5th Mobile Object Systems Workshop
Programming Languages 
Wide Area Networks



In association with the 
13th European Conference on 
Object-Oriented Programming
(ECOOP'99, ECOOP Workshops)

Lisbon, Portugal, 14-18 June 1999

Accepted papers  (new)

Workshop program  (new)

Attendees (new)

The fifth workshop on Mobile Object Systems (MOS'99) will address fundamental principles in the definition, analysis and implementation of languages and models for distributed programming, with particular emphasis on languages and calculi for wide-area mobile systems.

In the last few years work on a number of languages and systems such as Telescript, Obliq, Aglets and Java has investigated practical aspects of constructing distributed systems based on the notion of mobile computations. Semantic models for mobility have also begun to appear recently, including models such as the Join and Ambient Calculi, Nomadic Pict, the Seal calculus and Dpi. These account for some of the features found in practical systems and can inform new designs, but are far from providing a complete theory; there should be fruitful interaction between the communities.

The workshop aims to bring together researchers in language implementation and semantics to discuss issues related to distributed programming languages, including:

Submission of papers

Both full papers (max. 15 p.) and position papers (1 p.) are welcome. Submissions should sent to: ecoopws@cui.unige.ch by April 11, 1999. We encourage not only submissions presenting original research results, but also papers that attempt to establish links between different approaches to mobile object system development, and/or papers that include survey material. Original research results should be clearly described, and their usefulness to practitioners outlined.

Publication: 1-2 pages summaries of accepted papers will be published in the ECOOP Workshop Reader, full submissions will remain available from the workshop web page. Furthermore, selected papers will be invited for post workshop publication. (In the past, two Springer Verlag state-of-the-art-survey volumes have resulted from MOS workshops).

Important Dates

  • April 11th: Deadline for submission of papers. (past)
  • May 3rd: Notification to authors. (past)
  • June 14: MOS99 workshop.


Peter Sewell  and  Jan Vitek



Program Committee

Luca Cardelli,   Microsoft Research
Ciaran Bryce,   U. of Geneva
Giuseppe Castagna, CNRS, ENS
Matthew Hennessy,  U. of Sussex
Thorsten von Eicken,   Cornell
Cedric Fournet,   Microsoft Research
Urs Hoelzle,    UC Santa Barbara
Alan Jeffrey,   DePaul University
Dejan Milojicic,    HP Labs
Scott Nettles,    U. of Pennsylvania
Benjamin Pierce,    U. of Pennsylvania
Peter Sewell,    U. of Cambridge
James Riely,    North Carolina State U.
Jan Vitek,    U. of Geneva
Akinori Yonezawa,  U. Tokyo