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From: Emiliano Tramontana <tramonta@dmi.unict.it>
Date: Fri, 8 Jul 2005 16:07:06 +0200
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To: Tramontana Emiliano <Tramontana@dmi.unict.it>

Track on Programming for Separation of Concerns @ ACM SAC 2006

Home page: http://www.dmi.unict.it/~tramonta/PSC06/

Call for Papers

Complex systems are intrinsically expensive to develop because  
several concerns must be addressed simultaneously. Once the  
development phase is over, these systems are often hard to reuse and  
evolve because their concerns are intertwined and making apparently  
small changes force programmers to modify many parts. Moreover,  
legacy systems are difficult to evolve due to additional problems,  
including: lack of a well defined architecture, use of several  
programming languages and paradigms, etc.

Separation of concerns (SoC) techniques such as computational  
reflection, aspect-oriented programming and subject-oriented  
programming have been successfully employed to produce systems whose  
concerns are well separated, thereby facilitating reuse and evolution  
of system components or systems as a whole. However, a criticism of  
techniques such as computational reflection is that they may bring  
about degraded performance compared with conventional software  
engineering techniques. Besides, it is difficult to precisely  
evaluate the degree of flexibility for reuse and evolution of systems  
provided by the adoption of these SoC techniques.  Other serious  
issues come to mind, such as: is the use of these techniques double- 
edged? Can these systems suffer a ripple effect, whereby a small  
change in some part has unexpected and potentially dangerous effects  
on the whole?

The Programming for Separation of Concerns (PSC) track at the 2006  
Symposium on Applied Computing will aim to bring together researchers  
to share experiences in using SoC techniques, and explore the  
practical problems of existing tools, environments, etc. The track  
will address questions like: Can performance degradation be limited?  
Are unexpected changes dealt with by reflective or aspect-oriented  
systems? Is there any experience of long term evolution that shows a  
higher degree of flexibility of systems developed with such  
techniques? How such techniques cope with architectural erosion? Are  
these techniques helpful to deal with evolution of legacy systems?

Submissions will be encouraged, but not limited, to the following  

- Software architectures
- Configuration management systems
- Software reuse and evolution
- Performance issues for metalevel and aspect oriented systems
- Software engineering tools
- Consistency, integrity
- Security
- Generative approaches
- Analysis and evaluation of software systems
- Practical experiences in using reflection, composition filters,  
aspect- and subject- orientation
- Evolution of legacy systems
- Reflective and aspect oriented middleware for distributed systems
- Formal methods for metalevel systems

Important Dates

Paper Due:            September 3, 2005
Author Notification:  October 15, 2005
Camera Ready:         November 5, 2005

Submissions guidelines

Original papers from the above mentioned or other related areas will  
be considered. Only full papers about original and unpublished  
research are sought. Parallel submission to other conferences or  
tracks is not acceptable.

Papers can be submitted recurring to the web (http:// 
milo.cs.iupui.edu/SAC2006/) or (any problem should occur) by email to  
Ian Welch (ian@mcs.vuw.ac.nz) or Emiliano Tramontana  
(tramontana@dmi.unict.it). The subject of the email should be PSC06  

Please make sure that the authors name and affiliation do not appear  
on the submitted paper, but send them as a separate file.

Peer groups with expertise in the track focus area will blindly  
review submissions to the track. Accepted papers will be published in  
the ACM SAC proceedings.

Program Co-Chairs

Antonella Di Stefano (ad@diit.unict.it),
Dept. of Computer and Telecommunication Engineering,
Engineering Faculty, University of Catania, ITALY

Giuseppe Pappalardo (pappalardo@dmi.unict.it),
Dept. of Computer Science and Mathematics,
Computer Science Faculty, University of Catania, ITALY

Corrado Santoro (csanto@diit.unict.it),
Dept. of Computer and Telecommunication Engineering,
Engineering Faculty, University of Catania, ITALY

Emiliano Tramontana (tramontana@dmi.unict.it),
Dept. of Computer Science and Mathematics,
Computer Science Faculty, University of Catania, ITALY

Ian Welch (Ian.Welch@mcs.vuw.ac.nz)
School of Mathematical and Computing Sciences
Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Program Committee

Federico Bergenti, Parma University, Italy
Walter Cazzola, Milano University, Italy
Shigeru Chiba, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Yvonne Coady, Victoria University, Canada
Angelo Corsaro, Selex SI, Italy
Hector Duran Limon, Monterrey Institute of Technology, Mexico
Marco Fargetta, Catania University, Italy
Ira Forman, IBM, Austin USA
Maciej Koutny, Newcastle University, UK
Joe Loyall, BBN Technologies, USA
Hideiko Masuhara, Tokyo University,Japan
Awais Rashid, Lancaster University, UK
Francois Taiani, Lancaster University, UK
Eric Tanter, University of Chile, Chile
Nalini Venkatasubramanian, California University, Irvine, USA
Stephen Vinoski, Iona Technologies, USA
Nanbor Wang, Tech-X Corporation, USA
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