuse" culture.
o "Top down" vs "Bottom-up" learning for
o Identifying the skills required for successful migration to
o Teaching/Training OO skills in an environment
dominated by "legacy systems".
o Knowledge/Technology Transfer.
o Arguing the business case for Object Technology.
o State-of-the-art surveys on OT adoption.
o End-user case studies.
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Guidelines for submissions are as follows. Please note that all
submissions will be refereed and that the Proceedings are
intended for publication.
Authors need to be mindful of the need, therefore, to gain
any authorisation necessary and be prepared to assign the
copyright of any paper which is accepted to the conference
organisers for the purposes of publication.
Papers: Four copies of original papers (or an extended abstract)
should be sent to the Conference Chairman at the address
below. Extended abstracts should be about 1000 words long. Full
papers should be 6000 - 8000 words in length. A short abstract
should be included with full papers together with the
professional biographies of all authors. All papers should be
properly referenced. Authors should be prepared to present their
papers in approximately 20 minutes, with a further 10 minutes
of questioning. It is intended that "grouped" presentations of no
more than 3 papers will occupy slots of 90 minutes each at the
conference. Shorter papers may be grouped into panel
discussions of "goldfish bowl" slots of similar length, but
including 4 - 6 presenters.
Panel Discussions: Proposals for a panel discussion should
include a title, brief abstract, a named moderator and 4 - 5
panel members. Brief professional biographies of each
contributor should be included. Panel discussions should be
scoped to fit into a 90 minute slot.
Workshops: A workshop is an interactive sessions lasting
approximately 2 hours and designed to give participants a
"hands-on" trial of technique, method or tool. Proposals for
workshops should include a title, the name of the presenter(s), a
professional biography, a brief abstract describing the workshop
and a list of any special requirements in terms of equipment,
materials etc. Minimum and maximum numbers of participants
should also be included.
Tutorials: Tutorials are longer sessions lasting up to four hours.
they may be interactive or more formal. Proposals for tutorials
should include a title, the name of the presenter(s), professional
biography, a brief abstract describing the tutorial and a list of
any special requirements in terms of equipment, materials etc.
Minimum and maximum numbers of participants should also be
included together with an indication of the amount of time
Other Forms of Submission: Proposals for any other form of
submission (e.g. video, slide-show, poster exhibition etc.) should
be sent to the Conference Chairman with as much descriptive
detail as possible.
All submissions and other proposals should be sent to the
Conference Chairman at the address below and received there
by 15 April 1994. Notification of acceptance or rejection will be
sent out by 27 May 1994. Camera-ready copy of the final papers
will be required by 16 September 1994.
For further information please contact:
TaTTOO 95 Conference Chairman, Alan O'Callaghan,
Department of Computing Science,
De Montfort University, The Gateway, LEICESTER LE1 9BH.
Telephone (0533) 551551 ext. 8503 Fax (0533) 541891 E-mail
TaTTOO 95 Conference Organiser, Sue Brookes, External
De Montfort University, The Gateway, LEICESTER LE1 9BH
Telephone (0533) 577347 Fax (0533) 577533
For enquiries about the exhibition, the bOOkfair or conference
sponsorship please contact
TaTTOO 95 Exhibition Organiser, Ray Farmer, Dept. of
De Montfort University, The Gateway, LEICESTER LE1 9BH
Telephone (0533) 577495 Fax (0533) 541891 E-mail
Dpt. Of Computing Science 551551|The rest of the time I'm feigning twentieth
De Montfort University. ex8503|century lunacy just like you are. So as not to
The Gateway, Leicester LE1 9BH |draw attention to myself. [Robert M. Pirsig]