[e-lang] [Fwd: CFP: SPAC 07 - Software Patterns: Addressing Challenges]

Mark Miller markm at cs.jhu.edu
Sat Jan 27 17:19:42 CST 2007

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Subject: 	CFP: SPAC 07 - Software Patterns: Addressing Challenges
Date: 	Fri, 26 Jan 2007 16:46:01 -0800
From: 	eduardo segura <segura.eduardo at gmail.com>

*The First IEEE International Workshop on
**Software Patterns: Addressing Challenges

**SPAC 2007
**Call for Papers*

*Beijing, China, July 24-27, 2007
(in conjunction with COMPSAC 2007)*

* *

<http://conferences.computer.org/compsac/2007/> (COMPSAC 2007 Link)

<http://conferences.computer.org/compsac/2007/workshops/SPAC> (Workshop

<http://www.engr.sjsu.edu/%7Efayad/workshops/COMPSAC07> (Workshop Link-2)
http://www.vrlsoft.com/workshops/SPAC07 (WorkshopLink-3)*



As software increases in size and becomes more complex and costly, the
need for techniques to ease software development is likewise increasing.
Over the last decade, pattern community has evolved and received more
interest in both academia and industry. Developing software using
patterns holds the promise to reduce the cost and condensing the time of
developing software systems, while simultaneously maintaining the
quality of these systems.

However, the potential of using patterns in developing systems is not
fully realized and we need to address many challenges. For example,
developing pattern repositories and catalogs, from which patterns can be
retrieved and reused, still forms a challenge to software engineering,
knowledge engineering and information systems communities. In addition,
the need for (semi-) automated approaches for patterns mining and
integration poses several open research questions to the software
engineering community.  Many think these challenges and others preclude
the realization of the benefit of patterns as a reuse approach.  This
workshop aims at bringing together researchers and practitioners who are
interested in resolving research challenges or who have practical
experience with the different issues of patterns reuse and integration
to discuss and advance the state-of-the-art and the
state-of-the-practice in patterns reuse.

Patterns have emerged as a promising reuse technique for both improving
the quality and reducing the cost and time of software development.
However, there is an immense belief that patterns have not fulfilled the
expectations software developers wanted. Nevertheless, this belief does
not rebuff the fact that patterns, as a concept, have the potential to
play a key role in developing systems in the near future.  This near
future will never come unless there are serious attempts from both
developers and researchers to investigate and provide creative solutions
to current challenges that hinder utilizing patterns in practice. Among
these challenges, this workshop focuses on investigating how to develop
systems using patterns. We are sure that this topic will attract many
developers and researchers in the field to participate in this workshop.


The workshop will address software patterns challenges and debate
several issues related to the following questions.  We want researchers,
framework developers, and application developers to discuss and debate
the following questions related to:

*I.                    **Pattern Creation and Development*

a.        Leaving experience claim on the side, can you show how to
create and develop patterns?

b.        What are the bases of creating patterns?

c.        Are there guidelines, methodologies, and/or processes for
pattern creations and developments?

d.        Would you show an example or two?

*II.                 **Patterns Selection Process: *

a.        How does one select analysis and design patterns to build any

b.        What is the basis for selecting these patterns?

c.        If someone would like to build a system from patterns, how
does she select patterns?

d.       What kind of patterns should one select to build a system from

e.        Is there a guideline for the selection process?

*III.              **Patterns Composition*

a.        How does one integrate the selected patterns to build any
system? or How does one compose any system from patterns?

b.        What are the various claims related to patterns composition?
Are they true?

c.        Are there guidelines or techniques for patterns composition?
Would you illustrate how to use them?

*IV.               **System of Patterns and General Reuse*

a.        What do we mean when we say "systems of patterns"?

b.        Are the various claims related to building any system from
patterns reasonable?

c.        How to develop pattern repositories and catalogs, from which
patterns can be retrieved and reused?

d.        Are there automated approaches for patterns mining and

e.        What other concepts will help build any system from patterns?


*V.                  **Impacts*

a.        What is the impact of software stability on the above issues?

