[ecoop-info] FOAL 2014 - Call for Papers

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Sun Jan 12 20:59:50 CET 2014

*** CALL FOR PAPERS - FOAL: Foundations of Aspect-Oriented Languages ***
                *** Papers are due January 26, 2014 ***

A one day workshop affiliated with MODULARITY’14 at the University of
Lugano (USI), Switzerland on April 22, 2014.


FOAL is a forum for research in foundations of aspect-oriented and other
advanced separation of concern mechanisms. Areas of interest include but
are not limited to:

* Semantics of advanced separation of concern mechanisms,
* Specification and verification for languages with such mechanisms
* Type systems,
* Static analysis,
* Theory of testing,
* Theory of composition,
* Theory of translation (compilation) and rewriting,
* Comparison of different advanced modularization and separation of
  concern mechanisms.

The workshop aims to foster work in foundations, including formal
studies, promote the exchange of ideas, and encourage workers in the
semantics and formal methods communities to consider advanced separation
of concern mechanisms. All theoretical and foundational studies of this
topic are welcome. Even though the workshop title contains the term
“aspect-oriented”, the workshop is not limited to aspect-oriented
programming languages, but welcomes topics on other advanced separation
of concern mechanisms such as feature-oriented or context-oriented

The goals of FOAL are to:

* Make progress on the foundations of aspect-oriented and other advanced
  separation of concern mechanisms.
* Exchange ideas about semantics and formal methods for aspect-oriented
  and other languages with advanced separation of concerns.
* Foster interest within the programming language theory and types
  communities in languages with advanced separation of concerns.
* Foster interest within the formal methods community in aspect-oriented
  programming and other advanced separation of concern mechanisms, and
  the problems of reasoning about them.


The planned workshop format is primarily presentation of papers and
group discussion. Talks will come in two categories: regular (25 minutes
plus 5 minutes of discussion) and short (7 minutes plus 3 minutes of
discussion). The short talks will allow for presentations of topics for
which results are not yet available, perhaps for researchers who are
seeking feedback on ideas or seek collaborations.

We also plan to ensure sufficient time for discussion of each
presentation by limiting the overall number of talks.


Invitation to the workshop will be based on papers selected by the
program committee; those wishing to attend but not having a paper to
submit should contact the organizers directly to see if there is
sufficient space in the workshop.

FOAL solicits regular and short papers on all areas of formal
foundations of advanced separation of concern mechanisms. Submissions
will be read by the program committee and designated reviewers. Papers
will be selected for regular and short presentation at the workshop
based on their length, scientific merit, innovation, readability, and
relevance. Papers previously published or already being reviewed by
another conference are not eligible. Some papers may not be selected
for presentation, and some may be selected for presentation in shorter
talks than their paper length would otherwise command. We will limit the
length of paper presentations and the number of papers presented to make
sure that there is enough time for discussion.

Additional information is available online:


Paper Submission Deadline 23:00 GMT, 26 January 2014
Notification of Acceptance 16 February 2014
Final Versions of Papers Due 24 February 2014
Workshop 22 April 2014
Call last modified Tuesday, November 19, 2013.


Eric Bodden (Program Committee Chair)
Sven Apel — University of Passau
Paulo Borba — Federal University of Pernambuco
Somayeh Malakuti — University of Twente
Cynthia Disenfeld — Technion
Robert Dyer — Iowa State University
Marieke Huisman — University of Twente
Gary T. Leavens — University of Central Florida
Hidehiko Masuhara — Tokyo Institute of Technology
Hridesh Rajan — Iowa State University
Guido Salvaneschi — TU Darmstadt
Éric Tanter — University of Chile
Nicolas Tabareau — INRIA

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