I am co-organizing this year's FOSD'14 workshop, which is co-located with the ASE, SLE, and GPCE conference. The workshop will take place on September 14 in Västerås, Sweden. We invite paper submissions on the theory and practice of engineering feature-oriented systems.
Feature orientation is an emerging paradigm of software development. It aims at composing large-scale software systems from a set of units of functionality called features. The key idea of feature-oriented software development (FOSD) is to emphasize the similarities of a family of software systems in an application domain, with the goal of reusing software artifacts. Features become the primary entities to distinguish the different members of a family. However, without proper techniques and practices, the decomposition into features gives rise to a combinatorial explosion of feature combinations and interactions, not to mention any problems arising from features that cross-cut the source code.
The FOSD workshop provides a forum to discuss the theory and practice of engineering, maintaining, and analyzing feature-oriented systems. The workshop will be run as a one-day, highly interactive event. It comprises a keynote "Can Features have Interfaces?" by Joanne M. Atlee (University of Waterloo, Canada), paper sessions with dedicated discussants, discussion sessions, demonstrations, and lightning talks.
- Thorsten Berger (University of Waterloo, Canada)
- Márcio Ribeiro (Federal University of Alagoas, Brazil)
- Christian Kästner (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
- Sven Apel (University of Passau, Germany)