WCOP @ CompArch 2012

17th International Doctoral Symposium on Components and Architecture

Doctoral Symposium of CompArch 2012 
June 25th, 2012, Bertinoro, Italy


In the frame of the CompArch 2012 conference, WCOP (formerly the Workshop on Component Oriented Programming) is organized 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.


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CompArch Young Investigator Award

Each year, the CompArch Young Investigator Award may be given to an outstanding paper accepted for WCOP and written by a PhD student. The award includes a free registration to CompArch, the presentation of the paper during the main CompArch program, and the publication of an extended version of the paper, subject to a review, in the proceedings of CBSE 2013 or QoSA 2013.

In 2012, the CompArch Young Investigator Award was given to Benjamin Klatt and Martin Küster (FZI, Germany) for their paper entitled Respecting Component Architecture to Migrate Product Copies to a Software Product Line. 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 architecture,
  • mobile and ubiquitous components for pervasive computer applications,
  • security and privacy of component based architecture,
  • performance/efficiency and reliability of component-based systems,
  • specification and analysis of component-based architecture,
  • 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 architecture.

Submission Guidelines

Submitted research proposals should not be longer than 6 pages in double column ACM 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 a proposal primarily aims at discussion than at the presentation of solutions. Papers are to be submitted via the EasyChair conference system.


Accepted proposals will be published in the ACM Digital Library. The acceptance of a paper requires at least one author to register, present and to participate during the discussions of the workshop.


  • Submission deadline: March 5th, 2012 March 19th, 2012.
  • Notification deadline: April 12th, 2012 April 16th, 2012.
  • Submission of camera ready version: April 29th, 2012.

Workshop Programme

08:00-08:30 Registration
08:30-09:00 Workshop Opening
09:00-10:30 Presentations

Dominik Rost (Fraunhofer IESE, Germany)
Generation of Task-Specific Architecture Documentation for Developers

Benjamin Klatt and Martin Küster (FZI, Germany)
Respecting Component Architecture to Migrate Product Copies to a Software Product Line

Marco Di Beneditto (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Automating the Reconfiguration for Self-Adaptable Software

Dominic Seiffert (University of Mannheim, Germany)
Automating the Wrapping of Software Building Blocks with Test Cases

Paolo Arcaini, Angelo Gargantini and Elvinia Riccobene (University of Milan, Italy)
Components monitoring through formal specifications 

Pavel Jancik, Pavel Parizek and Jan Kofron (Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic)
BeJC: Checking Compliance between Java Implementation and Behavior Specification

10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-11:15 Planning of Break-out Groups
11:15-12:30 Discussion in Break-out Groups (continuing over lunch)
12:30-14:00 Lunch Break
14:00-15:45 Presentations of Break-out Groups
15:45-16:00 Workshop Closing


Barbora Buhnova
Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University, Brno

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

Clemens Szyperski

Wolfgang Weck
Independent Software Architect

Workshop contact address:

Programme Committee

  • Jorge Cuellar (Siemens CT, Germany)
  • Magnus Larsson (ABB, Sweden)
  • Grace A. Lewis (Software Engineering Institute, USA)
  • Javier Lopez (University of Malaga, Spain)
  • Steffen Becker (University of Paderborn, Germany)
  • Ian Gorton (Pacific North West National Laboratory, USA)
  • Lars Grunske (University of Kaiserslautern, Germany)
  • George Heineman (Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA)
  • Raffaela Mirandola (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
  • Sven Overhage (Universität Augsburg / Oversoft, Germany)
  • Heinz Schmidt (RMIT University, Australia)
  • Judith Stafford (Tufts University, USA)
  • Antonio Vallecillo (University of Malaga, Spain)


WCOP, formerly the Workshop on Component Oriented Programming, was founded in 1996 and organized subsequently by Clemens Szyperski, Cuno Pfister, Wolfgang Weck, Jan Bosch, and Ralf Reussner. It has 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.