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LNCS Transactions on Aspect-Oriented Software Development

ISSN: 1864-3027 (print version)
ISSN: 1864-3035 (electronic version)
This journal aims to publish papers on all facets of aspect-oriented software development (AOSD) techniques in the context of all phases of the software life cycle, from requirements and design to implementation, maintenance and evolution. The focus of the journal is on approaches for systematic identification, modularization, representation and composition of crosscutting concerns, and evaluation of such approaches and their impact on improving quality attributes of software systems.


  • Shigeru Chiba, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
  • Mario Südholt, École des Mines de Nantes and Inria, France


Interested authors are encouraged to submit papers on the following topics, though papers on other AOSD topics are also welcome:
  • Early aspects: aspect-oriented requirements engineering and architecture design
  • Aspect-oriented modeling and design
  • Design patterns for aspect-oriented systems
  • Aspect-oriented programming languages, platforms and frameworks
  • Type systems for aspects
  • Composition models and operators for aspects
  • Optimization and performance improvement of aspect-oriented composition
  • Analysis techniques for aspect-oriented systems
  • Visualization of aspect-oriented systems
  • Detection and resolution of aspect interactions
  • Refactoring
  • Domain-specific approaches
  • Formal models
  • Empirical assessment and evaluation in large-scale applications
  • Applications of aspects to improve quality attributes such as adaptability, evolvability, reusability and cost-effectiveness
  • Application of AOSD in specific areas such as embedded systems, banking systems, ambient computing, etc.
  • Aspects in model-driven architectures
  • Aspects in feature-oriented approaches and product lines
  • Aspects in reengineering
  • Distributed systems
  • Dynamic aspect-oriented systems
  • Implementation of aspect systems
  • Aspect reuse

Editorial Board 

  • Mehmet Akşit (The Netherlands)
  • Siobhán Clarke (Ireland)
  • Theo D‘Hondt (Belgium)
  • Robert Filman (USA)
  • Wouter Joosen (Belgium)
  • Shmuel Katz (Israel)
  • Gregor Kiczales (Canada)
  • Gary Leavens (USA)
  • Karl Lieberherr (USA)
  • Mira Mezini (Germany)
  • Oege de Moor (UK)
  • Ana Moreira (Portugal)
  • Harold Ossher (USA)
  • Klaus Ostermann (Germany)
  • Awais Rashid (UK)
  • Douglas Schmidt (USA)
  • Mario Südholt (France)

Special Issues and Sections 

AOP Systems, Software and MiddlewareYvonne Coady, Hans-Arno Jacobsen, Mario SüdholtTransactions on AOSD II, 2006
Early AspectsJoao Araujo, Elisa BaniassadSplit between Transactions on AOSD III, 2007 and Transactions on AOSD IV, 2007
AOP and Software EvolutionWalter Cazzola, Shigeru Chiba, Gunter SaakeTransactions on AOSD IV, 2007
Aspects, Dependencies and InteractionsRuzanna Chitchyan, Johan Fabry, Shmuel Katz, Arend RensikTransactions on AOSD V, 2009
Aspects and Model-Driven EngineeringRobert France, Jean-Marc JézéquelTransactions on AOSD VI, 2009
A Common Case Study for Aspect-Oriented Modeling ApproachesJörg KienzleTransactions on AOSD VII, 2010
Industrial Applications of Aspect Technology Wouter Joosen, Christa SchwanningerTransactions on AOSD VIII, 2011
Modularity in Systems SoftwareMichael Haupt, Klaus Ostermann, Eric WohlstadterTransactions on AOSD IX, 2012
Modularity Constructs in Programming LanguagesMichael Haupt, Klaus Ostermann, Eric WohlstadterTransactions on AOSD IX, 2012
Best Papers of AOSD 2012Éric TanterTransactions on AOSD X, 2013

Submission of Manuscripts 

Manuscripts should follow LNCS formatting guidelines, and should be submitted as PDF or zipped PostScript files to taosd-submission@comp.lancs.ac.uk.
All queries should be addressed to the above e-mail address.