[ecoop-info] Modularity in Systems Software (CfC, TAOSD Special Issue)

Michael Haupt michael.haupt at oracle.com
Wed Jul 27 11:48:20 CEST 2011

… apologies for multiple copies!

                            Call for Contributions
                                     to a
                         Special Issue of the Journal
             Transactions on Aspect-Oriented Software Development

                        Modularity in Systems Software

Systems software, comprising artifacts ranging from middleware servers over
virtual machines and operating systems to hardware descriptions, typically bears
great inherent complexity. This brings about intricate relationships between
logical modules of such systems that are seldom clearly expressed in source code
or architecture descriptions. In the various areas mentioned above, different
strategies have been developed to cope with the arising modularity issues. This
special issue intends to present a broad overview of approaches to modularity in
systems software, illustrated by articles of archival nature presenting mature

We invite submissions covering one or more of the following topics:
* Approaches that combine or relate techniques based on advanced modularization
* Dimensions of infrastructure software quality including comprehensibility,
  configurability (by implementers), customizability (by users), reliability,
  evolvability, scalability, and run-time characteristics such as performance and
  code size;
* Merits and downsides of container-, middleware-, and system-based separation
  of concerns;
* Architectural techniques for particular system concerns, e.g., security,
  static and dynamic optimization, and real-time behavior;
* Design patterns for systems software;
* “Mining” and refactoring of concerns in systems code;
* Application- or domain-specific optimization of systems;
* Focused research for specific system domains: cloud computing, embedded,
  mobile, Web-based, etc...;
* Reasoning and optimization across architectural layers;
* Quantitative and qualitative evaluation.


Manuscripts should be formatted using the LNCS formatting guidelines, and should
be submitted in PDF format to
https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=taosdmiss2012. Each submission will
be reviewed by at least three reviewers.

Guest Editors

Michael Haupt, Oracle Labs, Potsdam, Germany
Eric Wohlstadter, University of British Columbia, Canada

Important dates

Submission deadline: Oct. 1st, 2011
First Round Review Notification: Dec. 1st, 2011
Re-Submission Revised Papers: Jan. 10th, 2012
Second Round Review Notifications: Feb. 10th, 2012
Submission of Camera-Ready Copy: Mar. 20th, 2012


Dr. Michael Haupt | Principal Member of Technical Staff
Phone: +49 331 200 7277 | Fax: +49 331 200 7561
Oracle Labs 
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