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[aspectj-announce] MODULARITY: aosd.2012 - Call for Papers on Research Results - Round 2

MODULARITY: aosd.2012

*** AOSD 2012 ***

March 25-30, 2012
Hasso-Plattner-Institut Potsdam, Germany

Call for Papers -- Research Results

Modularity transcending traditional abstraction boundaries is essential for
developing complex modern systems - particularly software and
software-intensive systems. Aspect-oriented and other new forms of
modularity and abstraction are attracting a great deal attention across many
domains within and beyond computer science. As the premier international
conference on modularity, AOSD continues to advance our knowledge and
understanding of separation of concerns, modularity, and abstraction in the
broadest senses of these terms.

The 2012 AOSD conference will comprise two main events: "Research Results"
and "Modularity Visions". Both events invite full, scholarly papers of the
highest quality on new ideas and results in areas that include but are not
limited to complex systems, software design and engineering, programming
languages, cyber-physical systems, and other areas across the whole system
life cycle.

Research 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, or

Modularity Visions papers (solicited in a separate call) are expected to
present compelling new ideas in modularity, including strong cases for
significance, novelty, validity, and potential impact based on thorough
scholarly argumentation and early results.

AOSD 2012 is deeply committed to eliciting works of the highest caliber by
employing a new approach to reviewing with three separate paper submission
deadlines and review stages. A paper accepted in any round will be published
in the proceedings and presented at the conference. A paper rejected in an
early round may be invited to be revised and resubmitted for review by the
same reviewers in a later round. There is no guarantee that a revised paper
will be accepted. Authors may, on their own initiative, resubmit a rejected
work in a subsequent round, in which case new reviewers may be appointed.
Authors submitting a revised paper should attach a letter explaining the
revisions made to it.


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

* Complex systems: Modularity has emerged as a vital theme in many domains,
from biology to economics to engineered systems to software and
software-intensive systems, and beyond. AOSD 2012 invites works that explore
and establish connections across such disciplinary boundaries.
* Software design and engineering: Requirements and domain engineering;
architecture; synthesis; evolution; metrics and evaluation; economics;
testing analysis and verification; semantics; composition and interference;
traceability; methodology; patterns.

* Programming languages: Language design; compilation and interpretation;
verification and static program analysis; formal languages and calculi;
execution environments and dynamic weaving; dynamic and scripting languages;
domain-specific languages and other support for new forms of abstraction.
* Varieties of modularity: Context orientation; feature orientation;
model-driven development; generative programming; software product lines;
traits; meta-programming and reflection; contracts and components;
view-based development.
* Tools: Aspect mining; evolution and reverse engineering; crosscutting
views; refactoring.
* 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 and the
enforcement of non-functional properties.

Important Dates -- Research Results

(all deadlines are in 2011, 23:59:59 Apia, Samoa, time)

* Round 1 (Passed)
* Round 2: Abstract Submission: July 14 / Paper Submission: July 18 /
Notification: September 21
* Round 3: Abstract Submission: October 13 / Paper Submission: October 17 /
Notification: December 14

Instructions for Authors

Submissions to AOSD Research Results will be carried out electronically via
CyberChair (Modularity Visions and Research Results will have separate
CyberChair URLs). All papers must be submitted in PDF format. Submissions
must be no longer than 12 pages (including bibliography, figures, and
appendices) in SIGPLAN Proceedings Format
(, 10 point font. Note that by
default the SIGPLAN Proceedings Format produces papers in 9 point font. If
you are formatting your paper using Latex, you will need to set the 10pt
option in the \documentclass command. If you are formatting your paper using
Word, you may wish to use the provided Word template that provides support
for this font size. Please include page numbers in your submission. Setting
the preprint option in the \documentclass command generates page numbers.
Please also ensure that your submission is legible when printed on a black
and white printer. In particular, please check that colors remain distinct
and font sizes are legible.

The submission URL for the Research Results track is:

The submission deadline, length limitations, and formatting instructions are
firm: any submissions that deviate from these may be rejected without review
by the program chairs. Submitted papers must adhere to SIGPLAN's
republication policy.

Each paper should contain an explanation of its contributions in both
general and technical terms, clearly identifying what has been accomplished,
explaining why it is significant, and placing it in the context of relevant
prior work. Where appropriate, systems and experimental data should be made
available on the Web. Authors should make the technical content of their
papers understandable to a broad but technically sophisticated audience.


Accepted papers will be published by the ACM in the main AOSD 2012
conference proceedings and will appear in the ACM Digital Library. Authors
of accepted papers are expected to revise their papers in light of
reviewers' comments, and to provide camera-ready versions of the papers by
the camera-ready deadline. All authors will also be required to sign the
standard ACM copyright form.

Program Chair -- Research Results

* Eric Tanter, Universidad de Chile, Chile

Program Committee -- Research Results

* Jonathan Aldrich, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
* Sven Apel, University of Passau, Germany
* Eric Bodden, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
* Paulo Borba, Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil
* Shigeru Chiba, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
* Yvonne Coady, University of Victoria, Canada
* Bruno De Fraine, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
* Erik Ernst, Aarhus University, Denmark
* Patrick Eugster, Purdue University, USA
* Alessandro Garcia, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro,
* Stefan Hanenberg, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
* Michael Haupt, Oracle Labs, Potsdam, Germany
* Klaus Havelund, Jet Propulsion Laboratory/NASA, USA
* Wouter Joosen, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
* Gregor Kiczales, University of British Columbia, Canada
* Shriram Krishnamurthi, Brown University, USA
* Ralf Laemmel, Universitaet Koblenz-Landau, Germany
* Julia Lawall, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
* Karl Lieberherr, Northeastern University, USA
* David Lorenz, Open University of Israel, Israel
* Donna Malayeri, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland
* Hidehiko Masuhara, University of Tokyo, Japan
* Mira Mezini, Technische Universitaet Darmstadt, Germany
* James Noble, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
* Bruno C. d. S. Oliveira, Seoul National University, South Korea
* Klaus Ostermann, University of Marburg, Germany
* Awais Rashid, Lancaster University, UK
* Mario Suedholt, Ecole des Mines de Nantes, France
* Peri Tarr, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, USA
* Eli Tilevich, Virginia Tech, USA
* Arie van Deursen, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
* Eric Wohlstadter, University of British Columbia, Canada

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