2018 ToT Winners

The AITO Test of Time Winners for 2018

Flexible Alias Protection. James Noble, Jan Vitek, John Potter. ECOOP 1998.

Award committee: Davide Ancona (chair, AITO exec member), Todd Millstein (PC chair of ECOOP 2018), Oscar Nierstrasz (PC member of ECOOP 1998)

Motivations: The paper has been the start of a flurry of work on ownership types, which is still influential in the academic community and had practical impact on the design of the programming language Rust.

Link to the paper.