Call for Papers

Special Issue on Aspects and Model-Driven Engineering


Transactions on Aspect-Oriented Software Development

Deadline: November 15, 2007 (CLOSED)

The term Model-Driven Engineering (MDE) is used to refer to software development approaches in which models are the primary development artifacts. A model is created for a specific purpose and contains only information needed to fulfill its purpose. One can expect that the development of a complex system will involve the creation and manipulation of many models, where each model describes an aspect of the system under development. From this perspective, the design process can be characterized as a (partially automatable) weaving of these aspects into a detailed design model. There is a growing research community that is interested in developing modeling techniques that leverage work in the areas of Aspect-Oriented Software Development (AOSD) and MDE. AOSD research aims to provide better support for separating interdependent concerns while MDE research aims to provide better support for the use of models as the primary artifacts of development. Development approaches that leverage work in these two areas are more likely to provide effective support for managing software complexity.

This special issue aims to present high-quality papers that reflect state-of-the-art research on development approaches that leverage MDE and AOSD techniques. Authors are invited to submit papers that focus on methodologies, techniques, tools, and processes that support the integrated use of AOSD and MDE techniques.

The following are  some of the topic  areas that the special issue plans to cover:


Original   manuscripts   should   follow   LNCS   formatting guidelines,  and  should  be  submitted  as  PDF  or  zipped
PostScript files to Each submission will be reviewed by, at least, three referees

Guest Editors

Robert France, Colorado State University, USA.
Jean-Marc Jezequel, Irisa (INRIA & University of Rennes), France.

Important Dates

Submission Deadline: November 15, 2007
First Round Review Notification: February 28, 2008
Re-Submission Revised Papers: April 30, 2008
Second Round Review Notification: June 15, 2008
Submission of the Camera Ready: July 15, 2008
Special issue's publication: late 2008 or early 2009