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Note that we highly encourage work on type systems and semantics for
aspect-oriented languages at FOAL.

                      Call For Papers, FOAL 2008
FOAL: Foundations of Aspect-Oriented Languages

A one day workshop affiliated with AOSD 2008 in Brussels, Belgium, on
31 March or 1 April 2008.

Themes and Goals

FOAL is a forum for research in foundations of aspect-oriented
programming languages. Areas of interest include but are not limited

     * Semantics of aspect-oriented languages
     * Specification and verification for such languages
     * Type systems
     * Static analysis
     * Theory of testing
     * Theory of aspect composition
     * Theory of aspect translation (compilation) and rewriting

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 do research in the area of
aspect-oriented programming languages. All theoretical and
foundational studies of this topic are welcome.

The goals of FOAL are to:

     * Make progress on the foundations of aspect-oriented programming
     * Exchange ideas about semantics and formal methods for
       aspect-oriented programming languages.
     * Foster interest within the programming language theory and types
       communities in aspect-oriented programming languages.
     * Foster interest within the formal methods community in
       aspect-oriented programming and the problems of reasoning about
       aspect-oriented programs.

Workshop Format

The planned workshop format is primarily presentation of papers and
group discussion. Talks will come in three categories: long (30
minutes plus 15 minutes of discussion), regular (20 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 long, regular, and short papers on all areas of formal
foundations of AOP languages. Submissions will be read by the program
committee and designated reviewers. Papers will be selected for long,
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.

Papers presented at the workshop will be included in the ACM Digital
Library, hence authors of accepted papers will be asked to transfer
copyright to the ACM. However, as FOAL is a workshop, publication of
extended versions of the papers in other venues will remain
possible. We will also investigate having a special issue of a journal
for revisions of selected papers after the workshop.

Authors should note the following details:

     * Submissions are due no later than 23:00 GMT, 11 January 2008
       (This is a firm deadline.)
     * Authors must indicate whether they wish to be considered for a
       long, regular, or short presentation.
     * Papers for long presentations must not exceed 10 pages in
       length; those for regular presentations must not exceed 7 pages
       in length, and those for short presentations must not exceed 3
       pages in length.
     * We encourage use of the ACM Conference format for submissions,
       as this will be required for accepted papers. You must add page
       numbers (which are not part of the standard format) to your
       submissions, to make adding comments easier.

We will notify the corresponding author of papers that are selected
for presentation at the workshop by 8 February 2008. Early
registration for AOSD (you must register for AOSD to attend the
workshop) will end on 25 February 2008. Final versions of papers for
the proceedings will be due on 1 March 2008.

For more information, visit the FOAL Workshop home page (at
http://www.eecs.ucf.edu/FOAL ).

Important Dates

Submission Deadline           23:00 GMT, 11 January 2008
Notification of Acceptance    8 February 2008
Final Versions of Papers Due  1 March 2008
Workshop                      31 March 2008 or 1 April 2008

         Gary T. Leavens
         210 Harris Center (Bldg. 116)
         School of EECS, University of Central Florida
         4000 Central Florida Blvd., Orlando, FL 32816-2362 USA
         http://www.eecs.ucf.edu/~leavens  phone: +1-407-823-4758

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