Foundations of Object-Oriented Programming Language


Keywords: object oriented programming, functional programming

Start Date: 1 September 93 / Status: finished / Duration: 36 months

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Objectivies and Approach

The interaction between Object Oriented Programming and more mathematically robust programming styles and languages has been pursued by several researchers on both sides of the Atlantic over the last decade. The immediate goal of the FOOP collaboration action is to bring together these researchers in a series of workshops to share results, compare strategies, goals and accomplishments and to create better language constructs and models for object oriented languages.

European links: ESPRIT BRA working group ASMICS2 (6317).

Progress and Results

After the first two workshops (Stanford 1994, Paris 1995) which were on invitation only, the participation was opened to other participants in the third workshop. Talks were selected among several quality contributions by a selection committee that included some of the leading researchers in the area. The workshop was held in New Brunswick, New Jersey, in July 1996, in conjunction with a major conference in the domain. This allowed to appeal to an increased and high quality audience which gave rise to lively discussions and panels. Because of this positive experience, another workshop is planned that will take place in Paris at the beginning of 1997.

Information Dissemination Activities and/or Exploitation

Proceedings of all the workshops are made publicly available via WWW. They contain many of the latest discoveries and proposals in the foundation of object oriented languages.


CNRS and Ecole Normale Supérieure
Dept. de Mathématiques et Informatique
Rue d'Ulm, 45
F - 75005 PARIS, F

EU Partners

CNRS and Ecole Normale Supérieure, F
Société des Outils du Logiciel, F
CNET - France Telecom, F
University of Pisa, I
University of Edinburgh, UK

Non-EU Partners

Williams College, USA
Stanford University, USA
Iowa State University, USA
Northeastern University, USA


Prof. Dr. Giuseppe Longo
Tel.: +33 1 4432 3328 (secr.: -3279)
Fax:: +33 1 4432 2080

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