[ecoop-info] Modularity '14 [Deadline approaching]

danilo.ansaloni at usi.ch danilo.ansaloni at usi.ch
Mon Jul 22 12:38:07 CEST 2013

*** MODULARITY '14 ***

13th International Conference on Modularity
April 22-26, 2014
Lugano, Switzerland

In cooperation with:


* July 25, 2013 (23:59 Baker Island / UTC-12)
First round - Submission

* September 14, 2013
First round - Notification

* October 13, 2013 (23:59 Baker Island / UTC-12)
Second round - Submission

* December 13, 2013
Second round - Notification

* February 17, 2014
Camera ready


Modularity at the semantic as well as the syntactic level is a key
enabler for the expression of high quality software systems, because one
of the most important techniques for complexity reduction in any context
is separation of concerns. Novel concepts and abstraction mechanisms
including aspect-oriented techniques are a focus point for improvements
in the support for modularity. The scope of this effort covers all
perspectives on software systems in all their life-cycle phases, for
instance application domain analysis, programming language constructs,
formal proofs of system properties, program state visualization in
debuggers, performance improvements in compiler algorithms, etc. As the
premier international conference on modularity, Modularity continues to
advance our understanding of these issues and the expressive power of
known techniques.

The Modularity '14 conference invites full, scholarly papers of the
highest quality on new ideas and 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,
experimentation, or formal models. Compelling new ideas are especially
welcome, which means that the requirements in the areas of validation
and maturity are higher for papers that contribute more incremental

Modularity '14 is deeply committed to eliciting works of the highest
caliber. To this aim, two 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 the first round that are not accepted may be invited to be
revised and resubmitted for review by the same reviewers in the second
round. Authors of such invited resubmissions are asked to also submit a
letter explaining the revisions made to the paper to address the
reviewers' concerns. While there is no guarantee that an invited
resubmission 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. Submission to both
rounds is open for all, and authors who submit to the first round may of
course choose to resubmit a revised version in the second round without
such an invitation, in which case new reviewers may be appointed.
Finally, the same paper cannot be simultaneously submitted to other
conferences or journals. In case of doubt, please get in touch with the
Program Chair.


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

* Varieties of modularity.
Context orientation; feature orientation; generative programming; aspect
orientation; software product lines; traits; families of classes;
meta-programming and reflection; components; view-based development.

* Programming languages.
Support for modularity related abstraction in: language design;
verification, contracts, and static program analysis; compilation,
interpretation, and runtime support; formal languages and calculi;
execution environments and dynamic weaving; dynamic languages;
domain-specific languages.

* Software design and engineering.
Requirements and domain engineering; architecture; synthesis; evolution;
metrics and evaluation; empirical studies of existing software;
economics; testing and verification; semantics; composition and
interference; traceability; methodologies; patterns.

* Tools.
Crosscutting views; refactoring; evolution and reverse engineering;
aspect mining; support for new language constructs.

* 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; enforcement of
non-functional properties.

* Complex systems.
Finally, Modularity '14 invites works that explore and establish
connections across disciplinary boundaries, bridging to such areas as
biology, economics, education, infrastructure such as buildings or
transport systems, and more.


For formatting instructions including size constraints, please visit


Erik Ernst, Aarhus University, Denmark


Sven Apel, University of Passau, Germany
Christoph Bockisch, University of Twente, The Netherlands
Eric Bodden, EC SPRIDE - Fraunhofer SIT & Technische Universität
Darmstadt, Germany
Yvonne Coady, University of Victoria, Canada
Cynthia Disenfeld, Technion, Israel
Ismael Figueroa, University of Chile, Chile
Pascal Fradet, Inria France
Lidia Fuentes, University of Málaga, Spain
Alessandro Garcia, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Stefan Hanenberg, Universität Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Klaus Havelund, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, USA
Andy Kellens, Vrije Universiteit Brussels, Belgium
Ralf Lämmel, Universität Koblenz-Landau, Germany
Julia Lawall, Inria/LIP6, France
Ana Moreira, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Jacques Noyé, Ecole des Mines de Nantes, France
Bruno C.d.S. Oliveira, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Hridesh Rajan, Iowa State University, USA
Awais Rashid, Lancaster University, UK
Guido Salvaneschi, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
Ina Schaefer, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany
Alex Villazón, Universidad Privada Boliviana, Bolivia


Mehmet Aksit, University of Twente, The Netherlands
Walter Cazzola, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Krzysztof Czarnecki, University of Waterloo, Canada
Atsushi Igarashi, Kyoto University, Japan
Viviane Jonckers, Vrije Universtiteit Brussel, Belgium
Shmuel Katz, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
Gary T. Leavens, University of Central Florida, USA
Karl Lieberherr, Northeastern University, USA
Luigi Liquori, Inria Sophia Antipolis, France
Christian Prehofer, fortiss GmbH, Munich, Germany
Yannis Smaragdakis, University of Athens, Greece
Clemens Szyperski, Microsoft Research, USA
Eric Wohlstadter, University of British Columbia, Canada


In addition to the Research Results track, Modularity '14 will host a
Modularity Visions track, workshops, demonstrations, an ACM Student
Research Competition, and a poster session. For more information about
these events, please visit http://aosd.net/2014/


For additional information contact the Program Committee Chair:
Erik Ernst, Aarhus University, Denmark
research-results at aosd.net

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