Tutorial and Workshop on Aspect-Oriented Programming and Separation of Concerns

Lancaster University, UK

August 23-24 2001

[Topics of Interest] [Submission Guidlines] [Important Dates] [Fees] [Registration] [Important Web Sites] [Organisers]

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Workshop Program

Tutorial Program

Travel and Registration Information

Aspect-oriented programming (AOP) and, in general, separation of concerns mechanisms are becoming increasingly popular. This popularity is demonstrated by an increasing number of AOP-related publications in international conferences and journals and organisation of regular workshops at major conferences such as ICSE, OOPSLA and ECOOP. The aim of this tutorial and workshop is to increase awareness about AOP and other separation of concerns mechanisms in the UK computer science community by bringing together both UK-based and international researchers working in these areas. The tutorial will provide hands-on experience with the AspectJ environment from Xerox PARC which makes it possible to write aspect-oriented programs in Java. The tutorial will be aimed at people who are relatively new to the area. The workshop will provide a forum to present on-going or completed research work and exchange ideas about outstanding research issues. Since the tutorial will be held before the workshop, tutorial participants attending the workshop will have an opportunity to expand their knowledge to state of the art research in the area. People interested in attending the tutorial are advised to register earlier as places will be limited and allocated on a first come first served basis.

Topics of Interest

Topics of interest for the workshop include but are not limited to:

Submission Guidelines

Prospective participants should submit a 3-5 page position paper (single-spaced 11 pt font). Papers should be submitted in electronic format (PDF or Zipped Postscript) to aopws2001@comp.lancs.ac.uk. If you cannot submit a paper electronically please send 3 hard copies to:

Awais Rashid
Computing Department
Lancaster University
Lancaster LA1 4YR

All papers should be received by 1st June 2001.
Submitted papers will be reviewed for quality and relevance. Papers accepted for presentation at the workshop will appear in the workshop proceedings (which will be available at no cost to all participants).

Important Dates

Position Paper Submission Deadline: 1 June 2001
Notification of Acceptance: 20 June 2001
Camera Ready Copies Due: 15 July 2001
Tutorial: 23 August 2001
Workshop: 24 August 2001


The workshop will be free to all participants. There will be a fee of £30 for each person attending the tutorial. Tutorial participants are welcome to stay for the workshop at no additional cost.

Tutorial and Workshop Registration

In order to register for the tutorial and/or the workshop and for assistance in booking accommodation please contact Ms. Aimee Doggett via email: aimee@comp.lancs.ac.uk.

Important Web Sites

Workshop Web Site: http://www.comp.lancs.ac.uk/computing/users/marash/aopws2001/

AOP and separation of concerns at Lancaster: http://www.comp.lancs.ac.uk/computing/aop/

List of some research groups working on AOP and separation of concerns (from Xerox PARC):


Awais Rashid, Lynne Blair

Computing Department
Lancaster University, UK

Email: awais@comp.lancs.ac.uk; lb@comp.lancs.ac.uk