Report from 2nd international workshop on developing tools as plug-ins (TOPI 2012)
Software engineering notes
The International Workshop on Developing Tools as Plug-Ins (TOPI) is a venue for researchers and practitioners interested in plug-in development. The main interest is understanding the opportunities and challenges of developing tools as plug-ins, and thus, we seek for discussions regarding the characteristics of good plug-ins, interoperability requirements to making tools available across platforms, recent successful tools as plug-ins as well as foreseen medium and long term challenges of tools
... challenges of tools as plug-ins. The second edition of this workshop, TOPI 2012 was co-located with the International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2012). TOPI 2012 received a total of 32 submissions. Among them, 14 were accepted as full papers and 4 as short papers. The audience during the whole workshop ranged from 25 to 30 participants. The final program comprised position papers including new proposals for plug-in architectures as well as their interaction with development environments and run-times, and papers discussing the implementation of di erent kind of tools as plug-ins. This report describes the main results of TOPI 2012.