Modularity 2016
Mon 14 - Thu 17 March 2016 Spain

Accepted Papers


Call for Demonstrations and Posters


Modularity’16 solicits high-quality proposals for its demonstration track. Demonstrations may present work in progress systems, commercial or in-house applications, proofs of concept, results of academic or industrial research, or any other innovative software tools or systems.

The Demonstrations track is an excellent vehicle for sharing your latest work with a knowledgeable and experienced audience. Demo session is a rare opportunity to showcase your most recent work, explain its relevance, and get feedback on the technical aspects of the running applications in a highly interactive setting. Presenters receive a multi-faceted feedback from the audience, while the audience learns about the relevant emerging technologies and engages with its developers. This also is an opportunity to increase the visibility and impact of your work.

Selection Process

Demonstrations will be selected on the basis of technical merit, novelty, relevance to the modularity and composition community, and feasibility of presentation. The presentation has to focus on technical content and is to be given by technical members of the development team.

Each accepted demo will be allocated 30 minutes. We recommend to use this time for presentation (5-10 min.) of the research ideas on which the tools are based; actual demonstration (15 min.); and allow at least 5-to-10 minutes for questions and discussion.

Authors of research and workshop papers are also welcome to submit an accompanying demonstration.

Demonstration Topics

The demonstration track welcomes any submission within the scope of the topics of interest of the main conference, including (though are not limited to):

  • applications of mechanisms to support modularity and composition throughout the software development life-cycle;

  • new technologies for software modularization and composition;

  • linguistic mechanism to support modularity and composition;

  • modularity in domain specific languages design, implementation and application;

  • composable and reusable libraries of programming entities.

Demonstration Proposal Must Include:

  • Title

  • Name, email, address, and phone number of the intended presenters

  • Abstract (up to 200 words) for advertising the demonstration on the conference web site

  • A description of the demonstration that highlights the problems addressed, innovations (e.g., uniqueness of design and implementation), impact, and relation of this work to other industrial or research efforts

  • The demo submission must not exceed 4 pages (in the ACM sigplanconf 10pt format, similar to main conference submissions). If the demo is accepted, this paper will be included in the conference companion proceedings

  • Additionally, we strongly encourage submission of a short summative youtube movie for the demo (3-5 min. long) with the link included into the demo paper. If the movie is not submitted, 3-5 screenshots should be submitted to accompany the submission (but not to be included into proceedings). The screenshots are not part of the demo paper and are in addition to the 4-pages of the paper

  • Demonstrations should be submitted in pdf and must not exceed four pages (excluding screenshots)

Any special requirements for the demonstration (e.g., non-standard equipment, or a wired network connection, etc.) must also be communicated at submission time.


Poster event provides an excellent forum for authors to present their recent or ongoing work in an interactive setting, and receive feedback from the community. The goal of the poster session is to encourage and facilitate a one-to-one and small group discussions on a technical topic. It is used to showcase the very new work, clarify problem statements, vet solutions, identify evaluation methods and, (for students) to practice presentation of own work to peers.

Poster Submission Guidelines

A poster submission should include the following two files in PDF format:

  • A poster preview (ISO A1 Portrait printout)

  • A 2 pages extended abstract (in the ACM sigplanconf 10pt format), containing:

    1. the poster title;
    2. names and affiliations of the authors (one of whom should be named as a contact person);
    3. motivation and the addressed problem, proposed solution, its’ the novel contributions of the given proposal and the context of its related work.

Posters shall be evaluated both on their contributions and on how effectively they communicate those contributions.

If accepted, this paper will be included in the conference companion proceedings.

Poster author(s) are required to attend the scheduled poster session, staying with their poster so that they can discuss their work with conference attendees. Each poster will have an associated sign-up sheet where poster authors will note their availability for additional one-to-one discussions, which will allow interested viewers to obtain further information. Additionally, each poster-board will have a message area, on which viewers can post comments, ideas, and questions and on which poster authors will be able to post responses.

How to submit

Demonstration and posters are to be submitted electronically to EasyChair ( ).

Demonstration and Poster Chair

Ruzanna Chitchyan, University of Leicester, UK

Selection Committee

Walter Cazzola, University of Milano, IT

Franck Fleurey, SINTEF, Norway

Iris Groher: Johannes Kepler University, Austria

Reiko Heckel, University of Leicester, UK

Raffi Khachadourian, New York City College of Technology, City University of New York, USA

Gunter Mussbacher, McGill University, Canada

Claudio Sant’Anna, Federal University of Bahia, Brazil

For More Information

For additional information, clarification, or answers to questions please contact the Demonstration and Poster Chair, Ruzanna Chitchyan, at


Modularity’16 Flyer (pdf format)

Wed 16 Mar

10:30 - 12:30: Demos & Posters - Demos Session 1 at DEMOS
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16:00 - 17:30: Demos & Posters - Demos Session 2 at DEMOS
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Thu 17 Mar

10:00 - 11:30: Demos & Posters - Demos Session 3 at DEMOS
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14:30 - 15:30: Demos & Posters - Demos Session 4 at DEMOS
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As part of Posters and Demos session at Modularity 2016, we have introduced a new poster format, called “Discussion Poster”. This poster format will allow for space and time for small group discussion on a particular topic, as a result of which the participants will produce a poster. This poster will appear on the conference website (but now proceedings). We hope that this event will bring together people interested in similar issues, help to kick start some new collaborations, and even lead to full paper submissions for the next Modularity conference. These posters will be co-created as part of the discussion process at the Conference itself, and not submitted ahead. To apply for a discussion poster, please submit a topic and 1 or 2 paragraph abstract to the Demos and Posters chair at this email: Discussion poster slots will be allocated on first come first served basis. We currently have only 3 slots available.

Sample of a Discussion Poster: Topic: Software Engineering for Sustainable Systems Abstract: This poster will discuss the topics of capturing, modularly representing, and implementing sustainability-related concerns throughout software engineering life cycle: from requirements engineering through architecture design, implementation, dedicated language engineering, testing, and deployment activities. Software systems are a powerful tool in transforming societies, but they can only support transformations for which they have been developed. We will discuss how we can engineer software that supports transformation towards sustainability.