[ecoop-info] [cfp] COP 2018

Jens Lincke jens.lincke at hpi.de
Fri Apr 20 11:44:21 CEST 2018

*** COP 2018: 10th International Workshop on Context-Oriented Programming

July 16th, 2018 Co-located with ECOOP/ISSTA 2018 in Amsterdam, Netherlands

=== Advanced Modularity for Run-time Composition ===

Contextual information is playing an ever-increasing role in our
information-centric world. Current-day software systems need to adapt
continuously to changing execution and usage contexts, even while
they are running. Unfortunately, mainstream programming languages and
development environments still do not support this level of dynamic
adaptivity very well, leading developers to implement complex designs
to anticipate various dimensions of variability.

Context-Oriented Programming directly supports variability at the
programming level, featuring dedicated programming abstractions
enabling programmers to write software applications that adapt
dynamically to a wide range of dynamic attributes. It enables
run-time behaviour to be dispatched directly on any detected
properties of the execution or user context. Since more than a decade,
several researchers have been working on a variety of notions
approaching that idea.

Implementations ranging from first prototypes to mature platform
extensions used in commercial deployments have illustrated how
multidimensional dispatch can be supported effectively to achieve
expressive run-time variation in behavior. Our series of International
Workshops on Context-Oriented Programming (COP) at ECOOP since 2009
have shown to be well-received, each attracting around 30 participants.
Also in 2018 we hope to advance this vibrant research domain at ECOOP
in the beautiful and lively city of Amsterdam.

=== Topics ===

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

- Interesting application domains and scenarios for COP

- Programming language abstractions for COP (e.g. dynamic scoping,
  roles, traits, prototype-based extensions)

- Implementation techniques and mechanisms for COP (e.g. different
  kinds of dynamic, contextual, and multi-dimensional dispatch or

- Implementation issues for COP such as optimization, VM support, JIT
  compilation etc.

- Implemented use-cases, case studies, or prototypes of COP

- Theoretical foundations for COP (e.g., semantics, type systems)

- Configuration languages (e.g. feature description interpreters,
  transformational approaches)

- Interaction between non-functional programming concerns and COP (e.g.
  security, persistence, concurrency, distribution)

- Modularization approaches for COP (e.g. modules, aspects, features,
  layers, plugins)

- Guidelines to apply COP (e.g. best practices, idioms, patterns)

- Run-time support for COP (e.g. reflection, dynamic binding)

- Tool support (e.g. design tools, IDEs, debuggers)

- Support for COP at the modeling level

- Beyond context-oriented behavior adaptation (e.g., UI adaptation, DB

=== Submission guidelines ===

COP invites submissions of high-quality papers reporting original
research, or describing innovative contributions to, 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 other refereed event or publication. The program
committee will evaluate each contributed paper based on its relevance,
significance, clarity, and originality.

Papers are to be submitted via EasyChair
(https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=cop2018). They must be written
in English, provided as PDF documents, and follow the new ACM Master
Article Template with the sigconf option
They should not exceed 8 pages. Accepted papers will be published in
the ACM Digital Library.

=== Important dates ===

Submission deadline: May 18th, 2018 (AoE)
Notifications: June 8th, 2018
Final version: June 29th, 2018

=== Program committee ===

Tomoyuki Aotani, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Nicolás Cardozo, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia
Coen De Roover, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
Elisa Gonzalez Boix, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
David H. Lorenz, Technion IIT, Israel
Gorel Hedin, Lund University, Sweden
Stefan Marr, University of Kent, UK
Kim Mens, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
Stefan Ramson, Hasso Plattner Institute, Germany
Guido Salvaneschi, TU Darmstadt, Germany
Matthias Springer, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Mario Südholt, IMT Atlantique, France
Naoyasu Ubayashi, Kyushu University, Japan
Didier Verna, EPITA / LRDE, France
Harumi Watanabe, Tokai University, Japan
Tijs van der Storm, CWI, Netherlands

=== Organizing committee ===

Robert Hirschfeld, HPI, Germany
Atsushi Igarashi, Kyoto University, Japan
Tetsuo Kamina, Ritsumeikan University, Japan
Jens Lincke, Hasso Plattner Institute, Germany
Hidehiko Masuhara, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

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