[ecoop-info] CfP: 7th International Workshop on Context-Oriented Programming *deadline extension*

Carl Friedrich Bolz cfbolz at gmx.de
Tue Mar 31 08:28:32 CEST 2015

Call for Papers
7th International Workshop on Context-Oriented Programming
co-located with ECOOP 2015
July 5, 2015
Prague, Czech Republic

***Extended paper submission deadline***: April 9, 2015

Context information plays an increasingly important role in our
information-centric world. Software systems must adapt to changing
contexts over time, and must change even while they are running.
Unfortunately, mainstream programming languages and development
environments do not support this kind of dynamic change very well,
leading developers to implement complex designs to anticipate various
dimensions of variability. Starting from this observation,
Context-Oriented Programming (COP) has emerged as a solution to
directly support variability depending on a wide range of dynamic
attributes, making it possible to dispatch run-time behaviour on any
property of the execution context.

The goal of the 7th International Workshop on Context-Oriented
Programming (COP’15) is to further establish context orientation as a
common thread to language design, application development, and system
support. Several researchers are working on Context-Oriented
Programming and related ideas, and implementations ranging from
prototypes to mature platform extensions used in commercial
deployments have illustrated how multi-dimensional dispatch can indeed
be supported effectively to achieve expressive run-time behavioural

This is a follow-up event to 6 consecutive successful editions of the
workshop at ECOOP 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014 each
attracting around 30 participants.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

- interesting application domains and scenarios;
- programming language abstractions for context-oriented programming
   (e.g. dynamic scoping, roles, traits, prototype-based extensions);
- configuration languages (e.g. feature descriptions, transformational
- interaction between non-functional programming concerns and
   context-oriented programming (e.g. security, persistence,
   concurrency, distribution);
- theoretical foundations for context-oriented programming (e.g.,
   semantics, type systems);
- modularisation approaches for context-oriented programming (e.g.
   aspects, modules, layers, plugins);
- guidelines to include context-oriented programming in programs (e.g.
   best practices, patterns);
- implementation issues such as optimization, VM support, JIT
   compilation etc. for context-oriented programming (reflection,
   dynamic binding);
- tool support (e.g. design tools, IDEs, debuggers).


COP invites submissions of high-quality papers reporting original
research, describing innovative contributions, or experience with
context-oriented programming, its implementation, and application.
Papers that depart significantly from established ideas and practices
are particularly welcome.

Submissions must not have been published previously and must not be
under review for any another refereed event or publication. The
program committee will evaluate each contributed paper based on its
relevance, significance, clarity, and originality. Accepted papers
will be published in the ACM Digital Library.

Papers must be formatted according to ACM SIG format, and can be
submitted via EasyChair (
https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=cop2015 ) as a PDF file of at
most 6 pages.

Important Dates

*** April 9, 2015: Paper submission  ***

May 1, 2015: Author notification

May 8, 2015: Camera-Ready Copy

July 5 2015: Workshop

Program Committee

Tomoyuki Aotani, Tokyo Institute of Technology
Carl Friedrich Bolz, King's College London (co-organizer)
Nicolás Cardozo, Trinity College, Dublin
Coen De Roover, Vrije Universiteit, Brussel
Robert Hirschfeld, Hasso-Plattner-Institut Potsdam (co-organizer)
Atsushi Igarashi, Kyoto University (co-organizer)
Tetsuo Kamina, Ritsumeikan University
Jens Lincke, Hasso-Plattner-Institut Potsdam
David H. Lorenz, Open University, Israel
Somayeh Malakuti, Technical University of Dresden
Hidehiko Masuhara, Tokyo Institute of Technology (co-organizer)
Harold Ossher, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
Guido Salvaneschi, Technical University of Darmstadt
Friedrich Steimann, Fernuniversität in Hagen
Naoyasu Ubayashi, Kyushu University

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