There are new challenges to product performance due to changes in software and in the development process. Faster development means less time for performance planning. The need for scalability and adaptability increases the pressure while introducing new sources of delay in the use of middleware. Model-driven engineering, component engineering and software development tools offer opportunities, but their exploitation requires effort and carries risks.
This second edition of WOSP-C will explore the challenges and seek to identify the most promising lines of attack on them, through a combination of research and experience papers, vision papers describing new initiatives and ideas, and discussion sessions. Papers describing new projects and approaches are particularly welcome. As implied by the title, the workshop focus is on methods usable anywhere across the life cycle, from requirements to design, testing and evolution of the product. The discussions will attempt to map the future of the field.