AOAsia/Pacific 2013: 8th International Workshop on Advanced Modularization Techniques

A one day workshop co-located with AOSD 2013 in Fukuoka, Japan on 25 March 2013.


Separation of concerns is one of the main tenets of software engineering - allowing developers to reason about a problem in sensible portions, regardless which phase of the life cycle they're working in. Many researchers in software engineering are actually in the field of advanced software modularization techniques such as aspect-orientation without realizing it.

A growing number of advanced modularization techniques, including aspect-oriented programming (AOP) and context-oriented programming (COP), are investigated to support separation of concerns in software development. Those techniques need dedicated support for analysis of artifacts at the various stages of software development. Developers need to be able to understand, visualize, specify, verify and test, with existence of those advanced modularization techniques, requirements, architectures, designs and programs to make it an industrially viable technology. Tool support is further needed for the identification of latent (non-modularized) crosscutting concerns in legacy software and for their subsequent refactoring into modules.

AOAsia/Pacific is a series of international workshops on advanced modularization techniques not specific to AOP nor COP initially organized by Asia/Pacific-related researchers in cooperation with many researchers all over the world. One of the aims for this workshop is to bring together researchers, who are tackling the problems of advanced separation of concerns, but who are not yet connected to this growing, thriving community. The workshop also intends to provide a forum for discussion of new ideas, new directions, and new applications.


The whole timetable of the conference is available at MODULARITY.aosd site.

9:30-10:30 Keynote talk by Prof. Tetsuo Tamai (Hosei University)
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-12:00 Lightning Talk (5 minutes talk for each position paper)
12:00-13:30 Lunch
13:30-15:00 Discussion using posters
15:00-15:30 Coffee Break
15:30-17:00 General Discussion and Closing
18:30-20:00 Workshop Reception

The accepted position papers are listed below.

The position papers will be available at the ACM Digital Library.

Topic of Interest

We invite novel contributions on any topics in advanced software modularization techniques including (but not limited to):

Workshop Format

The workshop format is a combination of short lightning talks and poster presentations.

A five minutes lightning talk is also given at the begining of the workshop by each poster presenter in English.

One or two supervisors are assigned for each presentation and lead discussions. The posters must be written in English. Discussions should be in English as much as possible. (The organizers will support Japanese and Chinese students.)

Submission and Important Dates

A short (1 or 2 pages) position paper must be formatted in ACM SIGPLAN style, and be submitted through EasyChair.

Each position paper must be written in English. It can also contain the translation to the authors' preferable language (Japanese/Chinese), so that the authors can clarify their intent. The appendix part is only read by reviwers and must not be included in the camera-ready copy.

The accepted position papers will be published on the ACM Digital Library.

If you have any questions, please contact by e-mail:

Program Committee / Organizers

Past workshops

Past workshop pages are archived in AOAsia Home [].