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[aspectj-announce] MODULARITY: aosd.2012 - Call for Papers -- Research Results -- 3rd and last submission round

*** 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 experimentation.

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
* 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: (Passed)
* 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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