9th Workshop for PhD Students in Object Oriented Systems [chapter]

Awais Rashid, David Parsons, Alexandru Telea
1999 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
The PhDOOS workshop covered a wide scope, as its over 20 participants were PhD students in all areas of object orientation. The presentations covered topics such as databases, languages, software engineering and arti cial intelligence, components and generative programming, analysis and design, frameworks and patterns, aspected oriented programming, distribution, and middleware. Several topics of shared interest were identi ed and targeted in separate discussion groups on metainformation, the
more » ... ccess or failure of OODBMS, and a general theme on the future of object orientation. As the participants had various research interests covering practically all the OO spectrum, we can con dently state that these topics re ect actually the concerns and needs of the OO community, and emerge from its concrete needs. This document is to be complemented by a workshop proceedings document which will publish the full versions of the presented papers. 9th Workshop for PhD Students in OO Systems 3 opportunity to have an "unplugged" discussion with well-known personalities in the eld. The workshops also aim at strengthening the international Network of PhD Students in Object-Oriented Systems (PhDOOS 1 ), which was initiated at the 1st workshop during ECOOP '91 in Geneva, Switzerland. PhDOOS '99 was organised by Awais Rashid, David Parsons and Alexandru Telea and followed the patterns of its predecessors. The participants were divided into three di erent categories. First, it was possible to submit a (3-8 page) position paper for review, and to give a 30 minutes presentation at the workshop. Second, it was possible to submit a one-page abstract for review and to give a 15 minutes presentation. Finally, anticipating some last-minute participants a "guest" status was de ned for them, including a very short presentation if they wanted to give one. The workshop featured three keynote speakers: Ian Sommerville 2 , Gregor Kiczales 3 and Ulrich Eisenecker 4 . The workshop received a total of 30 submissions from 14 countries in 3 continents. Of these 19 were position papers while 11 were abstracts. For the rst time in the series of PhDOOS workshops a review process was introduced. Submissions were reviewed by PhD students almost two-thirds into their PhD. The review process was not designed to select the few very best papers, but to ensure that every participant was able to present some relevant material, and was sincere and well prepared. As a result, 17 position papers and 6 abstracts were selected for presentation at the workshop. Accepted papers and abstracts are available on the workshop web site at:
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