CFP: FOOL 9 -- Foundations of Object-Oriented Languages

                           Call for Papers

                 The Ninth International Workshop on
               Foundations of Object-Oriented Languages

                               FOOL 9

                      Sponsored by ACM SIGPLAN

                          January 19, 2002
                        Portland, Oregon, USA
                         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 web page will be created and made available as 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); shorter extended abstracts (e.g., 2000
words) are often sufficient. Submissions should be e-mailed to
fool9@lampsun1.epfl.ch by Friday, October 12, 2001, using 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 fool9@lampsun1.epfl.ch

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, 

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