Check any of the following websites for all columns and accepted
position papers:

<http://conferences.computer.org/compsac/2007/workshops/SPAC> (Main Link)

<http://www.engr.sjsu.edu/%7Efayad//workshops/COMPSAC07> (Workshop Link 2)

<http://www.vrlsoft.com/workshops/SPAC07> (Workshop Link 3 -- Under


Detailed instructions for electronic paper submission and review process
can be found at http://www.compsac.org/. People interested in
participating in the workshop are requested to submit a short position
paper (*3-5 pages*) or regular workshop paper (limited to *6 pages*,
double spaced, including figures) representing views and experiences
relevant to the discussion topic. The title page should include a
maximum 150-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 to the workshop.  All submitted papers will be evaluated
according to its originality, significance, correctness, presentation
and relevance. Papers should be submitted electronically at:

Please follow the instructions given by the web page. Camera Ready
manuscripts must be submitted following IEEE conference proceedings
style and guidelines. We encourage authors to present novel ideas,
critique of existing work, and practical studies.

Each accepted paper must be presented in person by the author or one of
the authors.  To foster lively discussions, each author is encouraged to
present open questions and one or two main statements that will 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 distributed to the participants before
the workshop and made generally available through the WWW and FTP.
Accepted papers will be published in the Workshop Proceedings of the
31st IEEE Computer Software and Applications Conference (COMPSAC 2007
<http://conferences.computer.org/compsac/2007/>). At least one of the
authors of each accepted paper must register as a full participant in
the workshop to have the paper published in the COMPSAC 2007
Proceedings. The workshop selected best papers will be published in
online Journal of International Journal Of Patterns (IJOP) –
*www.ijop.org <http://www.ijop.org>*


Interested in participating in the workshop without submission are
requested to fill out the participation form and e-mail to the co-chair
Haitham Hamza <hshamza at gmail.com <mailto:hshamza at gmail.com>>, Eduardo
Segura <esegura at vrlsoft.com <mailto:esegura at vrlsoft.com>>, or to the
workshop chair M.E. Fayad <m.fayad at sjsu.edu <mailto:m.fayad at sjsu.edu>>.



Name and Affiliation:





Areas of interest:

Why would you like to participate?


Please note that registration is required in order to participate in the
workshop.  An early registration discount is available.  An overhead
projector and a flipchart will be available.

For more information please visit any of the following websites:

* *

<http://conferences.computer.org/compsac/2007/workshops/SPAC> (Main Link)

<http://www.engr.sjsu.edu/%7Efayad//workshops/COMPSAC07> (Workshop Link 2)

<http://www.vrlsoft.com/workshops/SPAC07> (Workshop Link 3 -- Under

You may also contact the organizers.


1. Welcome and introduction of participants. The organizers will first
give a short overview of any open issues and of the main arguments
arising out of the position papers. (Estimated time: 20-30 minutes)

2. Selected authors (representing the main trends) will be given  20
minutes to explain how their position relates to other positions and
what each sees as the three major issues. We expect about 5-10 position
papers.  (Estimated time: 120-130 minutes)

3. The organizers will propose an identification of the major issues,
and the participants will then discuss and select what they  think are
the hottest issues to be examined. (Estimated time: 10-15 minutes)

4. The participants will work for 70-95 minutes in small groups, with a
designated moderator in each group. The groups will each deal with two
different hot issues identified and will produce a summary in the form
of points and counterpoints, showing either how several views are
irreducibly opposed or how they are complementary.

The number of groups will depend on the number of participants and
number of issues selected; ideally there should be 3-5 p people in each
group. (Estimated time: 60-70 minutes)

5. Each group will be given 10-15 minutes to present its findings to the
workshop.   A closing discussion will follow. The workshop report will
be written on the basis of these findings and will include an agenda for
future exploration and cooperation; it will

be made available through the WWW and FTP. (Estimated time: 50-60
minutes for five teams)

(Total estimated time: 285-315 minutes, i.e. about five hours +/- 15
minutes; lunch and breaks are not included.)


