CSITeA’04 Special Session on

Object-oriented software engineering


Conference Location Cairo, EGYPT

Conference Dates December 27-29, 2004



Special Session on Object-oriented software engineering

at the

3rd International Conference on

Computer Science, Software Engineering, Information Technology, e-Business, and Applications (CSITeA’04)

Cairo, Egypt, December 27-29, 2004.




As object-oriented technology permeates the field of software development, we look for new approaches to improve quality and reduce cost and time-to-market, in software development. Object-oriented analysis and design methods (OOA&DM) have recently come to the forefront as the dominant system development paradigm. Object modelling provides a high-level system view that permits to reason about how the key requirements of the system will be satisfied. Models can be built in different manners and can be regarded with respect to different aspects: techniques, methods, tools, basic principles, paradigms, resources, application areas etc.

In this session we are interested in new techniques, tools or methods focused in any phase of the software life cycle. We are also interested in techniques and/or metrics that allow us to successfully assess and manage the qualitative and quantitative complexity of systems. Authors are invited to submit both high quality research and experience papers. Research papers should describe work that advances the current techniques, methods or understanding of concepts and problems. Experience papers should not merely describe how a particular system had been built or used, but rather should be of broad interest and provide generalizable insights on the focused topics of interest.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:


    * UML modeling

    * software analysis and development

    * software architecture

    * software testing

    * software cost estimation

    * software evolution

    * software metrics

    * middleware

    * model checking

    * performance & reliability engineering

    * networked/mobile objects and other technologies

    * concurrency

    * fault tolerance & security





A Controlled Experiment Concerning Traditional and Distance Learning of UML Sequence Diagrams

Panagiotis Sfetsos (Technological Education Institute, Greece), Athanasis Karoulis and Lefteris Angelis (Aristotle University, Greece)


Achieving Software Quality Through Heuristic Transformations: Maintainability and Performance

Bill Andreopoulos (York University, Canada)


Performance Tradeoffs in Policies for Application Level Fault Tolerance

Theodoros Soldatos and Nantia Iakovidou (Aristotle University, Greece)


Three Level Semantics-based Version Management in Unified Modeling Language

A. Ananda Rao and D. Janakiram (Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India)


Restructuring of Object Oriented Distributed Software on a Pipeline Architecture

Amal Abdel-Raouf, Reda A. Ammar (University of Connecticut, USA), and Tahany A. Fergany (University of New Haven, USA)


Bad-Smell Detection Using Object-Oriented Software Metrics

Pornsiri Muenchaisri  and Thisana Pienlert (Chulalongkorn University, Thailand)


Towards Component Based Extensible Operating Systems

Amr El-Kadi and Mohamed Fathey Abdel Fattah (The American University in Cairo, Egypt)




 Session Organizers


Panagiotis Katsaros                              Ioannis Stamelos


            Aristotle University of Thessaloniki



Contact Information


Panagiotis Katsaros

e-mail: katsaros@csd.auth.gr

URL: http://delab.csd.auth.gr/~katsaros/index.html

Dept. of Informatics

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

54124, GREECE

Telephone: (+30) 2310 99832

Fax:  (+30) 2310 998419



Ioannis Stamelos

e-mail: stamelos@csd.auth.gr

URL: http://sweng.csd.auth.gr/stamelos.html

Dept. of Informatics

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

54124, GREECE

Telephone: (+30) 2310 998227

Fax:  (+30) 2310 998417