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First International Workshop on

Composition: Objects, Aspects, Components, Services and Product Lines

To be held in conjunction with

The 9th International Conference on Aspect-Oriented Software Development (AOSD.10)

Rennes & Saint Malo, France, 15-19 March 2010



Geri Georg, Philippe Lahire, Mourad Oussalah, Jon Whittle, Naouel Moha, Stefan Van Baelen


Nov. 6th the website is ready
Nov. 20th the submission site is opened (see submission information in CFP)
Dec. 17th

Extension of the deadline : January 8th 2010

January 15th

The Meta-Aspect workshop is now joint to Composition&Variability

February 1st

The notification had been sent to authors (acceptation rate is 63%)

February 19th

Preliminary version of the program is available

February 19th

Preliminary version of proceedings is available


Topics and motivation

Composition can be applied in particular on Objects, Aspects, SOA, Component-Based architectures and may address various phases of the development process such as: GUI, design, programming, deployment, and maintenance. There is already a conference on the general topic of composition (Software Composition 2010 and previous), this workshop will focus in particular on the problems linked with any combination of a topic taken in “Composition and paradigms” and “Composition and product lines” .

Topics, themes, and areas of interest of the workshop

Composition and paradigms:

Composition and Product lines:

Goals and Workshop Format

The goal of the workshop is to bring together researchers that are working on software composition and those working on software product lines in order to think about joint solutions. The two main directions of experience exchange are: i) what composition mechanisms could bring to the world of SPL and, ii) impact of variability mechanisms on the composition process used in various paradigms (e.g. Objects, Aspects, Services, and Components).

The expected results are to identify trends for research on the application of composition in conjunction with product lines and more generally to combine research ideas from the areas mentioned above. Other expected results are i) to provide a "state-of-the-research" assessment expressed in terms of research issues, challenges, and accomplishments, ii) to start building a network of researchers at the junction of composition and product lines, and, iii) to plan and promote further events on these topics.

Attendees are invited to submit papers (5-8 pages) in PDF format. Submissions must conform to the standard ACM SIG Proceedings formatting guidelines (it is the same format of the Conference, see conference website for more information). All accepted papers will be published in the Workshop Proceedings, which will be distributed electronically via, and potentially in hardcopy form.

We aim to only have presentations in the morning session(s), and reserve the afternoon sessions for discussions that will rely on the questions that emerge from the morning session(s). Paper presentations will be 20 minutes in length, followed by a five minute "Response to the Paper" by one of the workshop organizers, that points out a different conclusion, or asks one or more probing questions. The paper author will then have five minutes to discuss this response. A five minute audience question/discussion time will follow.

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