Dear Readers,

The workshop on Formal Techniques for Java-like Programs (FTfJP) and the International Workshop on Aliasing, Confinement and Ownership in object-oriented programming (IWACO) were the two most popular workshops at ECOOP 2008 (European Conference on Object-Oriented Programming) in Paphos, Cyprus, July 2008. But there was even more to celebrate: FTfJP was held for the tenth consecutive year, and the IWACO crowd was able to look back at ten years of ownership type systems. The participants celebrated this occasion with a joint workshop dinner.

Since FTfJP and IWACO serve similar communities, we decided to edit a joint special issue for selected contributions from both workshops. IWACO and FTfJP~2008 attracted a total of 28 submissions, out of which 18 were selected for presentation at the workshop. We invited the authors of 8 papers to submit an extended version for this JOT special issue. We received 4 submissions and were able to accept all of these after thorough peer reviewing.

We would like to thank everyone involved in this special issue, especially the authors and the reviewers.


Best regards


Marieke Huisman and Peter Müller


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