About the Organizers

Tom Van Cutsem (primary contact) is a researcher at the Programming Technology Laboratory (PROG) of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium. He finished his PhD dissertation in 2008 on object designation in mobile ad hoc networks. He is the co-designer of the distributed programming language AmbientTalk. His broad research interests include programming language design and implementation, distributed programming and reflective architectures. He is a post-doctoral fellow of the Research Foundation, Flanders (FWO). Website.

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. Website.

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. Website.

Eric Jul is a professor in the DistLab Group at DIKU which is the Department of Computer Science at the University of Copenhagen in 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.