[aosd-announce] CFP: WTAOP 2005, Workshop on Testing Aspect-Oriented Programs at AOSD.2005
Roger T. Alexander
rta at cs.colostate.edu
Wed Jan 5 18:49:57 EST 2005
*** Workshop on Testing Aspect-Oriented Programs (WTAOP) 2005 ***
to be held in conjunction with the
Fourth International Conference on Aspect-Oriented Software
Call for Papers
The AOSD Workshop on Testing Aspect-Oriented Programs is the first
workshop to focus on the issues associated with the topic of testing
and quality of aspect-oriented programs (AOPs). Our intention is to
bring together researchers and practitioners that have interests in
this important area, with the goal being to establish a research agenda
that focuses on the challenges and issues associated with testing AOPs.
The workshop will focus on exploring answers to key research
* How do we test aspects as units?
* How do we test woven artifacts?
* How do we predict emergent behaviors that arise due to subtle
interactions when multiple artifacts are woven in combination into a
* What types of faults do programmers make when using aspect-oriented
Goals for the workshop
The goals for the workshop include (but not limitted to):
* Defining a research agenda for the testing of AOPs
* Identification of needed testing techniques, strategies, and tools
* Framing the problems that pose essential testing challenges that are
peculiar to aspect-oriented programming.
The format of the workshop will include a plenary session that
discusses the above questions and goals, followed by the formulation of
groups to focus on key problems. Each group will work on one or more
key problems identified in the earlier plenary session. Prior to the
conclusion of the workshop, each group will make a presentation
outlining their deliberations and findings to the entire workshop.
Proceedings on the workshop will be published in electronic form and
will include all accepted position papers and a final report compiled
by the organizers of the workshop.
To foster early collaboration and to maximize the use of workshop time,
a Wiki-based collaboration system will be set up prior to the
workshop. The Wiki will host submitted position papers, workshop topic
outline, a discussion forum, the final workshop report, and other
relevant materials. The Wiki will be available both before and after
the occurrence of the workshop. The Wiki can be access from the
workshop web page: (http://www.cs.colostate.edu/~rta/wtaop/.
Submissions should be no longer than six pages and be in the ACM SIG
proceedings publication format nine point font or larger, and should be
no longer than six pages, including all text, references, appendices,
and figures. The expectation is that papers accepted at the workshop
will eventually lead to full-length papers at high-quality conferences
The topics of position papers should be related to a subject
consistent with the testing of aspect-oriented programs. Papers will be
reviewed by a committee and selections will be based on content,
quality, and relevance.
The final report of the workshop will be published in a future issue
of Software Quality Journal. Also, authors of the best position papers
and those leading to the most constructive discussions at the workshop
will be invited to submit a suitably expanded form of the paper for a
special issue or section on testing aspect-oriented programs in the
Software Quality Journal. These papers will be peer reviewed.
Papers must be submitted in PDF, postscript, or Word format to
wtaop at cs.colostate.edu by the deadline for paper submission. Submitted
papers will be made available for download prior to the workshop date.
* Deadline for paper submission: 10 January 2005
* Notification of acceptance: 31 January 2005
* Deadline for final contributions: 15 February 2005
* Workshop at AOSD 2005: Tuesday, 15 March 2005
Questions regarding WTAOP should be directed to the workshop organizers:
Roger T. Alexander
Department of Computer Science
Colorado State University
1873 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, Colorado 80523 USA
Voice: (970) 491-7026
Fax: (970) 491-2466
rta at cs.colostate.edu
Anneliese A. Andrews
School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Mail Stop 2752
Washington State University
Pullman, Washington 99164 USA
Voice: (509) 335-8656
Fax: (509) 335-3818
aandrews at eecs.wsu.edu
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