Submission system now open: https://fosd16.hotcrp.com
Feature orientation is an emerging paradigm of software development. It supports the automatic generation of large-scale software systems from a set of units of functionality, called features. The key idea of feature-oriented software development (FOSD) is to explicitly represent similarities and differences of a family of software systems for a given application domain (e.g., database systems, banking software, text processing systems) with the goal of reusing software artifacts among the family members. Features distinguish different members of the family by their variable parts. A feature is a unit of functionality that satisfies a requirement, represents a design decision, and provides a potential configuration option. A challenge in FOSD is that a feature does not map cleanly to an isolated module of code. Rather, it may affect (“cut across”) many components/artifacts of a software system. Furthermore, the decomposition of a software system into its features gives rise to a combinatorial explosion of possible feature combinations and interactions. Research on FOSD has shown that the concept of features pervades all phases of the software life cycle and requires a proper treatment in terms of analysis, design, and programming techniques, methods, languages, and tools, as well as formalisms and theory.
Call for Papers
The goal of FOSD’16 is to foster and strengthen the collaboration between researchers and practitioners who work in the field of FOSD or in the related fields of software product lines, service-oriented architecture, model-driven engineering and feature interactions. The focus of FOSD’16 will be on discussions, rather than on presenting technical content only.
The workshop is scheduled for one full day and will be a highly interactive event. After a keynote by Prof Thorsten Berger from Chalmers | University of Gothenburg, the day is divided into two sessions:
Research Paper Session: Accepted research papers are presented in this session. Additionally, we allocate a discussion slot to address issues raised during the presentations, or other pressing research issues.
Tech Talk Session: This session comprises practice-oriented “tech talks” about FOSD and technologies. Tech talks are based on the publication of an extended abstract in the proceedings. Tech talks present or demonstrate the application of technology (methods, tools, analyses, etc.) to realize feature-oriented development.
For both sessions, we allocate time for lightning talks. These present new ideas and results, an interesting topic for discussion, or a cool project. They are also a good opportunity to present published results to a broader audience.
For the research paper session, we invite submissions 4 to 10 pages long in ACM proceedings format. The papers will be reviewed by at least three members of the program committee. For the tech talk session, we invite the submission of a 1-page extended abstract, also in ACM proceedings format. For both sessions, authors will be notified about acceptance before the early registration deadline. We are looking for contributions in the following topics:
- Programming language and tool support for FOSD
- Formal methods and theory for FOSD
- Variability-aware analysis
- Feature interaction, modeling, composition, and refactoring
- Versioning, evolution, and maintenance
- Generative programming and automatic programming
- Components, services, and models
- Build systems and feature-to-code mappings
- Program comprehension
- Empirical studies of all these topics
Accepted papers will be published in the ACM Digital Library. Previous editions of FOSD have been indexed by DBLP.
Submission site: https://fosd16.hotcrp.com
- Christoph Seidl, University of Braunschschweig, Germany
- Leopoldo Teixeira, Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil
Sun 30 OctDisplayed time zone: Amsterdam, Berlin, Bern, Rome, Stockholm, Vienna change
08:30 - 10:00
|Keynote: Perspectives of Projection-Based Variation Control Systems|
Thorsten Berger Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
10:30 - 12:10
|Implementing Delta-Oriented SPLs using PEoPL: An Example Scenario and Case Study|
Benjamin Behringer University of Luxembourg, Germany, Moritz Fey Saarland University of Applied Sciences, GermanyDOI
|Higher-Order Delta Modeling for Software Product Line Evolution|
Sascha Lity Technische Universität Braunschweig, Matthias Kowal TU Braunschweig, Germany, Ina Schaefer TU Braunschweig, GermanyDOI
|Name Resolution Strategies in Variability Realization Languages for Software Product Lines|
Sven Schuster TU Braunschweig, Germany, Michael Nieke TU Braunschweig, Germany, Ina Schaefer TU Braunschweig, GermanyDOI
13:30 - 15:10
|Formula Choice Calculus|
|Implicit Constraints in Partial Feature Models|
Sofia Ananieva FZI Research Center for Information Technology, Matthias Kowal TU Braunschweig, Germany, Thomas Thüm University of Ulm, Ina Schaefer TU Braunschweig, GermanyDOI
|Towards Predicting Feature Defects in Software Product Lines|
Rodrigo Queiroz University of Waterloo, Canada, Thorsten Berger Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, Krzysztof Czarnecki University of Waterloo, CanadaDOI
15:40 - 17:20
|Variability Mining of State Charts|
David Wille TU Braunschweig, Germany, Sandro Schulze TU Hamburg, Germany, Ina Schaefer TU Braunschweig, GermanyDOI
|FeatureCoPP: Compositional Annotations|
Jacob Krüger Harz University of Applied Sciences, Germany, Ivonne Schröter University of Magdeburg, Germany, Andy Kenner METOP Magdeburg, Germany, Christopher Kruczek METOP Magdeburg, Germany, Thomas Leich Harz University of Applied Sciences, GermanyDOI
|Lightning Talk: Comparing Variability Mechanisms for Requirements and Test Artifacts in Behaviour-Driven Development|
Neil Mather ARC Technology Ltd.
|Fine-Grained Test Case Prioritization for Integration Testing of Delta-Oriented Software Product Lines|
Remo Lachmann Technische Universität Braunschweig, Sascha Lity Technische Universität Braunschweig, Mustafa Al-Hajjaji Magdeburg University, Franz E. Fürchtegott Technische Universität Braunschweig, Ina Schaefer TU Braunschweig, GermanyDOI