June 14, 2010

AOSD'11 conference

Another interesting conference is coming up: The International Conference on Aspect-Oriented Software Development will be held in Porto de Galinhas, Brazil in March 2011. The conference chair is Shigeru Chiba, who is a long-term contributor to reflection and metaprogramming techniques himself, and who has assembled a diverse program committee covering not only core aspect technologies (like AspectJ-influenced approaches), but also explicitly Feature-oriented Programming, Context-oriented Programming, and also metaprogramming and reflection (which have been somewhat neglected in the aspect community for a long time, although they are clearly very relevant), among others. Dynamic languages are also mentioned in the call for research papers, so good papers based on languages like Lisp, Scheme, Smalltalk, and so on, are definitely welcome.

Another interesting element of this conference that I haven't seen before is that there will be two opportunities to submit papers: The first deadline is July 1, 2010, and the second deadline is October 1, 2010. The idea is that papers that fail to get accepted in the first round can be improved by their authors for a second round of reviews. It will be interesting to see if this works out.

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