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The search for sound principles for object-oriented languages has given rise to much work during the past two decades, leading to a better understanding of the key concepts of object-oriented languages and to important developments in type theory, semantics, program verification, and program development. The merger of the FOOL and WOOD workshops is intended to bring together researchers to share new ideas and results in these areas. The second joint workshop, FOOL/WOOD '07, will be held in Nice, France on Saturday, 20 January 2007, the day after POPL.
Submissions for this event are invited in the general area of foundations of object-oriented languages and program analysis. Topics of interest include language semantics, type systems, program analysis and verification, formal calculi, concurrent and distributed languages, database languages, and language-based security issues.
Papers are welcome to include formal descriptions and proofs, but these are not required; the key consideration is that papers should present novel and valuable ideas or experiences. 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 an informal electronic proceedings. Historically, presentation at FOOL/WOOD does not count as prior publication, and many of the results presented at FOOL/WOOD have later been published ECOOP, OOPSLA, POPL, and other conferences.
We solicit submissions on original research not previously published or currently submitted for publication elsewhere. The program chair should be informed of any related submissions; see the ACM SIGPLAN Republication Policy. Submissions should be PDF or PostScript in standard SIGPLAN 9pt conference format for a US-letter size page. Templates are available at
While submissions can be up to 12 pages, shorter papers describing promising preliminary work are also encouraged. To submit a paper for consideration, use the form at