Early Aspects 2005: 
Aspect-Oriented Requirements Engineering
and Architecture Design

Workshop

March 15, 2005, Chicago, Illinois, USA


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Early Aspects

AOSD.05

In conjunction with AOSD 2005
March 14-18,
Chicago, USA


Supported by:

European Network of Excellence on AOSD

Call for papers

Prospective participants are invited to submit a 2-5-page position paper. All submissions will be reviewed by members of the program committee and the organizing committee for quality and relevance.  Attendance is by having a paper accepted, or by special invitation.  Papers should use IEEE Proceedings format, as described at http://www.computer.org/cspress/instruct.htm, and submitted in PDF format to clements@sei.cmu.edu.   Authors of accepted papers will then be asked to prepare and submit a 3-viewgraph presentation aimed at stimulating workshop discussion and progress.  Details will be sent with acceptance notices.

Topics of interest for the workshop will include, but will not be limited to:

  • Aspect-oriented requirements engineering
    • How can we identify aspects at the requirements level?
    • How can we model aspects at the requirements level?
    • What are ways to integrate and compose aspects with other modeling mechanisms, such as goals, viewpoints and use cases, and establish trade-offs?
    • How does one trace requirements aspects through later development stages and during re-engineering?
    • How are aspects identified at the requirements level validated?
       
  • Aspect-Oriented domain engineering
    • What are the criteria for domain aspect decomposition?
    • How can we derive aspects from domain knowledge?
    • How can we abstract and generalize domain aspects for reuse?
    • What are the composition relations between domain aspects?
    • How to represent domain aspects?
       
  • Aspect-oriented architecture design
    • How can aspects be used to support system quality attributes in the architecture?
    • How can we reason about architectures and aspects to know that the architecture is a good one? 
    • How can we reason about trade-offs among aspects?
    • How can we model the architecture to take aspects into account?
    • When designing an architecture, how and when can we identify aspects?
    • How can we set the scope for a software product line architecture using aspects?
    • How do aspects fit in the Model-Driven Architecture approach?
       
  • Mapping between aspects in requirements, domain analysis, and architecture
    • Should the mapping be formal or informal?
    • To what is a requirements concern mapped onto?
    • What language features are required to support a mapping?
    • What are the pros and cons of mapping?
       
  • Tool support and automation for aspect-orientation
    • Which tools are there to support aspect-oriented development?
       
  • Formalisms and notations for specifying early aspects
    • What formalisms can be used at early software development stages?