Call for Papers

The Ninth International Workshop 
Foundations of Object-Oriented Languages


Sponsored by ACM SIGPLAN

January 19, 2002
Portland, Oregon
Following POPL '02


Submissions: October 12, 2001

Notifications: November 12, 2001
Final versions: December 10, 2001
The search for sound principles for object-oriented languages has given rise to much work on the theory of programming languages during the past 15 years, leading to a better understanding of the key concepts of object-oriented languages and to important developments in type theory, semantics, and program verification. The FOOL workshops bring together researchers to share new ideas and results in these areas. The next workshop, FOOL 9, will be held in Portland, Oregon, on Saturday January 19, 2002, the day after POPL '02.

Submissions for this event are invited in the general area of foundations of object-oriented languages; topics of interest include language semantics, type systems, program analysis and verification, programming calculi, concurrent and distributed languages, and database languages. The main focus in selecting workshop contributions will be the intrinsic interest and timeliness of the work, so authors are encouraged to submit polished descriptions of work in progress as well as papers describing completed projects.

A world-wide web page will be created and made available as an informal electronic conference proceedings.

Submission procedure

We solicit submissions on original research not previously published or currently submitted for publication elsewhere, in the form of extended abstracts. These extended abstracts should not exceed 5000 words (approximately 10 pages).  Submissions should be e-mailed to by Friday, October 12, 2001, using US-letter page size, Postscript or PDF. Each submission may be included inline in a message or as a MIME attachment only. We may not be able to consider late submissions, or submissions that do not have a working and attended return e-mail address. (If electronic submission is impossible, please contact the program chair in September.) Receipt of the submissions will be acknowledged by e-mail. Authors should inquire in case a prompt acknowledgment is not received.

Correspondence and questions should be sent to

Steering Committee

Martin Abadi, Bell Labs
Kim Bruce, Williams College
Luca Cardelli, Microsoft Research
Kathleen Fisher, AT&T Labs
Benjamin Pierce, University of Pennsylvania (chair)
Didier Remy, INRIA Rocquencourt

Program Chair

Martin Odersky,   Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne,   e-mail:

Program Committee

Viviana Bono,  Universita di Torino
Craig Chambers,  University of Washington
Erik Ernst,  University of Aalborg
Giorgio Ghelli,  University of Pisa
Atsushi Igarashi,  University of Tokyo
Shriram Krishnamurthi,  Brown University
Clemens Szyperski,  Microsoft Research
Jan Vitek,  Purdue University

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