This is the original call for papers for FOAL 2003. Please note that the submittal deadline has passed. Perhaps you are interested in the FOAL 2003 page.

FOAL: Foundations of Aspect-Oriented Languages

A one day workshop affiliated with AOSD 2003 in Boston on March 17, 2003.

Themes and Goals

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

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:

Workshop Format

The planned workshop format is primarily presentation of papers and group discussion. Talks will come in three categories: long (45 minutes and 15 minutes of discussion), short (20 minutes and 10 minutes of discussion) and very short (7 minutes and 3 minutes of discussion). The very short talks will allow for short presentations of topics that have no results yet; for example people who are seeking feedback on ideas or seek collaborations.

We also plan to ensure sufficient time for discussion of each presentation by limiting the number of long talks and having only a few short 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 full-length, short, and very 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, short, and very 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 a technical report (from Iowa State University). Authors will retain their own copyright to the papers. Publication of papers at other venues will thus remain possible. We will also investigate having a special issue of a journal for revisions of selected papers after the workshop.

Submissions are due no later than 27 January 2003. (This is a firm deadline). Long papers must not exceed 10 pages in length, short papers must not exceed 5 pages in length, and very short papers 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. Submissions are to be sent as PDF (or postscript) attachments in an email to Curtis Clifton.

We will notify the corresponding author of papers that are selected for presentation at the workshop by 10 February 2003. Early registration for AOSD (you must register for AOSD to attend the workshop) is likely to be about February 17, 2003. Final versions of papers for the proceedings will be due on 1 March 2003.

For more information, visit the FOAL Workshop home page.

Important Dates

Submission Deadline27 January 2003
Notification of Acceptance10 February 2003
Final Versions of Papers Due1 March 2003
Workshop17 March 2003

Program Committee 


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