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13th Aspect Oriented Modeling Workshop
8th International Conference on Aspect-Oriented Software Development

Charlottesville, Virginia, USA, March 2, 2009


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Call for Papers [ CLOSED]

Aspect-orientation is a rapidly advancing technology. New and powerful
aspect-oriented programming techniques are presented at many international venues 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., independent of any specific programming language).

The Aspect-Oriented Modeling (AOM) Workshop brings together researchers and practitioners from two communities, aspect-oriented software development (AOSD) and model-driven 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. The goals of the workshop are to identify and discuss the impacts of aspect-oriented technologies on model engineering to provide aspect-oriented software developers with general modeling means to express aspects and their crosscutting relationships onto other software artifacts.

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

Aspect-Oriented Modeling

  • Defining essential characteristics of a crosscutting concern
    that need to be modeled

  • Verification and validation of aspect-oriented models

  • Composition of aspect-oriented models

  • Modeling of aspects at different stages of software development
    (requirements engineering, sw architecture, design, implementation)

  • Application of AOM to modeling notations that are not tied to UML

Aspect-Oriented UML

  • Identification of UML elements that can be used to model aspects

  • Identification of UML elements that can NOT be used to model aspects

  • Aspect-oriented support in UML 2.0

  • Extensions to UML for supporting AOSD

AOSD Method and Tool Support

  • Aspect-oriented and model-based software development methods

  • Using existing UML tools in AOSD life-cycles

  • New tools and extensions to existing tools to support AOM

Aspect-Oriented Modeling Case Studies

  • Detailed examples that demonstrate how a certain concern can be
    modeled during software development throughout the different
    development stages

Model-Oriented AOP and JPM

  • Join point selection at model levels (model based pointcut
    languages, model-based join point description, weaving based on
    model transformation, etc.)

  • MOF, UML, MDA, etc. as a support to the JPM

  • Model based aspect evolution

  • Model weaving: from abstract to low-level

  • Model engineering tools for supporting aspect-oriented techniques

  • Model based aspect interference and composition management

Prospective participants are invited to submit 4-6 page position papers
following the ACM Format Guidelines  to  (pending)

All submissions will be reviewed by members of the program committee for
quality and relevance. Submissions must be original; simultaneous submissions are not allowed. Submitted papers must be in PDF format.
The best papers from recent editions of the workshop will appear in a future issue of the Journal of Object Technology (JOT). We are negotiating with the JOT editors for the opportunity to publish a second special issue on aspect-oriented modeling that should collect the extended version of the best papers accepted to the workshop.


Submission deadline: December 15, 2008

Notification date: January 15, 2009

Camera Ready deadline: January 26, 2009

Workshop date: March 2, 2009

Omar Aldawud, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA
Walter Cazzola, Univ. of Milano, Italy

T. Cottenier HengSoft, USA
Jeff Gray, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
Jörg Kienzle, McGill University, Canada
Dominik Stein, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

Program Committee

M. Aksit Univ. of Twente, NL
A. v. d. Berg HengSoft, USA
F. Fleury IRISA, F
S. Hanenberg Univ. of Duisburg-Essen, D
A. Jackson Trinity College, Ireland
P. Lahire Univ. de Nice, F
K. Mens Catholic Univ. of Louvain, B
A. Pierantonio Univ. of Aquila, I
A. Rashid Lancaster University, UK
E. Roubtsova Open University, NL
P. Sánchez Univ. of Malaga, E
B. Tekinerdogan Univ. of Bilkent, Tr
M. Völter Consultant for SW Tech., D
J. Whittle Lancaster University, UK

Important Dates
Submission deadline: December 15, 2008
Notification date: January 15, 2009
Camera Ready deadline: January 26, 2009
Workshop date: March 2, 2009

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