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    -The paper submission deadline has been extended to March 18, 2007 ... The First IEEE International Workshop on Software Patterns: Addressing Challenges
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      -The paper submission deadline has been extended to March 18, 2007

      The First IEEE International Workshop on
      Software Patterns: Addressing Challenges
      ***SPAC 2007***
      Call for Papers

      Beijing, China, July 24-27, 2007
      (in conjunction with COMPSAC 2007)

      http://conferences.computer.org/compsac/2007/ (COMPSAC 2007 Link)
      http://conferences.computer.org/compsac/2007/workshops/SPAC (Workshop Link-1)
      http://www.engr.sjsu.edu/~fayad/workshops/COMPSAC07 (Workshop Link-2)
      http://www.vrlsoft.com/workshops/SPAC07 (WorkshopLink-3)


      As software increases in size and becomes more complex and costly, the need for
      techniques to ease software development is likewise increasing. Over the last
      decade, pattern community has evolved and received more interest in both
      academia and industry. Developing software using patterns holds the promise to
      reduce the cost and condensing the time of developing software systems, while
      simultaneously maintaining the quality of these systems.

      However, the potential of using patterns in developing systems is not fully
      realized and we need to address many challenges. For example, developing pattern
      repositories and catalogs, from which patterns can be retrieved and reused,
      still forms a challenge to software engineering, knowledge engineering and
      information systems communities. In addition, the need for (semi-) automated
      approaches for patterns mining and integration poses several open research
      questions to the software engineering community. Many think these challenges
      and others preclude the realization of the benefit of patterns as a reuse
      approach. This workshop aims at bringing together researchers and practitioners
      who are interested in resolving research challenges or who have practical
      experience with the different issues of patterns reuse and integration to
      discuss and advance the state-of-the-art and the state-of-the-practice in
      patterns reuse.

      Patterns have emerged as a promising reuse technique for both improving the
      quality and reducing the cost and time of software development. However, there
      is an immense belief that patterns have not fulfilled the expectations software
      developers wanted. Nevertheless, this belief does not rebuff the fact that
      patterns, as a concept, have the potential to play a key role in developing
      systems in the near future. This near future will never come unless there are
      serious attempts from both developers and researchers to investigate and provide
      creative solutions to current challenges that hinder utilizing patterns in
      practice. Among these challenges, this workshop focuses on investigating how to
      develop systems using patterns. We are sure that this topic will attract many
      developers and researchers in the field to participate in this workshop.


      The workshop will address software patterns challenges and debate several issues
      related to the following questions. We want researchers, framework developers,
      and application developers to discuss and debate the following questions related

      I. Pattern Creation and Development
      a. Leaving experience claim on the side, can you show how to create and
      develop patterns?
      b. What are the bases of creating patterns?
      c. Are there guidelines, methodologies, and/or processes for pattern
      creations and developments?
      d. Would you show an example or two?

      II. Patterns Selection Process:
      a. How does one select analysis and design patterns to build any system?
      b. What is the basis for selecting these patterns?
      c. If someone would like to build a system from patterns, how does she
      select patterns?
      d. What kind of patterns should one select to build a system from
      e. Is there a guideline for the selection process?

      III. Patterns Composition
      a. How does one integrate the selected patterns to build any system? or
      How does one compose any system from patterns?
      b. What are the various claims related to patterns composition? Are they
      c. Are there guidelines or techniques for patterns composition? Would you
      illustrate how to use them?

      IV. System of Patterns and General Reuse
      a. What do we mean when we say "systems of patterns"?
      b. Are the various claims related to building any system from patterns
      c. How to develop pattern repositories and catalogs, from which patterns
      can be retrieved and reused?
      d. Are there automated approaches for patterns mining and integration?
      e. What other concepts will help build any system from patterns?
      V. Impacts
      a. What is the impact of software stability on the above issues?

