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REM 2013 : Workshop on Reactivity, Events and Modularity


When Oct 28, 2013 - Oct 28, 2013
Where Indianapolis, USA
Submission Deadline Sep 3, 2013
Notification Due Sep 13, 2013
Categories    computer science   programming languages   software engineering

Call For Papers

Call for Participation

R E M 2 0 1 3

Workshop on Reactivity, Events and Modularity

Workshop Co-located with SPLASH in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Monday, October 28

Submission deadline: September 3


Programming reactive applications is a challenging task. Reactivity must be
properly expressed by suitable language abstractions, reactive code must be
modular and extensible, easy to understand and to analyze. Researchers have
proposed several solutions to address this issue, including event-based
programming, functional reactive programming and aspect-oriented programming.
Many synergies exist between paradigms such as implicit invocations, aspects
and joinpoints, asynchronous methods, first-class events, purely functional
reactive frameworks and design and architectural patterns such as
subject/observer and publish/subscribe respectively. The different paradigms
have emerged from different communities, and with different motivations ranging
from decoupling of runtime components in distributed and concurrent
applications to decoupling of software modules, and consequently also exhibit
subtle yet important differences in characteristics and semantics.

With the ever increasing pervasiveness of reactive, concurrent, and distributed
systems, this workshop serves as a conduit for novel work in the context of
reactive software design and implementation broadly construed, i.e., related to
any of the above paradigms. Of particular interest is work which bridges
between the different paradigms and helps clarify the relations between them.
This workshop will gather researchers active in different communities. Among
the goals of the workshop is to exchange new technical research results and to
define better the field by coming up with taxonomies and overviews of the
existing work.


Wolfgang De Meuter
Patrick Eugster
Kevin Pinte
Guido Salvaneshi
Mario S├╝dholt
Lukasz Ziarek


We welcome all submissions on reactive programming, aspect- and event-oriented
systems, including but not limited to: language design, implementation, runtime
systems, program analysis, software metrics, patterns and benchmarks.

- Event-based systems and languages
- Functional-reactive programming, self-adjusting computation and incremental
- Reactive data structures, view maintenance, constraint-based and dataflow
- Design and implementation of aspects for event-based programming
- Abstractions unifying implicit invocations/events and explicit events
- Advanced event systems, event quantification, event composition
- Interaction of reactive and event-based programming with existing language
features such as object-oriented programming and mutable state
- Analysis and studies of modularity in reactive and event-based software
- Runtime support for reactive software
- Reactivity in concurrency and distributed systems
- Aspects and events for reactive programming
- Aspects and events for dealing with mobility or security
- Foundational models of reactive paradigms
- Type systems for reactive languages
- Taxonomies for aspects and events
- Software engineering metrics for aspect- and event-oriented software
- Benchmark and reproduction studies of reactive systems
- Complex event processing
- Applications, case studies and empirical studies on reactive programming
- Patterns and best-practices
- IDEs, tools
- Implementation technology, virtual machine support, compilers

The format of the workshop is that of a mini-conference. Participants can
present their work in slots of 30mins with Q&A included. Because of the
declarative nature of reactive programs, it is often hard to understand their
semantics just by looking at the code. We therefore also encourage authors to
use their slots for presenting their work based on live demos.

The goal of the workshop is to come to a better understanding of the boundaries
of the field. We hope to use the late afternoon session to draw up a taxonomy
of existing work and to identify the fundamental paradigmatic problems that
still need to be resolved in order to reconcile reactive technologies with
mainstream paradigms.


Authors are invited to submit short position papers or long technical papers
using the ACM SIG Proceedings style at Papers should be
submitted via EasyChair at
in PDF format.

- short papers: maximum 3 pages, excluding references
- long papers: maximum 7 pages, including references

Papers accepted for publication at the workshop and related to aspects and/or
events as well as modularity will be invited to submit extended drafts for
consideration for an upcoming special issue of the Transactions on Aspect
Oriented Development (TAOSD) dedicated to the topic of Events, Aspects, and

Program Committee

Gregory Cooper
Philipp Haller
Wouter Joosen
Hridesh Rajan
John Reppy
Chiba Shigeru

Important Dates

August 13 Submission deadline.
September 13 Notification of papers accepted.
September 27 SPLASH early registration deadline.
October 28 Workshop.


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