Call for Participation: Workshop on Models for Non-functional Aspects of Component-Based Software



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From: Steffen Zschaler (sz9@inf.tu-dresden.de)
Date: Tue 07 Sep 2004 - 08:34:23 BST


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CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

International Workshop on
Models for Non-functional Aspects of Component-Based Software
(NfC'04)

held in conjunction with

7th International Conference on UML Modeling Languages and Applications
<<UML>> 2004

October 12, 2004 (the day before the main conference)
Lisbon, Portugal

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Up-to-date information on the workshop, including the preliminary
program, can
be found at http://www.comquad.org/nfc04

Attention: Early registration for UML and the workshop ends September
13, 2004.

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GOALS
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Developing reliable software is a complex, daunting, and error-prone
task. Therefore, many researchers are interested in improving the
support for developers creating such software. Component-based software
engineering has emerged as an important paradigm for handling
complexity. The goal of this workshop is to look at issues related to
the integration of non-functional property expression, evaluation, and
prediction in the context of component-based software engineering. In
this area it is our main focus to look at model-based approaches,
preferably, but not limited to, UML-based approaches. This includes
semantic issues, questions of modelling language definition, but also
support for automation, such as analysis algorithms, MDA-based
approaches, or tool-support for refinement steps. As models are only
really meaningful if used in the context of a software development
process, we also welcome work in this area.

We expect the workshop to foster cooperation between the various
research groups in the field. One important expected outcome is a joint
workshop report as well as ongoing discussions, e.g., on a workshop
mailing list. The aim of this workshop is to bring together
practitioners and academics that are currently working around these
topics to highlight the ongoing solutions and the problems encountered.
The workshop is organized on two half-day sessions:
The morning session is dedicated to presentations; followed in the
afternoon by working sessions.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Lisbon!

TOPICS OF INTEREST
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We accepted papers from the following list of topics:

- Modelling languages (both textual and graphical) suitable for
   expressing non-functional properties, in particular for
   component-based development
- Integration of non-functional aspects into UML's component modeling
   concepts
- Semantic issues for non-functional specification of component-based
   software, especially issues of compositionality
- Development of QoS-aware components and component systems
- Security issues for component-based software
- Concepts for a model-driven software development process taking into
   account components and/or non-functional aspects
- Modelling and analysis (CASE) tool support for component-based
   software and its non-functional properties
- Experience reports on the incorporation of non-functional requirements
   into component-based development

WORKSHOP CHAIRS
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Heinrich Hussmann (main contact), Universität München, Germany
Jean-Michel Bruel, University of Pau, France
Geri Georg, Colorado State University, USA
Ileana Ober, UMR Verimag, France
Christoph Pohl, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
Jon Whittle, NASA Ames Research Center, USA
Steffen Zschaler, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany

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