|Nov. 6th||the website is ready|
|Nov. 20th||the submission site is opened (see submission information in CFP)|
Extension of the deadline : January 8th 2010
The Meta-Aspect workshop is now joint to Composition&Variability
The notification had been sent to authors (acceptation rate is 63%)
Preliminary version of the program is available
Preliminary version of proceedings is available
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:
- Orchestration and choreography of services,
- Hierarchical composition of components,
- Composition of functional properties of components,
- Autonomic composition,
- Compatibility and consistency of composition,
- Influence of extra-functional properties on the composition process/results,
- Influence of the expression of genericity,
- Subject-Oriented Programming,
- Aspect-oriented programming,
- Component based programming,
- Control of the composition process,
- Composition in the framework of autonomic computing,
- Composition in Object-Oriented approaches,
- Composition in the framework of software architecture,
- Dynamic or static composition,
- Invasive vs non-invasive Composition,
- Composition and reliability, adaptability, evolutivity and portability,
Composition and Product lines:
- Software product lines for describing artefact composition,
- Composition of aspect product lines,
- DSL for describing the composition process,
- Checking composition configurations,
- Ontology for the composition,
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 CEUR-WS.org, 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.