WCOP @ CompArch 2010

15th International Workshop on Component-Oriented Programming

Doctoral Symposium of CompArch 2010 
June 22nd, 2010, Prague, Czech Republic


In the frame of the CompArch 2010 conference, the Workshop on Component Oriented Programming (WCOP) is organised as a Doctoral Symposium for young researchers in the area of component based software engineering, software architecture and software quality.

The doctoral symposium is aimed to give feedback from established researchers to promising new ideas in the field of component based software engineering, software architecture and software quality to young researchers in all phases of their Phd career. Therefore we intentionally encourage PhD students, young Post-Doc researchers, and junior academics to submit their proposal statements with potentially unfinished and not yet validated ideas.


  • Jun 11, 2010: Workshop proceedings are now available for download
  • Jun 01, 2010: Workshop programme is now available (bottom of this page)
  • May 31, 2010: EasyChair system is now open for camera-ready submissions (a zip file containing all the sources and the final pdf)
  • May 05, 2010: You may now register via CompArch 2010 website
  • May 04, 2010: The deadline for paper submission passed
  • Apr 24, 2010: The submission deadline has been extended to May 3rd, 2010
  • Feb 19, 2010: EasyChair submission site is now open for
    • paper registration (entering authors, title, abstract and keywords), and
    • paper submission (adding PDF to registered papers, or full submissions), 
      due April 23rd, 2010
  • Feb 19, 2010: WCOP'10 Call for Papers (CfP) was sent out
  • Feb 01, 2010: WCOP'10 website was launched

CompArch Young Investigator Award

Newly introduced in 2010, the CompArch Young Investigator Award will be given to the best accepted paper of WCOP (written by a PhD student). The award includes a free registration to CompArch, paid accommodation (4 nights), the presentation of the paper during the main CompArch programme and the publication of the paper in the proceedings of CBSE 2011 or QoSA 2011.

In 2010, the CompArch Young Investigator Award was given to Zoya Durdik (FZI, Karlsruhe, Germany) for her paper entitled Architectural Modeling in Agile Methods. Congratulations!


Areas of interest are component based software engineering, software architecture and software quality in general. More specifically, this includes:

  • software-services (as deployed components),
  • specification and analysis of quality of service properties,
  • predictable assembly of components / compositional reasoning,
  • component-oriented development processes,
  • traceability between architecture, components and code,
  • components as a means to implement architectures,
  • mobile and ubiquitous components for pervasive computer applications,
  • security and privacy of component based architectures,
  • performance/efficiency and reliability of component-based systems,
  • specification and analysis of component-based architectures,
  • deployment attribution / constraints,
  • COP and Model-driven Development (MDA),
  • addressing variability requirements in component-based solutions,
  • system design for independent extensibility,
  • maintainability and evolution of component based systems,
  • component versus application evolution,
  • management of component based systems,
  • domain-specific (vertical) standards,
  • organizational and business aspects of components and software architectures.

Submission Guidelines

Submitted research proposals should not be longer than 8 pages in double column IEEE format. The submitted research proposal should address, motivation, idea, benefits and planned next steps as well as related work and potential ideas of validation. It is well admitted, if proposal primarily aims on discussion than on the presentation of solutions. Papers are to be submitted via the EasyChair conference system.


Accepted proposals will be published in a Technical Report of the Faculty of Informatics of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). The acceptance of a paper requires at least one author to register, present and to participate during the discussions of the workshop.

Download WCOP 2010 Proceedings


  • Submission deadline: April 23rd, 2010 (extended to May 3rd, 2010).
  • Notification deadline: May 24th, 2010.
  • Submission of camera ready version: June 7th, 2010.

Registration and Travelling

Please follow the information at CompArch 2010 website.

Workshop Programme

08:30-09:00 Registration
09:00-09:10 Workshop Opening
09:10-10:30 Session 1: Architecting Systems

Zoya Durdik (FZI Research Center for Information Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany)
Architectural Modeling in Agile Methods

Markus Knauß (University of Stuttgart, Germany)
Architectural Design with Visualization Patterns

Matthias Huber (Karlsruhe Insitute of Technology, Germany)
Towards Secure Services in an Untrusted Environment

Kerstin Falkowski (University of Koblenz-Landau, Koblenz, Germany)
A scientific component concept – focused on versatile visual component assembling
10:30-10:50 Coffee Break
10:50-11:50 Session 2: Performance Prediction & Certification

Dennis Westermann and Jens Happe (SAP Research, Karlsruhe, Germany)
Performance Prediction of Large Enterprise Applications Based on Goal-oriented Systematic Measurements

Jörg Henß (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany)
Performance Prediction for Highly Distributed Systems

Erik Burger (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany)
Towards Formal Certification of Software Components
11:50-12:00 Break
12:00-13:00 Session 3: Verification, Formal Methods, Simulation

Claas Wilke, Jens Dietrich, Birgit Demuth (Technische Universität Dresden, Germany & Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand)
Event-Driven Verification in Dynamic Component Models

Marin Orlić, Aneta Vulgarakis, Mario Žagar (University of Zagreb, Croatia & Mälardalen University, Västerås, Sweden)
Towards Simulative Environment for Early Development of Component-Based Embedded Systems

Etienne Borde (Mälardalen University, Västerås, Sweden)
Formal Model Assisted Code Generation for Critical Embedded Systems
13:00-14:15 Lunch Break
14:15-14:30 Planning of Break-out Groups
14:30-16:00 Discussion in Break-out Groups
16:00-16:15 Coffee Break
16:15-17:15 Presentations of Break-out Groups
17:15-17:30 Workshop Closing


Session 1: Architecting Systems


Ralf Reussner
Institute for Program Structures and Data Organization
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

Clemens Szyperski

Wolfgang Weck
Independent Software Architect

Barbora Buhnova
Faculty of Informatics , Masaryk University, Brno

Workshop contact address:

Programme Committee

  • Steffen Becker, University of Paderborn, Germany
  • Barbora Buhnova, Masaryk University, Czech Republic
  • Ivica Crnkovic, Real Time Research Centre, Mälardalen University, Sweden
  • Ian Gorton, Pacific North West National Laboratory, United States of America
  • George Heineman, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, United States of America
  • Raffaela Mirandola, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • Sven Overhage, Universität Augsburg / Oversoft, Germany
  • Frantisek Plasil, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Ralf Reussner, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
  • Heinz Schmidt, RMIT University, Australia
  • Judith Stafford, Tufts University, United States of America
  • Clemens Szyperski, Microsoft, United States of America
  • Wolfgang Weck, Indep. SW-Architect, Zurich, Switzerland


The Workshop on Component Oriented Programming (WCOP) was founded in 1996 and organized subsequently by Clemens Szyperski, Cuno Pfister, Wolfgang Weck, Jan Bosch, and Ralf Reussner. Until 2009 it ran in a series of highly successful workshops, mainly at ECOOP and later with CompArch. WCOP has traditionally attracted a healthy mix of advanced PhD students, junior academics, and industrial researchers - all presenting their latest work in progress. After WCOP'96 focused on the fundamental terminology of COP, the subsequent workshops expanded into the many related facets of component software. In conjunction with CompArch, where the most established conferences of the field are bundled, WCOP will play the role of an entry level scientific event, targeting submissions with innovative ideas in their early state, where established members of the community give feedback by reviews and the discussions during the symposium. The high number of experienced researchers traditionally attending WCOP makes WCOP a particularly interesting workshop for young researchers seeking feedback from the scientific and industrial community.