CfP: 7th International Workshop on Aspect-Oriented Modeling @ MoDELS'05



CfP: 7th International Workshop on Aspect-Oriented Modeling @ MoDELS'05

From: Dominik Stein ^lt;dominik.stein@uni-essen.de>
Date: Wed 29 Jun 2005 - 10:03:39 BST
Message-ID: <42C263EB.9000404@uni-essen.de>
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Call For Papers

7th International Workshop on Aspect-Oriented Modeling
   October 2, 2005, Montego Bay, Jamaica
   http://dawis.informatik.uni-essen.de/events/AOM_MODELS2005/

   held in conjunction with the
8th International Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and
Systems (MoDELS'05) (formerly the UML series of conferences)
   October 2-7, 2005, Montego Bay, Jamaica
   http://www.cs.colostate.edu/models05/

Aspect-orientation is a rapidly advancing technology. New and powerful
aspect-oriented programming techniques are presented at the
International Conference on Aspect-Oriented Software Development every
year. However, it is not clear what features of such techniques are
"common aspect-oriented concepts" and what features are rather
language-specific specialties. Research in Aspect-Oriented Modeling has
the potential to help find such common characteristics from a
perspective that is at a more abstract level (i.e., programming
language-independent). The ultimate goal of research in AOM is to
provide aspect-oriented software developers with general means to
express aspects and their crosscutting relationships onto other software
artifacts.

The Aspect-Oriented Modeling (AOM) Workshop brings together researchers
and practitioners from two communities, aspect-oriented software
development (AOSD) and software model engineering. This workshop
provides a forum for presenting new ideas and discussing the state of
research and practice in modeling various kinds of crosscutting concerns
at different levels of abstraction. AOM encompasses activities involved
in software architecture, detailed design, testing, and mapping the
models onto aspect-oriented programs. The goals of the workshop are to
identify and discuss the impacts of aspect-oriented technologies on
model engineering in order to provide aspect-oriented software
developers with general modeling means to express aspects and their
crosscutting relationships onto other software artifacts.

We are interested in submissions on all topics related to aspects and
model engineering including, but not limited to, the following topics:

* Aspect-Oriented Modeling
  o Defining requirements on Aspect-Oriented Modeling
    + essential characteristics of a crosscutting concern that need to
      be modeled
    + investigation into the concept of model weaving
    + notation and support to represent concepts of dynamic weaving in
      models
  o Verification and validation of aspect-oriented models
  o Composition of aspect-oriented models
  o Modeling of aspects at different stages of software development
    (requirements engineering, software architecture, design,
    implementation)
  o Application of AOM to modeling notations that are not tied to the
    UML (e.g. domain-specific modeling languages, Matlab models, etc.)

* Aspect-Oriented UML
  o Identification of UML elements that can be used to model aspects
  o Identification of UML elements that can NOT be used to model aspects
  o UML profiles for AOSD
  o Aspect-oriented support in UML 2.0
  o Extensions to UML for supporting AOSD

* AOSD Method and Tool Support
  o Aspect-oriented software development methods
  o Using existing UML tools in AOSD life-cycles
  o New tools and extensions to existing tools to support
    aspect-oriented modeling

* Aspect-Oriented Modeling Case Studies
  o Detailed examples that demonstrate how a certain concern can be
    modeled during software development throughout the different
    development stages

Submission of Position Papers

Prospective participants are invited to submit 4-6 page position papers.
We encourage use of the ACM Conference Format for submissions. All
submissions will be reviewed by members of the program committee and the
organizing committee for quality and relevance. Authors of accepted
papers will be notified. Submitted papers must be in PDF or Postscript
format and should be submitted to: aomwsoc_at_uni-essen.de. The two best
papers are planned to be published as extended versions (10 pages LNCS
format) in the post-conference satellite proceedings (publication pending).

Submitters are strongly encouraged to conclude from the experiences and
the knowledge presented in the predecessor workshops (see "Previous
Editions" on the workshop homepage, as well as the workshop report of
the 5th International Workshop on Aspect-Oriented Modeling, published in
LNCS 3297). In particular, they should clearly indicate in what respect
their work relates to the following questions:

* How do aspects emerge and appear in models?
* In what respect do they help to understand the problem domain?
  And how do they help to find "better" software solutions?
* In what regards are current modeling techniques suitable to design
  aspects?
* In what respect do they fail to do so?
* How could those deficiencies be resolved?

Important Dates

Deadline for Position Papers: July 29, 2005
Notification Date of Acceptance: September 6, 2005
Workshop Date: October 2, 2005

Organizing Committee

Omar Aldawud, Lucent Technologies, USA
Tzilla Elrad, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA
Jeff Gray, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
Mohamed Kandé, Condris Technologies, Switzerland
Jörg Kienzle, McGill University, Canada
Dominik Stein, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Contact: aomwsoc_at_uni-essen.de

Program Committee

Mehmet Aksit, University of Twente, The Netherlands
Omar Aldawud, Lucent Technologies, USA
Elisa Baniassad, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Jean Bezivin, University of Nantes, France
Siobhán Clarke, Trinity College, Ireland
Tzilla Elrad, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA
Robert France, Colorado State University, USA
Sudipto Ghosh, Colorado State University, USA
Jeff Gray, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
Stefan Hanenberg, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Mohamed Kandé, Condris Technologies, Switzerland
Shmuel Katz, The Technion, Isreal
Jörg Kienzle, McGill University, Canada
Raghu Reddy, Colorado State University, USA
Martin Robillard, McGill University, Canada
Christa Schwanninger, Siemens, Germany
Dominik Stein, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Received on Wed Jun 29 10:04:02 2005