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Research Papers

Important Dates

Submission deadline for abstracts: September 23, 2005
Submission deadline: September 30, 2005 (23:59 Samoan time)
Notification of authors: November 28, 2005
Camera ready due: To be announced

The AOSD.06 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. Specific topics of interest for the conference include, but are not limited to:

  • Applications and tools
  • Requirements Engineering, Analysis and Design
  • 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
  • Compilation techniques and optimizations
  • Verification, validation and testing
  • Distributed systems and middleware
  • Evolution and adaptability
  • Evaluation and metrics

Details on the submission format are available at the bottom of this page. Submitted papers must have content that has not previously been published in, or is under review by, refereed other venues. Any double submissions will be rejected without review. All questions about paper submission and the review process should be directed to the PC chairs: Hidehiko Masuhara and Awais Rashid (

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 Format

Your paper must conform to the ACM SIG proceedings publication format nine point font or larger, and may be no longer than twelve 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.

Submission Instructions

Submissions will be made using the on-line submission system linked to at the top of this page.

All questions about paper submission and the review process should be directed to the PC Co-Chairs: Hidehiko Masuhara and Awais Rashid (

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