      Check any of the following websites for all columns and accepted position

      http://conferences.computer.org/compsac/2007/workshops/SPAC (Main Link)
      www.engr.sjsu.edu/~fayad//workshops/COMPSAC07 (Workshop Link 2)
      www.vrlsoft.com/workshops/SPAC07 (Workshop Link 3 -- Under Construction)


      Detailed instructions for electronic paper submission and review process can be
      found at http://www.compsac.org/. People interested in participating in the
      workshop are requested to submit a short position paper (3-5 pages) or regular
      workshop paper (limited to 6 pages, double spaced, including figures)
      representing views and experiences relevant to the discussion topic. The title
      page should include a maximum 150-word abstract, five keywords, full mailing
      address, e-mail address, phone number, fax number, and a designated contact
      author. Papers will be selected depending on the originality, quality and
      relevance to the workshop. All submitted papers will be evaluated according to
      its originality, significance, correctness, presentation and relevance. Papers
      should be submitted electronically at:
      http://compsac.cs.iastate.edu/2007/SPAC/ . Please follow the instructions given
      by the web page. Camera Ready manuscripts must be submitted following IEEE
      conference proceedings style and guidelines. We encourage authors to present
      novel ideas, critique of existing work, and practical studies.

      Each accepted paper must be presented in person by the author or one of the
      authors. To foster lively discussions, each author is encouraged to present
      open questions and one or two main statements that will be discussed at the
      workshop. Submissions must be either MS-Word or RTF formats (please, DO NOT
      compress files).

      Depending on the number and spread of contributions, the scope may be narrowed
      to ensure effective communication and information sharing. Accepted position
      papers will be distributed to the participants before the workshop and made
      generally available through the WWW and FTP. Accepted papers will be published
      in the Workshop Proceedings of the 31st IEEE Computer Software and Applications
      Conference (COMPSAC 2007). At least one of the authors of each accepted paper
      must register as a full participant in the workshop to have the paper published
      in the COMPSAC 2007 Proceedings. The workshop selected best papers will be
      published in online Journal of International Journal Of Patterns (IJOP) –


      Interested in participating in the workshop without submission are requested to
      fill out the participation form and e-mail to the co-chair Haitham Hamza
      <hshamza@...>, Eduardo Segura <esegura@...>, or to the workshop
      chair M.E. Fayad <m.fayad@...>.
      Name and Affiliation:
      Areas of interest:
      Why would you like to participate?
      Please note that registration is required in order to participate in the
      workshop. An early registration discount is available. An overhead projector
      and a flipchart will be available.

      For more information please visit any of the following websites:

      http://conferences.computer.org/compsac/2007/workshops/SPAC (Main Link)
      www.engr.sjsu.edu/~fayad//workshops/COMPSAC07 (Workshop Link 2)
      www.vrlsoft.com/workshops/SPAC07 (Workshop Link 3 -- Under Construction)

      You may also contact the organizers.


      1. Welcome and introduction of participants. The organizers will first give a
      short overview of any open issues and of the main arguments arising out of the
      position papers. (Estimated time: 20-30 minutes)

      2. Selected authors (representing the main trends) will be given 20 minutes to
      explain how their position relates to other positions and what each sees as the
      three major issues. We expect about 5-10 position papers. (Estimated time:
      120-130 minutes)

      3. The organizers will propose an identification of the major issues, and the
      participants will then discuss and select what they think are the hottest
      issues to be examined. (Estimated time: 10-15 minutes)

      4. The participants will work for 70-95 minutes in small groups, with a
      designated moderator in each group. The groups will each deal with two different
      hot issues identified and will produce a summary in the form of points and
      counterpoints, showing either how several views are irreducibly opposed or how
      they are complementary.
      The number of groups will depend on the number of participants and number of
      issues selected; ideally there should be 3-5 p people in each group. (Estimated
      time: 60-70 minutes)

      5. Each group will be given 10-15 minutes to present its findings to the
      workshop. A closing discussion will follow. The workshop report will be
      written on the basis of these findings and will include an agenda for future
      exploration and cooperation; it will
      be made available through the WWW and FTP. (Estimated time: 50-60 minutes for
      five teams)

      (Total estimated time: 285-315 minutes, i.e. about five hours +/- 15 minutes;
      lunch and breaks are not included.)


