It is an old idea to use and reuse components to build and to maintain software systems. However, it is today's growing complexity of these systems that forces us to turn this idea into practice. So far, there is no agreement on standard technologies for designing and creating components, nor on methods of composing them. Finding appropriate formal approaches for describing components, the architectures for composing them, and the methods for component-based software construction, is correspondingly challenging.
The objective of this workshop is to bring together researchers in the areas of software engineering and formal methods to clarify and discuss the issues in component-based software development.
The topics of the workshop include, but are not limited to:
Prospective participants are invited to submit their original papers or
the extended abstracts, not exceeding 10 pages with font size 11pt and
single space format. Submissions should be electronic, in PostScript (PS)
or Portable Document Format (PDF) and sent to:
The review of the submissions will be organised by the program committee. The preliminary proceedings will be published as a UNU/IIST technical report and made available at the workshop. It is intended that the good papers will be selected and published as an edited book in the series Component-based Software Development by World Scientific after the workshop.
All queries should be sent to: