Reflection 2001 - The Third International Conference on Metalevel Architectures and Separation of Crosscutting Concerns - Kyoto, Japan, September 25-28, 2001


Workshop on Experience with Reflective Systems
(Held in conjunction with Reflection 2001, The 3rd International Conference on
Metalevel Architectures and Separation of Crosscutting Concerns)
Kyoto, Japan
25 September 2001

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Submission deadline: Passed.

Notification deadline: Passed.

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Workshop Organizers

Gordon Blair, University of Lancaster, United Kingdom
Roy Campbell, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Walter Cazzola, University of Genova, Italy
Jean-Charles Fabre, LAAS-CNRS, France
Robert J. Stroud, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Ian Welch, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Technical Scope

Reflection and related techniques are now widely accepted as ways of improving the separation of concerns in complex systems. Reflection has been applied to the design and implementation of many different kinds of system, including operating systems, programming languages, and middleware. The clear separation of concerns achieved by using reflection is believed to result in systems that are easier to design, implement and validate.

The aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners working on reflective systems to reflect on their practical experiences of the use of reflection and to discuss whether it lives up to its promise. The workshop will be limited in size to a maximum of 50 participants to enhance discussion, with participants invited on the basis of position papers.

Topics of Interest

The workshop will take place on the 25th of September. The format of the workshop will combine presentations on submitted position papers, invited presentations and a discussion session. There will be the following invited presentations:

Submission Procedure

Position papers of not more than 5 pages in Postscript or PDF format should be sent to

by the 25th of August. A technical programme will then be put together by the organizers, based on the submitted position papers, with emphasis being given to papers that provide an opportunity for discussion. The notification deadline for acceptance of a paper for the workshop is August 31st. The set of accepted position papers will be made available on the workshop's website ( in advance of the workshop so as to facilitate discussion.