[ecoop-info] CfP - Modularity'15 Workshop on Sustainability

Benoit Combemale benoit.combemale at irisa.fr
Fri Dec 19 22:24:25 CET 2014

[our apologies for multiple posts]

Call for Papers

Co-located with the 14th ACM International Conference on MODULARITY
in Fort Collins, Colorado, March 17, 2015


The First International Next Generation of Modularity Approaches for Multiple Dimensions of Sustainability (MDS 2015) workshop provides a forum to discuss the challenges for the next generation of approaches aiming at modelling the multiple dimensions of sustainable systems.

Over the last several decades, sustainability has becoming an urgent issue. As the Internet becomes increasingly pervasive in our daily lives, we witness the rise of global systems that handle large, complex, networked and heterogeneous systems that involve software, a wide range of hardware devices, people, and their environment. In this setting, the cyberspace and the physical world blend into a single and complex cyber-physical system.  Such software-intensive global systems are present in many relevant socio-economic domains such as smart cities (including urban planning, energy, transport, emergency systems) and Earth observations, thus strongly affecting human life on our planet. Consequently, we believe that the next generation of modelling approaches should support multiple dimensions of sustainability, ranging from long-lasting dependable and dynamically adaptive software, to green software requiring less computing and energy resources, to software that encourages sustainable human behaviour (e.g., smart plugs and appliances, and market design and regulations that transition consumers towards more energy-saving practices; the so-called “power of the negawatt”). 

Approaches supporting various dimensions of sustainability are likely to have a substantial positive impact on people and the environment for the short term and the long term. This workshop intends to identify new modularisation approaches to meet the challenges posed by the sea change in the nature of sustainable, global software systems, which is considerably different from the traditional modularisation approaches’ perspective.

Accepted papers will become part of the workshop proceedings and will be submitted for inclusion into the ACM Digital Library.

IMPORTANT DATES (all deadlines 23:59:59, GMT time)
Monday, January 5, 2015: Deadline for abstract submission
Monday, January 12, 2015: Deadline for paper submission
Monday, February 2, 2015: Notification sent to authors
Sunday, February 15, 2015: Deadline for submission of camera-ready paper
Monday, March 9, 2015: Deadline for submission of workshop presentation    

For more information, please check
or contact the organizers at sustainability at inria.fr.

The workshop solicits short 4- page position statements from all participants. The papers should conform to the ACM SIG Proceedings Format (http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates), as this will be required for accepted papers.

All papers must be submitted as PDF documents in EasyChair at 

All submissions will be reviewed for quality and relevance by the workshop organisers and program committee members. 

We intentionally want to avoid a mini-conference format. Pre-workshop, all attendees will read the position statements and submit their discussion questions to the workshop organisers who will collect them and use them for group discussions. 

The expected results 1-2 synthesis papers capturing the retrospective on existing modularity techniques and their effectiveness in meeting the challenges for software systems in a sustainable world, new emerging techniques in area and a research agenda for the community for the next 5-10 years. 

Ana Moreira, Associate Professor, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Benoit Combemale, Associate Professor, Inria and University Rennes 1, France
Betty Cheng, Professor, Michigan State University, USA
Jean Michel Bruel, Professor, University of Toulouse, France
Jeff Gray, Professor, University of Alabama, USA
Robert France, Professor, Colorado State University, USA

Birgit Penzenstadler, University of California, Irvine, USA
Geri Georg, Colorado State University, USA
Grace Lewis, Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute, USA
Gunter Mussbacher, McGill University, Canada
Joost Noppen, University of East Anglia, UK
Patricia Lago, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Philippe Collet, Université Nice Sophia Antipolis - CNRS/I3S, France
Somayeh Malakuti, University of Twente, The Netherlands

Benoit Combemale, PhD in Computer Science
Associate Professor, Univ. Rennes 1 (IRISA & ESIR)
Research Scientist at Inria (secondment)

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