Call for Papers -- Research Results
Modularity transcending traditional abstraction boundaries is essential for developing complex modern systems - particularly software and software-intensive systems. Aspect-oriented and other new forms of modularity and abstraction are attracting a great deal attention across many domains within and beyond computer science. As the premier international conference on modularity, AOSD continues to advance our knowledge and understanding of separation of concerns, modularity, and abstraction in the broadest senses of these terms.
The 2013 AOSD conference will comprise two main events: "Research Results" and "Modularity Visions". Both events invite full, scholarly papers of the highest quality on new ideas and results in areas that include but are not limited to complex systems, software design and engineering, programming languages, cyber-physical systems, and other areas across the whole system life cycle.
Research Results papers are expected to contribute significant new research results with rigorous and substantial validation of specific technical claims based on scientifically sound reflections on experience, analysis, or experimentation.
Modularity Visions papers (solicited in a separate call) are expected to present compelling new ideas in modularity, including strong cases for significance, novelty, validity, and potential impact based on thorough scholarly argumentation and early results.
AOSD 2013 is deeply committed to eliciting works of the highest caliber. To this aim, three separate paper submission deadlines and review stages are offered. A paper accepted in any round will be published in the proceedings and presented at the conference. Promising papers submitted in an early round that are not accepted may be invited to be revised and resubmitted for review by the same reviewers in a later round. Authors of such invited resubmissions are asked to also submit a letter explaining the revisions made to the paper to address the reviewer's concerns. While there is no guarantee that an invited resubmission paper will be accepted, this procedure, similar to major revisions requested by journals, is designed to help authors of promising work get their papers into the conference. Of course, authors that submitted to an early round may, on their own initiative, resubmit a rejected work in a subsequent round, in which case new reviewers may be appointed.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:
Important Dates -- Research Results
(all deadlines are in 2012, 23:59:59 Pago Pago/American Samoa time)
Instructions for Authors
Submissions to AOSD Research Results will be carried out electronically via CyberChair. (Modularity Visions and Research Results will have separate CyberChair URLs.) All papers must be submitted in PDF format. Submissions must be no longer than 12 pages (including bibliography, figures, and appendices) in standard ACM SIG Proceedings format.
The submission deadline, length limitations, and formatting instructions are firm: any submissions that deviate from these may be rejected without review by the program chairs. Submitted papers must adhere to SIGPLAN's republication policy.
Each paper should contain an explanation of its contributions in both general and technical terms, clearly identifying what has been accomplished, explaining why it is significant, and placing it in the context of relevant prior work. Where appropriate, systems and experimental data should be made available on the Web. Authors should make the technical content of their papers understandable to a broad but technically sophisticated audience.
Accepted papers will be published by the ACM in the main AOSD 2013 conference proceedings and will appear in the ACM Digital Library. Authors of accepted papers are expected to revise their papers in light of reviewers' comments, and to provide camera-ready versions of the papers by the camera-ready deadline. All authors will also be required to sign the standard ACM copyright form.
Program Chair -- Research Results
Program Committee -- To be completed