We will be updated based on acceptance process

*Feb. 23, 2007*: Full paper and short paper due
*Mar. 25, 2007*: Decision notification (electronic)
*Apr. 30, 2007*: Camera-ready copy and author registration due

*July 24-27, 2007**:* The workshop Date


* *

*Chair and Point of Contact:*

*Dr.** M.E.** Fayad *

Professor of Computer Engineering

Computer Engineering Dept., College of Engineering

San José State University

One Washington Square, San José, CA 95192-0180

Ph: (408) 924-7364, Fax: (408) 924-4153

E-mail: m.fayad at sjsu.edu <mailto:m.fayad at sjsu.edu>, me fayad at gmail.com
<mailto:fayad at activeframeworks.com>



         Dr. H.S. Hamza (Co-Chair)

Faculty of Computers and Informatics,

Information Technology Department

Cairo University, Orman, Giza 12613 - Egypt

Ph: (02) 335-8355 (office)

E-mail: hshamza at gmail.com <mailto:hshamza at gmail.com>

* *

         Eduardo M. Segura

vrlSoft, Inc.

2065 Martin Ave., Suite 103

Santa Clara, CA 95050-2707

Phone/Fax: (408) 654-8972

E-mail: esegura at vrlsoft.com <mailto:esegura at vrlsoft.com>,
eduardo.segura at sjsu.edu <mailto:eduardo.segura at sjsu.edu>



*Leonor Barroca                      **Open University, England*

*Sjaak Brinkkemper                Utrecht University, the Netherlands

*Chia-Chu Chiang                    University of Arkansas at Little
Rock, USA*

*Rogerio Atem de Carvalho    CEFET Campos,  Brazil*

*Andrea D'Ambrogio               University of Roma TorVergata, Italy*

*Issam Wajih Damaj                 Dhofar University, Salalah -
Sultanate of Oman *

*Khalil DRIRA                         LAAS-CNRS, France* **

*Islam A. M. El-Maddah          Ain Shams University, Egypt*

*M.E. Fayad                             San Jose State University &
vrlSoft, Inc., USA*

*Joao M. Fernandes                Universidade do Minho, Portugal*

*IanGraham                              * *Trireme International Ltd,
London, England*

*Jiang Guo                                California State University
Los Angeles, USA*

*Wilhelm Hasselbring              University of Oldenburg, Germany*

*Tarek Helmy                          King Fahd Univ. of Petroleum and
Minerals, Saudi Arabia*

*H.S. Hamza                             Cairo University, Egypt*

*Pilar Herrero                          Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
, Spain.*

*Hoda Hosny                            American University in Cairo, Egypt*

*Pao-Ann Hsiung                     National Chung Cheng University,
Chiayi, TAIWAN*

*Ali Jaoua                                              University of
Qatar, Qatar*

*Mohamed-Khireddine KHOLLADI   University of Constantine, France*

*Dae-Kyoo Kim                        Oakland University, MI, USA*

*Seok-Won Lee                        The University of North Carolina at
Charlotte, USA*

*Jeff Lei                                    University of Texas at
Arlington, USA*

*Ricardo J. Machado               Universidade do Minho, Portugal*

*Ahmed Mahdy                        Texas A&M University - Corpus
Christi, USA*

*Michael Oudshoorn                ** Montana State University**, MT, USA*

*Srini Ramaswamy                    University of Arkansas at Little
Rock, USA*

*Gustavo Rossi                        LIFIA, Facultad de Informatica,
UNLP, Argentina*

*Stuart Rubin                            SPAWAR, SSC-San Diego, USA*

*Kannamma Sampath               Coimbatore Institute of Technology, India*

*Sanchez, Arturo                      University of North Florida, USA*

*Kassem A. Saleh                    American University of Sharjah, UAE*

*Arno Schmidmeier                               AspectSoft, Hersbruck,
Germany *

*E.M. Segura                            San Jose State University &
vrlSoft, Inc., USA*

*Manolis Tzagarakis                Research Academic Technology
Institute (RACTI), Greece*

*Laurence** T. Yang                   St Francis Xavier University, Canada*

*I-Ling Yen                              University of Texas at Dallas, USA*

Text by me above is hereby placed in the public domain

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