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Call for Papers (Brief)
Developing stable software can alleviate the tremendous projected cost associated with future changes in the system. This workshop will examine software stability with respect to six central themes: "How can we engineer software systems that are timeless and stable overtime?," "What are the approaches of making software systems stable over time?", "How can we build software as a system of stable patterns?, "What are the stable software patterns?", "How can we achieve an timeless, model based architectures for reuse?", and What are the impact of software stability on new technologies, such as aspect-oriented architecture and programming, multi-agent technology, constraints-oriented software development, component-based software development, application and enterprise frameworks' developments, and others.


Papers are invited on both theoretical and practical aspects relevant to
software stability. Topics include (but are not restricted to):
- Theories of software stability
- Stable software architectures
- Model-based software reuse
- Impact of stability on reuse
- Case studies of the building stable software
- Stability patterns
- Extracting and reusing patterns from developed architectures
- Metrics for the stability of the constructed systems
- Impact of software stability on new technologies (such as aspect-oriented architecture and programming, multi-agent technology, constraints-oriented software development, component-based software development, etc)
- Patterns compositions

Paper Format and Submission

People interested in participating in the workshop are requested to submit a short position paper (3-5 pages) or regular workshop papers (limited to 8 pages, double space, including figures) representing views and experience relevant to the discussed topic. The paper should be formatted using the IEEE two-column template (provided at the conference webpage). The title page should include a maximum 200-word abstract, five keywords, full mailing address, e-mail address, phone number, fax number, and a designated contact author. Papers will be selected depending on the originality, quality and relevance for the workshop. Interesting papers will be peer reviewed by 4 reviewers and selected by the organizers and their authors will have the possibility to give a 20 minute presentation of them at the workshop. To foster lively discussions, each author is encouraged to present open questions and one or two main statements that shall be discussed at the workshop. Submissions must be either MS-Word or RTF formats (please, DO NOT compress files).

Depending on the number and spread of contributions, the scope may be narrowed to ensure effective communication and information sharing. Accepted position papers will be published in the workshop proceedings to be distributed to the participants before the workshop, and made generally available through WWW and FTP. A workshop report will be published in the addendum proceedings of the conference.

Please note that workshop participants must register at least on that day at UML conference. Early registration discount is available. We will have an overhead projector, and a flipchart available.

For more information please check:
  • http://www.engr.sjsu.edu/~fayad/workshops/iri03
  • http://www.activeframeworks.com/publications.html#iri03
You may also contact the organizers.

Important Dates:

Submission deadlineAugust 15, 2003
Acceptance notificationSeptember 1, 2003
Camera-ready paper due  September 14, 2003
Workshop date:October 27 or 28, 2003


Chair and Point of Contact:
DR. MOHAMED E. FAYAD (primary contact)

Professor of Computer Engineering
Computer Engineering Dept., College of Engineering
San Josť State University
One Washington Square, San Josť, CA 95192-0180
Ph: (408) 924-7364, Fax: (408) 924-4153
E-mail: m.fayad@sjsu.edu, fayad@activeframeworks.com

Computer Science & Engineering Dept
University of Nebraska, Lincoln
115 Ferguson Hall, P.O. Box 880115, Lincoln, NE 68588-0115
Ph: (402) 472-3485 (office)
E-mail: hhamza@cse.unl.edu

MT Systems Co., 5419 Bent Tree Dr., Dallas, TX 75248
Ph1: 972-931-9470 (office), Ph2: 972-880-9369 (cell)
E-mail: cline@parashift.com