[ecoop-info] VariComp'11 - Deadline extension

Sebastián González s.gonzalez at uclouvain.be
Wed Jan 5 12:41:33 CET 2011

                                       Call for papers

         *** Deadline extension: Monday 10 January 2011 ***

    2nd International Workshop on Variability and Composition
         - Variability and Composition in Live Contexts -


March 22, 2011 - held in conjunction with the 10th International Conference
on Aspect-Oriented Software Development Porto de Galinhas, Pernambuco,
Brazil, 21-25 March 2010.

Workshop Overview

In applying multi-dimensional separation of concerns, the composition
of carefully separated concerns is an important issue.  The time at
which concern composition is applied can vary depending on the
concrete approach at hand. Aspect-oriented techniques have extensively
been used to enable variability in software product lines, where
features are usually composed at build time. Likewise, run-time
composition has been investigated, enabling dynamic aspect weaving,
recomposition and reconfiguration.  Using context-oriented
programming, dynamic feature variation is used to react to
environmental changes and events in a way statically controlled by the
programming language. This workshop investigates tools and techniques
in support of the aforementioned composition stages, potential
implementation and optimization approaches as well as formalization
and verification techniques.

The main workshop goals are:

- To serve as a forum for the discussion of emerging ideas in
variability and composition.
- To help researchers find complementary views on their work
(including feedback and related work).
- To foster new interactions and collaborations among researchers
of different institutions.
- To serve as venue in which researchers meet physically, thus
building a stronger professional bond than is possible with
electronic communication.

Targeted participants are researchers and practitioners concerned with
software variability management and composition techniques, in
particular those that improve modularity (AOSD'11 special focus), and
permit run-time behavior adaptation to context (VariComp'11 special
focus).  Despite this year's special themes, all contributions that
fall within the realm of software variability and composition are

Workshop Topics

The workshop is aimed at fostering cross-fertilization of the
following areas, always with a view to addressing early and late
software variability and composition, with a special interest in (but
not limited to) live contexts:

- Programming language engineering
- Domain specific languages
- Feature-oriented design and analysis
- Software product lines
- Consistency checking
- Software modularization
- Software deployment
- Quality assurance
- Formal models of composition
- Context modeling and run-time representation
- Software feature modeling and run-time representation
- Dynamic software evolution
- Dynamic software architectures
- Special design and architectural patterns
- Meta-programming
- Computational reflection
- Run-time support
- Tool support

Workshop Format

This full-day workshop will consist of an introduction by the
organizers and the participants, followed by two similar sessions of
short presentations of selected papers, a short plenary discussion to
identify and enrich the topics of interest, in-depth breakout group
activities (discussions, coding sessions, tutorials, etc.), and a
concluding plenary session presenting the results of the workshop.
The number of participants is expected to be between 20 and 30,
including authors of accepted contributions.

Submission & Publication

Attendees are invited to submit a regular paper (max. 5 pages) or a
short position paper (max. 2 pages).  Contributions of various kinds
are possible, including technical papers, descriptions of work in
progress, and statements of well-argued ideas.  The papers will be
evaluated based on originality, relevance, technical quality and
presentation by the workshop program committee and other reviewers
they might appoint.

Submissions must conform to the ACM SIG Proceedings guidelines [1].
All accepted papers will appear on the workshop website prior to the
workshop date, to let attendees prepare their participation.
Additionally, accepted regular papers will be published in the ACM
Digital Library and included in the electronic conference proceedings
of AOSD'11, provided that such papers are not published or considered
for publication elsewhere.

Paper submissions and reviews are managed through Easychair:
Those who have no Easychair account are invited to first create one.

[1] http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates

Important Dates

Submissions due: Monday 10 January 2011
Author notification: Sunday 23 January 2011
Final version due: Wednesday 16 February 2011
Workshop: Tuesday 22 March 2011

All dates are in Apia, Samoa time.

Workshop Organizers

Walter Cazzola (University of Milano, Italy)
Sebastian Gonzalez (ICTEAM, UCLouvain, Belgium)
Michael Haupt (Hasso Plattner Institute, University of Potsdam, Germany)
Philippe Lahire (Laboratoire I3S, University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis, France)
Stefan Van Baelen (DistriNet, K.U.Leuven, Belgium)

Program committee

Malte Appeltauer, Hasso Plattner Institute, Germany
Christoph Bockisch, University of Twente, Netherlands
Pascal Costanza, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
Marcus Denker, INRIA, France
Geri Georg, Colorado State University, USA
Kim Mens, UCLouvain, Belgium
Naouel Moha, University of Québec in Montréal, Canada
Mourad Oussalah, Université de Nantes, France
Markku Sakkinen, University of Jyväskylä, Finland

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