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8th International Conference on Bio-inspired Information and Communications Technologies (formerly BIONETICS)

December 1–3, 2014 | Boston, Massachusetts, United States

CFP: BICT 2014 Special Track on Modularization for Practical Software Engineering (MPSE)

December 1 (Mon) - December 3, 2014 (Wed)
Boston, MA, USA

In-corporation with ACM SIGSIM

Modularity is central to develop maintainable, reusable, administrable, and comprehensible software. However, some modularity issues are still without addressing. In different levels, we can find proposals to deal with modularity issues. For example, aspect-oriented programming, mixin programming abstractions, design patterns, and code assist tools.

The goal of this special track on Modularization for Practical Software Engineering is to provide a forum for researchers and industry participators where they can exchange and discuss ideas about how to address modularity issues from a practical software engineering viewpoint.

This special track seeks high-quality original and unpublished papers in the following topics including (but not limited to these topics):

  • Bio-inspired modularity
  • Novel and visionary paradigms useful to reach modularity
  • Programming language abstractions to help in the modular implementation of applications
  • Design patterns for non-traditional paradigms
  • Experience of use of Domain-specific Language in practical applications
  • Experience in design, implementation, and refactoring of applications


Regular paper submission due: September 1
Short and poster/demo paper submission due: September 22
Notification for regular papers: September 22
Notification for short and poster/demo papers: October 6
Camera ready due: October 13


Authors are invited to submit regular papers (up to 8 pages each), short papers (up to 4 pages each) or poster/demo papers (up to 2 pages each) in ACM format. Up to two extra pages are allowed for each paper with extra page charges. See for more details.


All accepted paper will be published by ACM and submitted for indexing by SI, EI Compendex, Scopus, ACM Library, Google Scholar and many more. Selected papers will be considered for publication in leading journals including:


Hiroaki Fukuda
Shibaura Institute of Technology

Paul Leger
Universidad Catolica del Norte


Rodolfo Toledo (, Movix, Chile

Oscar Alvarez (, University of Chile, Chile

Esteban Allende (, University of Chile, Chile

Christophe Scholliers (, Vrije Universiteit Brussel