Association Internationale
pour les
Technologies Objets

AITO is the Association Internationale pour les Technologies Objets, a non-profit association registered in Kaiserslautern, Germany. The purpose of the Association is promote the advancement of research in object-oriented technology, primarily in Europe, in particular through the organisation of the annual European Conference for Object-Oriented Programming (ECOOP).

newAITO Dahl-Nygaard Prizes 2015: Call for Nominations, deadline extended to October 31st, 2014

AITO is looking for nominations for the forthcoming AITO Dahl-Nygaard Prizes 2015.

The AITO Dahl-Nygaard Prize Committee hereby requests nominations for the Dahl-Nygaard Prizes, which are awarded annually to individuals that have made significant technical contributions to the field of Object-Orientation. The original deadline for nominations was September 30th, 2014. However, because the updated statutes for the prizes have not been published yet, the deadline is now exceptionally postponed to October 31st.

The prizes are named after Ole-Johan Dahl and Kristen Nygaard, whose pioneering conceptual and technical work in the sixties shaped that view of programming and modeling which is now known as object-orientation. The prizes will be presented at the ECOOP conference in 2015, in Prague, Czech Republic.

One prize is awarded to a junior researcher (who has obtained the PhD degree at most 7 years before the award year, i.e., in 2008 or later), and one prize to a senior researcher. The senior researcher should have made a significant long-term contribution to the field in research or engineering. The junior researcher should have made a promising contribution to the field through a paper, a thesis, or a prototype implementation.

List of previous winners
Old prize statutes
The most significant change to them is that members of the prize committee and members of the AITO executive board are explicitly declared ineligible for the prize.

Please send your nominations by email to along with a short motivation, using the subject 'Dahl-Nygaard junior nomination' or 'Dahl-Nygaard senior nomination'. You can even nominate more that one person for each prize.

PS: Did you supervise a brilliant PhD student a few years ago? Then consider a DN junior prize nomination!

newFuture edition of ECOOP

The 2015 edition of ECOOP will be held in Prague, Czech Republic.
The Program Committee Chair for ECOOP 2015 is John Boyland, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee (USA).

AITO Dahl-Nygaard Prizes 2014

AITO is happy to announce the winners of the Dahl-Nygaard Prizes for 2014.
The Senior Prize winners are Robert France, Colorado State University, USA, for his research on adding formal semantics to object-oriented modelling notations, and William Cook, The University of Texas at Austin, USA, for his contributions to the theory and practice of object-oriented programming.
The Junior Prize winner is Tudor Gîrba, for his work on modelling and visualisation of evolution and interplay of large numbers of objects.
The Dahl-Nygaard Prizes for 2014 will be given during ECOOP 2014 in Uppsala, Sweden in July/August 2014.
Read the full announcement.

Previous edition of ECOOP

The 2014 edition of ECOOP was held in Uppsala, Sweden.
The Program Committee Chair for ECOOP 2014 was Richard Jones, University of Kent (UK).

The 2013 edition of ECOOP was held in Montpellier, France.
The Program Committee Chair for ECOOP 2013 was Giuseppe Castagna, CNRS, Paris Diderot University.

Interested in hosting an ECOOP?

AITO is soliciting proposals for hosting future ECOOP conferences. If you are interested in hosting ECOOP, contact the President of AITO, any member of the executive board, or any other AITO member for further information. See also the section Resources for past bids.