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CBSE 2008 : 11th International Symposium on Component-Based Software Engineering


Conference Series : Component-Based Software Engineering
When Oct 14, 2008 - Oct 17, 2008
Where Karlsruhe, Germany
Submission Deadline Apr 11, 2008
Notification Due May 29, 2008
Categories    software engineering

Call For Papers

Important Dates
Submission April 11, 2008
Notification May 29, 2008
Camera Ready June 13, 2008

Proceedings will be published by (we are approaching Springer for a LNCS volume)

Component-based Software Engineering is part of CompArch see for more info.

Component-based Software Engineering (CBSE) has emerged as a technology for rapid assembly of flexible software systems. CBSE combines elements of software architecture, modular software design, software verification, configuration and deployment. To foster exchange and collaboration with the software architecture community, CBSE is colocated with the Quality of Software Architectures Conference (QoSA) as part of the federated CompArch event. The CBSE symposium has a track record of bringing together researchers and practitioners from a variety of disciplines to promote a better understanding of CBSE from a diversity of perspectives, and to engage in active discussion and debate. CBSE 2008 is open to all participants interested in CBSE and related areas. The symposium addresses participants from both universities and industry.

The theoretical foundations of component specification, composition, analysis and verification continue to pose research challenges. While the engineering models and methods for component software development are slowly maturing, new trends in global services and distributed systems architectures push the limits of established and tested component-based methods, tools and platforms:
* model-driven development and grid technologies with their high-performance demands in massive data storage, computational complexity and global co-scheduling of scientific models in flagship science, technology and medicine research;
* global software development with its lowering of cost of software capabilities and production, through automation, off-shoring and outsourcing of key components and subsystems;
* networked enterprise information systems and services architectures crossing enterprise, nation, legal and discipline boundaries;
* shift from (globally distributed) software products to pervasive and ubiquitous services supported by deep software-intensive infrastructures and middleware and by increasingly flexible, adaptive and autonomous client and application server software.

CBSE 2008 will include contributions that explore how the nature of component- based software engineering is being influenced by developments in the field of software and global enterprise technology. In addition to presentations of papers, the symposium will incorporate working and industry sessions.
Topics of interest

* Design of component models;
* Theories (including taxonomies) of software composition and binding;
* Co-ordination and choreography of component software, services, workflows;
* Run-time adaptation of component-based systems;
* Interaction between component models, software architectures and product lines;
* Component-based web services and service-oriented architectures;
* Software quality and extra-functional properties for components and component-based systems;
* Global generation, adaptation and deployment of component-based systems and services;
* Components and generative approaches;
* Components and model-driven development;
* Specification, verification and testing of component-based systems;
* Compositional reasoning techniques for component models;
* Global measurement, prediction and monitoring of distributed and service components;
* Patterns and frameworks for component-based systems and services;
* Integrated tool chains and methods for building component-based services;
* Components for networked real-time information systems and sensor networks.
* Industrial experience using component-based software development
* Empirical studies in component-based software engineering
* Teaching component-based software engineering
Paper Submission

All submitted papers will be reviewed by at least three program committee members (four for papers with an author on the program committee). Papers must not have been previously published or concurrently submitted elsewhere. Any duplicate submissions will be rejected without review. As always, the symposium seeks reports on innovative contributions to the science and technology of CBSE. Papers describing practical experience with CBSE in mission- and performance-critical systems are of particular interest. Long and short papers on leading-edge research and development in progress are also encouraged. Long papers must not exceed 16 pages and short papers must not exceed 8 pages, in the required format. The proceeding will be published in the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series and papers should have the requisite format.

Details regarding the submission will be published on

Program Chairs
Michel Chaudron, TU Eindhoven & Leiden University, The Netherlands (Email COMPARCH 2008 Organizers)
Clemens Szyperski, Microsoft, USA (Email COMPARCH 2008 Organizers)

CompArch Organization Chair
Ralf Reussner, Universität Karlsruhe (TH), Germany (Email COMPARCH 2008 Organizers)

Steering Committee
Ivica Crnkovic, Maelardalen University, Sweden
Ian Gorton, Pacific North West National Laboratory, USA
George Heineman, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA
Heinz Schmidt, RMIT University, Australia,
Judith Stafford, Tufts University, USA
Clemens Szyperski, Microsoft, USA

Program Committee
Uwe Assmann, Dresden University of Technology, Dresden, Germany
Mike Barnett, Microsoft Research, USA
Antonia Bertolino, CNR Research, Pisa, Italy
Judith Bishop, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa
Ivica Crnkovic, Malardalen University, Vasteras, Sweden
Dimitra Giannakopoulou, RIACS/NASA Ames, Moffet Field CA, USA
Ian Gorton, Pacific North West National Laboratory, Richland WA, USA
Lars Grunske, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
Richard Hall, LSR-IMAG, Grenoble, France
Dick Hamlet, Portland State University, Portland OR, USA
George Heineman, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester MA, USA
Jean-Marc Jezequel, IRISA (INRIA & Univ. Rennes 1), Rennes, France
Bengt Jonsson, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
Kiniry, Joe, University College Dublin, Ireland
Gerald Kotonya, Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK
Magnus Larsson, ABB Corporate Research, Vasteras, Sweden
Kung-Kiu Lau, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
Raphael Marvie, University of Lille, Lille, France
Michael Maximilien, IBM Almaden Research Centre, San Jose CA, USA
Nenad Medvidovic, University of Southern California, Los Angelos CA, USA
Henry Muccini, University of L'Aquila, L'Aquila, Italy
Rob van Ommering, Philips Research Labs, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Ralf Reussner, University Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany
Alessandra Russo, Imperial College, London, UK
Christian Salzmann, BMW Car IT, Munich, Germany
Douglas Schmidt, Vanderbilt University, Nashville TN, USA
Heinz Schmidt, RMIT University, Australia
Jean-Guy Schneider, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia
Judith Stafford, Tufts University, USA
Asuman Sünbül, SAP Research, Palo Alto CA, USA
Clemens Szyperski, Microsoft, USA
Massimo Tivoli, University of L'Aquila, L'Aquila, Italy
Wolfgang Weck, Independent Software Architect, Zürich, Switzerland
Dave Wile, Teknowledge Corp., Los Angelos CA, USA


CBSE invites sponsors. We offer different level of sponsorship associated with a range of mutual benefits. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor please contact the CBSE Organization Chair, Ralf Reussner (

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