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Call for Demonstrations

Important Dates

Demonstration proposals due: Monday, November 6, 2006
Notification: Wednesday, December 6, 2006
Demonstrations: March 14-16, 2007

Demonstrations are intended to share technical aspects of aspect-oriented tools and systems. For AOSD conference attendees they are an opportunity to learn about emerging technologies and to interact with the developers of those technologies. For a presenter they offer an excellent opportunity to share the technical aspects of their AOSD tool, system, or project. Demonstrations can range across commercial, academic, and corporate research systems. Demonstrations will be selected on the basis of technical merit, novelty, relevance to the AOSD community, and feasibility of presentation. The presentation should be focused on technical content and given by the technical members of the team.

This year we introduce a new shorter form of demonstrations to the AOSD conference, called Tabletop demos. The conference will still include the more traditional demos, now called Forum demos. The intent is to split demos into those that can be shown without a formal presentation and those that require one.

In Tabletop demos, the presenter is seated at a table, and is surrounded by a number of chairs for attendants. There is no conceptual introduction, instead the demostration starts with showing the tool itself. This form of demonstration is especially suited for extensions to tools which are well known, as no introduction is needed, or for demos where more interaction with the audience is expected, as the setting is more intimate. Tabletop demos are allocated 30 minutes, with 20 minutes for the demonstration and 10 minutes for questions and discussion.

Forum demos are unchanged from previous editions of AOSD. Forum demos start with a conceptual introduction of about 10 minutes before the tool itself is demonstrated. This form of demos is suited for tools which are not well-known or new, or have been significantly extended in recent times. A Forum demo is allocated 45 minutes, with 10 minutes for a presentation, 25 minutes for the demonstration and 10 minutes for questions and discussion.

Every demonstration will be scheduled twice for presentation. Also, demonstration presenters will give a 1-minute overview of their demonstration during the demo madness slot after the opening keynote.

There will also be space set aside where any conference attendee can give an informal demonstration. Demonstrations included in the program are also allowed and encouraged to be presented informally.

Topics of interest include (though are not limited to):

  • support for application of the aspect-oriented paradigm throughout the development life-cycle,
  • new technologies for aspect weaving/compilation,
  • reverse engineering of aspects from existing software artifacts, and
  • reusable library aspects

Submission Guidelines

The following information is required for a demonstration/exhibition submission:

  • Demonstration title
  • Type of demonstration (Forum or Tabletop)
  • Name, email, address, and phone number of the contact person
  • Names and affiliations of the other presenters
  • Description including:
    • Problems addressed
    • Relevance to AOSD
    • Uniqueness of design and implementation
    • Underlying implementation techniques and technologies used
    • Relation to other industrial or research efforts
    • A description with screenshots (or optionally a movie) of what the audience will see
    • A 200 word abstract for advertising the demonstration/exhibition on the conference web site
    • Hardware and presentation requirements

Proposals for demonstrations/exhibitions should not exceed four pages (excluding the screenshots) in either ASCII (plain or HTML), Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) or PostScript (PS).

Submission Instructions

Proposals should be submitted by email to the Demonstrations Chair,
Johan Fabry, at

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