International Symposium on Software Composition

Software Composition 2004, Barcelona, Spain

The component-based approach to produce software from smaller units has attracted increasing attention of both research and industry. Software composition extends this approach because it does not only reason about component models but investigates into technology to compose and adapt components.

The rational behind this trend is in the promise of reuse. This is the idea to produce software by "plug & play" components which already exist or are produced by different external vendors. Components and software composition are considered to be a new way to overcome the remaining problems (e.g. reusability, deal with complexity) still not solved by the object-oriented paradigm.

Topics of Interest

In this context, the intention of this workshop is to collect new
approaches and experiences to software composition, e.g., 
To emphasise the economic relevance papers with a practical background are favoured.
Further proposals for topics of a discussion session are appreciated.

Important Dates:

Submission of full papers, extended deadline December 15, 2003
Notification of authors January 27, 2004 (postponed to February 2, 2004)
Final copy of paper February 20, 2004
Workshop Day Saturday, April 03, 2004
ETAPS 2004 registration check ETAPS website for more information

Submission Guideline and Publication Procedure:

We solicit papers of minimum 10 pages, containing new material, work in progress, or position papers. The papers should be in standard Postscript Level 2 or PDF. Only electronic submission will be allowed. Please send an e-mail with the subject: "ETAPS SC 2004 submission" and containing your submission in [Postscript | PDF]

The acceptance of a paper implies that at least one of the authors will register for the workshop and thus present the paper. All accepted publications will be made available in an online proceedings on the workshop web page, and in a technical report of ETAPS. 

The online proceedings will appear in a volume of Electronic Notes in Theoretical Computer Science (ENTCS). You can see the this year's publications by looking up the URL . 
ENTCS affords a rapid publication of proceedings and other appropriate material online. The series is reviewed by both the Mathematical Reviews of the AMS and the ACM's Computing Reviews. Additonally, the Table of Contents and Abstracts from each volume are published in TCS as they appear online. The series was founded to promote the rapid and widespread dissemination of proceedings of conferences and workshops, lecture notes, PhD theses and other similar material.

Please consult ENTCS proceedings HOWTO for more information regarding formatting your paper.


Uwe Assmann, Linköpings University, Sweden,
Adrian Pop, Linköpings University, Sweden,

Program Committee (more to come)

Uwe Assmann, Linköpings University, Sweden,
Thomas Gschwind, Technische Universität Wien, Austria,
Welf Loewe, Växjö Universitet, Sweden,
Pierre Cointe, Ecole des Mines de Nantes, France
Benedikt Schulz, Virtual Identity AG, Freiburg, Germany,
Claus Pahl, School of Computing, Dublin City University, Ireland
Wim Vanderperren, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium,
Elke Pulvermueller, Universitaet Karlsruhe, Germany,
Isabelle Borne, Université de Bretagne-Sud, France
Andreas Speck, Intershop
Mario Südholt, OBASCO group, École des Mines de Nantes/INRIA, France,
Arnd Poetzsch-Heffter, Technische Universität Kaiserslautern, Germany, 
Mehdi Jazayeri, Technische Universität Wien, Austria, 
Judith Bishop, University of Pretoria, South Africa, 
Awais Rashid, Lancaster University, UK, 
(Awaiting confirmation from aditional people) 

Dr. Uwe Aßmann  Associate Professor for Software Engineering 
Director of Research Institute for Integrational Software Engineering (RISE)
Organiser of the Swedish Semantic Web Initiative (SWEB),
Linkopings Universitet
Department of Computer Science (IDA) Phone: +46-13-286678
Programming Environments Laboratory (PELAB) Fax: +46-13-284499 
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