About the Organizers

Tom Van Cutsem (primary contact) is a researcher at the Software Languages Lab of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium. He is the co-designer of the distributed programming language AmbientTalk. His broad research interests include concurrent and distributed languages, computational reflection and object composition abstractions. He is a post-doctoral fellow of the Research Foundation, Flanders (FWO) and is currently a Visiting Faculty researcher at Google in Mountain View, USA.

Jorge Fox is a research fellow in Lero - The Irish Software Engineering Research Centre, and is based in Trinity College Dublin. He obtained his PhD in Computer Science in 2007 from the Technical University of Munich at the chair of Software Engineering. His research interests include service-oriented development, aspect orientation and adaptive systems.

Ole Lehrmann Madsen is a professor of Computer Science at Aarhus University, and managing director of the Alexandra Institute Ltd. – a non-profit company doing application-oriented research within ICT in partnership with universities, companies and public institutions. He has worked with object-technology for more than 25 years starting with Simula programming. He developed the BETA programming language together with Kristen Nygaard, Birger Møller-Pedersen and Bent Bruun Kristensen.

Eric Jul is a professor at the University of Oslo, Norway and a member of Bell Labs Ireland. Previously, he was professor in the DistLab Group at DIKU in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. He is also president of AITO, the non-profit organization behind ECOOP. He is the principal architect of the Emerald runtime system. His main research interests are distributed operating systems and their implementation including cryptology, object-oriented languages and systems and their implementation including garbage collection and interaction with operating systems, and object-oriented design.

Gilad Bracha Gilad Bracha is the creator of the Newspeak programming language. Previously, he was a Distinguished Engineer at Cadence, and a Computational Theologist and Distinguished Engineer at Sun. He is co-author of the Java Language Specification, and a researcher in the area of object-oriented programming languages. Prior to joining Sun, he worked on Strongtalk, the Animorphic Smalltalk System. He received his B.Sc in Mathematics and Computer Science from Ben Gurion University in Israel and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Utah.

William Cook is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin. His research is focused on object-oriented programming, programming languages, modeling languages, and the interface between programming languages and databases. Prior to joining UT in 2003, Dr. Cook was Chief Technology Officer and co-founder of Allegis Corporation. He was chief architect for several award-winning products, including the eBusiness Suite at Allegis, the Writer's Solution for Prentice Hall, and the AppleScript language at Apple Computer. At HP Labs his research focused on the foundations of object-oriented languages, including formal models of mixins, inheritance, and typed models of object-oriented languages. He completed his Ph.D. in Computer Science at Brown University in 1989.