[ecoop-info] LAST Call for Papers: Special Track on Modularity Visions at "AOSD 2011: Perspectives on Modularity"

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             Special Track on Modularity Visions 





            AOSD 2011: Perspectives on Modularity


10th International Conference on Aspect-Oriented Software Development 

                     <http://www.aosd.net/2011> http://www.aosd.net/2011

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   March 21th - 25th, 2011, Porto de Galinhas, Pernambuco, Brazil 


        Modularity Visions Keynote speaker: David Notkin

   Invited speakers: Gilad Bracha, Jim Herbsleb, André van der Hoek 


         Supported by ACM SIGPLAN & SIGSOFT 





Although the rolling submission period has passed, authors may still submit
original or revised papers up to the final submission deadline (see the
submission section below for additional information).


Final Submission Deadline: 1 November 2010



Innovations in modularity have had a profound effect on Programming
Languages and Software Engineering over several decades. They have shaped
the way we think about software, as well as the software itself.


The software landscape is changing rapidly, and is already very different
from when much of the seminal research on modularity was done. Writing of
single, standalone programs or systems is largely a thing of the past.
Instead, we see development of services, advanced web applications, product
lines and systems of systems. Many of these are long-running, 24/7 systems
that can never be brought down, and that might be self-repairing. Some run
on new kinds of platforms, like the cloud. Integration of existing software
is often more important than writing new software. We are moving towards
ultra-large systems, in which central control is not possible.


The software-development landscape is changing rapidly too. More and more
projects are distributed across the world. There is increasing concern about
governance, from both the legislative and business points of view.


For this track, we invite high-quality papers proposing visions of
modularity for this new landscape, addressing current and future challenges.
We do not expect visions to be realized and fully validated yet, but we do
expect a paper to provide evidence of the viability of the vision it
presents, as well as its importance. This can be by compelling argument or
analysis, for example.


When thinking about modularity for the future, it is important to understand
exactly what modularity is, what benefits it provides to software
engineering, and what the relationships are between various properties and
such benefits. For example, how does strength of encapsulation interact with
maintainability and adaptability? For this reason, we also invite
high-quality papers on the foundations of modularity. We expect such papers
to include discussion of the implications for visions of modularity.


The following is a list of some topic areas of interest where innovations in
modularity are called for. Papers are welcome in these areas or others; the
list is intended to stimulate thought but in no way to be restrictive:


* Modern platforms, such as the cloud and massively-parallel systems

* Software services

* Product lines

* Web applications

* Long-running, highly-available systems

* Systems involving sensitive data, such as medical records

* Ultra-large systems

* Integration of disparate systems

* Modularity across the entire software lifecycle, including modularity for
early-lifecycle artifacts and modules that span lifecycle phases

* Beyond artifacts, e.g., modularity based on tasks, activities and

* Various programming paradigms, such as rule-based and map-reduce systems

* Modern development practices, such as distributed development and agile

* Modularity in support of governance

* Foundations upon which innovations in modularity can be built




To allow for feedback and revision during the submission process, this track
will have a rolling submission period before the final submission deadline.
A paper submitted during the rolling submission period will be reviewed
within 6 weeks of submission by the Program Committee. The result of the
review might be acceptance, rejection, or a request for revisions. When
revisions are requested, the authors may make them and resubmit. As long as
resubmission is within the rolling submission period, there will opportunity
for further revision, if needed. 


Once the rolling submission period has passed, authors may still submit
original or revised papers up to the final submission deadline. These will
be reviewed to the same standards; there will be no penalty for not having
utilized rolling submission, but there will be no opportunity for revision
before the acceptance decision is made.


Submissions must be no more than 12 pages in length (including bibliography
and any appendices), and must be in standard ACM SIG Proceedings format ().
All papers must be submitted in PDF format, through CyberChair.


The submission deadline, length limitations and formatting instructions are
firm: any submissions that deviate from these will be rejected by the track
chair. Submitted papers must adhere to SIGPLAN's republication policy.
Authors should strive to make the technical content of their papers
understandable to a broad audience. 


Detailed instructions for authors can be found at




Accepted papers will be published in a special Modularity Visions section of
the main conference proceedings. They will therefore appear in the ACM
Digital Library. Authors of accepted papers will be expected to revise their
papers based on reviewers’ comments, and to provide camera-ready versions of
the papers by the camera-ready deadline. They will also be required to sign
the standard ACM copyright form.


Contact Information:


Questions about this track are most welcome. Please send them by email to
the track chair, Harold Ossher, at  <mailto:modularity en aosd.net>
modularity en aosd.net .



Important Dates:


15 June, 2010       Rolling submission opens

                    Response within 6 weeks of submission


30 August, 2010     Rolling submission closes

                    Deadline for submission to obtain feedback


15 October, 2010    Response for papers received on 30 August


1 November, 2010    Final submission deadline


10 December, 2010   Acceptance notification


10 January, 2010    Camera-ready copy deadline





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