From Object-Orientation to Formal Methods

Essays in Memory of Ole-Johan Dahl

  • Olaf Owe
  • Stein Krogdahl
  • Tom Lyche

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2635)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Olaf Owe, Stein Krogdahl, Tom Lyche
    Pages 1-7
  3. Olaf Owe, Stein Krogdahl, Tom Lyche
    Pages 8-14
  4. Joseph Goguen, Grigore Roşu
    Pages 96-123
  5. Tony Hoare
    Pages 124-136
  6. Einar Broch Johnsen, Olaf Owe
    Pages 137-164
  7. Eugene Kindler
    Pages 165-182
  8. Donald E. Knuth, Frank Ruskey
    Pages 183-208
  9. Neelam Soundarajan, Stephen Fridella
    Pages 302-333
  10. Back Matter

About this book


After Ole-Johan’s retirement at the beginning of the new millennium, some of us had thought and talked about making a “Festschrift” in his honor. When Donald Knuth took the initiative by sending us the ?rst contribution, the p- cess began to roll! In early 2002 an editing group was formed, including Kristen Nygaard, who had known Ole-Johan since their student days, and with whom he had developed the Simula language. Then we invited a number of prominent researchers familiar with Ole-Johan to submit contributions for a book hon- ing Ole-Johan on the occasion of his 70th birthday. Invitees included several members of the IFIP 2. 3 working group, a forum that Ole-Johan treasured and enjoyedparticipating in throughouthis career. In spite of the shortdeadline, the response to the invitations was overwhelmingly positive. The original idea was to complete the book rather quickly to make it a gift he could read and enjoy, because by then he had had cancer for three years, and his health was gradually deteriorating. Kristen had been regularly visiting Ole-Johan,who was in the hospitalat that time, and they were workingon their Turing award speech. Ole-Johan was grati?ed to hear about the contributions to this book, but modestly expressed the feeling that there was no special need to undertake a book project on his behalf. Peacefully accepting his destiny, Ole- Johan died on June 29, 2002.


ALGOL Compiler Requirements Engineering Simula abstraction design formal method inheritance requirements engineering object-orientation object-oriented languages object-oriented programming object-oriented systems programming programming language software development

Editors and affiliations

  • Olaf Owe
    • 1
  • Stein Krogdahl
    • 2
  • Tom Lyche
    • 3
  1. 1.Dept. of InformaticsUniversity of OsloNorway
  2. 2.Dept. of InformaticsUniv. of OsloNorway
  3. 3.Department of InformaticsUniversity of Oslo 

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-21366-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-39993-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0302-9743
  • Series Online ISSN 1611-3349
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