[ecoop-info] The 2016 International Workshop on Modularity Across the System Stack (MASS)

Maximilian Scherr scherr at csg.ci.i.u-tokyo.ac.jp
Tue Dec 8 03:17:25 CET 2015

***** Call for Papers *****

The 2016 International Workshop on Modularity Across the System Stack (MASS)
                    affiliated with Modularity'16
                 March 14 or 15, 2016, Malaga, Spain

Themes and Goals

The landscape of computation platforms has changed dramatically in
recent years. Emerging systems --- such as wearable devices,
smartphones, unmanned aerial vehicles, Internet of things, cloud
computing servers, heterogeneous clusters, and data centers --- pose a
distinct set of system-oriented challenges ranging from data
throughput, energy efficiency, security, real-time guarantees, to high
performance. In the meantime, modularity remains a cornerstone in
modern software engineering, bringing in crucial benefits such as
modular reasoning, improved program understanding, and collaborative
software development. Current methodologies and software development
technologies should be revised in order to produce software to meet
system-oriented goals. The role of the Software Engineer is essential,
having to be aware of the implications that each design, architecture
and implementation decision has on the application-system ecosystem.

This workshop is driven by one fundamental question: How does
modularity interact with system-oriented goals? We welcome both
positive and negative responses to this question. An example of the
former would be modular reasoning systems specifically designed to
promote system-oriented goals, whereas an example of the latter would
be anti-patterns against system-oriented goals during modular software
development. More concretely, areas of interest include but are not
limited to:

 * Energy-aware software engineering (e.g. energy efficiency models,
   energy efficiency as a quality attribute, energy-aware

 * Modularity support for energy-conscious and resource-constrained

 * Modularity support (e.g., programming language design and
   verification) for Big Data applications

 * Modularity support for high-performance, distributed, and
   heterogeneous applications

 * Software architecture for reusability and adaptability in systems
   and their interactions with applications

 * Modular security support (e.g., compositional information flow,
   compositional program analysis)

 * Modular real-time systems

 * Modular design interfacing applications and operating systems

 * Modular design interfacing software and hardware

 * Modularity support on emerging platforms (e.g., Internet of Things
   and wearable devices)

 * Empirical studies (patterns and anti-patterns) on the relationship
   between modularity and system-oriented goals

 * Software engineering techniques to balance the trade-off between
   modularity and efficiency

 * Memory bloats and long-tail performance problems across modular

 * Program optimization across modular boundaries

 * Modularity in systems software

 * Reasoning across applications, compilers, and virtual machines

In a nutshell, we welcome all work sharing the spirit of
_Modularity Meets Systems_.


MASS is designed to stimulate interactions and debates in an informal
environment. We welcome papers that identify new problems or report
work in progress. A good MASS submission should be interesting,
concrete, and clear. It does not need to describe a complete
solution. Specifically,

 * MASS accepts both regular papers and position papers.

 * Regular papers must not exceed 6 pages in length (including all
   references and appendixes), and short papers must not exceed 2
   pages in length.

 * All submissions should follow the ACM SIGPLAN format. Latex users
   please use the sigplanconf, 9pt font option.

 * Papers previously published or already being reviewed by another
   conference are not eligible.

 * At the discretion of the authors, accepted papers may be included
   in ACM Digital Library. Authors of accepted papers who wish to have
   their papers in the ACM Digital Library will be asked to transfer
   copyright to the ACM.

Important Dates

 * Paper submission deadline: January 15, 2016
 * Paper notification date: February 6, 2016
 * Paper camera-ready deadline: February 13, 2016
 * Workshop: March 14, 2016 (tentative)

Program Chair

 *  Yu David Liu (Chair), SUNY Binghamton

Program Committee (tentative)

 * Fernando Castor, Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE)
 * Shigeru Chiba, University of Tokyo
 * Lidia Fuentes, University of Malaga
 * Raffi Khatchadourian, CUNY City Tech
 * Yu David Liu, SUNY Binghamton
 * David H. Lorenz, The Open University of Israel
 * Hidehiko Masuhara, Tokyo Institute of Technology
 * Monica Pinto, University of Malaga
 * Adrian Sampson, Cornell University
 * Max Scherr, University of Tokyo
 * Lukasz Ziarek, SUNY Buffalo


 * Shigeru Chiba, University of Tokyo
 * Lidia Fuentes, University of Malaga
 * Hidehiko Masuhara, Tokyo Institute of Technology
 * Monica Pinto, University of Malaga
 * Max Scherr, University of Tokyo

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