Modularity 2016
Mon 14 - Thu 17 March 2016 Spain

The landscape of computation platforms has changed dramatically in recent years. Emerging systems — such as wearable devices, smartphones, unmanned aerial vehicles, Internet of things, cloud computing servers, heterogeneous clusters, and data centers — pose a distinct set of system-oriented challenges ranging from data throughput, energy efficiency, security, real-time guarantees, to high performance. In the meantime, modularity remains a cornerstone in modern software engineering, bringing in crucial benefits such as modular reasoning, improved program understanding, and collaborative software development. Current methodologies and software development technologies should be revised in order to produce software to meet system-oriented goals. The role of the Software Engineer is essential, having to be aware of the implications that each design, architecture and implementation decision has on the applicatioin-system ecosystem.

This workshop is driven by one fundamental question: How does modularity interact with system-oriented goals? We welcome both positive and negative responses to this question. An example of the former would be modular reasoning systems specifically designed to promote system-oriented goals, whereas an example of the latter would be anti-patterns against system-oriented goals during modular software development.


  • Shigeru Chiba (University of Tokyo)

  • Lidia Fuentes (University of Malaga)

  • Hidehiko Masuhara (Tokyo Institute of Technology)

  • Monica Pinto (University of Malaga)

  • Max Scherr (University of Tokyo)

Accepted Papers


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Mon 14 Mar

14:00 - 15:00: MASS 2016 - MASS + Reflect Workshops Session 2 at MASS/REFLECT
MASS-2016-papers145796040000014:00 - 15:00