Modularity 2016
Mon 14 - Thu 17 March 2016 Spain

Modularity 2016 invites papers for its Research Results and Modularity Visions tracks presenting compelling insights into modularity in information systems, including its nature, forms, mechanisms, consequences, limits, costs, and benefits.

Call for Papers

Modularity 2016 invites papers for its Modularity Visions track presenting new research and compelling insights into modularity in information systems, including its nature, forms, mechanisms, consequences, limits, costs, and benefits.

Proceedings will appear in the ACM Digital Library.

All submissions are peer reviewed in accordance with the highest established standards of scientific rigor. Reviewers assess works in terms of research problem formulations, novelty and sophistication of proposed solutions, clarity and significance of contributions, and correct characterization of work in relation to existing knowledge.

Papers submitted to the Modularity Visions track are examined as scientific research proposals discussing compelling preliminary results or worked-out prototypes or proposals for sound future experimental or analytical assessments and interpretation of data. The scope of Modularity Visions is broad and open to submissions from all areas of computer science.

Submissions, Selection Process, and Proceedings

Submissions should not have been published previously nor under review at other events. Research papers should describe work that advances the current state of the art. Experience papers should be of broad interest and should describe insights gained from substantive practical applications. The program committee will evaluate each contributed paper based on its relevance, significance, clarity, length, and originality.

Papers are to be submitted electronically at for Modularity Visions in PDF format. Submissions must be in the ACM format (see, 10 point font) and not exceed 12 pages for regular papers and 4 pages for short papers. Short papers need to be labelled as such.

Note: In previous years, the conference had two rounds of submissions and reviews. Starting this year, Modularity 2016 will run a single-round two-phase reviewing process to help authors make their final papers the best that they can be. After the first phase, papers will be rejected, conditionally accepted, or unconditionally accepted. Conditionally accepted papers will be given a list of issues raised by reviewers. Authors must then submit a revised version of the paper with a cover letter explaining how they have or why they have not addressed these issues. The program committee will then consider the cover letter and revised paper, and recommend final acceptance or rejection. The second phase will only be used to elevate promising papers to the conference standard, not to require additional work of papers already deemed up to standard. All papers will remain under submission until the authors receive notification of acceptance or rejection.

All submitted papers are peer reviewed. Accepted papers will be published in the ACM Digital Library.

Topics of Interest

  • new modularity mechanisms in programming, modeling, and domain-specific languages
  • evaluation of modularity mechanisms in case studies
  • understanding modularity in the context of development processes, collaboration, and organizational aspects
  • role of modularity in the evolution of software systems
  • measuring modularity
  • modular re-engineering of legacy code
  • domain analysis
  • foundations of modular paradigms for (automated) software construction
  • module (feature) interactions
  • novel module verification and testing techniques
  • mining software repositories to develop theories related to modularity
  • cost-benefit models of modularity mechanisms and techniques
  • usability of modularity mechanisms
  • modularity supported by tools, such as view extraction, visualization, recommendation, and refactoring tools
  • multi-dimensional separation of concerns such as aspect-, feature-, and context-oriented programming


Modularity’16 Flyer (pdf format)

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Wed 16 Mar

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14:00 - 15:00
Modularity MechanismsModularity Visions at MODULARITY
Chair(s): Peter D. Mosses Swansea University
Modular Architecture for Code and Metadata Sharing
Modularity Visions
Tomas Tauber , Bruno C. d. S. Oliveira University of Hong Kong
Matriona: Class Nesting with Parameterization in Squeak/Smalltalk
Modularity Visions
Matthias Springer Tokyo Institute of Technology, Fabio Niephaus Hasso Plattner Institute, University of Potsdam, Robert Hirschfeld HPI, Hidehiko Masuhara Tokyo Institute of Technology

Thu 17 Mar

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14:30 - 15:30
Modularity and ArchitectureModularity Visions at MODULARITY
Chair(s): Walter Cazzola Università degli Studi di Milano
On Structuring Holistic Fault Tolerance
Modularity Visions
Rem Gensh , Alexander Romanovsky Newcastle University, UK, Alex Yakovlev Newcastle University, UK
Constraints as Polymorphic Connectors
Modularity Visions