Workshop on Compositional Software Architectures
Call for Papers
Monterey, California
January 6-8, 1998

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Sponsors and Organizers

Objectives of the Workshop

The workshop will focus on the interactions between: Fundamental concerns face organizations developing and maintaining large, enterprise-critical, distributed applications. Component software did not exactly set the world on fire five years ago. Now we have new languages, maturing visions of compositional architectures (CORBA, WWW, ActiveX, ....), the web as a distributed system with a low-entry barrier, and emerging middleware service architectures. Do we have the critical mass to jump start the component software cottage industry? Even if the technology enablers are there, what is needed to establish an effective component software market?  What are the remaining barriers?

The workshop is intended to bring together a mix of leading industry, government, and university software architects, component software framework developers, researchers, standards develpers, vendors, and customers to do the following:

Structure and Content of the Workshop

The workshop will consist of a set of invited presentations and topic-centered breakout sessions.

Topics of interest (but not limited to):


Position Papers

Position papers (around three pages) on a topic related to the workshop theme should be sent to Craig Thompson ( by November 21, 1997. Preferred format is HTML but .txt, .rtf, .ps., .pdf, or .doc are acceptable.

The workshop committee will announce accepted papers on or before December 7, 1997. All accepted position papers will be posted on the web. An accepted position paper is a prerequisite for attending the workshop except for a small number of invited speakers.


The workshop will be limited to around 60 participants. The workshop will start at 8 a.m. on January 6 and end at noon on January 8. Breakfast will be provided on days 1, 2 and 3; lunch on days 1 and 2; cash bar reception on day 1.

The meeting hotel is the Monterey Marriott, located two minutes' walk from Monterey Bay Fisherman's Wharf, at 350 Calle Principal at Del Monte Blvd., Monterey, CA 93940, (408) 649-4234. The room block under the name "Compositional Software Architecture Workshop" will be held until December 15, 1997.  Negotiated rates are $119/night (up to 15 reservations at Government per diem of $71).

The workshop fee is $225 payable by check or credit card to MCC. Participants can reserve hotel rooms and pre-register by completing the attached registration form and sending it to Felisa Legaspi, MCC/WCL, 2099 Gateway Place, Suite #450, San Jose, CA 95110.  For questions, contact Felisa Legaspi at (408) 573-4130-tel, (408) 573-4140-fax,

Directions: From the Monterey Airport/Hwy. 68: Take the Monterey Fisherman's Wharf exit. At the first stoplight, turn right on Aguajito. Continue on Aguajito until it ends at Del Monte. Turn left on Del Monte and continue straight for three stoplights. At the third stoplight, get in the left turn lane and continue straight on Del Monte to the hotel.  Taxi from Monterey Airport is $8.  Valet parking is $12/day.  There is a public garage 1-2 block from the hotel.

Important Dates

Workshop Committee


  Craig Thompson, Object Services and Consulting, Inc.
  Ted Linden, Microelectronics and Computer Technology Corporation (MCC)