[ecoop-info] Call for Papers: MODULARITY: aosd.2013 (Research Results Track)

Eric Bodden bodden at st.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de
Tue Mar 13 09:18:04 CET 2012

MODULARITY: aosd.2013

*** AOSD 2013 ***

March 25-29, 2013
Fukuoka, Japan

Call for Papers -- Research Results

Modularity transcending traditional abstraction boundaries is
essential for developing complex modern systems - particularly
software and software-intensive systems. Aspect-oriented and other new
forms of modularity and abstraction are attracting a great deal
attention across many domains within and beyond computer science. As
the premier international conference on modularity, AOSD continues to
advance our knowledge and understanding of separation of concerns,
modularity, and abstraction in the broadest senses of these terms.

The 2013 AOSD conference will comprise two main events: "Research
Results" and "Modularity Visions". Both events invite full, scholarly
papers of the highest quality on new ideas and results in areas that
include but are not limited to complex systems, software design and
engineering, programming languages, cyber-physical systems, and other
areas across the whole system life cycle.

Research Results papers are expected to contribute significant new
research results with rigorous and substantial validation of specific
technical claims based on scientifically sound reflections on
experience, analysis, or experimentation.

Modularity Visions papers (solicited in a separate call) are expected
to present compelling new ideas in modularity, including strong cases
for significance, novelty, validity, and potential impact based on
thorough scholarly argumentation and early results.

AOSD 2013 is deeply committed to eliciting works of the highest
caliber. To this aim, three separate paper submission deadlines and
review stages are offered. A paper accepted in any
round will be published in the proceedings and presented at the
conference. Promising papers submitted in an early round that are not
accepted may be invited to be revised and resubmitted for review by the
same reviewers in a later round. Authors of such invited resubmissions
are asked to also submit a letter explaining the revisions made to the
paper to address the reviewer's concerns. While there is no guarantee
that an invited resubmission paper will be accepted, this procedure,
similar to major revisions requested by journals, is designed to help
authors of promising work get their papers into the conference.
Of course, authors that submitted to an early round may, on their own
initiative, resubmit a rejected work in a subsequent round, in which
case new reviewers may be appointed.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

* Complex systems: Modularity has emerged as a vital theme in many
domains, from biology to economics to engineered systems to software
and software-intensive systems, and beyond. AOSD 2013 invites works
that explore and establish connections across such disciplinary
* Software design and engineering: Requirements and domain
engineering; architecture; synthesis; evolution; metrics and
evaluation; economics; testing analysis and verification; semantics;
composition and interference; traceability; methodology; patterns.
* Programming languages: Language design; compilation and
interpretation; verification and static program analysis; formal
languages and calculi; execution environments and dynamic weaving;
dynamic and scripting languages; domain-specific languages and other
support for new forms of abstraction.
* Varieties of modularity: Context orientation; feature orientation;
model-driven development; generative programming; software product
lines; traits; meta-programming and reflection; contracts and
components; view-based development.
* Tools: Aspect mining; evolution and reverse engineering;
crosscutting views; refactoring.
* Applications: Data-intensive computing; distributed and concurrent
systems; middleware; service-oriented computing systems;
cyber-physical systems; networking; cloud computing; pervasive
computing; runtime verification; computer systems performance; system
health monitoring and the enforcement of non-functional properties.

Important Dates -- Research Results

(all deadlines are in 2012, 23:59:59 Pago Pago/American Samoa time)

* Round 1: Submission: May 7th / Notification: June 25th
* Round 2: Submission: July 23rd / Notification: September 10th
* Round 3: Submission: October 8th / Notification: December 10th

Instructions for Authors

Submissions to AOSD Research Results will be carried out
electronically via CyberChair. (Modularity Visions and Research
Results will have separate CyberChair URLs.) All papers must be
submitted in PDF format. Submissions must be no longer than 12 pages
(including bibliography, figures, and appendices) in standard ACM SIG
Proceedings format.

The submission deadline, length limitations, and formatting
instructions are firm: any submissions that deviate from these may be
rejected without review by the program chairs. Submitted papers must
adhere to SIGPLAN's republication policy.

Each paper should contain an explanation of its contributions in both
general and technical terms, clearly identifying what has been
accomplished, explaining why it is significant, and placing it in the
context of relevant prior work. Where appropriate, systems and
experimental data should be made available on the Web. Authors should
make the technical content of their papers understandable to a broad
but technically sophisticated audience.


Accepted papers will be published by the ACM in the main AOSD 2013
conference proceedings and will appear in the ACM Digital Library.
Authors of accepted papers are expected to revise their papers in
light of reviewers' comments, and to provide camera-ready versions of
the papers by the camera-ready deadline. All authors will also be
required to sign the standard ACM copyright form.

Program Chair -- Research Results

* Jörg Kienzle, McGill University, Canada

Program Committee -- To be completed

* Mehmet Aksit, University of Twente, The Netherlands
* Shaukat Ali, Simula Research Laboratory, Norway
* Sven Apel, Universität Passau, Germany
* Joao Araujo, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
* Christoph Bockisch, University of Twente, The Netherlands
* Eric Bodden, EC SPRIDE / Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
* Walter Cazzola, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
* Shigeru Chiba, The University of Tokyo, Japan
* Erik Ernst, Aarhus University, Denmark
* Lidia Fuentes, Universidad de Málaga, Spain
* Alessandro Garcia, PUC-Rio, Brazil
* Jeff Gray, University of Alabama, USA
* Stefan Hanenberg, Universität Duisburg-Essen, Germany
* Wouter Joosen, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
* Jacques Klein, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
* Philippe Lahire, University Nice Sophia Antipolis, France
* Karl Lieberherr, Northeastern University, USA
* Hridesh Rajan, Iowa State University, USA
* Awais Rachid, Lancaster University, UK
* Gunter Mussbacher, Carleton University, Canada
* Mario Südholt, École des Mines de Nantes, France
* Kevin Sullivan, University of Virginia, USA
* Aswin van den Berg, UniqueSoft LLC, USA
* Steffen Zschaler, King's College, London, UK

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