      We will be updated based on acceptance process

      Mar. 18, 2007: Full paper and short paper due
      Mar. 25, 2007: Decision notification (electronic)
      Apr. 30, 2007: Camera-ready copy and author registration due
      July 24-27, 2007: The workshop Date


      Chair and Point of Contact:

      Dr. M.E. Fayad
      Professor of Computer Engineering
      Computer Engineering Dept., College of Engineering
      San José State University
      One Washington Square, San José, CA 95192-0180
      Ph: (408) 924-7364, Fax: (408) 924-4153
      E-mail: m.fayad@..., me fayad@...

      Dr. H.S. Hamza (Co-Chair)
      Faculty of Computers and Informatics,
      Information Technology Department
      Cairo University, Orman, Giza 12613 - Egypt
      Ph: (02) 335-8355 (office)
      E-mail: hshamza@...

      Eduardo M. Segura
      vrlSoft, Inc.
      2065 Martin Ave., Suite 103
      Santa Clara, CA 95050-2707
      Phone/Fax: (408) 654-8972
      E-mail: esegura@..., eduardo.segura@...


      Leonor Barroca OpenUniversity, England
      Sjaak Brinkkemper UtrechtUniversity, theNetherlands
      Chia-Chu Chiang UniversityofArkansasatLittleRock, USA
      Rogerio Atem de Carvalho CEFETCampos, Brazil
      Andrea D'Ambrogio UniversityofRomaTorVergata, Italy
      Issam Wajih Damaj DhofarUniversity, Salalah-SultanateofOman
      Khalil DRIRA LAAS-CNRS, France
      Islam A. M. El-Maddah AinShamsUniversity, Egypt
      M.E. Fayad SanJoseStateUniversity&vrlSoft, Inc., USA
      Joao M. Fernandes UniversidadedoMinho, Portugal
      IanGraham TriremeInternationalLtd, London, England
      Jiang Guo CaliforniaStateUniversityLosAngeles, USA
      Wilhelm Hasselbring UniversityofOldenburg, Germany
      Tarek Helmy KingFahdUniv.ofPetroleumandMinerals, SaudiArabia
      H.S. Hamza CairoUniversity, Egypt
      Pilar Herrero UniversidadPolitécnicadeMadrid, Spain.
      Hoda Hosny AmericanUniversityinCairo, Egypt
      Pao-Ann Hsiung NationalChungChengUniversity, Chiayi, TAIWAN
      Ali Jaoua UniversityofQatar, Qatar
      Mohamed-Khireddine KHOLLADI UniversityofConstantine, France
      Dae-Kyoo Kim OaklandUniversity, MI, USA
      Seok-Won Lee TheUniversityofNorthCarolinaatCharlotte, USA
      Jeff Lei UniversityofTexasatArlington, USA
      Ricardo J. Machado UniversidadedoMinho, Portugal
      Ahmed Mahdy TexasA&MUniversity-CorpusChristi, USA
      Michael Oudshoorn MontanaStateUniversity, MT, USA
      Srini Ramaswamy UniversityofArkansasatLittleRock, USA
      Gustavo Rossi LIFIA, FacultaddeInformatica, UNLP, Argentina
      Stuart Rubin SPAWAR, SSC-SanDiego, USA
      Kannamma Sampath CoimbatoreInstituteofTechnology, India
      Sanchez, Arturo UniversityofNorthFlorida, USA
      Kassem A. Saleh AmericanUniversityofSharjah, UAE
      Arno Schmidmeier AspectSoft, Hersbruck, Germany
      E.M. Segura SanJoseStateUniversity&vrlSoft, Inc., USA
      Manolis Tzagarakis ResearchAcademicTechnologyInstitute(RACTI), Greece
      Laurence T. Yang StFrancisXavierUniversity, Canada
      I-Ling Yen UniversityofTexasatDallas, USA
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