International Symposium on Software Composition

Software Composition 2005, Edinburgh, Scotland - Springer Proceedings

The goal of SC 2005 is to advance the research in component-based software development. Component-based software development is the next step after opject-oriented programming that promises to overcome the problems, such as reusability and complexity, that have not yet been solved adequately with object-oriented programming. Component-based software development addresses the complexity problem by producing software from smaller, typically black-box, components. These advantages have also been identified by the industry and hence a number of commercial component models have been developed. Although these component models are a first step towards the right direction, they only scratch the surface of software composition.

SC 2005 is the fourth workshop on software composition. The goal of this workshop series is to bring together the research and industrial communities in order to develop a better understanding of how software components may be used to build and maintain large software systems. Therefore papers relating theory and practice are particularly welcome.

Topics of Interest

Submitted papers may address issues including but not limited to the following topics:

Submission Guidelines & Publication Procedure

We solicit papers with a maximum of 15 pages, containing new material, work in progress, or position papers. Submitted papers must adhere to the ENTCS proceedings style, and be submitted electronically in standard Postscript Level 2 or PDF format through the workshop website at The acceptance of a paper implies that at least one of the authors will register for the workshop and thus present the paper.

Following the tradition of the SC workshop series, we intend to publish the proceedings in a volume of Electronic Notes in Theoretical Computer Science (ENTCS). The ENTCS series is reviewed by both the Mathematical Reviews of the AMS and the ACM's Computing Reviews. You can see the last year's proceedings at

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.

Important Dates

Submission of full papers November 28, 2004
Notification of authors January 17, 2005
Final copy of paper February 7, 2005
Registration check ETAPS website for more information
Workshop Saturday, April 9, 2005


Programme Co-Chairs
Uwe Aßmann (Linköpings University, Sweden)
Thomas Gschwind (Technische Universität Wien, Austria)
Publicity Chair
Adrian Pop (Linköpings Universitet, Sweden)
Programme Committee
Antonia Bertolino (Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologia dell'Informazione "A. Faedo", Italy)
Judith Bishop (University of Pretoria, South Africa)
Pierre Cointe (École des Mines de Nantes, France)
Flavio De Paoli (Università degli Studi di Milano Bicocca, Italy)
Susan Eisenbach (Imperial College London, UK)
Volker Gruhn (Universität Leipzig, Germany)
Arnd Poetzsch-Heffter (Technische Universität Kaiserslautern, Germany)
Paola Inverardi (Università degli Studi dell'Aquila, Italy)
Mehdi Jazayeri (Technische Universität Wien, Austria)
Welf Löwe (Växjö Universitet, Sweden)
Nenad Medvidovic (University of Southern California, USA)
Oscar Nierstrasz (Universität Bern, Switzerland)
Claus Pahl (Dublin City University, Ireland)
Elke Pulvermüller (Universität Karlsruhe, Germany)
Mario Südholt (École des Mines de Nantes, France)
André van der Hoek (University of California Irvine, USA)
Wim Vanderperren (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium)