The Eclipse platform (http://www.eclipse.org) is designed for building integrated development environments (IDEs) for object-oriented application development. Building on the success of the OOPSLA 2003, 2004, and 2005 Eclipse Technology eXchange workshops, we will again feature presentations and group discussions concerning the use of the Eclipse open source as a code base for teaching and research. The presenters will report on their projects and discuss potential new uses of Eclipse and improved usability of the core Eclipse technology. The workshop will include two panel sessions consisting of leading researchers and educators to discuss the advantages and challenges of using Eclipse in research and education. Technical leaders of the Eclipse community will be available throughout the workshop to participate in the technology exchange.
Michael Burke, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center Martin Robillard, McGill University Allesandro Orso, Georgia Institute of Technology