[ecoop-info] CFP: Modularity Constructs in Programming Languages (Special issue of TAOSD)

Klaus Ostermann kos at informatik.uni-marburg.de
Fri May 28 10:27:20 CEST 2010

Call for Papers

Special Issue of the Journal "Transactions on Aspect-Oriented Software
Development" on

      Modularity Constructs in Programming Languages

The quest to improve the modularity of software systems has been the
main motivation for many programming language constructs. Modularity
is an important topic in all areas and communities of programming
language design, albeit with slightly different interpretations of the
term modularity. The purpose of this special issue is to collect a set
of papers that open new perspectives in programming language


Papers may address any aspect of modularity constructs, including:

* new directions in aspect-oriented modularity, alternatives to
   the pointcut-advice style
* solutions to the so-called "expression problem" and related
  modularity problems
* module constructs from functional programming, such as type
 classes or functors and datatype-generic and polytypic programming
* novel interpretations of modularity, such as its relation to
  specification languages, knowledge representation or theorem proving,
  or the tension between information hiding and separation of concerns
* module constructs from object-oriented programming, such as
  mixins, traits, or virtual classes
* language constructs for generic programming
* reflection and meta-object protocols
* language constructs for variability management and
  feature-oriented programming
* critiques of and reflections on existing modularity constructs

Manuscripts should be formatted using the LNCS formatting guidelines,
and should be submitted in PDF format.
The paper can be submitted at the following URL:


Each submission will be reviewed by at least three reviewers.

Guest Editors

Gary T. Leavens, Univ. of Central Florida, USA
Klaus Ostermann, Univ. of Marburg, Germany

Important dates
Submission deadline: August 2, 2010
First Round Review Notification: October 7, 2010
Re-Submission Revised Papers: December 31, 2010
Second Round Review Notifications: February 28, 2011
Submission of Camera-Ready Copy: March 30, 2011
Projected Publication Date of Special Issue: July 2011

News on the special issue will be announced at:

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