Large and complex software systems provide the necessary infrastucture in all industries today. In order to construct such large systems in a systematic manner, the focus in the development methodologies has switched in the last two decades from functional issues to structural issues: both data and functions are encapsulated into software units which are integrated into large systems by means of various techniques supporting reusability and modifiability. This encapsulation principle is essential to both the object-oriented and the more recent component-based sofware engineering paradigms.
The objective of this symposium is to bring
together researchers and practioners in the areas of
software engineering and formal methods to discuss the concepts of reusability
and modifiability in component-based and object-oriented software systems. This year the above
objective will be realized by a concertation meeting of the following European
The symposium is a three days event organized to provide an atmosphere that fosters collaborative work, discussions and interaction.