[ecoop-info] Early Aspects 2011 -- Extended Deadline

Joao Araujo ja at di.fct.unl.pt
Thu Dec 16 13:54:57 CET 2010

Due to several requests we postponed the deadline for the 7th January 2011

        CALL FOR PAPERS - Early Aspects @ AOSD 2011

     Workshop on Aspect-Oriented Requirements Engineering
                 and Architecture Design

              "Giving Birth to Modular Software"


                 in conjunction with AOSD 2011
  International Conference on Aspect-Oriented Software Development

                     March 21st, 2011

          Porto de Galinhas, Pernambuco, Brazil


Paper Submission: December 7th January 2011
Notification: January 23rd 2011
Camera ready version: February 10th 2011
Workshop: March 21st 2011


Aspects aim to encapsulate properly well-defined concerns which are
difficult or simply not feasible to modularize using traditional
techniques (e.g., object-oriented). Early aspects aim to identify and
modularize these concerns during the requirements analysis, domain
analysis and architecture design, in order to avoid non modular and
potentially tangled and scattered implementations. Work on early
aspects focuses on systematically identifying, modularizing, and
analyzing such concerns and their impact at these early phases of
the software development.

The general aim of this workshop is to facilitate cross-fertilization
of ideas in requirements engineering, domain engineering, software
architecture design and aspect-oriented software development in order
to identify new challenges, discuss on-going work and potential solutions,
analysing different alternatives and identifying strengths and weaknesses
of each alternative. This should contribute to the maturation of Early
Aspects as a discipline. The present edition of the workshop will provide
a forum for an open set of early-aspects related topics, without
restricting to a specific theme or domain.

This year we would like to invite people from other related communities,
such as feature-oriented requirements engineering or architecture-design,
and model-driven development, to contribute to the Early Aspects workshop.
The goal, aligned with this year AOSD conference topic, is to create a venue
where people researching about modular software at the early stages of the
software development lifecycle can expose and discuss novel and potential
This should help to identify synergies between closely-related communities
and potentially adopt solutions to common problems.


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

- Aspect-oriented requirements engineering
  + Identification and modelling of aspects in requirements
  + Composition of early aspects
  + Use of requirements level aspects for conflict identification
and resolution
  + Aspect quantification at the requirements engineering level
  + Aspect reusability at the requirements level

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

- Mapping between aspect-oriented requirements, domain analysis and
  + Formal or informal mappings
  + Language features required to support aspect mapping
  + Automation of the aspect mapping between requirements and architecture
  + Traceability

- Aspect-oriented architecture design
  + Use of aspects to reason about architectures
  + Evaluation of alternative architectures with aspects
  + Aspect-Modeling at the architectural level
  + Aspect conflicts at the architectural level
  + Aspect quantification at the architectural level
  + Aspect reusability at the architectural level

- 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;

- 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
  + Industrial Empirical Studies

- Composition-related issues for early aspects
  + Semantics
  + Fragility


The workshop will be highly interactive with a few presentations in the
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
All papers must be submitted in PDF format.

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 proceedings and
on the workshop website.

Submissions should be submitted in the Easy Chair system in the following


The papers will be published in both the electronic conference proceedings
and in the ACM Digital Library, granting ACM copyright.

- Mehmet Aksit (University of Twente, The Netherlands)
- Vander Alves (University of Brasilia, Brazil)
- Thais Batista (Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil)
- Nelis Boucké (Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium)
- Christina Chavez (Federal University of Bahia, Brazil)
- Ruzanna Chitchyan (University of Lancaster, UK)
- José María Conejero (Universidad de Extremadura, Spain)
- Jean-Michel Bruel (University of Toulouse, France)
- Lyrene Fernandes (Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil)
- Xavier Franch (University of Barcelona, Spain)
- Alessandro Garcia (PUC-Rio, Brazil)
- Wouter Joosen (Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium)
- Julio Leite (PUC-Rio, Brazil)
- Maria Lencastre (UPE, Brazil)
- Gunter Mussbacher (University of Ottawa, Canada)
- Elena Navarro (Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Spain)
- Mónica Pinto (University of Málaga, Spain)
- Christa Schwanninger (Siemens, AG, Germany)
- Stanley Sutton (IBM Research, USA)
- Steffen Zschaler (Kings College, London)


- Pablo Sánchez,Universidad de Cantabria, Santander, Spain
- Uirá Kulesza, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Natal, Brazil
- Alberto Sardinha, Universidade Técnica de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal
- Carla Silva, Universidade Federal da Paraíba, Brazil
- João Araújo, FCT, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Caparica, Portugal


- 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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