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AOSD 2004: Call For Papers

Important Dates

Abstracts due: October 15, 2003 (local time zone at midnight)
Full papers: October 22, 2003 (local time zone at midnight)
Notification: December 22, 2003
Camera-Ready Due: January 15, 2004


The AOSD 2004 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-oriented technology. The program committee will evaluate each 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 interest for the conference include, but are not limited to:

  • Applications and tools
  • Software architectures and product lines
  • Aspect interference and composition
  • Contracts, components and aspects
  • Model Driven Architecture and UML
  • General-purpose and domain-specific aspect languages
  • Software development methods and patterns
  • Reverse engineering and refactoring
  • Reflection and meta programming
  • Semantics and type systems
  • Verification, validation and testing
  • Distributed systems and middleware
  • Evolution and adaptability
  • Evaluation and metrics

Submitted papers must have content that has not previously been published in, or is under review by, other refereed venues.

Review Process

At least three members of the program committee will review each submitted paper, and the program committee as a whole will meet to review and discuss the recommendations made by the reviewers and to make final decisions of which papers to accept for the conference. Papers will be evaluated on the basis of originality, significance of contribution, soundness of rationale or demonstration, quality of written and graphical presentation, and appropriate comparison of results to relevant research and literature.

Submission Instructions

Your paper must conform to the ACM SIG proceedings publication format nine point font or larger, and may be no longer than ten pages, including all text, references, appendices, and figures. Overly long submissions may be rejected without review.

Your submissions must be in PDF format. See the PDF tutorial for information how to produce PDF. Papers must be printable on 8.5 inch x 11 inch paper. A separate abstract must be submitted 1 week before the full paper.

Submit your abstract and paper here

All questions about paper submission and the review process should be directed to the PC chair: Karl Lieberherr (lieber at

Camera-Ready Requirements

Final camera-ready copies of papers are due on January 12, 2004. You will submit the papers in standard ACM SIG proceedings publication format.

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