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Call for Papers (Extended Deadline)

6th Latin American Workshop no Aspect-Oriented Software Development: Advanced Modularization Techniques (LA-WASP.12)

23 September 2012, Natal, RN - Brazil


Co-located with the 3nd Brazilian Conference on Software: Theory and Practice (CBSoft)

Invited Speaker

Prof. Sudipto Ghosh, Colorado State University, USA


Important Dates (UPDATED)

Abstract registration: 20 June, 2012 (23:55 Apia/Samoa Time) Previous: 13 June, 2012
Paper upload: 23 June, 2012 (23:55 Apia/Samoa Time) Previous: 13 June, 2012
Notification of acceptance: 14 July, 2012 Previous: 11 July, 2012
Camera-ready copy due: 20 July, 2012 (firm) Previous: 18 July, 2012
Workshop: 23 September, 2012


Aspect-Oriented Software Development (AOSD) and other advanced modularization techniques propose novel modularity abstractions and mechanisms with the goal of taming concerns that cut across traditional abstraction boundaries.

The importance of these advanced modularization techniques in the software engineering community has become evident with the realization of several workshops, tutorials and 11 editions of the International Conference on Aspect-Oriented Software Development (AOSD). Over the last years, the software industry has also given more attention to advanced modularization techniques. For instance, many available software products, such as the JBoss application server and the Spring integration framework, have adopted the use of aspect-oriented concepts to address crosscutting concerns (persistence, security, dynamic adaptation) encountered in the development of server-side applications.

The 6th Latin American Workshop on Aspect-Oriented Software Development (LA-WASP.12) aims at bringing together the Latin American and international research communities interested in topics related to advanced modularization techniques to share and discuss ideas, strengthen research group collaborations and identify new research opportunities. In this year we are extending the scope of LA-WASP to other advanced modularization techniques beyond aspects, such as feature-oriented programming and software product lines.

Topics of Interest

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Requirements Engineering (Early Aspects)
  • Software Architectures, Product Lines and Frameworks
  • Domain Engineering
  • Generative Programming
  • Feature Orientation
  • Analysis, Design or Architectural Patterns
  • Contracts, Components and Aspects
  • UML and Model-Driven Development
  • Modular Reasoning
  • Design of Aspect-Oriented Languages
  • General-Purpose and Domain Specific Aspect Languages
  • Aspect Mining
  • Software Reengineering and Refactoring
  • Crosscutting Program Views
  • Interference and Composition of Aspects
  • Computational Reflection and Metaprogramming
  • Formal Methods for AOSD
  • Software Reuse, Maintenance and Adaptability
  • Software Verification and Validation
  • Metrics and Assessment for AOSD
  • Software Processes and Development Methodologies for AOSD
  • Development Environments and Tools
  • Industrial Applications of AOSD
  • Practical studies involving AOSD
  • Comparative Studies Between AOSD and other Development Paradigms
  • AOSD in Education

Workshop Format

LA-WASP.12 is a one-day workshop and will be strongly focused on discussion. The workshop program includes an invited talk, technical paper presentations, poster exhibitions and thematic group discussions.

Submission Guidelines

The workshop will accept both technical papers (up to 6 A4 pages) and posters (up to 2 A4 pages). Submissions in English are strongly encouraged, although papers/posters can also be written in Portuguese or Spanish. Submitted papers must be unpublished and should not be under review elsewhere. The acceptance of a paper implies that at least one of its authors will register for the workshop to present it. All submissions must be in PDF format, and must follow the IEEE conference proceedings format (http://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/publishing/templates.html).

All papers must be submitted using the JEMS conference system (https://submissoes.sbc.org.br/), up to 23:55 of the informed deadline (Apia/Samoa time).

The workshop proceedings will be published in the CBSoft.12 CD-ROM.

Best Paper Award

This year, we will acknowledge and award the best workshop paper. Additionally we will invite authors of best papers to submit an extended version to a journal. We are currently negotiating with the Revista de Informatica Tecnica e Aplicada (RITA).

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