2002 seeks position papers on the important field of component-oriented
programming (COP). WCOP 2002 is the seventh event in a series of
highly successful workshops, which took place in conjunction with
every ECOOP since 1996.
COP has been described as the natural extension of object-oriented
programming to the realm of independently extensible systems. Several
important approaches have emerged over the recent years, including
CORBA/CCM, COM/COM+, JavaBeans/EJB, and most recently .NET. After
WCOP96 focused on the fundamental terminology of COP, the
subsequent workshops expanded into the many related facets of component
WCOP 2002 shall emphasize dynamic reconfiguration of component systems,
that is, the overlap between COP and dynamic architectures. Also,
submissions reporting on experience with component-oriented software
systems in practice are strongly encouraged, where the emphasis
is on interesting lessons learned, whether the actual project was
a success or a failure.
To enable lively and productive discussions, the workshop will be
limited to 25 participants. Depending on the submitted position
papers, the workshop will be organized into three or four subsequent
mini-sessions, each initiated by a presentation of two or three
selected positions and followed by discussions. Instead of splitting
the workshop into task forces, it is intended to provoke lively
discussion by preparing lists of critical questions and some, perhaps
provocative, statements (to be used on demand).
Position papers will be formally reviewed, each by at least two
independent reviewers. As an incentive for submission of high quality
statements, the best position statements will be combined with transcripts
of workshop results and published.