The RELEASeD laboratory, headed by Prof. Kim Mens is part of the Pôle d’Ingénierie Informatique (INGI) which belongs to the Institute of Information and Communication Technologies, Electronics and Applied Mathematics (ICTEAM) at Université catholique de Louvain.


RELEASeD is the REsearch Laboratory on software Evolution And Software Development, which focusses on a variety of research topics related to programming technology, languages and tool support for software development. The RELEASeD lab actively contributes to ICTEAM's research direction of Software Engineering and Programming Systems.

Research domains under active investigation at RELEASeD are:

  • Software Evolution Technology: advanced mechanisms, languages, formalisms, methodologies and tools to support software engineers during software maintenance and evolution, with a particular focus on software variability and reuse, and on co-evolution of source code and higher-level design artefacts;
  • Software Development Technology: state-of-the art software development technology, mainly from a programming language-engineering angle, with a particular focus on the paradigms of object-oriented, aspect-oriented and context-oriented programming.
  • Context-Oriented Programming: novel programming languages, paragdigms and tools to support building applications that can dynamically adapt their behaviour to changing execution contexts.

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Features on Demand Paper — The Features on Demand paper has been accepted for publication in the 8th edition of the International Workshop on Variability Modelling of Software-intensive Systems, in Nice, next january 2014. [Read more]

PhD Defended — Nicolas defended his PhD entitled "Identification and Management of Inconsistencies in Dynamically Adaptive Software Systems" [Read more]

CoPN paper accepted at TASE 2013 — Our paper on modeling and analyzing self-adaptive systems with context Petri nets was accepted for publication at the The 7th International Symposium on Theoretical Aspects of Software Engineering. [Read more]

COP Workshop 2013 Edition — The RELEASeD lab co-organises the COP workshop @ECOOP'13 [Read more]

Context Traits paper accepted at AOSD2013 — Our paper on Context Traits, a programming language mechanism for Dynamic Behaviour Adaptation was accepted for presentation and publication at MODULARITY: aosd•13, the conference formerly known as AOSD. [Read more]

Featured Article in DataNews — DataNews featured an article on context-oriented programming highlighting RELEASeD as one of the top contributors in the field. [Read more]

LogicObjects paper accepted at PADL 2013 — Our paper on LogicObjects was accepted for presentation and publication at the PADL 2013 Symposium on Practical Aspects of Declarative Languages. [Read more]

VariComp Workshop 2013 Edition — The RELEASeD lab co-organises the VariComp workshop at Modularity: aosd•2013. [Read more]

Cop.js- Context-Aware Trait Composition for Mobile Platforms — Cop.js is a JavaScript library for context-oriented programming that uses traits for run-time object recomposition. [Read more]

Phenomenal Gem- Putting Features as a Service on Rails — Phenomenal Gem is a context-oriented framework implemented in Ruby that allows context-oriented programming in Ruby and Ruby on Rails applications. [Read more]

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