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Important Dates
       Technical paper abstract submission: no longer required
       Technical paper submission: October 11, 2002 (23:59 GMT)
       Notification of acceptance: December 09, 2002
       Camera ready copy: January 6, 2003

The Program Committee is listed on the organization page.


A new wave of interest has formed around software development approaches that modularize different aspects of a system. These aspects can include use cases, collaborations, requirements, features, qualities, perspectives, processes, implementation structures, etc.

This second AOSD conference builds on the first successful conference, which was held at the University of Twente in April 2002.

The AOSD 2003 conference invites high quality papers reporting research results and/or experience related to aspect-orientation. Research papers should describe work that advances the current state of the art. Experience papers should be of broad interest and should describe insights gained from practical application of aspect technology. The program committee will evaluate each contributed paper based on its relevance, significance, clarity and originality.


Like object-orientation and other separation-of-concerns technologies, aspect-orientation has implications throughout the software lifecycle. Specific topics of interests for the conference include, but are not limited to:
       Software architectures, product lines
       Model Driven Architecture, UML
       Domain engineering and patterns
       Software development methods
       Reverse engineering and re-factoring
       Programming languages and implementation
       Reflection and meta programming
       Formal foundations
       Verification, validation and testing
       Distributed systems
       Composition, integration and evolution
       Evaluation and metrics

Submission Guidelines

The submission process has now simplified. You don't have to submit an abstract one-week before the paper deadline.

Submissions should consist of two separate parts: information about the submission and the paper.

This part should contain the following information submitted as plain ASCII text:
  • Title: The title of your submission. To ease automatic production, please only use capitals at the first position of the main words of the title. Don't type ALL CAPITALIZED words.

  • Contact person: The person we can contact in case there are problems with your submission. Accurately state the complete address information, phone and fax number.

  • Email: The email address of the person that we can contact.

  • Author's names: The names of all authors including their email address and affiliation. Again, to ease automatic production, please only use capitals at the first position of the first and last name and don't type ALL CAPITALIZED names

  • Abstract: Must not be longer than 300 words.

  • Keywords: If appropriate, please use the topics announced in the call for papers. You may use additional keywords if needed.

  • Remarks: Use this field if you have any further remarks about your submission that you would like to communicate.

This is the file that contains all parts of your paper and must be formatted in pdf. The formatting guidelines can be found at:

Submissions must be no longer than 6,000 words (not counting figures, tables, and references). Overly long papers are subject to rejection without review. Submitted papers must have content that has not previously been published in, or under review by, other refereed venues.

Submissions should be sent to to arrive no later than October 11th, 2002.


For additional information, clarifications or questions, please contact the AOSD 2003 Program Chair: Mehmet Aksit (

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