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Important Dates
       Workshop proposal submission: October 18, 2002 (23:59 GMT)
       Notification of acceptance: December 09, 2002
       Workshops: March 17 & 18, 2003


Workshops provide a highly interactive and collaborative setting where people can combine forces to identify, exchange, plan and elaborate emerging ideas, high-quality research, cutting-edge practices and other efforts. The successful workshops at last year’s conference and the numerous past workshops at prominent international conferences show that this productive and collaborative climate is a hallmark of Aspect-Oriented Software Development. For AOSD 2003, we again invite proposals for one-day workshops on well-defined and focused topics that deal with emerging challenges and innovative approaches in AOSD. The workshops are to be scheduled on March 17 and 18, the two days prior to the main conference.

For the selection of the most promising workshops, the relevance of the proposed workshop topic will be considered as well as its potential for attracting participants and generating useful results. A workshop should be proposed by at least two organizers from different institutions, and their past experiences and abilities in organizing workshops will be taken into account. We would like to stress the importance of active and creative workshops that strive to foster a collaborative environment of interest to both practitioners and researchers.

Submission Guidelines

Workshop proposals should consist of the following:

1. Name of the workshop
2. Abstract
       • A 150 word workshop abstract to be included in the web site and the advance program.
3. Names and contact addresses of the organizers
       • Identify one primary contact.
4. Topics and Motivation
       • What are the topics, themes, areas of interest of the workshop?
       • How is the workshop relevant to AOSD?
5. Goals and Expected Results
       • Specify the explicit goals of the workshop and how you intend to reach them.
       • What are the expected results of the workshop?
       • How will these results be disseminated?
6. Previous workshops
       • Have there been previous workshops on the same topic?
       • When, where, and how many participants?
7. Organizers
       • Include short biographies of organizers, focusing on their experience in this field and/or their experience as workshop organizers.
8. Participants
       • What is the expected number of participants?
       • Explain why this workshop should attract sufficient participants.
       • Specify the participant selection process.
9. Format
       • What is the planned workshop format?
       • What will be done to stimulate collaborative interaction?
       • What are the pre and post workshop activities?
10. Equipment
       • Do you require a laptop projector, white boards, flip charts, etc.?
11. Preliminary Call for Workshop Papers
       • This could repeat some of the information from the previous items requested above, but should be targeted towards prospective participants. The workshop call for papers should address the following:
              o Overview of the topics, goals and motivation for this workshop
              o Planned workshop format
              o Submission guidelines and review process
              o References to previous workshops (web sites)
              o Contact information of the organizers

Please send workshop proposals to, to arrive no later than October 18, 2002. Early submissions allow us to provide feedback that can improve the final proposal. Electronic submissions in PDF or Word format are preferred.

Organizers of accepted workshops should create and maintain a web site to serve as a workshop information center and to provide a repository for documenting pre and post workshop activities.

In order to obtain a balanced workshop program we expect to collaborate closely with the workshop organizers and we reserve the right to circulate proposals to other submitters in view of possible workshop mergers.


For additional information, clarifications, questions, or special requirements, please contact the AOSD 2003 Workshop co-chairs: Maja D’Hondt and Jeff Gray (

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