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Call for Contributions

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This workshop aims at bringing together researchers and developers from the programming languages (PL) and the operating systems (OS) domain. It will provide a platform for discussing new visions, challenges, experiences, problems, and solutions arising from the application of advanced programming and software engineering concepts to operating systems construction, and vice versa.


Suggested topics for papers and discussion include, but are not restricted to:

  • object-oriented OSs, type-safe languages for OS
  • language-based security and OSs
  • domain-specific languages for OS development
  • language support for OS verification, testing, and debugging, static configuration, dynamic reconfiguration, and specialization

Submission Guidelines

Prospective participants of the workshop are asked to submit a position paper or experience report (up to 5 pages). Submission of industry papers is particularly encouraged. All papers must be written in English and should be submitted in PDF format by August 14, 2006. Detailed submission instructions can be found at the workshop web site www.plos2006.com.

Attendance to the workshop is limited to facilitate lively discussions. Participation will be by invitation only, based on the program committee's evaluation of the submission. Accepted participants will be notified by September 14, 2006. Accepted position papers will be distributed among the participants electronically prior to the workshop. More detailed information will be available at the PLOS home page.

Camera-ready versions of all accepted papers have to be submitted by October 9, 2006. Detailed instructions will be emailed to the authors.

Important Dates

[August 14, 2006] position papers submission by email
[September 14, 2006] notification of acceptance
[October 9, 2006] submission of camera-ready versions
[October 22, 2006] workshop

Workshop Preparation and Format

This workshop will be highly interactive. Accepted papers will be posted on the workshop website ahead of the venue and participants are expected to familiarize themselves with the content of at least three papers. In particular, participants should prepare questions, comments, and a list of suggested improvements for the authors of the three papers they selected.

To prepare a special collaborative work session the organizers will use the position papers and the input by the participants to compile a list of questions, which will be discussed and answered during the workshop in discussion groups. The list can be extended or changed during the workshop, if the discussion brings up additional interesting questions.


Presented papers will be published electronically in the ACM Digital Library and on the workshop web page, and a printed version will be handed out at the workshop.

Invited Speaker

Jonathan S. Shapiro, The Johns Hopkins University, USA


Andreas Gal, University of California, Irvine, USA
Robert Grimm, New York University, USA
Christian W. Probst, Technical University of Denmark, Kongens Lyngby, Denmark
Olaf Spinczyk, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany

Program Committee

Yvonne Coady, University of Victoria, Canada
Eric Eide, University of Utah, USA
Marc Fiuczynski, Princeton University, USA
Michael Franz, University of California, Irvine, USA
Andreas Gal, University of California, Irvine, USA (chair)
Robert Grimm, New York University, USA
Julia Lawall, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Greg Morrisett, Harvard University
Gilles Muller, Ecole des Mines de Nantes, France
Andrew Myers, Cornell University, USA
Christian W. Probst, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
Olaf Spinczyk, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
Clemens Szyperski, Microsoft, USA
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