Early Aspects: Current Challenges and Future Directions

Volume 4765 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 195-198

Early Aspects: Are There Any Other Kind?

  • Awais RashidAffiliated withComputing Department, Infolab21, Lancaster University, Lancaster LA1 4WA

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This article summarises the discussions that took place as part of a panel at the 10th Early Aspects workshop held in conjunction with the 6th International Conference on Aspect-Oriented Software Development (AOSD ’07), Vancouver, BC, Canada. The panel was chaired by Awais Rashid. The panelists included: Maja D’Hondt, Anthony Finkelstein, Gregor Kiczales and Ana Moreira. The discussions focused on understanding the relationship between early aspects and those that are tackled by aspect-oriented designs and programs. The panel concluded that there was a gap between problem understanding that is the focus of early aspects and problem solving which is the goal of aspect-oriented design and programming approaches. This gap needs to be bridged in order to address the modularity mismatch problem which compounds the complexity of modern software-based systems.