News

Jul 05, 2011
Conference schedule and Writers' workshops

posted.

May 20, 2012:
Registration opened.

May 8, 2012:
Acceptance notifications sent.

March 12, 2012:
Shepherding started.

February 20, 2012:
Submission for 2012 closed.

January 18, 2012:
Submission system 2012 online

November 23, 2011:
Call for Papers published

November 12, 2011:
Initial website created


Focus Groups

There are scheduled focus groups that will take place on Saturday.

Crossing The Jungle - A Retrospective of Web 2.0

FG leader:

"Web 2.0 is a jungle. In some places itís wild, in some places itís beautiful; in some places itís the wilderness that makes it beautiful. Sometimes the jungle is dangerous, yet sometimes it exhibits the most astounding examples of symbiosis and collaboration."

The idea of this FG is to review an essay on Web 2.0 that the FG leader has written. The essay is a retrospective of Web 2.0 as we know it today, both describing cultural values that Web 2.0 has helped bring to fruition and addressing the risks and dangers of Web 2.0.

The FG will be a structured discussion addressing the following questions:

To make a fruitful discussion possible, the FG leader kindly asks potential participants to read the essay in advance. It can be downloaded from http://www.rueping.info/doc/AndreasRueping--CrossingTheJungle.pdf. Your reading effort will be rewarded by an in-depth discussion that will most certainly raise some controversy among the participants.

If you plan to attend, please drop the FG leader a line at . You may also attend spontaneously during the conference, though.



Evaluating the consequences of applying software proto-patterns

Focus group leaders: , Matthias Galster, and Slinger Jansen

"Do YOU know what the consequences are of selecting a specific software pattern over others? Can you predict the future?"

Software patterns usually report extensively on the advantages and liabilities of applying the pattern. These consequences are based on numerous case studies and applications of the patterns in real software products. When a novel solution to a problem is identified however, evaluating these consequences is very difficult, since the solution was not observed in numerous situations yet. Such solutions, which are not a completely described pattern yet, are called proto-patterns. Pattern descriptions do not and cannot prescribe how a specific implementation of the pattern should look like, making the prediction of consequences an even harder nut to crack.

This FG will explore ways to evaluate the possible consequences of implementing a pattern in a software system. During the FG, an overview will be given of evaluation methods for proto-patterns; the FG leaders will share their experiences using these evaluation methods in practice. Additionally, a proto-pattern evaluation session will be held with all FG attendees, bringing together your pattern related knowledge and expectations in a structured, creative and playful way. The take away of this FG will be knowledge on the different ways of assessing pattern implementation consequences and a fun session, in which the attendees try to evaluate a selection of proto-patterns in an interactive and surprising setting using different scenarios and real world cases.