[aosd-announce] CfP: Workshop on Model-based Software Reuse at ECOOP 2002
MClauss at intershop.de
Mon Feb 4 09:24:47 EST 2002
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Call for Papers
"Model-based Software Reuse"
To be held in conjunction with the
16th European Conference on Object-Oriented Programming (ECOOP)
June 10, 2002
One of the remaining problems in the domain of software reuse is
how to model the different reusable assets (e.g., features,
subsystems, components, aspects) and how to describe and reason
about systems composed out of such reusable assets. Many notations
exist to model software requirements and designs, but unfortunately
they do not provide any notion for the composition of several
assets. This means, there is no support when combining several
assets to form a larger asset. Especially, there is no modelling
support given by currently used notations (like UML) to check the
reusability and consistency of assets and to check the consistency
of different views (e.g., dynamic models like state-charts and
message sequence charts). That makes it hard to reuse existing
parts, to build families of systems, and to split up requirements
or design work between several people.
In this workshop we are looking for modelling approaches enabling
the development of reusable subsystems with reasonable effort by
abstracting from details. This model-based approach to reuse should
not only allow the modeling of the required features of the system
to be built but they should also be able to describe the system as
an assembly (or configuration) of different decomposed assets. To
make reuse of the existing assets in new contexts meaningful models
of assets have to be found allowing (a) to define the desired
interactions between the different assets, (b) to detect
undesirable negative interferences of assets and (c), ultimately,
the possibility to predict properties of the overall system out of
the assets' properties. This would allow to check the properties of
the assembled (or configured) system against the requirements. Even
if not able to prove that the system is fully compliant to the
requirements, a model-based approach in reuse supports the
detection of inconsistencies and interoperability problems in early
stages of software development.
Since the issue of software composition has been raised in many
different reuse-communities, such as component-based software
engineering, software architecture, aspect-oriented programming,
etc., we would like to present and discuss in this workshop common
approaches of model-based reuse and the application and benefits of
these approaches as well as the challenges.
Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
* Models defining the assets to be reused.
* Models describing requirements, models of the architecture of
* Determining and modeling features on the requirements level.
* Composition and interaction problems in research and industry.
* Artificial intelligence supporting the developer with
composition and interaction problems.
* Theoretical foundation of modeling and asset inconsistency
detection and specification.
* Methods to assure certain qualities of service after composition.
* Modelling of assets and their desired relationships.
* Detection of undesired negative asset interaction.
* Conformance between model and implementation / reality and
corresponding consequences for reasoning about the
implementation / reality.
April 1, 2002 Indication of interest by email
April 8, 2002 Position paper due
April 29, 2002 Notification of acceptance
May 6, 2002 Deadline for early registration for ECOOP 2002
May 20, 2002 Camera-ready version
June 10, 2002 Workshop
Authors are invited to submit a position paper not exceeding 8
pages (12 pt, single-spaced) by April 8, 2002. Electronic
submissions are required. Please send an email containing your
submission in PDF or Postscript to
m.clauss at intershop.com
Your submission email should have the subject [ECOOP 2002] and
embrace the authors' names, the paper title, keywords and the paper
Authors intending to submit a paper are invited to send an email of
interest by April 1, 2001 to the address above, containing title,
authors and short abstract (up to 200 words) of the paper.
The acceptance of a paper implies that at least one of the authors
will register for the workshop and thus present the paper and
participate in the discussion groups.
All accepted papers will be published in advance on the workshop
website (http://research.intershop.com/workshops/ECOOP2002/) to be
read by all participants in order to know the other positions. In
addition, the position papers will be published as a technical
report from Monash university. For this purpose be prepared to
submit camera-ready papers as LaTeX files using IEEE-style after
acceptance (see author instructions on website)!
Compilations of the group discussions and the group members'
position papers will be included in the Springer-LNCS published
ECOOP workshop reader.
Intershop Research, Germany
Email: a.speck at intershop.com
Universitaet Karlsruhe, Germany
Email: pulvermueller at acm.org
Matthias Clauß (primary contact)
Intershop Research, Germany
Email: m.clauss at intershop.com
Ragnhild Van Der Straeten
Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
Email: rvdstrae at vub.ac.be
Distributed Systems Technology Center (DSTC), Monash University, Australia
Email: reussner at dstc.com
* Dr. Lynne Blair, Lancaster University, United Kingdom
* Dr. Hans de Bruin, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
* Prof. Jim Coplien, University of Manchester, UK
* Prof. Gerhard Goos, Universitaet Karlsruhe
* Jilles van Gurp, University of Groningen, Netherlands
* Prof. Wilhem Hasselbring, Carl v. Ossietzky Universitaet, Germany
* Prof. Heinrich Hussmann, Dresden University of Technology, Germany
* Prof. Bernd Kraemer, Fern-Uni Hagen, Germany
* Prof. Kim Mens, Université catholique de Louvain (UCL), Belgium
* Dr. Silva Robak, Technical University of Zielona Gora, Poland
* Prof. Heinz W. Schmidt, Monash University, Australia
* Dr. Judith Stafford, Carnegie-Mellon-University, United States
* Dr. Liping Zhao, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
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