Mon 5 - Sat 10 December 2022 Auckland, New Zealand
Thu 8 Dec 2022 16:10 - 16:50 at Seminar Room G100 - Session 2 Chair(s): Jonathan Aldrich

Configurable software makes up most of the software in use today. Configurability, i.e., the ability of software to be customized without additional programming, is pervasive, and due to the criticality of problems caused by misconfiguration, it has been an active topic researched by investigators in multiple, diverse areas. This broad reach of configurability means that much of the literature and latest results are dispersed, and researchers may not be collaborating or be aware of similar problems and solutions in other domains. We argue that this lack of a common ground leads to a missed opportunity for synergy between research domains and the synthesis of efforts to tackle configurability problems. In short, configurability cuts across software as a whole and needs to be treated as a first class programming element. To provide a foundation for addressing these concerns we make suggestions on how to bring the communities together and propose a common model of configurability and a platform, ACCORD, to facilitate collaboration among researchers and practitioners.

Thu 8 Dec

Displayed time zone: Auckland, Wellington change

15:30 - 17:00
Session 2Onward! Essays at Seminar Room G100
Chair(s): Jonathan Aldrich Carnegie Mellon University

We are aiming for 25 min talks with 15 min discussion, for each essay. We want to encourage questions, conversation, maybe even arguments!

Ascending the Ladder to Self-Sustainability: Achieving Open Evolution in an Interactive Graphical SystemIncludes DemoIn Person
Onward! Essays
Joel Jakubovic University of Kent, Tomas Petricek Charles University
Link to publication DOI
Bringing Together Configuration Research: Towards a Common GroundIn Person
Onward! Essays
Paul Gazzillo University of Central Florida, Myra Cohen Iowa State University
Link to publication DOI Pre-print