[ecoop-info] cfp: Early Aspects at AOSD 2010 highlighted themeon Climate Change

Chitchyan, Ruzanna r.chitchyan at lancaster.ac.uk
Tue Nov 17 16:00:38 CET 2009


      Workshop on Aspect Oriented Requirements Engineering and 

            Architecture Design (Early Aspects @ AOSD 2010)


                "Early Aspects and Climate Change"


                  Call for Papers



            to be held in conjunction with AOSD 2010:

  International Conference on Aspect-Oriented Software Development


                  March, 2010

                   Rennes, France






Early aspects are crosscutting concerns that exist in requirements analysis,

domain analysis and architecture design activities of software lifecycle. Work

on early aspects focuses on systematically identifying, modularizing, and

analyzing such crosscutting concerns and their impact at these early phases of

the software development. The Early Aspects workshop provides a forum for an

open set of early-aspects related topics.


Although submissions to the workshop are NOT restricted to a particular domain,

the theme of this year's workshop at AOSD'10 is "Early Aspects and Climate

Change". Climate change affects us all. Thus, we would like to encourage the

early aspects community to consider what particular contributions the AO

requirements and architecture design can contribute to tackling the climate

change issues. For instance, since AOSD focuses on modularisation of

crosscutting concerns, climate change lends itself as an excellent domain for

AOSD techniques. This is because such issues as carbon emission, energy use,

nature conservation affect all areas of software (e.g., processor use,

application archtiecture, requirements level trade-off analysis, modelling of

the sustainability goals, etc.). Thus, climate change can be addressed in

software engineering in a multitude of ways, ranging from minimising the

environmental impact of newly developed software to reducing the environmental

impact of business processes, and creating software for analysing and

understanding the climate-change effects. In all of these cases a range of

crosscutting concerns will arise (environmental impact not least of them),

making it natural to look to early-aspects technologies for their modularisation

and treatment in software.


In summary, the specific objectives of this AOSD 2010 workshop are:

(a) Solicit submissions of new research on early aspects.

(b) Trigger work on identifying and tackling the problems related to climate

    change via the early aspects technology





The topics of the workshops include (but are not limited to) the following:  


+ Early Aspects and Climate Change

  = Climate Change as a crosscutting concern in early stages: 

    + How to modularise environmental impact in an aspect?

    + What are the archtiectural patterns triggered by a "carbon neutral" NFR?

    + How does the "carbon neutral" NFR interact with other NFRs?


  = Techniques for modeling climate change with early aspects;  

  = Case studies demonstating use of early aspects for tackling climate change

    issues in/with software;


+ Aspect-oriented requirements engineering

  = Identification and modelling of aspects in requirements;

  = Composition of early aspects;   

  = Use of requirements level aspects for conflict identification and 



+ Aspect-oriented domain engineering

  = Deriving aspects from domain knowledge;

  = Composition of domain aspects;

  = Beyond well-known crosscutting concerns;  

  = Linking early aspects with domain-specific applications (Distributed

    software systems, software product lines, ambient intelligence, P2P systems)


+ Mapping between aspect-oriented requirements, domain analysis and architecture 

  = Formal or informal mappings;

  = Language features required to support aspect mapping;


+ Aspect-oriented architecture design

  = Use of aspects to reason about architectures;

  = Evaluation of alternative architectures with aspects;


+ Tool support and automation for aspect-orientation

+ Formalisms and notations for specifying aspects

+ Dynamic early aspects 

  = Accommodation of run-time change in the requirement models;

  = Run-time variability resolution in requirements and architecture, etc.


+ Evaluation of Early Aspects

  = Aspect-oriented evaluation methods;

  = Aspect-oriented metrics for early aspects;

  = Change impact analysis for early aspects;


+ Early Aspects in Industry

  = Industry problems and practices;

  = Successful stories of adoption of early aspects in industry;

  = Empirical results;


+ Composition-related issues for early aspects

  = Semantics;

  = Fragility;





+ 08 January  2010 (23:59 Apia, Samoa time): Paper submission. 

+ 18 January  2010 (23:59 Apia, Samoa time): Notifications sent to authors.

+ 21 January  2010 (23:59 Apia, Samoa time): Camera-ready version.





The workshop will be highly interactive with a few presentations in the morning

followed by group work for the rest of the day. The participants will work in

small groups, formed based on their specific interests. The group work will be

focused on making a tangible progress by identifying possible solutions of the

discussion problems; by furthering the problem understanding; by providing

practical examples and motivation for the discussion topics, etc. The last

session of the workshop will be dedicated to integrating the results of the

group discussions into the overall workshop results.





Prospective participants are invited to submit a 3-5 page position paper in

standard ACM SIG Proceedings format 

(http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates). All papers must be

submitted in PDF format. Submissions must use a 9pt size font.


All submissions will be reviewed by members of the program committee and the

organizing committee for quality and relevance to AOSD. Each paper will be reviewed by

at least 3 reviewers. Accepted papers will become part of the workshop

proceedings and published on http://www.aosd-europe.net/eaAOSD10/.


Submissions should be sent to both rouza[at]comp.lancs.ac.uk and 






Accepted papers will become part of the workshop proceedings and will also be 

published on workshop web site (http://www.aosd-europe.net/eaAOSD10/).

In addition, the AOSD conference is persuing the option of includeing these 

in both the electronic conference proceedings and in the ACM Digital Library.





+ Mehmet Askit, University of Twente, The Netherlands

+ Thais Batista, University of Natal, Brazil

+ Gordon Blair, Lancaster University, UK

+ Paulo Borba, Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil

+ Jean-Michel Bruel, University of Toulouse, France

+ Steve Easterbrook, University of Toronto, Canada

+ Anthony Finkelstein, University College London, UK

+ Xavier Franch, University of Barcelona, Spain

+ Juan Hernández, University of Extremadura, Spain

+ Michael Jackson, The Open University, UK

+ Wouter Joosen, Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium 

+ John McGregor, Clemson University, USA

+ Paulo Merson, Software Eng. Institute, USA

+ Gunter Mussbacher, University of Ottawa, Canada

+ Monica Pinto, University of Málaga, Spain

+ Christa Schwanninger, Siemens, AG, Germany

+ Stan Sutton, IBM Research, USA





+ Ruzanna Chitchyan, Lancaster University, UK (Primary Contact Organizer, 

contact at rouza_at_comp.lancs.ac.uk)

+ Steffen Zschaler, Lancaster University, UK, (szschaler_at_acm.org)





+ Awais Rashid, Lancaster University, UK 

+ Paul Clements, Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute, USA

+ Ana Moreira, Universidade Nova Lisboa, Portugal

+ João Araújo, New University of Lisbon, Portugal

+ Elisa Baniassad, Chinese University of Hong Kong

+ Bedir Tekinerdogan, University of Bilkent, Turkey


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